iPhone 4S digitizer cable is too short

My cable is too short!

“I replaced my iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S screen with a new one and the now the cable is too short. What do I do?”

We know this is a bit frustrating. This is a common question and we get it a lot. Take a look at the photo below:

Cable is too short, here’s why.

cable is too short

The cable in this photo is too short. Why? It’s because it has been pinched between the LCD and the frame. Compare the photo with the one below. When you push the cable through the hole, make sure the cable goes all the way through. Notice I said push not pull. Guide the cable through but DO NOT PULL it! If you pull the cable it will tear, and you’ll be out of luck. That cable cannot be mended, glued, or soldered back together and you will have rendered your new screen pretty much useless.

Take a look at the photo below. This is what you want it too look like.

Cable is too short, the correct way it should be.

cable is too short

Torn digitizer cable

What happens when you pull on the cable that is too short? Take a look at the photo below. Notice the top picture. The cable has been ripped in half while the photo below is how the ribbon looks when you receive it brand new. If the screen lights up but there is no touch function, then this is why.

cable is too short

Hopefully this saves you some time, headache and frustration. The next the time the cable is too short, check and make sure it has not been pinched between the frame and LCD.

iPhone 5 Screen Repair – Easy.

iPhone 5 repair

iphone 5 repair

Good news for all you iPhone repair Do-It-Yourself guys and gals. The iPhone 5 front glass should be really easy to replace.

How easy will it be to do an iPhone 5 repair?

Remember back to repairing the iPhone 3GS front glass where all you needed is a screwdriver and a suction cup? This is pretty much all you’ll need if your going to replace the front assembly on the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 opens from front-to-back,  just like the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS. Replacing a cracked screen on an iPhone 5 is going to be easier than ever. That’s good news!

Things you’ll need – iPhone 5 repair

Or one of these complete kits

Poor WiFi Signal reception iPhone 4

Why does my iPhone 4 have a poor WiFi signal reception after my repair?

We’ve gotten this question quite a few times, “I replaced the screen on my iPhone 4. Everything works but now I have poor a poor WiFi signal reception. What’s wrong?”

What could be causing poor WiFi signal reception  in my iPhone 4?

Take a look at the photo below.

  1. The EMI shield that covers all the cables need to be on. If you have neglected to put back the shield cover then that will be part of the poor wifi signal reception problem.
  2. The top center screw which happens to be the longer of other 5 screws needs to be present. That screw not only holds down the EMI shield but a little silver connector on the EMI shield to the logic board.

If that screw or the little silver connector is missing, you will have a weak or poor WiFi signal reception on your iPhone 4.

Poor WiFi Signal reception iPhone 4 Photo

poor WiFi Signal

How to identify your iPhone model

 iPhone Model

IconiPhone ModelYear IntroducedModel Number*Capacity
iphone modeliPhone 4S2011A138716, 32, and 64 GB
iphone modeliPhone 4S (GSM China)2011A143116, 32, and 64 GB
iphone modeliPhone 4 (CDMA model)2011A13498, 16 and 32 GB
iphone modeliPhone 4 (GSM model)2010A13328, 16 and 32 GB
iPhone 3GS front and backiPhone 3GS (China)2009A13258, 16 and 32 GB
iPhone 3GS front and backiPhone 3GS2009A13038, 16 and 32 GB
iPhone 3G front and backiPhone 3G (China)2009A13248 and 16 GB
iPhone 3G front and backiPhone 3G2008A12418 and 16 GB
iPhone front and backiPhone2007A12034, 8, and 16 GB
* You can find the model number on the iPhone’s back case.

 

Identifying iPhone model features

iPhone 4S

  • The iPhone model number on the back cover is:A1431 on the iPhone 4S (GSM China)A1387 on the iPhone 4S
  • The front and back surfaces are flat and made of glass.
  • There is a stainless steel band around the edges.
  • The volume up and down buttons are marked with a “+” and “-” sign.
  • There is micro-SIM tray on the right side that holds a micro-SIM card.

iPhone 4

  • The iPhone model number on the back cover is:A1349 on the iPhone 4 (CDMA model)A1332 on the iPhone 4 (GSM model)
  • The front and back surfaces are flat and made of glass.
  • There is a stainless steel band around the edges.
  • The volume up and down buttons are marked with a “+” and “-” sign.
  • The GSM model has a micro-SIM tray on the right side that holds a micro-SIM card.
  • The CDMA model does not have a SIM tray.

iphone model

iPhone 3GS

  • The iPhone model number on the back case is:A1325 on the iPhone 3GS (China)A1303 on the iPhone 3GS
  • The back case is made of plastic.
  • The imprint on the back case is the same bright and shiny silver as the Apple logo.
  • The serial number is printed on the SIM tray.

iPhone 3GS dimensions

Back of iPhone 3GSiPhone 3GS SIM tray

iPhone 3G

  • The iPhone model number on the back case is:A1324 on the iPhone 3G (China)A1241 on the iPhone 3G
  • The back case is made of plastic.
  • The imprint on the back of the phone is less shiny than the Apple logo above it.
  • The serial number is printed on the SIM tray.

iPhone 3G dimensions

Back of iPhone 3GSiPhone 3G SIM tray

iPhone

  • The iPhone model number on the back case is A1203.
  • The back case is made of metal.
  • The serial number is etched in the back case.

Original iPhone dimensions

via [Apple Support]
iPhone Model.

First iPhone 4S Complete Teardown & Rebuild Video Hours after Release

iPhone 4s take apart Video

Roseville, Calif. – October 14, 2011 – iPhoneShopUSA, an Apple iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad repair shop, releases a complete teardown / take apart and reassembly video for the iPhone 4S within hours of it’s release.

iPhone 4s take apart screw organizer sheet

iphone 4s take apart

They also released the printable screw organizer sheet mat for iPhone 4S. The printable iPhone 4S screw organizer sheet. This handy sheet helps to organize all the screws and parts while doing your iPhone 4S screen replacement repair or dis-assembly. If you plan on doing an iPhone 4S take apart, be sure to pick up one of these.

iPhone 4S take apart Parts

iPhone 4S Replacement Parts and Accessories

iPhone 4S takeapart directions on YouTube.

The iPhone 4S take apart was brought to you by @iPhoneShopUSA.

Fastest iPhone 4S teardown

iPhone 4S teardown video

This iPhone 4S teardown provides a quick look inside the newest apple device and should not be used as disassembly instructions. Check out our full iPhone 4S teardown instruction guide here.

Although the iPhone 4S has many common elements with the iPhone 4 the iPhone 4S screen mounting brackets are not the same. The backcover from the iPhone 4 Verizon model fits the iPhone 4S but the camera hole is slightly bigger. The camera module has been significantly upgraded. The phone now includes an 8-megapixel camera instead of a 5-megapixel camera.

iPhone 4S teardown parts

The iPhone 4S Replacement Screen is available in both black and white. Be sure and visit our online store for all you iPhone parts and accessory needs.

iPhone 4S teardown credits

The iPhone 4S teardown was brought to you by @iPhoneShopUSA.

iPhone 4 proximity sensor fix

iPhone 4 proximity sensor fix

The iPhone 4 proximity sensor is suppose to detect when your face is against the glass and turn off the screen, so that you don’t inadvertently press buttons or accidentally mute your caller. Problem is sometimes the screen still lets in some light confusing the sensor into thinking it’s not being covered. What we’ve noticed is this problem is inconsistent. Some sensors seem to be more sensitive than others. Here’s a pretty simple fix we’ve been using with high success to alleviate the problem.

iPhone 4 Proximity sensor fix supplies
iPhone 4 Proximity sensor fix supplies

 

What you’ll need is…

  • Electrical Tape
  • Small razor blade or x-acto knife

iPhone 4 proximity sensor fix instructions:

  1. Make two small rectangles out of the electrical tape. Make them small enough to cover up the sensors shown below. Figure 1.
  2. Cut two smaller rectangles inside each of the two rectangles you made in step 1. Figure 1.
  3. Take the first completed cover and place it over the proximity sensor fix Figure 2.
  4. Take the second completed cover and place it over the proximity sensor fix. Figure 3.
  5. Reassembly your iPhone 4 and that should take care of the issue.

iPhone 4 proximity sensor fix image references

 

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iPhone 4 Proximity sensor fix. Figure 1
proximity sensor fix
iPhone 4 Proximity sensor fix. Figure 2
proximity sensor fix
iPhone 4 Proximity sensor fix. Figure 3

Did this iPhone 4 proximity sensor fix work for you?

iPhone 4 Glass and Digitizer Only Scam

cheap iPhone 4 glass

iPhone 4 Glass

If you purchased a cheap iPhone 4 Glass replacement on eBay, you will not be able to fix your broken iPhone 4 glass. You’ll need to purchase the complete screen with the frame glass and digitizer together. The reason is the glass and the LCD is glued together and you won’t be able to separate the LCD without breaking it. Trust us we already tried. So it is impossible to just get the glass screen and fix the iPhone 4. Take it from us, don’t purchase just the glass and digitizer. You will regret it. Unlike the iPhone 3G or 3GS, if you dropped your iPhone 4 and shattered the front glass, unfortunately you’ll need a complete front replacement with the LCD. There’s no way around it.

We have the complete iPhone 4 screens available in our store. Get yours today. iPhone 4 Complete Screen Replacement

Be sure to check out our complete HD tutorial on how to fix a cracked iPhone 4.

We don’t sell just the iPhone 4 glass

Many customers ask why we don’t sell just the iPhone 4 Glass/Digitizer here’s why. You can’t fix your iPhone 4 with just the glass. You need the frame, the glass digitizer, and the LCD all together as one piece. We won’t sell you something that won’t get the job done. Period.

cheap iPhone 4 glass explained on YouTube

 

How-To Fix an iPhone 4 Front Glass Digitizer Replacement Repair HD Tutorial

iPhone 4 repair Glass ScreeniPhone 4 repair

http://iphoneshopusa.com/iphone-4-repair-kits/132-iphone-4-repair.html If you have dropped your iPhone 4 and thinking about repairing it yourself then this video is for you! You can’t go wrong with this step by step HD tutorial. It will guide you from beginning to end. The most complete and best iPhone 4 dis-assembly and assembly tutorial on the Internet.

What you’ll need: iPhone 4 repair the glass screen

http://bit.ly/ieXA8P – iPhone 4 Printable Screw Organizer sheet
http://bit.ly/dXFPBO – iPhone 4 Complete front assembly LCD and Digitizer
http://bit.ly/haZeUJ – iPhone 4 Small Phillips and Flat Head Screwdriver
http://bit.ly/gkV765 – iPhone 4 Small Pentalobe Screwdriver
http://bit.ly/hYc3wQ – iPhone 4 Plastic Case Opener Tool
http://bit.ly/h2Dvyq – iPhone 4 Sim Tray Removal Tool

Instructions for iPhone 4 repair

This tutorial will work for the SIM card version of the iPhone 4

Head over to http://iphoneshopusa.com for all your iPhone 4 parts and complete iPhone 4 repair Do-It-Yourself Kits.

Step 1

 

Congratulations on your iPhone 4 repair!