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Thread: Inside the iPhone = Cables
04-13-2009, 08:24 PM #1Inside the iPhone = Cables
Does anyone know what each numbered cable is for?
When I opened my iPhone to replace the battery I noticed when I was putting it back together cable number 1 doesn't stick down properly..
I stick it down and I think it pops back out when I close my iPhone screen..
Now my sensor doesn't work when I am in a call (Turns screen off)
Is cable number 1 for the sensor and how could I get it to stay stuck down?
Thanks for reply!
04-13-2009, 09:43 PM #2
#1 = LCD
#2 = Digitizer
#3 = Proximity sensor and earpiece
#4 = Headphone jack assembly + flex cable
#5 = GPS unit
#6 = Dock Assembly
You have to have the screen assembly pretty "closed" to the phone when you pop #1 back on or it will pop right back out. And if your proximity sensor doesnt work, you screwed up #3 cable.
04-14-2009, 09:57 AM #3
Hmm.. Cable 3 is the cable you slide under the little piece and click the little tab down.. I'm sure I put it in correctly, unless I put it in too far o_o.. Thanks for the help , Any idea how to get cable 1 to stay down?
04-14-2009, 01:19 PM #4
^As cpjr said, you just have to do it when it's pretty closed and close it quickly thereafter. It may take a try or two, but you should know when you get it.Respect your elders.
04-14-2009, 02:58 PM #5
And for #3, I hope you know there is a small "clasp" that pivots 90' up before you remove the cable....if you pull the cable out without doing so...you probably screwed the cable up.
04-17-2009, 08:53 PM #6
Yes I did notice the little clasp that pivots.. I just wonder if I either pushed the cable in too far/not enough ;/?
I now can't seem to get the earpiece to work.. ;/.. The sensor sort of works I can't press any buttons when my ear is over the sensor but I can't hear anything in the ear piece.. ;//// No point in having a phone if the earpiece don't work..
Last edited by ThunderLee; 04-17-2009 at 08:53 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
04-17-2009, 09:08 PM #7
You cant "put it in too far".
If you broke the earpiece/proximity sensor cable....its really cheap to buy the part and fairly easy to replace. This cable is #3.
You can nab one off ebay for probably $10.
04-17-2009, 09:59 PM #8
Thanks.. I'll buy a new one.. I just testing something and when someone rings me they say it sounds like the phone is in water.. o_o.. I didn't drop it in water though..
10-23-2009, 10:54 PM #9
did u find the part i have the same problem u do and i cant find it
10-23-2009, 11:19 PM #10
You need a proximity sensor cable. You can find them on ebay.
10-24-2009, 02:06 PM #11
primewish, I'll pm you a link to one.
10-27-2009, 07:26 PM #12
damm, wish I could of know this sooner, I also ruined my proximity sensor cable but I tought I damaged the sensor. I pulled out the cable without popping up the little plastic. I just ordered a complete screen repacement for 80 bucks.Is it hard to replace cable #3?
11-28-2009, 04:11 AM #13
what does flex cable number 6 do? where can i buy to replace it? thanks
11-28-2009, 06:17 PM #14
11-29-2009, 01:15 AM #15
what happened if that flex cable 6 got cut off. i my case, i still can connect to wifi. do i need to replace it? thanks
11-29-2009, 01:36 AM #16
12-28-2009, 09:29 PM #17
mine was glued in by the po. it was a used phone. my screen isnt responsive, and when it was working the screen would shut off from time to time. i took apart the iphone to try an fix it.. now the screen is unresponsive. but i swear everything that came off went back on correct. could my fingers have stubbed something up wrong?
12-28-2009, 09:41 PM #18
12-28-2009, 10:19 PM #19
the lcd id black. like its off.
seems bricked honestly. ive dealt with that before. lol
melech? are you there?
Last edited by iPoGo; 12-28-2009 at 10:19 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
12-28-2009, 10:36 PM #20