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I took upon myself to replace the back plate and chrome bezel before selling my 3G on ebay, and I've come across the problem of the sleep switch not wanting
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    Default Sleep Switch Problem After Disassemble
    I took upon myself to replace the back plate and chrome bezel before selling my 3G on ebay, and I've come across the problem of the sleep switch not wanting to protrude fully from the case after I've put it back in.

    After dropping the sleep switch in it's hole and reattaching the headphone/volume switch flex cable assembly back in, I find that the sleep switch itself is now flush with the case, and no matter how hard I push the button from the inside, it will not come out.

    Has anyone else come across this, and what did you do to fix it?

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    You probably installed the button up-side-down. It does make a difference.

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    That's the thing: I've tried flipping it around, and it's still giving me issues. Even when I drop it in, it's flush with the case.

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    Make sure the mount that goes over it and screws into the bezel is fitted properly. And you gotta watch where the metal wire attached to the button itself falls when pushing the mount/flex cable over it and screwing it in...theres a small "notch" it sits in.

    Also, if its an aftermarket housing they are usually off to began with from oem specs.

    Also, make sure the bezel is fitted/aligned properly.

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    Yea, that metal "handle" was giving me problems to begin with: during the tear down, it kind of popped out itself while I removed the flex wire, so I didn't get to see how it was fitting, but I figured that out. It won't let you push the "handle" down into the case if it's the wrong way.

    It doesn't appear to be aftermarket, then again, the font is a little thicker, as in the "Designed by Apple" section and the FCC logos are almost as if someone hit the Bold button while designing the back plate. Gotta love ebay! >_>

    The bezel doesn't appear to be off, but I am having issues getting it to "kiss" the back plate next to the vibrator motor itself.


    [EDIT] You know what, I just dug the old back plate out of the garbage to compare how much the button actually does protrude, and it is the back plate itself. It appears that the plastic is too thick at the hole to compensate for the button. Thank you for all your help.

    Now where'd I put my sandpaper...
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    Yup its aftermarket. You gotta "play" with them to get everything to fit correctly.

    An oem housing is gonna cost ya $50+ easily.

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    Yea, I threw down about $20-30 for this one.

    Do you have any tips on reattaching band 3 on the LCD assembly?

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    Flex #3 just slides into the mainboard.

    What most people dont know is there is a small black or white "clip" that pivots 90degrees up to lock/unlock the cable. It must be opened before pulling the cable out or you will break something. So I hope you realized that.

    Otherwise, it just takes angling the screen about 90degrees from the phone and sliding it in.

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    Nice. Thanks.

    I just put it all back together, and now the touch screen doesn't work. I can't slide the grey slider at the bottom, but I can slide the red one to power down. All the connections are there, so I'm not sure what I missed...

    A good gesture for whoever this was going to be sold to has turned into a cluster-F

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    Anyone have an idea as to what my problem could be?

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