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hey guys im gonna be replacing my #3 flex cable here soon and i was wondering what it the proper way to remove the cover for the proximity sensor ?...
01-09-2010, 09:34 AM #1
Before I Break it.. How Do I Remove Proximity Sensor Cover?
hey guys im gonna be replacing my #3 flex cable here soon and i was wondering what it the proper way to remove the cover for the proximity sensor ? just wanted to ask before i broke it trying to get it off . thanks
wow 59 views and not one reply.. someone has had to pop this thing off before..
Last edited by bftiedt; 01-09-2010 at 09:34 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
01-10-2010, 12:04 AM #2
You have to flip the little black tab up 90 degrees and make sure you don't accidentally pull the ribbon out before the tab is up all the way.
01-10-2010, 12:44 AM #3
01-10-2010, 03:50 PM #4
You will need to remove the digitizer. The proximity sensor cover is held in by 2 clips on the top and bottom of the earpiece. Once the digitizer is removed you will expose these little clips and be able to remove the cover. I would recommend using a PLASTIC pry tool to remove the digitizer after you heat the top and bottom of the digi with a heat gun or hair drier. Be patient and very careful.
01-11-2010, 11:12 AM #5
so the digitizer has to be taken off the midframe or just out of the housing?
01-11-2010, 11:19 AM #6
You will need to remove the digitizer from the housing. Then remove the LCD, and thirdly remove the digitizer. You will see the clips holding the proximity sensor cover.
01-11-2010, 11:41 AM #7
man sounds like a little more than i wanna get into.. do you know anyone who is offer the repair?
01-11-2010, 12:01 PM #8
01-11-2010, 03:52 PM #9
can you pm me a price
01-12-2010, 02:12 PM #10
01-12-2010, 04:52 PM #11
I recently replaced my cracked iphone 3g glass screen with a new one... i followed a guide on youtube(5 star rated) and eveything worked out well... i used the hair dryer.. got that off..popped in the new screen.. put everything back togethoer.. turned on my phone.. got to where it says "slide to unlock" but when i slide my finger it doesnt work.. the touchscreen sensitivity* is gone.. i'm so pissed!!! i did all that and now it doesnt work???
can you plz tell me what i did wrong??
plz plz plz??
01-12-2010, 05:00 PM #12
Either the digitizer is bad or the cable is not pushed down all the way. Open the phone and check to see that the cable is secure. Then do a hard reset on the phone by holding the home and power buttons.
01-12-2010, 08:44 PM #13
Which cable do u mean??
the one Labeled #1?? i have a bit of trouble getting that one on... the other 2 are easy but this one comes as soon as i lift the front of the iphone.... any tips on how to put it on Correctly??
as for the digitizer.. i bought it off ebay.. this Company/person named "trustsaleuk"... here is the link to the add on ebay.: http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...view=all&tid=0
01-12-2010, 09:29 PM #14
No, I mean cable #2. Cable #1 is for the LCD, Cable #2 is for the Digitizer. If the cable for the digitizer is not secure then the digitizer will not function. Have you tried a hard reset? If it still doesnt work contact the ebay seller and let him know it is bad.