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Well I'm hoping for both of us it works out well...good luck sir
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    Well I'm hoping for both of us it works out well...good luck sir

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    One part that could be rattling and causing wifi problems is a tiny washer also fixed onto the top shield with that long screw. It is tiny so could be what you hear rattling and also the wifi problem

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    I didn't see any tiny washers when I disassembled the device. :-/ not knowing what is rattling now makes me want to disassemble it tonight. But it would make more sense to wait till speaker comes in. ^^ maybe I'll check tonight though.

    You know, it actually snapped in my head what the rattling probably is. I bet it is the old earpiece speaker. In order to remove it and clean it I had to slowly seperate it from it's adhesive. The adhesive was not replaced but reused. I bet it isn't holding and is causing the rattling as it seems to be coming from the area of the earpiece speaker.
    The new one will come with new adhesive so I'll find out if that's the sound soon enough.

    I opened the phone back up as curiosity was getting the best of me. I didn't see any lose screws but decided to remove the top one in question anyways and reinsert it just in case. Rattling seems to be coming from speaker as I suspected. I then closed up the phone and reset network setting and wifi is restored. Speaker still bad though. But at least wifi is back. :-)
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    good news

    lets hope the new speaker does the trick

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    Just got home and see the speaker has arrived. So I'll begin the teardown in a while after I feed my kids. Crossing my fingers for success as it's driving my crazy in it's current state.

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    Excellent my part is do to arrive tomorrow so any tips or tricks let me know and good luck

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    The disassembly and installation went smoothly...Sadly it did not solve my issue.
    Oddly enough I still hear that rattle In the general area of the ear speaker. And I'm pretty damn sure I screwed all the screws in correctly. The speaker should be sitting well enough so it shouldn't be moving. What the heck could be the reason for the low volume and the rattle I'm hearing? Any ideas?
    I'll probably break down tomorrow and take it to one of the local cellphone repair places because this is the fourth time I've had to take it apart this week and it's driving me nuts and I'm out of ideas.

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    how is the speaker connected to the board?
    contacts? Flex?
    make sure that is all clean.

    my last idea

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    Change it

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    It's via contacts. I've followed the ifixit tutorial and used a windex like degreaser on all metal to metal contact points. It remains a mystery. Must be associated with that rattle noise I assume. But WTF is it coming from. ^^
    Im tired of taking it apart in fear I'll eventually break something.

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    so still nothings worked on the sound quality of the ear speaker

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    Not for me. The sound is exactly the same. So in my case it's something else. I just don't know what. Frustrates me. I kinda expected these results. Like I said I read two similar stories and in both cases replacing the ear speaker did not fix the sound issue. And in both cases the topic dropped off with no resolution. So if anyone has any other recommendations let me know
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    well mine all the sudden got very quiet after I tried cleaning the mesh covering over the speaker. to my knowledge nothing as far as liquid has gotten in there. so I wonder if changing the speaker out will hel mine out

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    I hope for the best in your case. Do you need the link to the iPhone 4 step by step teardown for earspeaker replacement?
    Last edited by reznor9; 03-19-2011 at 07:55 PM.

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    yea that would be great. I looked all over for a video tutorial but I couldnt find one. so any links you have I would appreciate

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    Here it is. Just take your time and read the user notes as well.

    Installing iPhone 4 Earpiece Speaker - iFixit

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    thank you sir and I will do....hopefully I will fare better than you did...wish me luck

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    I gotta question guys I have the choice of enrolling in the apple care plan and getting a new iPhone 4 ia that a good idea or should I try and repair this my self. also kinda a newb question. if I do a restore on my phone can the apple gurus tell I was jailbroken? anyway any input is appreciated

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