The iPhone 4, while now a reasonably old model, continues to be very popular. And for good reason! It is one of the best phones they ever made, and one that really delivers in terms of storage space, battery life, sound quality, and more. However, it is now an older phone, and this means people who own it are starting to experience a few issues with it. If you do still own one, therefore, it is likely that you will, at some point, have to look for an iPhone repair Plano, TX store as well. Of course, you always have the opportunity to try a DIY repair, which is often cheaper. However, if something does go wrong with your own repair, you will find that your store repair will become more expensive! So what are some of the more common issues you will come across with the iPhone 4?
- Antenna Issues
It is quite common for iPhone 4 models to suddenly lose their signal. This often means that there is a problem with the antenna. General wear and tear could cause it to disconnect or bend from its original position. It is best to ask a repair shop to fix this problem for you, but if you do want to do it yourself, then remember:
- Your need to make sure that all four teeth are in the proper position underneath the frame.
- The screw that puts the speaker assembly in place has to be tightly screwed in.
- The wire of the antenna has to be clipped to the logic board properly.
Reset your network connections after you have fixed the antenna.
- Logic Board Issues
The logic board of the iPhone should be quite easy to remove, but some people forget to take all the screws out. If you are trying a DIY repair, remember that there are not just three screws, but also the SIM card that holds it in place. A white water sensor covers one of the three screws, so it is quite easy to miss that one. Use a paper clip or thumb tack to take the SIM card out as well. It is very dangerous to remove your logic board, as you could quite literally break your iPhone completely. There are six separate connections that have to be unclipped before you can remove it. If the board so much as touches the antenna connection, everything could be broken. Better to go to a repair shop!
- Battery Problems
If you want to remove your batter, you should NEVER use metal tools in order to remove the connection. If you do, you could short circuit the connection, leading to electric shocks and the iPhone breaking. Instead, stick to nylon. Additionally, you have to make sure that the plastic pull tab doesn’t tear off. When people try to fix their battery issues, they often find that they make the problem worse. Again, it is better to leave it to the professional repairers.