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How to Put Your iPhone 3GS back-together After a Battery Replacement or LCD/Digitizer Repair

Written by iHospital. Posted in How To

This guide picks up where most have failed. There is not one guide out there that tells you how to put your phone back together after a repair. I will break down step by step on how to do this so you do not miss any parts along the way.

Step 1-By now you should probably put your new battery in place.

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Step 2-Lets divide your screws into 4 categories so we put the right ones where they belong.

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Group 1-Bracket and screw for camera

Group 2-6 Screws all the same length for the mainboard

Group 3-Longer single screw for the mainboard where the Do Not Remove sticker was/is

Group 4-Longest 2 screws that go next to the dock connector on the bottom of the phone

Slide the mainboard into place.

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Step 3-Now use screw Group 1 and screw in the camera here using the bracket and screw

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Step 4-Use Group 2 and screw in these 6 spots around the mainboard

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Step 5-Use Group 3 and screw in this spot where the “Do Not Remove” sticker is/was.

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<Step 6-Push the ribbon cable #7 back into place. Be careful not to tear any of the cables.

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Step 7-Push the ribbon cable #6 back into place. Be careful not to tear any of the cables.

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Step 8->Push cable #5 back into its place.

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Step 9-Push cable #4 back down into place.

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Step 10-Now we are going to attach the display back onto the phone. Cable #3 is going to slide into this port. Make sure the tab is up and be patient, this is a tricky one to slide into place.

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Step 11-Push the little tab down to hold the ribbon cable in place.

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Step 12-Push cable #2 down in place.

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Step 13-Push cable #1 down into its place.

Step 14-Slide the top end of the display just under the chrome ring that goes around the phone.

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Step 15-Push the bottom portion of the display down gently until it is flush with the chrome ring.

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Step 16-Locate the 2 openings on the bottom of the phone on each side of the dock connector.

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Step 17-Use the screws from Group 4 to screw into these openings to hold the display into place.

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Step 18-Slide the sim tray back into place.

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Step 19-Hold the home and power buttons down to reset the phone until you see the apple.

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You have now successfully pieced back together your iPhone 3GS and it is now ready for use!!!

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