[Repair Guide][New Method] How to replace dying sim/microsd/volume/power buttons
Hello, Today I will show you how to replace a problematic sim/microsd/volume/power. The reason why they can be fixed together is because they are all on the same PCB that we will be replacing.
I made this guide because I went snowboarding and I dropped my phone in the snow. I tried the rice trick but after that my power button was still dying. I looked up prices for getting a professional to replace it and it was around $60 for a part that costs $10 MAX. So i just bought the part off of ebay and documented my process
EDIT: if the pictures don't show up, just right click and open in new tab for now EDIT: There is now no need to remove the motherboard to solve this issue
6) You DO NOT need to remove all the connectors, only the ones in red https://www.dropbox.com/s/5cgxcq2ocm...20-%20Copy.jpg Take note that the electronic above the sim card slot just needs to be peeled off gently, It is NOT a connector but it does rest on top of the PCB.
Also, you'll need to pry off the vibration motor (the circle to the right of the Sim card slot) as it is glued in
10) Now carefully slide in the power and volume buttons into their correct spots
(I used the flathead the push the rockers out of the way to slide in the buttons) https://www.dropbox.com/s/l94dfverf2...414_153832.jpg
Now test the feel of the buttons before putting the Screw back in. (You should hear the tactile feedback)
Press power button once to see if the screen turns off
Press the power button to see if the Screen wakes up
Press the volume up to see if the volume increases
Press the volume down to see if the volume decreases
Check your sim connectivity, should have bars
Check your micro sd card by going to Setting>Storage>SD Card
Check your cameras
check your sound
If something does not work, backtrack and check all of your connections.
If your power or volume buttons don't work, check the PCB connection. If it still doesn't work, you might have received a defective PCB like I did (My volume buttons didn't work). Contact your seller and ask for a replacement for your defective item (I got mine for free and now everything works).
18) If everything works, NOW screw in your remaining screws and close her up and enjoy your day!
Stop right now, look at your phone, and see how many pictures, … more
21 Aug 2014
By Jimmy McGee
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