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How to DIY repair headphone jack, mute switch, and volume button issues in a Verizon or Sprint iPhone 4

If the headphone jack, mute switch, or volume buttons are causing you problems on your Verizon or Sprint iPhone 4, a DIY repair can most likely get you back in working order again for a lot less than the cost of a new iPhone. As it happens, one component controls all of these functions so regardless which is misbehaving, this one guide should get you all fixed up again.

This particular repair isn't the easiest in the world but will definitely be doable for the intermediate to advanced DIY ninja. If that sounds like you, follow along...

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How to replace the volume buttons in an iPhone 4S

Like any other metal, steel can become sharp or jagged when damaged. If you've got an iPhone 4S and you've physically damaged the volume buttons, a DIY repair can get them back into like new condition in no time. If you didn't opt for AppleCare+ and your normal warranty won't cover the damage, taking matters into your own hands may not be a bad idea.

Follow along and we'll walk you through how to get those buttons back into perfect condition for a lot less than what the cost of a new iPhone is.

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How to fix an unresponsive Home button in an iPhone 4S

The iPhone 4S has been around for a little over a year now and as with any device, normal wear and tear can cause components to fail over time. The Home button is the most used hardware function on the iPhone which means it's typically the first one to give out. While Apple changed the Home button design slightly from the iPhone 4S's predecessors, the flex cable can still wear over time leading to misfires when single and double tapping or even worse, the Home button can give out altogether.

If you're out of warranty and your Home button is giving you a headache, we can help you DIY repair it for much less than the price of a new iPhone.

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How to replace the cellular antenna in an iPhone 4S

If you've got an iPhone 4S and you're experiencing issues with reception, the cellular antenna may be the culprit. If you no longer have AppleCare or insurance to cover it, a DIY repair isn't terribly hard to perform as long as you've got a little technical how know. Symptoms of a bad cellular antenna can vary from no service to service cutting in and out consistently.

If you're experiencing any of these symptoms, continue on and we'll walk you through how to replace it yourself.

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