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    Default Where do you get your parts? [replacement/mods]

    I broke my screen the first week I got my iPhone 4 and decided it's finally time to replace it. I am also having a issue with the microphone where people say they can hardly hear me or I cannot be heard at all.

    I found these 3 places and their prices vary and I wanted to get the opinion of experienced moders/repairers.

    wirelesspartsinc.com The least expensive but not sure of their quality.
    etechparts.com Reasonably priced and claim to be direct replacements but not sure if that means OEM
    directfix.com The most expensive, but is this for a reason?

    If anyone knows of any others I am all ears.

    Thanks in advance.

    PS: what's with adding links in this forum. That was the strangest experience ever!
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    Well your mic is part of the speaker assembly no unless your noise canceling mic is doing it how is speaker phone ?

    Is this issue after the repair or before ?

    The screen can be done yourself it's not hard but is kind of tedious..

    Check out for prices and repairs if you would rather send it in


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    I used to use ebay, after I found Eachsupplier.com I fell in love with their , not only for the price, the LCD is the best quality you can find in China..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peligro911 View Post
    Well your mic is part of the speaker assembly no unless your noise canceling mic is doing it how is speaker phone ?

    Is this issue after the repair or before ?

    The screen can be done yourself it's not hard but is kind of tedious..

    Check out for prices and repairs if you would rather send it in


    Sent Into Orbit from my iPhone 4S using Tapatalk
    That's the part that doesn't make any sense, if my phone is acting up where people say they cannot hear me I put them speaker and it's fine. But usually when my phone does act up I do a hard reboot to resolve it. I just restored/update hoping it would help but it did not.

    As for the screen, I'm a hands on guy and do almost all my own repairs. I am up for the challenge and the one site I listed has a video on how to change it.


    Thanks for the link.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gogorocky View Post
    I used to use ebay, after I found Eachsupplier.com I fell in love with their , not only for the price, the LCD is the best quality you can find in China..
    Thanks, I will check them out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gogorocky View Post
    I used to use ebay, after I found Eachsupplier.com I fell in love with their , not only for the price, the LCD is the best quality you can find in China..
    Thanks, I will check it out.
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    Sounds like a hardware issue thou I would say apple replace it but if screen is broke they won't .. If it works on speaker then I would almost say its your noise mic on top of phone next to the headset plug


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    Quote Originally Posted by Peligro911 View Post
    Sounds like a hardware issue thou I would say apple replace it but if screen is broke they won't .. If it works on speaker then I would almost say its your noise mic on top of phone next to the headset plug


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    Noise mic hey? I have not seen this for sale on any sights. Maybe I need to look harder.
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    Noise cancel mic it .. It basically picks up outside noise and well cancels it out like passing cars etc so that way the person here's u talk .. Not every little background toilet flush lol .. That why I think your issue is from because I think it's canceling your voice


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    Quote Originally Posted by Peligro911 View Post
    Noise cancel mic it .. It basically picks up outside noise and well cancels it out like passing cars etc so that way the person here's u talk .. Not every little background toilet flush lol .. That why I think your issue is from because I think it's canceling your voice


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    I have more details. If I put people on speaker phone or plug in head phones they hear me just fine like night/day difference.

    I have recently restored to 5.1.1 hoping it was a software thing. I don't see "noise canceling" mic on any of the sites I listed, I only see a "microphone" available

    Any ideas?

    Thanks again.
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    Default Re: Where do you get your parts? [replacement/mods]

    In Australia I have purchased iPhone,iPod and iPad parts from repairbits.com.au.Found shipping to be quick and pricing good.
    Technical support to fix my ipad 2 after daughter decided to launch it across the lounge was very helpful. Purchased new LCD and touch screen and after a day of frustration installing my new touch screen had it back and running no problem.They also sell parts for game consoles like Xbox 360 and PS3.
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    Default Re: Where do you get your parts? [replacement/mods]

    I own an iPhone repair company in the UK. Am happy to help with any technical
    problems.

    If you cannot be heard during a call but your microphone works on voice memos and FaceTime the likely problem is your audio IC which is a logic board fault.

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