Installing iPhone 3GS Dock Connector
- Author: Ben Eisenman
- Difficulty: Moderate
Connects the iPhone to a computer or charger via a iPhone cable.
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Remove the metal handle from the suction cup. It's easier and safer to grip the suction cup's base instead of the metal handle.
Be very careful when opening the iPhone so that the cables under the display are not severed.
There is a rubber gasket between the silver front bezel and black display assembly. A bit of force is required in this step to separate the iPhone's display assembly.
Use a small suction cup near the Home button to gently pull up the bottom portion of the iPhone's display assembly.
If the display assembly is too damaged to allow the suction cup to adhere, tape with a strong adhesive such as duct tape maybe used.
The display assembly is still connected to the iPhone by several cables, so don't try to remove it entirely just yet.
Rotate the display assembly up until it is at an angle of approximately 45 degrees.
Be careful. Sometimes cable 4 can stick to the back of the display assembly and can be pulled off and/or torn as you remove the display assembly.
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