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iPhone 3GS Dock Connector

$29.95

Product code: IF142-006

Product Overview

The 30-pin dock connector: Steve Jobs' brainchild in his vision for a universal interface. Everything from bite-sized iPod Nanos to less digestible iPads use this dock connector, and at one point, so did your iPhone 3GS. But now your wall charger, iHome, and car stereo are merely reminders of a better time—a time when plugging in your iPhone meant gazing fondly at a battery with a lightning bolt in it. Today, however the lightning bolt is gone and a vexing message stands in its place.

Bring back the good times with this replacement. We have the iPhone 3GS dock connector in black or white, so you can match your current color scheme or go avant-garde if you like.

Our iPhone 3GS dock connector is a new part, and is covered by our 6 month warranty. Compatibility is guaranteed in all iPhone 3GS devices, regardless of storage capacity. In addition to the docking port, the connector includes the speaker, antenna, and microphone.

Compatibility

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  • All 3GS iPhones

Product Details

$29.95 White

 
 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

6 month warranty

$29.95 Black

 
 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

6 month warranty

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This is a dock connector

 

Compatibility

iPhone 3GS
16 GB
32 GB
8 GB
 

Stories

My Problem

So, I'm a Norwegian student interchanging in the Dominican Republic for three months. A week after my arrival I managed to drop my iphone on the ground for the 100th time, and after this it did not want to charge when connected to the charger. The dock connector had been an issue before, but I always got it to work after a few tries. Not this time. I was freaking out, "I'm in Santo Domingo and of course this had to happen now"! But ifixit calmed my nerves. All I had to do was replace the dock connector! It sounded so easy, so I decided to go for the challenge, rather than buying a new phone (I'm a poor student, I want to be environmentally friendly, and I like to !@#$ around with this type of things).

I ordered the parts I needed to fix my iPhone 3G S, and voila! Two days after, they arrived.

My Fix

I followed the video and everything went great! I used less than an hour doing the whole thing, which I was super proud of.

But I made a big mistake with the tiny cables at the end, and didn't connect the #3 cable right, so it didn't recognize the SIM card or the speaker. I was a little bit sick of my phone, so I decided to wait until the next day to fix it. I found a few photos on the internet on how it's supposed to look, and put the cable in its right place, and now my old iphone is as good as new!

My Advice

Take your time, don't rush it! Be sure every move you do is correct.

My Problem

When tethering my iPhone it would intermittently loose network connection.

My Fix

Repair went great. Seems to have fixed problem.

My Advice

No problems. Very good repair guides available.

My Problem

Speaker on my I phone was defective

My Fix

The repair went great. I have a friend that repairs cell phones, so I had him make the repairs for me.

My Advice

No advice since I did not do the repair.

My Problem

Wouldn't boot. Broken bent connector

My Fix

Ok. No problems

My Advice

Fix didn't work. Charges on charger. The plug in and restore screen comes on. Won't boot up when connected to computer. Any advice

My Problem

I needed to change the provider and that part of the phone was broke.

My Fix

With the help of the video, it went very well.. Much better than

I had expected.

My Advice

Just take your time..

My Problem

My daughter's iPhone 3GS (my old one) stopped charging. Took it to the Apple store and they said the dock connector was broken. They would give me a new one for $149, but they wouldn't try to repair it, nor could they get the data off (which was a problem as she hadn't synced it in months).

My Fix

Very well. It took longer than I though as the screws are super tiny and my screwdriver isn't magnetic. Eventually was able to get everything in place.

My Advice

I think it's OK to have your video guides go another minute or two by showing the reassembly process. I know it's usually just working backwards, but it's helpful to see someone do it.

My Problem

Daughter smahsed pins in the dock connector.

My Fix

Great. Took about an hour. Spudger was a must. Online repair guide was essential and nearly perfect in detail. The ribbon cable clamp that must be rotated up could have been illustrated or explained a bit better.

Also, what is the purpose of the "danger do not remove" sticker? If it's an electrical insulator as I suspect, folks may want to know. My sticker ripped badly; consequently I used a small peice of electrical tape to replace it just in case it was an insulator.

My Advice

If it's an old device, replace the battery while you're in that deep.

My Problem

The original stopped working due to moisture

My Fix

very well! Guide was perfect

My Advice

have small containers for the multiple screws handy, and take your time!

My Problem

The iPhone battery drained out, and it refused to charge again. After testing the charger, I started suspecting the link between the battery and the charger : the Dock Connector

My Fix

I swapped the dock connector. Took a few hours, working slowly. So many different screws...

My Advice

Don't try and use an adhesive to remove the screen, it leaves marks. Use a a suction cup.

My Problem

I couldn't recharge my iPhone. That left me to turn it off and keep some charge for an emergency call until my iFixit Dock Connector replacement kit could arrive.

My Fix

The Repair went very smoothly. I have replaced iPhone batteries in the past and this was easier.

My Advice

iFixit guides and videos are great, very easy to understand.