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iPhone 4 Dock Connector (CDMA/Verizon)

$29.95

Product code: IF189-003
Apple Part #: 821-1281-A

Product Overview

You will need to take the rubber microphone housing from your original dock connector and transfer it to the new part. Please refer to our guide on how to do so.

Compatibility

Identify your iPhone

  • All CDMA iPhone 4's (Not iPhone 4S)

Product Details

$29.95 Black

 
 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

6 month warranty

$29.95 White

 
 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

6 month warranty

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Compatibility

iPhone 4 Verizon
16 GB
32 GB
8 GB
 

Stories

My Problem

The Mic went dead and we figured trying the repair/replacement was a no loose situation.

My Fix

We ran into a fit problem with the dock connector itself. Although the old part slipped in and out the new part was a little off - enough that the internal mounting screw holes were not aligned with the part. I cleaned a bit of flashing from the connector and using a small jewelers file opened the holes on the part slightly. From that point all was good and well worth the effort!

My Advice

Don't forget to remove the protective film on the adhesive - got to use that stickum!

My Problem

The phone would no longer charge and I had about 2000 pictures and home movies on it along with all of my contacts and notes. Sure, it would have been a good idea to BACK IT UP, but I didn't. Besides, it was a perfectly good device and should be working.

My Fix

The instructions were pretty. Be very careful about placing all the parts in the order they were taken out so that it will be much easier to put everything back the correct way. Also, be sure any cats are LOCKED up during this repair (maybe children too) or their curiosity will frustrate the heck out of you.

My Advice

A couple of steps could have used a video to make the instructions more clear. For example on the "iPhone 4 Verizon Dock Connector Replacement instructions" step #16 I didn't quite know how to pry up on the hinged retaining flap, not the socket itself and almost broke it. After seeing it, it became very clear and a video would have shown this well. All in all though this WENT GREAT and I recovered all the data and now have an extra iPhone. Thank you very much. Sorry, no pictures, my camera was broken!

My Problem

DOCKING STATION NEEDED REPLACEMENT

My Fix

TOOK ABOUT 1 HOUR AND A COUPLE BEERS

My Advice

CAREFUL TO PUT THE PARTS IN THE SAME ORDER YOU REMOVED THEM SO YOU CAN PUT THEM BACK. THE RIGHT TOOLS ARE A MUST.

My Problem

One night my iphone 4 was charging on my nightstand whilst I slept. It started emitting smoke. The smell woke me up. I unplugged it and found that it was no longer able to charge. Took it to the Apple store and their "geniuses" told me I must have gotten it wet--Wrong! They also said it would cost more to fix it than it would for me to use my upgrade without even taking it apart or doing diagnostics on it (aside from plugging it in to confirm it wouldn't charge). This was also wrong. So very, very wrong. The part I needed to replace (dock connector) was 30$. I threw in an extra battery for good measure.

My Fix

This was my first time taking apart an iphone. It was a little daunting, but your online guides and youtube video really helped. The phone is working fine and is fully charged. Thanks.

My Advice

Don't listen to Apple geniuses. They are worthless and are employed as salespeople, more than mechanics. Fix it yourself! You can do it!

My Problem

I was having trouble syncing and charging my iPhone 4 because the cable would not click into place when I would attempt to attach it to the dock connector.

My Fix

For the most part the repair/replacement process went smoothly but I ended up having to disassemble and reassemble the phone 3 times because I forgot to reconnect or didn't properly reconnect the WiFi cable and the home button on the first or second attempt.

My Advice

Read the instructions carefully. There are adhesive strips on the replacement dock connector that need to be removed when installing it.

The tweezers were extremely helpful when it came time to reassemble my iPhone.

My Problem

A friend of mine offered to give me her broken iPhone if I could get her pictures off of it for her. I run a local computer/electronic repair shop, and I hadn't had a project like this before, but I decided I would give it a shot.

My Fix

I followed the walkthrough on ifixit, and the repair went very smoothly. Just take your time and follow the instructions, they work perfectly. The only problem that I had, though, is that the I started taking the phone apart via the GSM guide, and got about 10 steps in before I realized that I was using the wrong guide (I needed a CDMA guide). Maybe we could get a bit clearer indication of which device is featured in circumstances like these, where devices are very similar. Other than that, excellent service ifixit.com, you guys are fantastic. Repair took about 2 hours if I remember correctly.

My Advice

The magnetic project mat was invaluable, I would suggest it to anyone who works with small electronic parts. Just take it easy and make sure you give yourself plenty of time.

My Problem

iPhone 4 stuck in Dock Mode. No sound from phone unless connected to a dock or headphones.

My Fix

It went well, beside losting one screw for one side for the docker. Hoping the glue and the parts around it keep it in place.

My Advice

The screws for most of the parts are VERY SMALL and not long. Use a very thin tip tweezer(recommend one that stays close to hold the screws).

My Problem

I somehow messed up one of the connector pins that stopped the phone from charging. Still connected to a pc just wouldnt charge. I took it to the Apple store and they basically said the phone needed to be replaced. At which time I really wasn't interested in that. So I just happened to mention my problem to our IS team and he pointed me to your site and low and behold for $35 with shipping I got the part, he replaced the connector an now mine phone that was 7 months old is good as new versus being used for parts.

My Fix

Since I had someone else do it I'm not really sure but it only took about 115 minutes so I guess it went very well.

My Advice

Check this site for any possible replacable parts.

My Problem

messed up the home button connector when changing

My Fix

sweet

My Advice

Home button is really different than everyother ribbon connection in the iphone

My Problem

Bad battery.

My Fix

Very Well. Battery replacement very easy. I was happy that it wasn't the dock connector which would have required an extensive dis-assembling.

My Advice

Need proper tools and a proper repair process whereby you keep track of the screws which you remove. Easier than you would think.

 

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