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3g Dock Replacement

by tdmazz

My Problem

My daughters dog stepped on her Phone with the charger was plugged in, ruining the Dock Connector. This accidental damage was not covered under our Apple Care Insurance Plan.

My Fix

I found this web site while doing a search for a phone replacement. Being a DIY person, I researched your site & found the Dock Replacement instructions & figured I could do it. I have done my own computers but nothing on the scale this small. The instructions were very well layed out, step by step. Also the videos were alot of help. I ordered the Dock Connector which came in a couple of days. Again, I followed the instructions step by step to take the Dock out & then reversed the steps to put the phone back together. My daughter & I were very pleased with the out come, especially her, the phone works fine. This site is very good & now I know what repairs can by made at home if our warranty doesn't cover certain damage. I have recommended this site to friends & family who like to do there own repairs.

My Advice

I had all the necessary tools needed. 00 screw drivers, Magnifying glasses, magnets, eye loops, toothpick etc. So if you don't have this stuff you will need to purshase them from a Hardware store. You need a good set of eyes, which I don't, so make sure you have magnifying glasses, I can't believe they can make screws that small!! The magnet was used so I didn't lose any screws, if you drop one on a rug forget about it! Sorry I didn't take any pictures. I wasn't expecting to write a review but I was so impressed by this web site & the info they made available, that I had to write something. Also, the shipping was very fast so her Phone was not down that long, only 3-4 days & that included the time to repair it. I can't say enough about the quaility of this web site. Thanks

PS I didn't even mention the $100.00 I saved by doing this myself. Apple wanted $100.00 for the updated Apple Care Plan to cover Accidental Damage & $50.00 to replace the phone. This repair cost me a total of $46.73

Thanks Very Much...John