Original iPhone Dock Teardown
Teardowns provide a look inside a device and should not be used as disassembly instructions.
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In today's teardown, we will be cracking open the white plastic dock that came with the Original iPhone. The dock works only with the original iPhone. However, by removing the top cover of the dock, you can use the dock with other Apple products that have a 30 pin connector. In this teardown, you can modify the dock to be universal.
WARNING: THIS DISASSEMBLY WILL VOID YOUR DOCK'S WARRANTY.
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Boom! Your done. It took me 32 minutes to figure this out with out damaging the dock.
I can do it in 3 minutes now that I've mastered the process.
If you don't replace the white top cover of the dock when reassembling, you will have a universal dock, that can also be used with an iPhone 3G/3GS.
It will also work with any iPod with a 30 pin connector.