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iPhone 4S Dock Connector

$34.95

Product code: IF115-010
Apple Part #: 821-1301-05, 821-1301-06, 821-1301-A

Product Overview

Stay Connected!

  • If your phone is no longer recognized via USB cable, it may be time to replace the dock connector.
  • Replacing the dock connector should fix charging and connectivity issues.
  • Paying someone else to replace the dock connector can cost between 100 and 200 dollars.

Compatibility

Identify your iPhone

  • iPhone 4S

Product Details

  • Contains: Dock Connector, Primary Microphone
  • Connectors: Home Button, Speaker Assembly Contact

$34.95 Black

 
 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

6 month warranty

$34.95 White

 
 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

6 month warranty

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Compatibility

iPhone 4S
16 GB
32 GB
64 GB
 

Stories

My Problem

bad home button , bad docking port , bad battery and dialed random contacts by itself when charging.

Didn't want to buy a new phone or go on another 2yr contract. and having it repaired costs to much

My Fix

The repair went very easy , took a little over two hrs.

My Advice

take your time , and follow the direction's on this site . label the parts when taken apart . and you shouldn't have a problem !

My Problem

My dock connector had some corrosion on it and the only alternative that the Apple folks gave me was to trash the phone. They wanted me to either pay $200 for a new Iphone 4S or renew my contract for an Iphone 5s

My Fix

I took my time and was able to accomplish everything required. Your video was a little vague compared to the instruction manuals

My Advice

Take your time and watch each step on YouTube and also have the repair guide available for reference

My Problem

My mother in laws phone quit charging. Took the phone to Apple and discovered that the pins inside the dock connector were damaged, and it was not covered under warrantee. They wanted $200 to replace the phone.

My Fix

The repair went smoothly. Paid about $42 for the part, tools, and shipping. Got everything in a couple of days later, and it took about an hour to replace the connector. $42 is a lot better than the $200 that Apple wanted, and I figured that since the warrantee was void anyway, might as well make the repair myself.

My Advice

Follow the guides. They're simple, explain exactly what needs to be done, and what to be careful of, and include lots of pictures of what you're working on. I have never worked on a phone before, except replacing the backplate on my 4S, and these guides made me feel like a pro when I was finished.

My Problem

My phone randomly stopped charging one day without explanation. After looking at it carefully and cleaning the dock connector I surmised the part had simply ceased functioning. I got in touch with the insurance company who took their sweet time (over a month of back and forth) before finally deciding it wasn't their problem. After a five second search online I discovered ifixit.com and got to do something I've dreamed of since I got the first iPhone model - open her up and see inside.

My Fix

It was a bit touch and go. Fun and terrifying all at once, the repair took about half an hour in total and was relatively simple. The instructions were clear, but not entirely precise, a list of diagrams describing individual parts beside the guide would be more helpful than being told "be sure not to damage the EMI fingers on the attached Wi-Fi antenna." with a picture showing no EMI fingers in sight and realising they are in fact underneath the bloody thing. In any case I made my way through the instructions without any major difficulties, though I often feel a separate guide should be made to show how to put things back together without having to go backwards through the instructions, but I feel that way about every repair. Final result is that my phone is now working fine and its all thanks to this guide and site.

My Advice

Yeah, don't buy insurance from insurance2go. Bloody pirates.

My Problem

The volume wasnt working properly on an iPhone 4S that a friend had given to me. Research showed that the dock connector was faulty. I could have purchased this product from china for $5, but I have been inside iPhones before and with this replacement, with all the parts you need to take out and bend cables. Depending on what step you have gotten to, you seriously only get one shot, so I knew I needed a reputable company to purchase the replacement from, and I was not disappointed.

My Fix

Got everything working the first time around. I was very satisfied with the product. The instructions are a little light in my opinion with regards to a couple steps. Use the annotated instructions people have added over time. Read thru them prior to doing this.. Prepare yourself for the smallest screws you have ever...ever seen.

My Advice

USE THE COMMENTS SECTION!! There are a couple very undocumented parts of this repair.

1. When you take the battery connector out, there is a little L shaped spring underneath one of the screw. There is conflicting information here that if this spring comes out you have screwed up your phone. It is untrue. The spring MUST come out because its only being held in by the screw. Be VERY careful replacing it exactly as it came out though, or you wont have a phone to use. This is one of those steps that as soon as you take the battery cable out, this thing pops out of your phone and you start cursing and then maybe 3 steps later they mention it in passing.

2. The Microphone rubber cover. No where does it say how it is attached to the actual microphone. It slides in and you have to be careful about doing it, fragile cables. There is no possible way to reinstall the rubber gasket back inside the phone in the reverse of removing it. It must go in first and then you have to put all the cables in around it or it is almost impossible to install.

3. This is the most crucial. If you havent done this before but feel confident. For the love of it all, buy the ifixit 53 Bit Driver Kit. It has been one of the best purchases Ive made. If you dont have a proper magnetic driver kit, don't even attempt this.

4. Keep track of your screws and parts. Major failing of this guide is that there are 6 types of screws types, but they still only use red and orange to circle the screws no matter their size. Do yourself a favor and get a white piece of paper, draw 6 circles and name them each screw size and put the screws on the paper during the install.

5. There is adhesive on this part. Each is covered by either a clear or blue plastic cover for shipping. There is a tab on each piece. It may seem silly, but some are tiny and covering parts that need contact with the phone. There were a couple helpful comments that I read that told me of the distinct pain of not peeling the one off by the microphone and the phone not working.

My Problem

I suspect that baby drool in the dock connector caused some arcing when the phone was connected to the charger as was evident by the scorch markings on the power/data cable and iphone dock connector. Consequently, the phone would not play music with onboard speakers (always thought it was docked), charging heated the phone more than usual (and took longer) and the phone wouldn't hold a charge (maybe 8 hours idle).

My Fix

Dismantling the phone and removing the existing connector was fairly smooth. There are many more adhesive glue points than I expected, but as long as you are confident you have the correct number of screws removed, you can pry slowly and steadily to remove the ribbon cable, dock connector and microphone grommet.

My Advice

Pay attention to the adhesive covers on the replacement part, there are several and they help hold cables in position as you replace components. The adhesive covers were not part of the ifixit.com instruction set. Watch a couple videos of the dismantle and of course the assembly. This one bit of advice that wasn't commented on in any of the videos I watched was, "avoid touching the camera lens once the back is off... and/or remember to clean both camera and back lenses before you reinstall the back."

My Problem

Tre flisa som sto inni lade område skapte problemer fikk ikke ladet mob

My Fix

det gikk veldig greit. Såg på videoen og fulgte den skritt for skritt arb tid ca 1 time.

My Advice

Pass på skruene legg skruene i merkede glass eller lignende.

Det er snakk om små skruer 1.3mm til 1.7mm.

henriisaac's Story Photo #318512

My Problem

Mon 4S ne fonctionnait plus au niveau du son. Il fonctionnait en mode haut-parleur et avec le casque. Le diagnostic sur de nombreux forums était de changé le Dock connecter. J'ai changé et en plus j'ai changé la batterie au passage.

My Fix

Bon j'appréhendais au début. Mais en fait c'est assez facile avec les kits et les bons outils. J'ai perdu une vis mais au final cela ne joue guère sur le résultat final. C'est stressant, mais pas si dur en fait. La grosse déception c'est que mon problème ne s'est pas résolu. Il semble que c'est la prise jack qu'il faille changer. prochaine réparation.

My Advice

Bien faire attention aux vis minuscules et pas si simples à manipuler.

My Problem

I have sleep in bathroom and drop my phone into water

My Fix

Amazing experience

My Advice

Don't worry, it's very simple to repair with iFixit guide!

My Problem

I have upgraded to a 5s but I have several accessories that connect with the 4s including my withings blood pressure cuff and romo robot. I wished to continue using my 4s with these.

My Fix

The repair went well. I have some experience with electronics and repair. The instructions were very well documented and the images were very helpful in completing the repair without damaging other components. I am very happy that I found ifixit and their tools, parts, and instructions. I could have gotten the part for less but the tool list and instructions made it worth paying a little extra.

My Advice

I did have trouble with the Philips screw driver I bought from the required tools list. The head of the screw driver was too small for the screws on the iPhone. I used another that I had but the shaft if that screw driver was very nearly too big. Additionally I needed a magnifying glass and bright light to aid in the repair.