Original post by: pollytintop ,
the gold prongs don't contact any gold squares.. you may be referring to the home button flex/prongs. If you follow connector 7 you will see one prong attached to that flex and one on the motherboard itself. These 2 prongs sit with their tips just touching the outer metal rim of the phone. Have you thought about replacing the dock connector? If the phone was run over perhaps the antennna flex on the dock has been damaged.