iPhone 3G

Second generation of iPhone. Model A1241 / 8 or 16 GB capacity / black or white plastic back. Repair is more straightforward than the first iPhone. requires screwdrivers, prying, and suction tools.

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Messed up where number 3 on the logic board goes any ideas?

when i open it it snapped out it is so small where you plug it in that I messed up where it goes to small to soder out I guess..

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You have to desolder the old connector and solder on a new one. I have the repair detailed on my blog. It takes a very fine-tipped soldering iron, and steady hands. I do all of these repairs under a microscope. If the phone malfunctions after the repair, there's a possibility that there is a short somewhere.

http://hectordtruong.blogspot.com/

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I got the same problem. To many open/close I guess :).

Luckily, my younger brother is a real star with surface mounted components. But tracking down a new one was a lot harder!

Finaly I found a site: http://www.earth2k.com/fpc-ribbon/

Doesn't cost a fortune, but a little on the expensive, especially with S&H to Sweden! But it still beats a brand new iPhone :).

Before I realized that my brother could do this, I did a search on the 'Net to see how difficult it was. Nothing for the faint-of-heart! It's not impossible, but way to ... risky for me. So instead I looked at some forums (there where quite a lot of them!) and found some people that said the could do this. So I thought about mailing a few of them and ask if they could do it for me...

Luckily I didn't have to, but this is an idea for the rest of you...

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My brother have now replaced the connector and even though he have experience in small electronic gizmos, this was the smallest he's ever soldered! And my phone works just fine (although I can't turn it off for some reason - even though the whole button assembly have been replaced!).

by Turbo Fredriksson

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jose will be eternally grateful.

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