The first model of iPhone, Model A1203 with 4, 8, or 16 GB capacity and an aluminum back. Repair requires a significant amount of prying, and may require some soldering.

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Charging jack

A foreign object was recently and errantly jammed into the charging port on my step son's 1st generation iPhone. The phone will no longer charge.

What part do I need to replace?

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Assuming physical damage to the dock connector (rather than an electrical short-was the object metal?): you would need to replace the front assembly. The 1st generation iPhone was built with the digitizer, LCD, cables, mic, and dock connector all intertwined into one part, so it's necessary to replace the one big part. It is also very difficult to acquire this part due to the frequency of damage and age of the device.

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depends - but it my need a new main board and I feel it is impossibe to replace the docking connector 'at home'

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Hey. I had the same problem. My dock connector got damaged. I bought a new dock connector on ebay and now I can;t find out how to put it in. I'm really good with a soldering iron and confident that i can probably do this repair at home with some guidance, the problem, is that nobody seems to think that this repair is possible to do at home, so I can't find a guide.

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hi spencer, it would always be better to start a new question

anyway, the job isn't easy at all. hereis a video that shows partly how to come to the connector - the problem is not to get to that point - the problem is the replacement. sometimes your soldering iron isn't good enough.

all apple devices are build with lead free soldering tin - that means that you need very high temperatures to unsolder the parts - most soldering irons aren't able to produce this heat within a short time.

many smd parts are soldered with hot air or infrared light - not everybody has this equipment at home. i use different soldering irons with different tips and a hot air soldering station.

but to be honest - do that repair only if you have nothing to loose - i love those jobs - if you have passed that point - you can do the best work - only because you know that you have nothing to loose ;-)

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