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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New dock part sounds terrible

Hi, so I orded a new dock assembly for my iPhone from ebay because ifixit was sold out and I installed it tonight (what a fun ride that was....) but the speaker sounds terrible. Only way I can describe it is that it sounds very rumbly or screechy. The part looks exactly the same (all the same writing, apple and what not) as the one I took out so I think it's a genuine part.

My question is, do you think the part is faulty or do you think it's not genuine part but a cheap rip off with a crapy speaker in it?

This is the dock I bought,

Dock assembly (EBAY)

Thank You.

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I wouldn't be surprised if it's fake... I see it's shipping from Hong Kong, which I usually try to avoid.

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I agree, compare these two images, not all the writing looks exactly identical to me.


Check some of the seller's negative feedback too.


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Have the exactly same problem, did you find a solution?

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I sent the part back and then never heard another thing, I sent them one e-mail and they replied saying that they never received it and since then I haven't bothered to do anything.

So is your problem the NEW part sounding terrible? One thing that did make it sound a bit better was taking the old rubber ring off the old one and put it on the new part but still sounded rubbish.

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Yep, it´s the new part sounding terrible, mine also looks exactly like the original...Thanks for the tip.

I also bought the new part from eBay, the store was from England and not Hong Kong though, but I guess they´re all imported from Hong Kong from the beginning anyway. Did email the store saying the part was broken so I´ll see what the reply will be...

Cheers // Markus

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