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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iPhone3g problem with itunes recognition

have problem with iphone 3g

Slow charge over usb and fast battery drain

itunes wont recognizes device anymore when plug

But everything on phone work good

last software 4.2.1 installed

Any sollution


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does the dock connector function properly? has the phone been jailbroken.. often with the 3g and 3gs if they have been jailbroke itunes doesnt accept it untill the jailbreak has been removed. if the phone charges you know everything is okay on the inside.. have you tried to plug it into another computer?

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i tryed another computers and its same

yes phone is jailbroken but and 6.1500 baseband for unlock operator

and did work properly before

didnt check dock connector yet possible there is a problem?



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If a known good charger and cable are used, and the issue remains, there could be a few steps you can try, in addition to the above by Curtis, such as:

- You can try to rule out the software as possible reason for the iTunes detection issue by removing the jailbreak (unless you can't give it up).

- Slow charging and quick discharging could be due to the battery dying on you. I would disassemble the phone to take a look at the battery battery using the iFixit guides. A good sign of it going bad would be that it's swollen. But it could be retaining it's flat form and still be bad. You can replace it to make sure.

- You can then try replacing the dock connector, also as mentioned above by Curtis.

- Finally the issue could be due to a set of components on the board that prevent the phone from being detected and/or from charging correctly. This set of components will need a well trained technician to trouble shoot and replace them if needed.

If you try any/all the above and report back with your findings, we may be able to help you more.

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