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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What is the the mainboard chip/part in the picture (USB?)?

I have an iPhone that someone else tried to fix, but the part circled was destroyed and replaced by solder blobs by them. The USB port isn't working, so I think is either a fuse or USB protection device of some kind. I am hoping if I replace it, or at least clean the solder mess they left that the USB will work and the iPhone will no longer be a brick.

http://s1006.photobucket.com/albums/af18...

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I found the answer elsewhere, the part is a noise filter for the USB data lines, and I bypassed with wire links on the PCB pads. That got the phone working fine with iTunes. The actual part is a Panasonic EXC14CE900U according to what I found.

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any chance you could provide a link so others can find the solution too? it'd be great help. cheers, jen

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Here's a link showing the fix:

http://forum.gsmhosting.com/vbb/f631/iph...

I used a single strand of wire taken from an old hard disk ribbon cable - the pads are really tiny so you need really fine wire (and a fine tip solder iron).

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