Revamped version of the iPhone 3G with faster processing speeds. Repair of this device is similar to the 3G, and requires simple screwdrivers and prying tools. Model A1303 / 16 or 32 GB capacity / black or white plastic back.

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number 7 internal connector

What is the function of the number 7 connector? I may have damaged the ribbon portion and need to locate replacement parts.

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antenna flex connection.has small gold prong on right side to connect to bezel

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I don't know for sure, but I always thought that ribbon was related to the internal compass...

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Try taking a small thin copper wire with a small amount of solder on each end. Place it directly in the center of the logic board 7 female connection. Heat up the wire so the solder makes a solid connection on the logic board. Then apply generous amount of solder on the male 7 connection coming off the dock. Connect the two wires and you should get full reception on your antenna.

Good Luck.

“I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.” Oscar Wilde.

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The 7 connection goes to the wireless antenna sticker that resides on the back of the 3GS dock assembly. You can order the antenna on the net for cheap and iFixit has plenty of content on how to replace it.

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Parker, thanks for your help! I'll try to do it topmorrow morning. I'll reportto you on the result...

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sounds like a good fix-should work.

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The 7 connection goes to the wireless antenna sticker that resides on the back of the 3GS dock assembly. You can order the antenna on the net for cheap and iFixit has plenty of content on how to replace it.

Try taking a small thin copper wire with a small amount of solder on each end. Place it directly in the center of the logic board 7 female connection. Heat up the wire so the solder makes a solid connection on the logic board. Then apply generous amount of solder on the male 7 connection coming off the dock. Connect the two wires and you should get full reception on your antenna.

Good Luck.

“I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.” Oscar Wilde.

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you !@#$%^& idiot. it didn't work. I lost 40,000 dollars through a movie deal because the wifi on my !@#$%^& phone went out. You dick!

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