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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different types of front panel connectors...? (cable #2)


I ordered a repair set at for my iPhone 3G.

No mistakes possible one would assume...

Beware ! Connector #2 comes in various types.

Now I am stuck with a wrong front panel. What to do about that?

The old cable says: 821-0766-A (2008)

The new one says: 821-0621-A (2009)

How can one know the differences?

The screens are sold as if it is quite easy to replace a screen.

Not at all!

I have not seen any warnings that the screens/connectors come in different shapes. It shows afterwards, when it is too late.

What can be done about this?

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Everything is easy when you know.

I did nog even know of the existence of a 3G...

Checking out the websites learned me that you cannot relay on the pictures alone.

The description is also important, but I did not know to pay attention to 3G or 3Gs, for me it looked all the same.

It's not.

You end up by ordering a new part with the correct specs and hope for the best.

Indeed it is eaysier to buy the whole front panel in one piece for sure !


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Same happened to me, I ended up buying the screen plus frame on Amazon just so I didn't have to go through the whole process again. It was MUCH easier, just a few minutes but now my ear piece doesn't work but it might just be the cable isn't connected well so I have to take it apart again.

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I have had the same problem. I was disappointed when I got the whole thing apart, then back together only to find the cable mismatch at the very end. I'm surprised this has happened as I know that I ordered the correct kit according to the specs on the site!

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