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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Pulled off prongs to connector 4 from board


I own and iphone3gs 32gB MODEL a1303 While disconnecting connector 4 from the board i pulled off the connectors from the board itself. In addition the phone is bricked, and cannot load anything, uprgade the OS or get it out of recovery mode.

The phone will not turn on if not plugged in. Even after I repalced the battery.

Do you think the phone can be repaired for less than buying a used one?

Thank you,


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I have seen components pulled of logic boards before (mostly the battery connector on iPod videos) but the #4 connector is on their quite well, you must have gone hulk on it!

Unfortunately there is no good repair for this. Replacing the logic board is usually not cost effective, but you could try eBay. And you cannot manually solder components onto modern multilayer PCBs. Looks like you will have to replace the phone

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Thanks Alex. I heard that the functions that this connector supports are not critical (proximity?). Do you know what these functions are?

The phone is also bricked, so if I can use it as a remote for my theater system without the functions through #4, then I can focus on the bricked part of it...


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no 4 is the dock connector- without it you can't charge or connect to itunes via usb

proximity is no 3.

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