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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iPhone 3G vibration fail

Hey people,

I picked up this 3g 16gig from craigslist about 1 month ago. out of warranty.

Vibration stopped working shortly after. did the research and bought a replacement from ifixit.

Replaced it, however, it still does not work. I can flick the mute switch, system displays sound on/sound off icons, but no vibrate. fail.

might be something contact related. I could open it up and check, but i seem to believe its seems there could be issues with the logic board.

if anyone has any suggestions or similar issue, i would greatly appreciate some input.

actually, since i opened it, i now have one pixel on the screen that has gone dead. it just flickers green. double fail.

might just have to give in and get a new one...

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Which part did you replace? If it's the vibrator itself the you need to make sure that it's in properly... Has 2 very small silver tabs along the length next to motherboard- they slot into metal holder. It's easy to have missed that. Next look at gold pins/ prongs On end of motor that provide connection to motherboard- sometimes they get flattened, just ease them up gently.

If you replaced the headphone jack cable the placement of vibrate switch is tricky!!! You really need to make sure the small plastic pin on the cable is down, then make sure it's in the groove on inside of vibrate on off switch.

Check connector 5 is on properly.

All these fixes are doable but need patience because they're fiddly.

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