iPhone 3G Repair

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 soldering tip shall I use for soldering the display?

I am trying to solder, what I believe to be the power source ribbon to the logic board. Can someone recommend me a soldering iron, and tip to use with iPhones?


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Use one of temperature controlled soldering iron with digital display such as Weller WESD51 soldering iron. That way you will be able to precisely control the temperature of iron to within 9 degrees Fahrenheit.

There is soldering guide at



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Great link for advice

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good answer +

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This one is great.

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did you break the old ribbon cable? because you shouldnt need to solder anything

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