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 repairing for error23

how to repair iphone 3g as error23 shows & can not complete restore

may be a problem of motherboard do anybody have iphone 3g motherboard

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i'd love it if there WAS an answer to this as i too have an iphone with this error. I have googled lots of threads in various mac/iphone sites and the common answer is it is a "radio" problem. anyone got any more help?

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Error 23 means the radio is not responding to the main processor when it queries the version number. On the original iPhone, the radio was on a separate board, but on the later iPhones, everything is soldered to the main PCB and there's no way to fix the part.

Occasionally, you will see somebody with a marginal part that works after a few tries (or with a fully charged battery, etc). For the most part, error 23 is unfixable and you will need to replace the main board.

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thought so, but there's a company in uk offering to fix this... i take it this would mean replacement of radio-do you know where on the pcb this is? I have a few broken iphones to use for spares...

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