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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no sound from earpiece

after replacing my glass screen and battery on my iphone 3g my ear piece will not work. Here is what I have troubleshot thus far:

-connector 3 seems to be seated ok.

- proximity sensor is working.

-headphone switch is working.

I do get sound through the speakerphone and with headphones plugged in.

Is there a test for the earpiece?

everything else is good. Thanks for your ideas...

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I'd suggest you need to replace the ear piece. You can buy them on their own (cheap) or as part midframe( more expensive) there has been a lot of questions recently about this. Have search and see if their solutions help.

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so I found the flex cable and speaker parts. Both were inexpensive parts. I first replaced the flex cable that did not solve the problem. I then replaced the earpiece speaker. That did not solve the problem either. After rechecking my work a few times I started having problems with the lcd display connector and LCD flex cable because they have been connected/disconnected so many times. While I haven't spent a ton of money on repairing this device I have spent a ton of time on it and I am unwilling to spend any more time or money on it. I will probably not buy an apple product again because they are so fragile.


Blimey! This is my iPhone- I use it for everything. Have dropped onto concrete from 1m more times than I can count. Its always in my back pocket so gets sat on,child plays with it, I've taken it to pieces to test other phones every other day. The only part I replaced was the display- it's a cheap china part.I bought it with a broken screen and through all the mistreatment I give it, I've never had to fix anything else... This phone will probably outlast me!


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