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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How do you fix Resistor/Inductor that came off near Connector 3?

While removing connector 3 another resistor/inductor was removed also. Is there a way to fix it??

Link to picture of the removed part >> http://i920.photobucket.com/albums/ad41/...

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I know its been a while, But... Just a follow up about my problem.

I went ahead and bought A dissecting Microscope, An Amtex soldering iron with a .012mm tip, Flux Paste, and a 96%.032 silver solder.

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I believe I scavenged the resistor from another logic board. Soldered on the part and also replaced connector 3 on the logic board. Put it together and...

IT WORKS!!! IT WORKS!!! IT WORKS!!!

Ill try to add links to the before and after pictures.

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Very well done. Just soldering connector 3 takes skill and a very steady hand! I've got to admit I didn't think someone without previous experience would be able to do it, but this will hopefully give others the confidence to at least try before giving up on an expensive item.

Again, well done. Nothing like the feeling of achievement you get when repairing something, is there?

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Is there a video anywhere showing how to replace capacitors/inductors on iphone?John

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Quite a problem. First of all, much greater care must be taken. I work with circuits using SMD components a lot, and although they are delicate, you've got to be relatively heavy-handed to remove them from a PCB. I say relatively, because you become used to treating PCBs populated with them extremely gently and carefully.

Now, the component could be a resistor, an inductor or a capacitor. If you're lucky, it's just a decoupling capacitor and it's loss may not present any noticeable problem. You will be unable to discover the part's value even if you discover what part it actually is - that's the problem.

If you still have the part, you could try to solder it back on, but it's likely that by removing it, you've also torn away the copper pads beneath it. From the image it's hard to tell if there are any tracks going to it that you could solder to if the pads are gone, or if it uses through-holes to inner layers. You'd need a very fine tip soldering iron - preferably a temp-controlled soldering station, and fine solder (I use 0.3mm). But you'd find it almost impossible, and the component will keep sticking to the iron's tip unless you're careful and use tweezers to hold it in place while dabbing one end with solder to temporarily hold it.

Personally, I use solder paste applied through a very tiny needle from a syringe and a hot-air soldering station for this kind of job. Maybe there is a TV repair place near you that has such equipment and would solder the part in place for you?

If you've lost the part, then try the device without it and see what happens. If it doesn't work properly, then perhaps you could buy a faulty device or logic board cheaply and scavenge it for necessary parts.

I've spent many years soldering (family trade is electronics repair), and a long time developing my skills at fine soldering SMD parts and using solder paste and a hot air station. I'm not sure how someone would fare with this kind of job without the right skill level and tools...

However, best of luck with it and let us know how you get on.

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