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Revamped version of the iPhone 3G with faster processing speeds. Repair of this device is similar to the 3G, and requires simple screwdrivers and prying tools. Model A1303 / 16 or 32 GB capacity / black or white plastic back.

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Screen turns on by itself - dock connector?

I got a broken iPhone from eBay, when I put it back together it worked ok, but a ribbon cable on the dock connector assembly was broken. The microphone etc. did not work.

I bought a "new" dock assembly on eBay, but since putting everything back together again the screen lights up and displays the unlock slider about every 20 seconds. It does not do this when playing music, or when plugged into the computer.

Having googled it looks like it might be a faulty dock connector - does anyone know whether or not this is the case? I also replaced the headphone assembly and vibration motor, but I installed these yesterday before the dock connector.

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I've established that is is the dock connector. A message briefly flashes up now about an incompatible accessory, and when I use the old dock connector it works fine.

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Well done on fixing your problem- pretty strange! Thanks for posting your solution, learned something new which is always good. Please change your comment to a solution, then accept it as an answer so others can see your solution worked!


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Mmm.. It can't be the Dock connector, it must to be a slack screw, make sure the board is fastened by all the screws, if its not, wash it it isophropylical alcohol, but its definitively not the dock conector. :D

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What is isophropylical alcohol????really bad predictive text?? LOL :-)

think you might have got this one wrong ichris.... Louisanilsen fixed her own problem . And it WAS the dock. Learn something new everyday...


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louisanilsen will be eternally grateful.
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