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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itunes not recognizing iPhone

this is the problem i am having,when i plug my iphone into the usb on my computer it just shows the battery charging symbol but does not charge no matter how long you leave it there, also itunes will not recognize the phone as well.i opened the phone to check the battery and it is at 3.63 volts which is enough to charge.also i noticed the home button stopped working as well,does anyone have any suggestions?

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sounds like you need to replace the dock connector. you could try cleaning the outer usb port first... often gets pocket lint/dust in which prevents pins from making contact with usb leads. Also check your lead for dirt and damage to pins/flex

iPhone 3G Dock Connector

the guide for replacing the part is also on that page

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+ would the USB cable also need to be checked or replaced?

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oops, i call it a lead.. I mean USB cable, thanks mayer :-)

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