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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lost locking bar from 3rd connector

Hey guys,

I've lost little plastic locking bar from 3rd connector and it doesn't work... I mean the big speaker and sensors don't work =( how can i solve this problem?

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you could try and replace connector 3 if you have the soldering skills and equipment, it's not for the faint hearted, you could send it off to be replaced by a professional (which isn't too costly these days) or you could try a diy fix.. use some double sided adhesive tape and place it near the connector, insert cable 3 and then press onto the tape, then secure over the top of the flex to make good contact with the pins.. you could try more tape or a thin piece of foam etc to apply some pressure (not too much or you risk pressing on the back of the LCD) from the display backing.

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so you think it's all about pressure? because I tried a lot of tape and some paper, it didn't work, even when the pressure was ok. I think this locking bar not only pushes the connector, but also closes the contacts of connector with the contacts of socket...

but still, thanks for answer

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I have an iPhone working perfectly without the locking bar AND no tape etc. You may have been a bit more brutal with you dismantling??? Post a photo so we can see.. How's your soldering??

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Did you replace the digitiser?Is this why you are having problems

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First of all, the photos... I need this connector (http://i55.tinypic.com/205qpgx.jpg) to get into this socket like this (http://i52.tinypic.com/nlbcs2.jpg) and then actually work :D My soldering is ok.

And yes I did replace digitiser + lcd, but it was after I experienced the problem with 3rd connector.

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Alex, your ribbon is mangled and that connector isnt holding because one of the side legs is missing. You have to desolder it, and solder a new connector on. It will be difficult for you to get a working phone with it in that condition. Im almost sure that ribbon is trashed.

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