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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What if I replace the motherboard in my iPhone?

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Ive been thinking alot on this issue lately. What if i just take and replace the motherboard of my device... Would it still work?? And if it would doesnt it mean that u can in fact build any iphone yourself from spare parts found on ebay or wherever??

I mean if there is any tricky protection preventing you from building an iphone it definately must be in the m/b!

I guess all parts can be bought right...?

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yes alex you can buy all the components and assemble your own iphone. you can buy working motherboards and simply switch them over. what is wrong with your original one? if you give us more details maybe we can help to repair it?

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Well its a long story but if short i found an iphone 3gs on the street, with a broken screen, now i fixed it, works fine but its slow and sometimes lags, even worse then the 1st iphone... When i was reparing it i noticed that one hole for a screw on the m/b was cracked but i didnt pay any annention to the fact... So now i want to figureout if there is any point in trying to fix it farther... Ive already spent like 30$... And a new m/b is gonna cost about 50! And if it wont work......:(

I read that u cant make a new phone because it has to be registered by apple or something... It has to contain some special chips, codes, sounds strange to me but thats what people say!Oo So i concluded that if that is true then even replacing the m/b would spoil the phone...


Ummm, i guess i confused the models probably it was for 3g, cuz i just looked through the list of offers on ebay... Anyway if i replace the m/b, i actually get a new phone..., but will it work?


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does it change the imei code thing tho if i put a whole new mother boad and dat in my i phone 3gs ???

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