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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Replacing #3 cable connector?

I've replaced the proximity sensor and speaker and still I hear only very very vaguely out of the ear speaker. Does my #3 connector need to be replaced? How hard is it? I've successfully replaced 6r8 coils before so I've done a little board work before.

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Jared check with hectordtruong on here It appears that he is very knowledgeable about that.


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Hey Jared, if your connector is visibly not damaged, I would try another ribbon. #3 ribbons can be damaged/defective without any signs of it at all. I receive bad ribbons all the time, so I have to keep a lot in stock for repairs. If the connector looks like it is lifting up or mangled in anyway, then yes the connector needs to be replaced.

Replacing it is a lot more involved than a coil replacement. If the iron isn't small enough then you end up damaging more than you want.

If you're still hearing, and the proximity sensor is working then I dont think it is either the ribbon nor the connector. I would guess it is the ear speaker or possibly the ribbon is not touching the speaker pins closely enough.

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