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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Display Assembly replacement unsuccessfull

Gonna be honest. I bought a display assembly from ebay (not from you guys, sorry), tryin' to save some money. My wife's iphone 3G glass was crashed and the digitizer wasn't also workin properly. So, i bought here the toolkit to try doin it myself. Followed the guide, but after i connect the 3 ribbon cables, i push power button and nothin happens. Just don't turn on. Then, i try putting it back the broken one, and also nothing happens. As you suggested, i first done my search here, to find some helpful answers, but no good. Now, the thing is, that the power button was workin' properly before. Second, when i plug in the usb cable to the pc, it makes sound and vibration. But, i founded the answer tellin that "probably was the 1st ribbon cable that connects the digitizer, that probably was disconnected", but i connected a million times already and still the same. Can you guys turn some lights on, on this one????

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You may need to just press the power and the home buttons for 10 seconds to reset your phone.. it works 9/10 on this problem.


Honestly.. connector 1 is a right royal pain in the proverbials sometimes. You need to check that you have the right part (not a 3gs) that all the connectors are on and not popping up as you close the display. Look at the pins on both sides of the connection--give them a phooof, (technical term for blowing air lol)wipe with alcohol etc.

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My friend, this was just a great tip. In the manual doesn't talk nothin about givin' a reset to the iPhone, so i was thinkin' the problem was me. But no, you're wright. I did that and in the beginnin it was showin up a white screen with a lot of line failures, but then with some careful and patience i connected the ribbons well and it just popped up the charge battery icon. Cheers, bro. Will follow you guys for sure. Now, just gonna test for a couple of days to check everythin is alright. Regards.


Please accept pollytintops answer if that solved your problem :-)


fantastic it's working.well done for being patient...enjoy your phone.


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That didnt work for me is there a next way to reset this phone please?

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