Revamped version of the iPhone 3G with faster processing speeds. Repair of this device is similar to the 3G, and requires simple screwdrivers and prying tools. Model A1303 / 16 or 32 GB capacity / black or white plastic back.

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How can I undo screws holding in the headphone jack?

In step 19 of the iPhone headjack repair guide I can't get the screws out. I have successfully removed everything other than the screw right below tab 6, the vibrate button and the top screw holding in the volume up button. I've attempted to put a bit of white glue in there to no success.

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if you have removed all the bits that are important (motherboard and battery) have you tried very small forceps/tweezers to twist them out,or levering up with a flathead screw driver to get over that crossthread? the only other option is to get the finest drill bit you have and drill the top of the screw off, then you can use the tweezers/forceps to unscrew it. it really doesn't take a lot of pressure or time so just take it easy.

option a complete rear case with headphone jack already installed. bit pricey but to be honest this is my least favourite repair job

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What do you mean by levering up with a flathead screw driver to get over the crossthread?

I'm wildly unequipped and am trying to make do with just the Phillips and tiny flathead from Ifixit.


Place your flathead under the top of the screwhead and then try (operative word is try as you are trying to keep the mb still) to use you ph screwdriver to turn the screw


First, Thanks pollytintop. I really appreciate it. I can't even get the flathead under the Phillips. I don't know what to do. Should I just try and reassemble or wait for a new full back?


if you are struggling at this point and going to ruin parts I'd probably cut my losses and order the rear case with bezel/battery/headphone jack all preinstalled which will give you a lovely new look to your iphone and cut all the hassle of trying to get the old parts out and reinstall them. you can buy here or from ebay etc


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