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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Black Conductive Pad under battery inside rear panel?

Where can you get these one side adhesive conductive copper / aluminium pads or tapes, do you know where ?

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Is this a necessary component?

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I think so, because when the battery charges, it heats up. The pad takes the heat and via the body transfers it out of the case.....

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do you mean on back of motherboard or on inside of rear case???

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Inside of rear case behind battery....

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Slide 30 in changing the rear case gives a good view.

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The copper helps dissipate heat, like a heatsink. When I work on iPod's, for example the touch 4g, I also add a dab of arctic silver paste since the paste is usually dried up.

You can find adhesive backed copper sheets, just cut to fit, google :

copper foil sheet

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