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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Ribbon cable 7 won't fit


I replaced the volumebuttons, everything went smoothly, but when I reassembled everything back, the ribbon cable no.7 simply won't snap back it. Cable 6 with the same plug is no problem at all, I fiddled around for 25 min and I never used any force, still no success... Looks a bit like the connector on the logicboard is a bit deformed, but I don't know for sure...any ideas?

If I am right, ribbon cable 7 is for the antenna? I taped it, I got reception, but it is not really stable.

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Yes, that is for reception. You may have just bent it out of shape enough that it won't pop back in again. You have to use a microscope or magnifying glass to look at it and with some tweezers/forceps manipulate it into shape. Worse case is, you need it replaced. That is something more challenging. Requires desoldering and soldering of a new one on.

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