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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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phone will show reception then lose reception rendering it useless

I have an iphone 3gs approx. 8 months old. One day out of the blue it had no reception. Couldn't make a call nor receive one, couldn't send or receive texts either. Tried a couple of manual resets with no luck. The phone would however start randomly getting reception for short periods of time and then go back to nothing. I have had it sitting in a drawer at work for about a month or so and my wife damaged her phone so I thought I'd give it another try. I reset the phone back to factory settings, added her sim and restored from her last backup. Viola, everything pulled up great and phone was working perfect. It's been about 3 hours and now it is back doing what it was doing before. Any ideas what to look for? I really need to get the phone working to avoid buying another to replace my wifes. Thanks!

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anyone have any ideas at all?


yep same problem

they're useless, real shame have quite a few mac product, the iPhone its terrible. i hate it and would never buy another. The staff at apple aren't helpful when it comes to an iPhone either.


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Most likely your antenna inside the iPhone is loose from the motherboard. This connector tends to get loose quite often.

Best is to open your iPhone and check and reseat the antenna connector in the bottom right of the phone (nr. 7)

If that does not solve it you may want to replace the antenna:

iPhone 3GS Dock Connector

iPhone 3GS Dock Connector Image


iPhone 3GS Dock Connector


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