iPhone 3GS Dock Connector

$29.95

Product code: IF142-006

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iPhone 3GS Dock Connector

$29.95

Product code: IF142-006

Product Overview

The 30-pin dock connector: Steve Jobs' brainchild in his vision for a universal interface. Everything from bite-sized iPod Nanos to less digestible iPads use this dock connector, and at one point, so did your iPhone 3GS. But now your wall charger, iHome, and car stereo are merely reminders of a better time—a time when plugging in your iPhone meant gazing fondly at a battery with a lightning bolt in it. Today, however the lightning bolt is gone and a vexing message stands in its place.

Bring back the good times with this replacement. We have the iPhone 3GS dock connector in black or white, so you can match your current color scheme or go avant-garde if you like.

Our iPhone 3GS dock connector is a new part, and is covered by our 6 month warranty. Compatibility is guaranteed in all iPhone 3GS devices, regardless of storage capacity. In addition to the docking port, the connector includes the speaker, antenna, and microphone.

Compatibility

Identify your iPhone

  • All 3GS iPhones

Product Details

$29.95 White

 
 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

$29.95 Black

 
 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

One year warranty

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Product Details

This is a dock connector

 

Compatibility

iPhone 3GS
16 GB
32 GB
8 GB
 

Stories

My Problem

Dock connector contacts had broken off (kid jammed phone into his pocket too many times).

My Fix

repair was easy peasy- just like the tutorial. I hit a snag w/ the tiny screws on the outside of the phone when I stripped one and had to use ifixit's how to get out a stripped screw tutorial. After that it was smooth sailing.

My Advice

Print out the iFixIt page w/ the picture of the inside of the phone, then put down some double sided tape over the photo so that all the different screws won't get mixed up if your kid runs through the room and bounces a ball on the table.

My Problem

My fiance and I have been getting the most out of our Iphone 3GS's. His recently stopped charging due to his habit of using it to play music in our tiny steamy bathroom while he's in the shower. The guys at the Apple Store told us for the price it would take to fix it, we may as well get a new phone. As all of our funds are being saved for our wedding, I figured that it was worth a shot to try and fix it myself.

My Fix

Admittedly, I am really handy, but I've never worked on a small electronic device before. After checking out the tutorial I was pretty sure I could pull it off. After I got the new dock, I was really surprised how smoothly the whole thing went. It was a little harder to put it back together (of course) but all in all it went great! The phone is fixed and I get to feel like a total bad @%^.

My Advice

Make sure you have a place to put your tiny screws, some are different sizes, and it is super hard to tell them apart. Also, getting the logic board back in the right alignment was a little challenging, be careful of the previously disconnected wires. Oh yeah, and the spudger is worth its weight in gold.

My Problem

So, I'm a Norwegian student interchanging in the Dominican Republic for three months. A week after my arrival I managed to drop my iphone on the ground for the 100th time, and after this it did not want to charge when connected to the charger. The dock connector had been an issue before, but I always got it to work after a few tries. Not this time. I was freaking out, "I'm in Santo Domingo and of course this had to happen now"! But ifixit calmed my nerves. All I had to do was replace the dock connector! It sounded so easy, so I decided to go for the challenge, rather than buying a new phone (I'm a poor student, I want to be environmentally friendly, and I like to &&^& around with this type of things).

I ordered the parts I needed to fix my iPhone 3G S, and voila! Two days after, they arrived.

My Fix

I followed the video and everything went great! I used less than an hour doing the whole thing, which I was super proud of.

But I made a big mistake with the tiny cables at the end, and didn't connect the #3 cable right, so it didn't recognize the SIM card or the speaker. I was a little bit sick of my phone, so I decided to wait until the next day to fix it. I found a few photos on the internet on how it's supposed to look, and put the cable in its right place, and now my old iphone is as good as new!

My Advice

Take your time, don't rush it! Be sure every move you do is correct.

My Problem

When tethering my iPhone it would intermittently loose network connection.

My Fix

Repair went great. Seems to have fixed problem.

My Advice

No problems. Very good repair guides available.

My Problem

Speaker on my I phone was defective

My Fix

The repair went great. I have a friend that repairs cell phones, so I had him make the repairs for me.

My Advice

No advice since I did not do the repair.

My Problem

Wouldn't boot. Broken bent connector

My Fix

Ok. No problems

My Advice

Fix didn't work. Charges on charger. The plug in and restore screen comes on. Won't boot up when connected to computer. Any advice

My Problem

I needed to change the provider and that part of the phone was broke.

My Fix

With the help of the video, it went very well.. Much better than

I had expected.

My Advice

Just take your time..

My Problem

My daughter's iPhone 3GS (my old one) stopped charging. Took it to the Apple store and they said the dock connector was broken. They would give me a new one for $149, but they wouldn't try to repair it, nor could they get the data off (which was a problem as she hadn't synced it in months).

My Fix

Very well. It took longer than I though as the screws are super tiny and my screwdriver isn't magnetic. Eventually was able to get everything in place.

My Advice

I think it's OK to have your video guides go another minute or two by showing the reassembly process. I know it's usually just working backwards, but it's helpful to see someone do it.

My Problem

Daughter smahsed pins in the dock connector.

My Fix

Great. Took about an hour. Spudger was a must. Online repair guide was essential and nearly perfect in detail. The ribbon cable clamp that must be rotated up could have been illustrated or explained a bit better.

Also, what is the purpose of the "danger do not remove" sticker? If it's an electrical insulator as I suspect, folks may want to know. My sticker ripped badly; consequently I used a small peice of electrical tape to replace it just in case it was an insulator.

My Advice

If it's an old device, replace the battery while you're in that deep.

My Problem

The original stopped working due to moisture

My Fix

very well! Guide was perfect

My Advice

have small containers for the multiple screws handy, and take your time!