iPhone 4 Dock Connector (CDMA/Verizon)

$17.95

Product code: IF189-003
Apple Part #: 821-1281-A

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iPhone 4 Dock Connector (CDMA/Verizon)

$17.95

Product code: IF189-003
Apple Part #: 821-1281-A

Product Overview

You will need to take the rubber microphone housing from your original dock connector and transfer it to the new part. Please refer to our guide on how to do so.

Compatibility

Identify your iPhone

  • All CDMA iPhone 4 (Not iPhone 4S)

Product Details

$17.95 Black / New

 
 

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New

$17.95 White / New

 
 

Condition:

New

$7.95 Black / Used

 
 

Condition:

Used, fully tested

$7.95 White / Used

 
 

Condition:

Used, fully tested

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Compatibility

iPhone 4 Verizon
16 GB
32 GB
8 GB
 

Stories

My Problem

The phone would not charge. Based on some Internet research I decided to try replacing the Dock Connector and that did it. It's my girlfriend's phone and we needed to get it charged to get the data off it. Verizon store said it couldn't be fixed and local shop wanted $100 or more. I guess they don't know about ifixit.

My Fix

Using the guide on your website the repair was straight forward. Fortunately I already had your special screwdrivers and pry bar from a recent battery replacement on another phone so I needed nothing more than a pair of fine, needle nose pliers. Only problem was one of the screws appeared to be stripped or something when I replaced it, so I just put it in there the best it would go and finished the job. Seems just fine.

My Advice

Not all the screws are the same, so when I work I line up the screws in the same order I remove them and just reverse that on reassembly. Magnetizing the screwdriver really, really helps and I already had a very fine needle nose pliers which is needed for repair. I did have some trouble sliding the back cover glass on as you need to fit the parts parts back in there tightly. I wound up squeezing the glass tightly with my hand and gently using a small, rubber hammer to tap it into place. Probably not the smartest thing to do but it worked like a charm.

My Problem

Replaced my dock connector because it became corroded and didn't function.

My Fix

Everything went well except the screws holding the dock connector in were a BEAR! I tried not to, but ended up stripping them completely. I used a small flat head and a hammer to make notches in the screws and with A LOT of elbow grease finally got them out. In that process, the home button ribbon became damaged. Now my physical home button doesn't work, but Apple thought of everything, and under "Accessability" there's an option for a virtual home button. My phone works great now and I was especially happy to be able to get my honeymoon pics off it. Thanks ifixit!

My Advice

Buy the driver kit because the phillips they sent doesn't fit the screws perfectly. Also, be very gentle with the home button ribbon.

My Problem

Iphone 4 would not charge and found the connector damaged

My Fix

Successful repair but Very tedious, could not have done it with out the video from I fix it.

My Advice

Take your time doing the repair

My Problem

The phone would not charge unless it was turned off.

My Fix

Fine

My Advice

Use a platform that uses large weak magnets as a working platform. Loosing one those "microscopic" screws could ruin your whole day.

My Problem

My friend stays busy with two jobs and a family; he hadn't backed up the photos of his daughter's first birthday party before he bent and broke his iPhone 4 charging dock.

My Fix

Replacing an iPod Classic battery helped me gain experience to fix the iPhone, even though it's a bit harder, your instructions were great. I just went slow and easy! I was a hero to my friend and his family! Plus I got to learn a new skill. Love the instructions!

My Advice

Remember this new manufacturing technology is so tiny and delicate, it's easy to damage plugs, especially those between circuit boards. Most do not have "plugs" as we know them; just bare ribbon type flat foil laminated in plastic without plugs.

Ice trays are great for keeping parts organized.

Definitely get the tool kit that includes specialty bits and spudgers. These repair and mod projects are addictive; might as well have the tools for future projects!

My Problem

My daughter said her cat pushed her phone in the toilet and she couldn't talk out on it any longer. Hmmm a likely story! I disinfected it prior to repair.

My Fix

Yes repair went well with the tools and microphone kit I purchased from ifixit. It took about 45 minutes using the online repair guide with the great pictures.

My Advice

Don't let the cat in the bathroom with you! Really the only advice would be to keep track of the screw sizes. I drew circles on a paper towel and set the screws in the circle for different steps since there were different lengths

My Problem

The phone would not take a charge because my wonderful daughter had put a wet charger in it.

My Fix

It was fun to do, but I did struggle getting the dock connector to seat properly. Once I did get it seated, it worked great!

My Advice

Make sure you feel the dock connector "click" into place. It was difficult for me to get it just right. The cover that holds the dock connector in place should be FLAT with no bulge at all.

My Problem

The Mic went dead and we figured trying the repair/replacement was a no loose situation.

My Fix

We ran into a fit problem with the dock connector itself. Although the old part slipped in and out the new part was a little off - enough that the internal mounting screw holes were not aligned with the part. I cleaned a bit of flashing from the connector and using a small jewelers file opened the holes on the part slightly. From that point all was good and well worth the effort!

My Advice

Don't forget to remove the protective film on the adhesive - got to use that stickum!

My Problem

The phone would no longer charge and I had about 2000 pictures and home movies on it along with all of my contacts and notes. Sure, it would have been a good idea to BACK IT UP, but I didn't. Besides, it was a perfectly good device and should be working.

My Fix

The instructions were pretty. Be very careful about placing all the parts in the order they were taken out so that it will be much easier to put everything back the correct way. Also, be sure any cats are LOCKED up during this repair (maybe children too) or their curiosity will frustrate the heck out of you.

My Advice

A couple of steps could have used a video to make the instructions more clear. For example on the "iPhone 4 Verizon Dock Connector Replacement instructions" step #16 I didn't quite know how to pry up on the hinged retaining flap, not the socket itself and almost broke it. After seeing it, it became very clear and a video would have shown this well. All in all though this WENT GREAT and I recovered all the data and now have an extra iPhone. Thank you very much. Sorry, no pictures, my camera was broken!

My Problem

DOCKING STATION NEEDED REPLACEMENT

My Fix

TOOK ABOUT 1 HOUR AND A COUPLE BEERS

My Advice

CAREFUL TO PUT THE PARTS IN THE SAME ORDER YOU REMOVED THEM SO YOU CAN PUT THEM BACK. THE RIGHT TOOLS ARE A MUST.

 

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