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iphone 4S dock connector repair

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iPhone 4

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iPhone 4 Speaker Enclosure Replacement

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My Problem

After having fixed the battery and speaker issue, ( https://www.ifixit.com/Story/12618/iphon... ), I had noticed that even when plugged in, every now and then, the iphone 4S would just suddenly start discharging, as if it were not plugged in. Also, when I replaced the speaker in my previous repair, I did notice that there was some warpage of the old speaker assembly, as if that part of the speaker assembly got excessively hot. From those two things, I assumed there was a possible short in the dock connector assembly.

My Fix

The repair went quite smoothly. That iScrews iPhone Screw tray comes in handy for the repair process, in making sure I know where every screw I removed went.

I delayed writing this success story, to verify that the intermittent discharging while plugged in problem was no longer present, and the problem is indeed fixed. Darned good thing I did buy the dock connector assembly even when I thought I didn't previously need it.

My Advice

Replacing that rubber spacer can be rather tricky. Just take your time, and get a good light source.

iPhone 4S Dock Connector Image
iPhone 4S Dock Connector

$19.99

iScrews iPhone Screw Trays Image
iScrews iPhone Screw Trays

$0.99

iPhone 4 and 4S Speaker Enclosure Image
iPhone 4 and 4S Speaker Enclosure

$14.99

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