iPhone 4S Dock Connector

$19.95

Product code: IF115-010
Apple Part #: 821-1301-05, 821-1301-06, 821-1301-A

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iPhone 4S Dock Connector

$19.95

Product code: IF115-010
Apple Part #: 821-1301-05, 821-1301-06, 821-1301-A

Product Overview

Stay Connected!

  • If your phone is no longer recognized via USB cable, it may be time to replace the dock connector.
  • Replacing the dock connector should fix charging and connectivity issues.
  • Paying someone else to replace the dock connector can cost between 100 and 200 dollars.

Compatibility

Identify your iPhone

  • iPhone 4S

Product Details

  • Contains: Dock Connector, Primary Microphone
  • Connectors: Home Button, Speaker Assembly Contact

$19.95 Black / New

 
 

Condition:

New

$19.95 White / New

 
 

Condition:

New

$14.95 Black / A-Stock

 
 
 

Condition:

Used, fully tested

Notes:

This is a used OEM part.

$14.95 White / A-Stock

 
 
 

Condition:

Used, fully tested

Notes:

This is a used OEM part.

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Compatibility

iPhone 4S
16 GB
32 GB
64 GB
 

Stories

My Problem

Broken screen and back cover

My Fix

Easy. Parts we of the highest quality

My Advice

Make sure you have your glasses. Screws are very small.

My Problem

Ordered part and replaced it but tore the ribbon cable for dock connector.

My Fix

ordered the dock connector and replaced it and reinstalled speaker all without removing battery. everything works well.

My Advice

be very careful when unpeeling ribbon cable to dock connector.

My Problem

My battery was failing , the speaker wasn't working too well, and my back panel was shattered. I decided to fix all 3 at once!

My Fix

I did it I did it I did it!!! Looks like it mostly went off without a hitch..one of screws attaching the battery got stripped but I was able to disconnect the battery and just attached the battery with the top screw. let's hope it works!

My Advice

Get a Phillips #0, 00, and 000 and test each carefully to see which works best for you.

My Problem

My dock connector was very loose and I could only get it charge by jiggling the plug just right. Decided I would also replace battery as well.

My Fix

The dock replacement guide has you remove the battery so since it was original I decided to replace it. The guide was very thorough and I only had one hiccup when one of the screws on the dock connector cover did not want to budge. Some careful persuasion and finally got it out - after that everything went per instructions. Phone booted up - everything working great.

My Advice

Follow the guide carefully, don't get creative. The guide did a good job of pointing out the gotchas.

My Problem

The microphone on the wifes iPhone quit working. I ordered a new dock and went thru the process of replacing it and it was marginally better, but still sounded like she was talking underwater. I used compressed air and blew out the screen on the bottom that the microphone lives behind and it restored complete function. Not saying this is always the problem, but something to double check first.

My Fix

Not too bad, pretty in depth and getting difficult for these old eyes and hands (58). Took me longer than estimated, but I did misplace a screw into the wrong container (I had separate cups for parts from each step) and that took a bit to sort out. Wonder why Apple decides screws should be 1.2mm, 1.3mm and 1.5mm, most of which two different lengths are used to attach one part... dumb on their part.

My Advice

A couple of tips, in step 10, peeling back the dock connector cable took the metal cover on the logic board with it, maybe a tip to hold it down as you peel back the adhesive. Step 16 and 17, I figured out that the retaining flap is on the black socket and not the dock itself, the picture of the plastic opening tool is a bit confusing as to exactly what part you are going after. The ribbon cable, it pulls out sideways from a slot, that wasn't exactly clear, and I wasn't sure from the pics and such if it laid in on top or what. Last tip, when putting the new dock connector back in, the ribbon that connects the speaker has enough play to stick the speaker down offset to the tube that the rubber sleeve slides into, making it difficult to get the rubber sleeve back into the tube. So before you really stick the adhesive down, make sure the position is good.

My Problem

Phone took over 24 hours to charge and would only hold the charge for a couple hours.

My Fix

The fix went really well but after I got it all put back together the microphone didn't work, I pulled it all back apart and there was a tiny plastic film over the microphone that is part of the Dock Connector, put it all back together and it works better than when we first got the phone from Verizon.

My Advice

Make sure when your installing the parts that you remove all protective films from the parts, there are a lot of them. :-)

My Problem

Realized the back glass was broken, don't know how it happened, but it was. So I looked up what to do and found your site. Then I decided to also replace the dock connector because I when I used my phone I had to put the other person on speaker or they couldn't hear me. The sweet girl at the Apple store had told me the only solution was to replace the phone with the latest $$$ model.

My Fix

Replacing the back class was easy, although one of the screws was striped. I sent a question in, but then I found three solutions and between the three, I finally got that li'l bugger screw out. so while I had it open I went for it and followed the guide to replacing the dock connector. I had trouble understanding what part was what:

the battery

battery connector from the socket (what socket)

loudspeaker enclosure

pressure contact

speaker enclosure assembly

home button ribbon cable ZIF socket.

And that is where I got into trouble. Those ribbon cables and how to put them out of the way while I'm working. Was worried as to how delicate they were so apparently I didn't move the home button ribbon far enough out of the way and as soon as I moved the dock connector, the home button ribbon tore. So now I have placed my order for that.

My Advice

All in all it was a good experience. I am having to wait on the home button ribbon part, but I was able to do something I believed was difficult. Your instructions made it easy.

My suggestions:

1. maybe a picture with part names just for us idiots. the warning on working with the small parts such as ribbons; how far to pull out of the way or not pull. A picture of that small part.

2. instructions just say: To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order....well that's not necessarily true.

A. The new part doesn't have a retaining flap on the home button ribbon cable ZIF socket.

B. There are parts that have protective plastic covering (on the dock connector part and the back glass as well). Some of us may not realize where they all are and some may not even realize it needs to be removed.

Suggestion to an inexperienced person attempting the dock connector replacement or anything in that area of the phone: Before each step, check the step comment icon at the top right of each step. They will give you a heads up on problems and solutions before you make a mistake.

My Problem

My iPhone 4S stopped taking a charge, from any source. I couldn't complete an iCloud back up before the phone died. I couldn't save 3072 photos and videos, precious memories. I danced with my cell carrier. I danced with Apple. I even danced with Apple's only third party choice for data retrieval (RIP OFF artists!). This scam of a company wanted to charge me $1400.00 to pull my photos off my phone. $1400.00!

My Fix

My coworker recommended purchasing a dock connector from Ifixit for $20.00 before giving in to the lunacy of spending $1400.00 to some shysters in lab coats from California. He tackled the task of replacing the dock connector and had it installed in less than an hour. I held my breath as my phone slowly but surely began to charge. I was in tears. Precious memories were given back to me- for $20.00 plus shipping.

My Advice

Always do your research, ask your tech contacts questions, because the solution may not have to cost you a small fortune.

And never panic. It solves nothing.

I am definitely disappointed in Apple for not offering this option and I am disgusted with the third party company for attempting to rob me in order to restore my sentimental memories. But that's another story/rant, to be written SOON.

Back up your phone, not only to the cloud, but to your computer and an external hard drive. My coworker even recommended pulling photos onto a dvd. Guess what I'll be doing this evening?

Thank you ifixit, thank you, thank you, thank you!

My Problem

My iPhone 4S wouldn't charge. I tried using different outlets, different cables, different computers, none worked. I cleaned out the lint and that seemed to work, but only for a few hours. I learned that in the car my partner had dribbled some water on it while it was plugged in. I couldn't see any damage to the dock connector or any signs of water damage inside, so I bought and installed a new battery (also with help from iFixit). The phone still wouldn't charge. I figured I would try replacing the dock connector since it was cheap and looked easy.

My Fix

I bought a used (A-stock) dock connector rather than new to save $5, which was 25% less. I'm a big fan of recycling and repurposing. Plus, the mining, manufacturing, and shipment of electronics such as these are one of the biggest sources of negative environmental impacts, so keeping one more new item on the shelf until it's actually needed was important to me. I also used to work in a business that sells used auto parts. I've learned how good of a job a quality-controlled used part can do. I followed the guide forwards and backwards and ended up with a working phone again! Easy.

My Advice

The steps to disconnect the battery cable are confusing. The cable plugs down onto 4 pins and the piece that pulls up has an overhanging lip around the outside that makes it easy to pry up with little force. There is a small contact plate (black with a copper nub) that is visible, but half of it is under the cable plug around the top screw. It is only held in place by that screw and friction between the cable plug and the components beneath it. Don't worry when this piece comes loose because it is not attached to anything, just keep track of it.

Be very careful with the ribbon for the home button. The ribbon slides horizontally in and out of the connector and the locking tab that holds it down is hinged (it flips up and down like a roller coaster bar). If you've ever taken apart a laptop you'll be familiar with these. When you reinstall it, don't twist it side to side, but rather tilt the back of it up (vertically) until the tip of the ribbon rests on the entrance to the connector then tilt it down so it slides in. This is much easier to do with two hands, using small tipped tools. I don't think using tweezers is necessary.

Read the full description, including alerts, on each step before starting the work. Also check the comments for problems that other people have run into.

Work on a brightly lit surface and use a hands free magnifying glass if you have bad vision.

I recommend wearing latex gloves to keep the oils from your hands off the electronics. I also used 91% Isopropyl Alcohol and cotton swabs to clean all the metal contacts.

Keep track of those screws! I used a small ceramic tray and taped them down with scotch tape. I kept track of where each screw belonged with notes on a sticky note.

Try not to work in a room with carpet or a dirty floor. If you do drop a screw, here are a couple tips: 1) Hard floor: turn off all the lights and lay a flashlight on the floor; the angle of the light will cause even small items to cast longer shadows and be easier to see, 2) Carpet: put a nylon leg hose or other fine filter over the attachment wand on your vacuum and use it to sweep along the floor; this saves you the hassle of searching the dusty vacuum compartment, 3) Any Floor: a strong magnet.

My Problem

I was trying to take the back off because it was cracked. I did not have the proper tools and I just made it worse.

My Fix

This was so easy to repair after I received the tools and parts from IFIXIT!

My Advice

Don't brake your son's phone!