Dock Connector Repair

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by djshott, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. djshott macrumors newbie

    Mar 5, 2009
    I've opened up my iPhone... unfortunately I've done some irreversible damage to the aluminum casing, but other than that, I've got everything all opened up! Here's where I am now... [​IMG]

    I'm trying to repair my dock connector, and microphone. I've got the parts I need. But NOTHING online shows me how to repair these things. I NEED help. Please let me know of any tips, tricks, or links that could help me out. Cause I've looked everywhere, and I've got NOTHING.
  2. Dr. Cabrera macrumors 65816

    Aug 25, 2008
    Los Angeles

    This is the problem with the new generation of DIY-ers
    They think they know how to do everything because they "saw something online"

    who takes something apart without first knowing how they are going to fix anything

    honestly what the hell where you thinking
  3. Craiger macrumors 6502a


    Jul 11, 2007
    take the old thing (that looks like the new thing you bought) out and put the new thing in its place. That's how I repair electronics.... :D
  4. djshott thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 5, 2009
    Hmm, I'm doing great.... thanks for asking. I asked for help, not insults. I took MY phone apart seeking to repair water damage. Don't be so offended. I was successful at cleaning up the inside of the phone, but the dock connector has corrosion that can't just be "cleaned", it HAS to be repaired. So paying $75 for something that I can do myself sounds ridiculous. (with or without help online... I'll get it done.)

    But I appreciate your passion... though it may need to be redirected.
  5. djshott thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 5, 2009
    haha, yeah. But the hard part is getting to where the old thing is without damaging the necessary functions/parts of the phone.
  6. CBR900RR macrumors 6502a

    Oct 11, 2008
    Middle of Pacific
  7. Janneb macrumors newbie

    Nov 6, 2009
    Connector replacement

    I am in the same situation now. Do you get any solution or description for replacement of the connector

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