Dock messed up Iphone connector.

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by iamcami, May 5, 2012.

  1. iamcami, May 5, 2012
    Last edited: May 5, 2012

    iamcami macrumors newbie

    May 5, 2012
    After noticing that my normal cables aren't working right, (I usually use a dock) I've been trying to figure out why.

    Finally found the cause. The dock is faulty. Pic's are at the bottom. The right side of it is pushing up more as you can see in the pics. It's firmly in that position, doesn't wiggle or anything and the phone still charges and music can be played using the dock.

    But the normal cables are all acting really dodgy now. If u push them in they'll connect for a second while your pushing and then disconnect when you let go... This has been getting worse and worse and obviously the dock has slowly been damaging the connector inside the phone. Wish I'd realised sooner.

    I guess my only option now is to replace the dock connector? The phone's out of warranty and I think the dock/home theatre system is prob out of warranty also. Any suggestions? Is replacing a dock an easy DIY job? I'm not bad with these things. No soldering required I see from google.

    EDIT: Forgot to link the pics
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    Your best bet is to replace the dock and/or cable. Why fuss with it when they're considered disposable parts? Plus you don't want to risk messing up the pins on your iPhone with a bad cable/dock.
  3. iamcami thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 5, 2012
    i think the pins are already messed up. the dock has caused it... i have a few cables and none of them will make a connection now. But the dock still works no problem.

    and looking at the dock, it has a part sticking out... where as the cables are all flat. so the dock has caused it, but it's the only thing that will charge it now.

    once i fix the connector inside the phone then i wouldn't connect it to the dock again as it would most likely damage it in the same way again.
  4. macemily macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2012
    thanks for sharing. I had same problem before, and just replaced my docking station.

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