iPhone 3gs Flex Ribbon -Number 1- Broken while replacing digitizer

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Nils999, May 16, 2010.

  1. Nils999 macrumors newbie

    May 16, 2010
    Hey, I'll describe you what happened, One day i was running down my drive, i was wearing tracksuit bottoms so they were bouncing arround, in my pocket was my iPhone.. It fell out of my pocket and the screen then cracked on the floor! Oh Dear!

    I then phoned apple but unfortunately they couldn't help me, so i purchased this: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170473430652#ht_2856wt_1165 I replaced the digitizer and everything was complete, THE MOMENT AWAITED! I turned my iphone on, but the LCD Was not working..

    I Re-opened my iphone, and found a tiny little gold bit of wire, i took a closer look and found that the plug on cable number 1 was broken, the tiny little chips in the cable had been dislodged, HELP!

  2. DEE9299 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 3, 2009
    Boston Mass.
    wow......I would try to see if you ca remove the broken pieces carefully from the #1 connector on the board......you will need a new lcd if you can get those broken pieces of there.
  3. dellconn macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2010
    Hi Nils, seems that you have messed up your fpc connector. There a some replacement on ebay like this. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320552705563&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

    If you good enough at soldering skill and have a fine tiny solder tip then its worth to try (other than replacing logic board). You can ask hectordtruong on other thread. He had been doing several repairment like this.

Share This Page