Using the Dock charger that came with 2G to charge 3GS

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by dangleheart, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. dangleheart macrumors 6502

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    I have the Dock charger that came with my 2G iphone. Can I use it to charge my 3GS? Asking because, it does not slide in neatly, I really have to push hard. If I do not push hard, it springs right back. I have been charging it that way for the past couple of days but this pushing thing make me wonder if I am somehow damaging something on the 3GS.
     
  2. aprofetto macrumors 6502a

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    I would definitely not force it in.

    The 2G was a completely different shape than the 3G/3GS.

    That being said, I've heard of people shaving the old docks down to fit a 3G/3GS.
     
  3. dangleheart thread starter macrumors 6502

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    OK. The lack of compatibility is in the outer shape and not the metal charging connector on the dock? If so, I will feel a bit better.
     
  4. jamesryanbell macrumors 68020

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    Yes, that's exactly right. The 2G was completely flat. The 3G's curvature in shape prevents it from fitting.
     

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