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Dock messed up Iphone connector.

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iamcami Calculating status...
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May 5, 2012 12:10 PM

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

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/52986617/100_0289.JPG

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/52986617/100_0293.JPG

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/52986617/100_0296.JPG

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/52986617/100_0297.JPG

iPhone 3GS, iOS 5.1
  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (36,180 points)
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    May 5, 2012 1:18 PM (in response to iamcami)

    Apple will replace the phone for $149. The phone is not considered user servicable. If you try it, it may work fine for you, or it may end up as a paperweight. I guess it depends on how much you're willing to risk.

     

    At the very least, I'd get rid of the dock.

  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (36,180 points)
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    May 6, 2012 5:39 AM (in response to iamcami)

    I mean that it is not considered user servicable. There is a very good chance that you will end up with a brick when you are finished. Especially if you are not experienced working with delicate electronics.

     

    It's up to you.

  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (36,180 points)
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    May 6, 2012 7:29 AM (in response to iamcami)

    I mean, it is not meant to be serviced (opened up and repaired) by the average consumer. Heck, even Apple won't open them up and repair them in store. They replace the phones entirely and send the broken ones back to be re-manufactured.

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