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02-09-2011, 10:04 AM #1Accidently Broke Ribbon Flex...!
I was fiddling about with the headphone jack flex cable beneath the case for so long that I managed to tear the cable close to the mute on/off switch assembly.
I'm raging! I understand a new flex cable can cost £10 and it won't even include the home button or vibrate on/off switch, I don't have a clue how the heck I'd get them off the broken ribbon and on the the new one...SO I was hoping there was some way, ANY way I could repair the flex cable since it it only needs to be reconnected. Solder, stickytape, glue ANYTHING?
What would you do?
02-09-2011, 12:01 PM #2
What model iPhone is this for?
02-09-2011, 01:39 PM #3
02-09-2011, 02:50 PM #4
If your saying it's a 3Gs headphone flex cable, then I would just order a replacement part and follow the online takeapart directions. Take your time and watch the video 5-10 times till you understand where everthing goes
02-14-2011, 11:20 AM #5
It is easy to do, just be patient. The new ribbon comes with sticky tacky tape that you use to attach to the old buttons/switches. make sure you take your time and notate the direction and orientation of the ribbon. It gets confusing. Or leave it up to a professional to do.How to fix #3 CONNECTORS: