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the soldering iron tip i was using is super worn (fat/not pointed anymore, lol) and really needs to be replaced. but i was trying to knock this out super quick
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    Default replaced the 6r8 coil in a 3gs phone.
    the soldering iron tip i was using is super worn (fat/not pointed anymore, lol) and really needs to be replaced. but i was trying to knock this out super quick today. ive had this 3gs with a dim lcd sitting here for a while now and i was curious to know if this was going to fix it. i bought the phone like that. i assumed it blew from someone changing the digi on the device since it was a new digi.

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    replaced. with the worn iron tip the only way i could get it soldered properly was to turn the coil a little bit. its a tight fit in there:


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    I fell like when your really into a TV show and it's getting to a really good part and you lean forward in your seat and then the news guy comes on a says " we interrupt this broadcast for breaking news ", but it turns out it's not really anything important.

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    it worked.

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    I have a 3gs with no backlight. I bought the coil, but have no experience soldering on a board. Where can I take it to have it done? Someone told me to go to a TV repair shop, but the ones I've called don't want to do it. Any suggestions, and anyone know how much this should cost to have done?

    Thanks for your help!

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    Can you share some tips? I see you cut some of the metal frame to make room. Where did you get the part?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hitsue View Post
    Can you share some tips? I see you cut some of the metal frame to make room. Where did you get the part?
    i cut the metal frame to make room because the iron tip was so fat. haha. a small pointed iron should be able to do it no problem. i just went back and forth from side to side with the iron until it just basically lifted off. pretty easy. then just soldering back on.

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    ifixit does it the same way. they removed the piece of the frame. I do it without removing the frame though.
    How to fix #3 CONNECTORS:
    http://hectordtruong.blogspot.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by krazy View Post
    ifixit does it the same way. they removed the piece of the frame. I do it without removing the frame though.
    guys Krazy is legit he has repaired many phones for me....

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    Quote Originally Posted by dee9299 View Post
    guys Krazy is legit he has repaired many phones for me....
    Thanks man!
    How to fix #3 CONNECTORS:
    http://hectordtruong.blogspot.com/

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