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iPhone 4 Verizon Dock Connector Replacement

Replace a broken dock connector in your iPhone 4 Verizon.

Use this guide to replace the dock connector assembly, which includes the dock connector and lower microphone.

Étape 1 Dock Connector  ¶ 

If present, remove the small strip of tape covering one of the dock connector screws.

Étape 1 Dock Connector  ¶ 

  • If present, remove the small strip of tape covering one of the dock connector screws.

Étape 2  ¶ 

Use a plastic opening tool to flip up the retaining flap on the home button ribbon cable ZIF socket. Be sure you are prying up on the hinged retaining flap, not the socket itself.

Étape 2  ¶ 

  • Use a plastic opening tool to flip up the retaining flap on the home button ribbon cable ZIF socket.

  • Be sure you are prying up on the hinged retaining flap, not the socket itself.

Étape 3  ¶ 

Use a pair of tweezers to pull the home button ribbon cable out of its socket.

Étape 3  ¶ 

  • Use a pair of tweezers to pull the home button ribbon cable out of its socket.

Étape 4  ¶ 

Carefully pull, but do not remove, the rubber microphone holder out of its tube in the bottom edge of the iPhone.

Étape 4  ¶ 

  • Carefully pull, but do not remove, the rubber microphone holder out of its tube in the bottom edge of the iPhone.

Étape 5  ¶ 

Remove the two 1.3 mm Phillips screws securing the dock connector to the case of the iPhone.

Étape 5  ¶ 

  • Remove the two 1.3 mm Phillips screws securing the dock connector to the case of the iPhone.

Étape 6  ¶ 

Use a pair of tweezers to remove the small rubber spacer beneath the speaker enclosure mounting ear near the vibrator.

Étape 6  ¶ 

  • Use a pair of tweezers to remove the small rubber spacer beneath the speaker enclosure mounting ear near the vibrator.

Étape 7  ¶ 

Remove the tiny rubber spacer near the dock connector.

Étape 7  ¶ 

  • Remove the tiny rubber spacer near the dock connector.

Étape 8  ¶ 

Use the edge of a plastic opening tool to peel the dock connector and its cable off the black plastic case of the iPhone. If you are replacing the dock connector with a new part, make sure to transfer the rubber casing around the microphone. You can do this using a spudger.

Étape 8  ¶ 

  • Use the edge of a plastic opening tool to peel the dock connector and its cable off the black plastic case of the iPhone.

  • If you are replacing the dock connector with a new part, make sure to transfer the rubber casing around the microphone. You can do this using a spudger.

Étape 9  ¶ 

Pry the dock connector away from its opening at the bottom of the iPhone. Remove the dock connector.

Étape 9  ¶ 

  • Pry the dock connector away from its opening at the bottom of the iPhone.

  • Remove the dock connector.