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iPhone 1st Gen (A1203)

Submitted By: powerbookmedic
Approved On: 9/16/09
Description: This is an official Powerbookmedic.com teardown guide for the 1st generation iPhone with model number A1203.

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Comments (139):

Atul gwal
2 months ago
Iphone model no.A1203 galti sa mujse erase all batten dab gaya aur ab charge pr lagna pr applé bana a raha hi and bufferin ho rahi hi aur kuch nahi pls help me
Mangesh surve.
3 months ago
Plz sir help me mera apple ka a 1203 mobile pe softwere ka ishu ho gaya hai mere se galti se erese all ka botton dab gaye iske wajah se mobile screen per sird apple ka simboll aa raha hai . So mein kya karu.plz help me
Deepu
4 months ago
Iphone model no.A1203 galti sa mujse erase all batten dab gaya aur ab charge pr lagna pr applé bana a raha hi and bufferin ho rahi hi aur kuch nahi pls help sir is phone ko me kisa deakou
priya kale
5 months ago
my iphone's charger is lost so where i found a new charger
amrit kumar
4 months ago
my i phone does not processed and work
Powerbook Medic
6 months ago
@sai - if it doesn't turn on it could be several issues including the battery, logic board, or LCD. you should probably take it somewhere to get diagnosed.
sai
5 months ago
my i phone does not processes and not on
Powerbook Medic
7 months ago
@vignesh - the service parts are listed just to the right. We sell the camera there.
vignesh
7 months ago
i want iphone camera Apple iphone 1203
humaid
11 months ago
my iphone is dont battry charging what i do ?
balaram kona
11 months ago
very very nice we all information for apple iphone tnks
deny
1 year ago
lampu hidup,tidak ada menu pada layar
Powerbook Medic
1 year ago
@krishen - you can follow this video to do an iphone repair or you can send it to us to do for you.
krishen
1 year ago
apple i phone repier
Kedyve
1 year ago
@Shea It's a 2G
Powerbook Medic
1 year ago
@Shea - A1203 is a 1st gen iPhone, sometimes called a 2G. As far as your issue, I would see if you can restore it to factory defaults in iTunes to rule out a software issue.
Shea
1 year ago
Moms boyfriend gave me an 8g model #a1203, it has a metallic silver back case. I charged it for half hour and it turned on but didn't get past apple symbol, after unplugging it I was able to access the main screens and aps, but after a few mins the screen went black, now all I it does is periodically shows a white screen. What could be the problem? Also is this phone a 3 or 3GS? and is the silver case factory or aftermarket thanks
Fernando De La Rosa
1 year ago
no updates from anyone
Powerbook Medic
1 year ago
@Fernando - we carry the boxes in the part list to the right, but they don't typically include the manual.
Fernando De La Rosa
1 year ago
I need very urgent a iPhone 1st Gen 4gb Box with the manuals it is very impotant
Powerbook Medic
1 year ago
@Samuel - if you have done a jailbreak and unlock, I can't really help you there. If it's a hardware issue it could be the antenna or logic board.
Samuel
1 year ago
Hi cn sm1 help me, i've rebooted my iphone A1203 so nw it doesnt have network anyone help plz i dnt knw wht 2 do nw
Powerbook Medic
2 years ago
@Guest - you'll need a new front case assembly, most likely. your digitizer either came unplugged or has gone bad.
Guest
2 years ago
Do you know how to fix the screen ? what i mean is that my iphone wouldnt let me unlock it i tryed sliding it but it wont let me unlock
Powerbook Medic
2 years ago
@zahid - then you'll probably want to replace the front case assembly.
zahid
2 years ago
touch plate promblem
Powerbook Medic
2 years ago
@niki - i'm not sure what you mean. If your iphone is not detecting your wireless, you may have an antenna or logic board issue. If it detects your wireless but isn't able to connect, it is most likely an issue with your iphone or router settings.
niki
2 years ago
my iphone model a1203 2g phone doesnt support automatic internet settings wat would u prefer
steve
2 years ago
the best thing you guys can ever do thanks thanks thanks
ppk
2 years ago
nice
Mr.Monopoly
2 years ago
How do i get into my iphone if i forgot the passcode
Said
2 years ago
Not Bad
Beverly C
2 years ago
This is the most awesome video and information on the internet for iphone disassembly. It is clear and no non sense. After watching this I am going to try to replace the battery. I know this is the most difficult thing and requires soldering, but its worth the effort. and WOW, they have parts!!
whitecrane_99
2 years ago
very inspiring video for those who wish to open their iphones.....very helpful,thank you!!!!!
Powerbook Medic
2 years ago
@gil - you should contact our customer support department. This is for comments on the take-apart video.
gil
2 years ago
i think you sent me the wrong home button.....
marjorie garianala
2 years ago
this video is very helpful i am able to disassemble my 1phone at no sweat
Powerbook Medic
2 years ago
@gil - if the parts go bad on their own and not because of a new incident (dropping, water damage, etc), yes, we will replace it for the first year.
gil
2 years ago
so if i buy used products and they break will i get a refund?
Powerbook Medic
2 years ago
@gil - we haven't tried it ourselves but they look exactly the same, so I don't see why it wouldn't. We've done an 8GB to a 16GB and that worked fine.
gil
2 years ago
Hey man can you replace the memory unit from a 4gb to a 16gb with no problems at all? please respond in detail because i am going to repair this 2g iphone into a full working iphone to sell so you will be getting around 80 dollars!
Powerbook Medic
2 years ago
@gil - the new digitizers may be aftermarket depending on the current availability. used ones are always Apple original.
gil
2 years ago
Are all the iphone parts the original parts for iphone 2g(1st generation) that you have for sale?
gil
2 years ago
So they most likely wouldn't have a problem installing into the iphone?
Powerbook Medic
2 years ago
@Cindi - it sounds like it may just need a new battery.
Cindi O
2 years ago
Have Iphone classic, was my brother-in-laws I don`t think he used it much since he couldn`t figure it out, It was not charged, plugged it in and it showed the battery, with red line but doesn`t show it charging, then it showed the cable on the screen pointing to itunes??? I unplugged it and pushed the on button. everything came up and asked to slide to unlock, did that, and pushed itunes, which it then said was unable to connect, then it went off, said battery low, since I have no manual for it I don`t know if it just needs to charge fully or if the battery is shot.
Powerbook Medic
2 years ago
@Abhijeet - you'll need to restore it in iTunes.
Abhijeet Gupta
2 years ago
My iphone is locked.... and i dont know how to unlock because i have forgoten my passwoad
sep dominise
2 years ago
i got an iphone 1st generation A1203 from UK. Can I use my SIM Card? I'm from the Philippines.. thanks
Powerbook Medic
2 years ago
@Julaine - it shouldn't let you delete it. you can check the settings/general/restrictions screen to see if it has been disabled. after that, try a reset from the settings/general/reset screen.
Julaine
2 years ago
HI, I HAVE 1st GENERATION MODEL A1203 AND THE CAMERA SOME WHAT GOT DELETED AND I TRY TO DOWNLOAD OTHER CAMERA BUT IT STILL DONT WORK..HOW DO I FIX THE PROBLEM?
albee
2 years ago
can i replace my iphone baterry
Powerbook Medic
2 years ago
@Ajay - we sell replacement batteries in the part list to the right.
Ajay Tandon
2 years ago
my iphone bettery is damage ...where its will be avble...........plz suggest meeee.....
Powerbook Medic
2 years ago
@sudhish - you should be able to sync it to your computer and restore it in iTunes. If that doesn't work, look for a guide on DFU mode and try that.
sudhish
2 years ago
can u possible send me the guide on how to upgrade/update my apple iphone A1203?the ipod is no longer functioning, youtube is not allowed to play or browsing to internet using wifi is no longer possible...do i need to reset my iphone?
Powerbook Medic
2 years ago
@Alpesh - you can do that through iTunes.
Alpesh popat
2 years ago
I want to criat new iTunes account.
lalisa
2 years ago
Swich off my iphone mobile you don't opena what i work my mobile
Powerbook Medic
2 years ago
@raju - you'll most likely need to replace the LCD assembly.
raju
2 years ago
my iphone touch paid not working
Powerbook Medic
2 years ago
@Ranga - we sell the camera in the part list to the right. You can order it from our site.
RANGA SANJEEWA
2 years ago
I HAVE IPHONE MODEL NUMBER A1203.I WONT REPLECE MY CAMERA.I AM WORKING THE QATAR.CAN YOU TELL ME WHERE THE HEAR LOCATION
not happy
2 years ago
not a complete tear instruction, lacking in showing removal of blank insert of card slot on top, and mentioning hot glue around antennas on logic board
puneet goyal
2 years ago
this is avery nice iphone but most importent problem this iphone service center is not ablebl all citys
gareth
2 years ago
very good video keep up good work
Powerbook Medic
2 years ago
@Babbar - the first video shows how to do this. the battery comes out with the logic board.
Babbar
2 years ago
Please advise anyone that how to take out the battery.
Powerbook Medic
2 years ago
@nestor - if you are wanting to update you should be able to just sync it up to itunes and update. if you think it is a hardware issue, we have the take-apart video here and parts listed to the right.
nestor
2 years ago
can u possible send me the guide on how to upgrade/update my apple iphone A1203?the ipod is no longer functioning, youtube is not allowed to play or browsing to internet using wifi is no longer possible...do i need to reset my iphone?
shaveel
2 years ago
hi.. i needed to connect my iphone to my desktop computer so how i can ?
zairan khan
2 years ago
hi pliz if u cn help me m i phone iz not working coz b4 it use 2 get freez dan i loaded the software in 1 mobile shop n its again the slide is not working i have 2 off then on it again then it works but when its locked the slide dosent work were it says SLIDE TO UNLOCK i hope u can help me
Robert
3 years ago
is good . de verdad es realmente muy bueno saber, muchhas gracias thank
Powerbook Medic
3 years ago
@jane - i'm not sure what you mean. there is a camera in the iphone.
jane
3 years ago
Does iphone 1gen have video aside from camera? Where can I find it? Thanks a lot!
Hunter
3 years ago
Thanks!
Powerbook Medic
3 years ago
@bobby - that is not supported. streaming only.
bobby
3 years ago
how 2 download from mobile internet
Powerbook Medic
3 years ago
@Anam - i would try to restore it first. just to rule out a software issue. you may have to go into DFU mode to get it to restore if it isn't getting far enough to be detected by the computer.
Anam
3 years ago
this is really good, and i also using 2g but now a days i m having problem with it, .. i can not open my iphone only loading sign is appeared but after sometime it automatically goes to switched off mode! i m really having problem, so it will b very kind of u if u can provide me the soluiton...
Powerbook Medic
3 years ago
@Hunter - you'll most likely need to replace the LCD and Digitizer Assembly.
Hunter
3 years ago
Hi! My iPhone (1st generation) has a problem with the sensor behind the glass and at the of the screen there are these weird gray lines that go thru the top part. Thanks, Hunter.
Powerbook Medic
3 years ago
@Jay - the mic is included with the Battery Cover Assembly sold in the list to the right. Labor would be an additional $35 if you want us to do the repair for you.
Jay
3 years ago
hi Mr./Mrs. Powerbook Medic, many thanks for returning my messages. could you let me know if it cost alot for changing the mic? thanks again, J
Powerbook Medic
3 years ago
@Jay - its hard to say the two issues may not be related, i'd probably get it professionally diagnosed. it could be the logic board or the mic.
Jay
3 years ago
upps, by the way, my iphoe is a 2G 8GB thank you. Jay
Jay
3 years ago
further more for my previous question, while talking on the phone, the communitaion some time would be really difficult for other party to hear what i was telling them. thanks again, Jay
Jay,
3 years ago
Hi, you have posted a perfect guide learning video. I really hope you could help me on this, sometime my iphone 2G would froze on me and couple time i could not even turn it off. then the Lcd screen and the back of the phone would turn really hot, by any chance you have any idea with it.... any help would be really appreciated. and if i really need to replace something, could you please let me know where can i find them. once again thank you very much. Jay
Powerbook Medic
3 years ago
@george - it could be the digitizer cable has gotten a tad loose or crooked, but it most likely will require a new digitizer.
george
3 years ago
the top 1 inch doesn't work.
Powerbook Medic
3 years ago
@Maria - the 2G is the first gen. 2G in that sense is signifying iphones with just the Edge data network also known as 2G. For the issue, yes that is typically just the battery.
Maria
3 years ago
I just posted a comment about the touchscreen. I want to ask about the phone turning on. I read through the comments and someone asked about it already and I just want to make sure if the answer you gave them is the same issue with my question. If the phone is plugged in and you can only see the icon of the red bar with the electrical symbol and it never charges yet the charging cable works fine with another iPhone, does this mean that the battery needs to be changed? Can it also mean that the iPhone does not recognize that it is plugged in and the battery might still be good? How would someone go about troubleshooting this without having to buy unecessary parts for the phone?
Maria
3 years ago
I wanted to ask, when looking for a touchscreen to replace the broken one on my iPhone, I come across several that say 2G or 3G. I am not sure if I am finding the right one if I type in 1G. I have researched and usually come up with 2G information. What is the correct way to look for anything having to do with this iPhone, the very first one that came out with the metal back? It's an 8G model. I see parts for the iPhone here on the right of this page. Are they for the iPhone I have? I typed in the model off my iPhone's back and found this page.
Powerbook Medic
3 years ago
@Breanna - either your digitizer has become partially unplugged or it needs to be replaced. You'll really have to open it up or send it to us to check.
Breanna
3 years ago
the top of my screen is still working but the lower half no longer works. it is stuck on slide to unlock. please help me fix this. i have had this phone for 3 years so i have no warranty.
Powerbook Medic
3 years ago
@andrey - you may want to check the sim card. other than that, it will require opening the phone and seeing what all was damaged.
andrey
3 years ago
my iphone 4 just stopped working it sais emergency calls only and i cant fix it help
Powerbook Medic
3 years ago
@innocent - we sell them in the product list just to the right.
innocent
3 years ago
i am in cameroon and and i need a battery how can i get it
Archie
3 years ago
Anyone here has a guide to replace this part? iPhone Dock Connector Cable with Home Button Clicker
Powerbook Medic
3 years ago
@Jose - unfortunately we only speak English here. There should be a CC button on the video that will add English subtitles if that'll help you translate.
Jose A. Santiago
3 years ago
I live in Colombia, and I wish to have the video in Spanish, Thanks
jayaprakash
3 years ago
Its very difficult to handle.Please Make user friendly......thanking you..
Powerbook Medic
3 years ago
@Miguel - videos is all we have at this time.
MIGUEL OCAMPO
3 years ago
I LOVE IT... DO YOU GUYS SALE ANY KIND OF BOOK...WHERE SHOW ALL ABOUT HOW TO FIX IPHONES (ANY) DO YOU? OR DO YOU KNOW IF THEY ARE BOOK TO LEARN?
mark
3 years ago
good
Powerbook Medic
3 years ago
@puyong - you should see the slot on the top side of the phone. Just pop out that tray and switch the cards out. We sell a sim card removal tool to the right of this if you are having trouble.
Amber
3 years ago
My apple iphone 2g will turn on, show the apple icon sit like that and then their is like a little spinning circle below the apple and it does that for a bit like its loading then shuts off, i can get it to connect to itunes, but it makes me restore it, and then when i try to turn it on after it does the same thing again. sorry if this is confusing.
puyong
3 years ago
how to change your sim card on your 1st gen Iphone
Ashton
3 years ago
Hi i have an iphone 2g & sometimes the the touch screen would give trouble for eg. i'm touching the camera icon about 5 times before the camera app opens. Whats up with that? And how to clean the loud speaker? Cause my speaker sounds distorted when playing music & when its ringing...
miket
4 years ago
my vibrate button seems to be broken..when i recive calls it only vibrates....need to fix the vibrate button so i can hear the phone when someone calls me.how can i fix it??
Powerbook Medic
4 years ago
@ed - it sounds like a battery, if that doesn't fix it, it'll be the logic board.
ed b
4 years ago
I have a A1203. It won't charge. Attempts to restore it by holding the buttons don't do anything. What now?
Powerbook Medic
4 years ago
@Matthew - does it sync up to the computer? it may be getting stuck in recovery mode. I would plug it up for awhile, it is possible the battery could be having problems.
Matthew
4 years ago
my iphone turns on and shows the icon but then shuts off how do i fix it
John
4 years ago
outstanding
twoG
4 years ago
can someone please tell me which one of the wires on the 2g battery is ground.. is it black or white??..
Powerbook Medic
4 years ago
@John - it depends on the severity of the liquid damage, but to fix the touch issue, you'll need at least a new digitizer. probably best to have it professionally diagnosed to see the extent.
John C
4 years ago
My phone got wet and now I can't unlock it. I can turn it on and off, but the bottom part of the screen is not touch sensitive.(Can't slide the bar image) Seems like everything works, it rings, it displays calls and texts, I just can't unlock it. Any recommendations? Thanks
Powerbook Medic
4 years ago
@chandranpillai42 - you will need to sync up the phone to a computer and possibly restore it.
Powerbook Medic
4 years ago
@Brian - we do not.
chandranpillai42
4 years ago
my iphone model A1203 found 'iphonedissabled. how can i inable it.
Brian
4 years ago
do you guys sell iphone 1st gen wifi chip?
Powerbook Medic
4 years ago
@Scott - there should be an antenna cable product to the right.
Scott st john
4 years ago
Hi i saw the video and have 2 say thanks it helped alot anyway i'm from Trinidad & Tobago and one of my airport cables burst cause it wasnt good thats the cable which powers the wireless (wifi) i would like to know if i could purchase it & how its reaching trinidad... thank you!!
jonas
4 years ago
what about the hold switch, volume and power button?
Powerbook Medic
4 years ago
@jonas - the headphone module is attached to the back case by just 4 very small screws.
jonas again
4 years ago
i meant headphone board assembly.
jonas
4 years ago
hi there! i have just bought a back case and antenna cover... but now i see, that i have to install the headphone to the back case. it's not included... is that very complicated? is it soldered to the headphone connector?
mike
4 years ago
at 7min20sec he says when this is free what is that thing ?
Kim
4 years ago
I don't think those are Phillips screws. Aren't they Frearson?
sandeep
4 years ago
Thanks good
Sam
4 years ago
They should have said something about removing the sim card first. I broke the bloody thing!
Powerbook Medic
4 years ago
@ Tony - Replacing the dock connector in a 1st Gen iPhone requires soldering, and it not typically recommended for the typical end user.
Tony Dortch
4 years ago
I must say that these are some very informative and detail videos but how do you take out the docking connector on a 1 generation iphone..
Naylagabar
4 years ago
Very good video. And very good people who put this video here. Thank a lot! I mean it.
Nishen - Sri Lanka
4 years ago
Very good and informative clip
michael
4 years ago
very good support video
Eduardo Abeleida G.
4 years ago
excellent !!
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