iPhone 3GS

Flex Cable: Headphones, Buttons & Switches


Part Brand
Apple Computer Company
1Yr Parts & Labor Parts & Labor

Time to Install
Up to 20 min
black or white*
(See Color)


How and where can I get Flex Cable Headphones, Buttons & Switches Repair Service on a iPhone 3GS?

You can get your iPhone 3GS Flex Cable Headphones, Buttons & Switches Repair Service by visiting Springfield iPhone Repair in Downtown Springfield, MO (412 S Campbell in Springfield, MO). No appointment is needed for this repair. Feel free to come to our shop location during our open business hours 10A-2P and 3P-6P Monday through Friday. Repair time is up to 20 min, and comes with 1Yr Parts & Labor Parts & Labor Warranty. If you choose (and the part availability allows for) to get this item shipped, you will likely forfeit any such warranties as described. This repair service is not available for price-matching at this time.
This product either is not available for outright purchase or is available for the part only at the same rate of $50 including shipping within the contintental 48 states and invalidates any such warranties as described in the warranty description for 1Yr Parts & Labor Parts & Labor.
*More Colors available soon with SuperProtection Coatings! Includes part and Installation. Price varies on the individual issue with your device. Complete New Backs include all new buttons, a new battery, and the Headphone/ Button/ Switch Flex Cable

Symptoms & Preventative Measures

When a Apple Computer Company iPhone 3GS needs a Flex Cable: Headphones, Buttons & Switches

Buttons Non-Responsive

If either your power or volume button or mute switch are disfuntional, non-reponsive and/or not functioning correctly, you likely have damage to the ribbon cable that holds all the button components and switches, as well as the headphone jack. Damage is usally due to either impact, Case Damage, or water damage. To evaluate water damage, peer into the headphone jack and see if the water marker is still either white or silver (If red, water damage has occurred).

Preventative Measure include water resistant cases such as the otter box or a body-glove all rubber case for water damage (not fully protective), as well as any case to prevent impact damage that might cause the case to become separated from the back plastic.

Buttons Missing

If your button(s) or switch(es) are missing, more than likely it is due to case damage, usually from a side impact around the button. Examine the casing around the button and see if there is separation between the chrome bezel and the plastic back of the 3GS, if so, you will likely need that repaired or replaced with a new iPhone 3GS Back.

Preventative Measures for this type of break is using a case that wraps around the iPhone, or even covers the buttons with rubber, such as an Otter Box™

Are the 3G & 3GS Headphone Flexes the same?

No. They are the same size, the look the same, but they are not. The 3GS includes extra abilities that the 3G does not have, and thus are different.View the iPhone 3G Headphone/ Flex Jack

Is this part an Original iPhone part?

Yes. It comes with a 1 Year Warranty against manufacturing defects or installation errors, including the part and labor to replace it. Please ensure that you pick up a warranty card at the time of repair. The warranty explicitly does not include any damage to the back case or cover that is cracked or broken in any way, or if there is any water damage to the iPhone, or if the iPhone was repaired by any other company. Warranty validation may require further inquiry than initial inspection.

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