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iPhone DIY repair: Ultimate guide to replacing broken dock connectors

There are lots of things that can go wrong with the dock connector in your iPhone. Bad chargers can cause pins to break off, water or moisture can leave your iPhone unable to charge, and more. There are lots of symptoms and problems that can arise that would warrant a DIY repair.

The dock connector in certain models can also affect other functions such as producing sound issues in the iPhone 4 and 4S. Regardless what model iPhone you have, we can walk you through how to replace the dock connector step by step. We'll also give you links to parts and tools from the suppliers we trust.

So if you're experiencing dock connector or charging issues, follow along to find the guides that'll get you back in working order in no time.

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iMore Editors' Choice: Penultimate, 1Password, Pixel People, and more

Every week, the editors and writers at iMore carefully select some of our favorite, most useful, most extraordinary apps, accessories, gadgets, and websites. This week's selections include several games, our favorite password manager, an excellent note-taking app that integrates with another great, yet different, note-taking service, an a couple music apps.

To see what we picked, and to tell us your pick, follow along after the break!

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iPhone DIY repair: Ultimate guide to fixing stuck or broken power buttons

The iPhone has been plagued with power button issues since the debut of the iPhone 4. We've seen complaints from many readers that their iPhone power buttons are completely recessed and no longer register when pressed. In some cases, they'll still respond but you have to press extremely hard. In severe cases, the power button actually recesses into the casing. In our experience, power button issues are almost as prevalent as home button issues. As it turns out, the power button itself isn't the culprit at all, the flex cable that sits underneath it is. After so many presses, it just becomes worn down and too thin.

Fortunately, a DIY repair can breath new life into your malfunctioning power button. It'll cost you a lot less than a brand new iPhone and give you lots more life out of your existing one. Regardless which iPhone you have, we've got the guide for you including step by step instructions and links to parts and tools for the suppliers we trust.

If you've got your DIY ninja pants handy, get 'em on and follow along...

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What’s really going on with Apple and its stock price in 2013?

Here we go again. Another Apple quarter that demonstrates long term strength in its business, and another quarter where Wall Street is waving its hands in the air claiming that the business is broken. Apple shares are down over $50 (10%) as I write this.

Always remember value investor Benjamin Graham’s famous expression: In the short term the market acts like a voting machine. In the long term it acts like a weighing machine. Today, the voting machine dominates. But over the course of many product cycles, those daily votes amount to nothing. That’s why the market is volatile, and why I focus on long term investing.

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How to DIY repair a stuck or broken iPhone 4S power button

The iPhone has been prone to power button issues ever since the iPhone 4 made its appearance. As it turns out, the iPhone 4S isn't immune from stuck power buttons either. Over time, the cable wears down and causes the actual power button to become harder and harder to press. In some cases, it becomes completely recessed resulting in presses not even registering.

If this issue sounds like something you're iPhone 4S is experiencing, a DIY repair can get it back to normal with some patience and the right tools. It'll also cost a heck of a lot less than a brand new iPhone.

If you're up for it, follow along. And if you're not, follow along anyways and we'll refer you to the professionals that can do the repair for you.

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iMore Editors' Choice: Tokens, Riven, Ruzzle, and more

Every week, the editors and writers at iMore carefully select some of our favorite, most useful, most extraordinary apps, accessories, gadgets, and websites. This week's selections include a Lightning cable accessory, an app that let's you dive into space exploration, a few games, a photo editor, and a Mac app for Apple developer account holders.

To see what we picked, follow along after the break!

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iPhone DIY repair: Ultimate guide to replacing the battery in your iPhone

If you've got an iPhone that's going on a few years old, you may notice that your battery doesn't hold a charge like it once did. That doesn't always have to mean you have to run out to buy a new iPhone. A replacement battery is actually not very costly and as luck may have it, it's one of the easiest DIY repairs when it comes to most iPhone models.

As long as you've got a little bit of patience, we can walk you through how to squeeze lots more life out of your iPhone with a brand new battery replacement.

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iMore Editors' Choice: IMDb, Noble Nutlings, Doctor Who Encyclopedia, and more

Every week, the editors and writers at iMore carefully select some of our favorite, most useful, most extraordinary apps, accessories, gadgets, and websites. This week's selections include a couple games, an app that pulls up information about movies and television shows, an iBook about productivity, customer relations, and general business best practices, something for Doctor Who fans, an an app for Wikipedia.

To see what we picked, and to tell us your pick, follow along after the break!

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