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Old 02-20-2013, 11:28 PM
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iPhone 4 hard drive question

Hi All,

Quick question about the iPhone 4. I own a construction business and have several iPhones that I give to my contractors. I have 2 that I currently can't use. One is passcode protected and I don't know it (the passcode was set by a former employee who I had to let go). The other seems to have a problem with the dock connector because it won't charge. I looked on youtube and it seems like switching the hard drives might not be too difficult. Is the passcode stored on the hard drive? I was thinking if I switched the hard drives I could put the locked drive in the phone with the broken dock and at least salvage one of them.

Your input is appreciated.

Thanks!
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You can't switch the "hard drives" in iPhones as they don't have any hard drives. Apple does include built-in flash storage, these are chips that are soldered onto the logic board and cannot be moved, swapped, or anything like that. What you need to do is plug the locked iPhone into your computer and just restore it. Everything on there will be lost but that doesn't matter as it would get the iPhone back up and running. Then you can have the one with the problematic dock connector get serviced.

You may want to have a look at that one too. Plug it into your computer and see if it recognizes it. If it does, the dock connector isn't fully broken. The dock connector isn't broken at all if the iPhone charges and syncs with your computer. You can also try restoring the iPhone with iTunes and see fi taht clears any problems up.



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agreed, thinking about iphone 5
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agreed, thinking about iphone 5
well, maybe can wait to see the iPhone 5S.
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