I somehow messed up one of the connector pins that stopped the phone from charging. Still connected to a pc just wouldnt charge. I took it to the Apple store and they basically said the phone needed to be replaced. At which time I really wasn't interested in that. So I just happened to mention my problem to our IS team and he pointed me to your site and low and behold for $35 with shipping I got the part, he replaced the connector an now mine phone that was 7 months old is good as new versus being used for parts.
Since I had someone else do it I'm not really sure but it only took about 115 minutes so I guess it went very well.
Check this site for any possible replacable parts.