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- Touch Disease / Pry Damage
- Long-Screw Damage / FPC connector
- Backlight / Micro-jumper
- Water Damage / Data Recovery
- General troubleshooting
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"New battery won’t charge!" için yanıtWhen troubleshooting charging issues, I would do the following (in order): (1) Always try another Lightning cable and charger, preferably Apple original or MFi certified units. (2) The Lightning cable 8-pin connector should be sitting flush with the housing and completely inserted. If it is not, there could be lint/dust/debris inside the port impeding a proper connection. You can clean it out with a toothpick, fine point tweezers or a dental pick. Just be careful not to damage the pins inside the Lightning Port. (3) Change the battery. The battery is the weakest link in the entire phone and certainly for charger related issues. It is also the easiest thing to replace. Use a battery utility, such as coconutBattery (for Mac) or 3uTools (for Windows) to test the battery prior to removal. Anything less than 70% of design capacity will require replacement. (4) If the battery is in good condition, you can use a USB Ammeter to determine if the phone is really drawing current when it says it's charging. If it...
"iPhone 7 Plus restarts suddenly" için yanıtWhich store dd you bring it to; an Apple store or an independent shop? If the battery was an original battery, you shouldn’t really be seeing any restarts when the battery health is at 88%. If the battery was already a replacement battery, then some of the lower quality batteries dont have true readings as they can be easily programmed to whatever value you want to display. At this point, you need to have a known-good battery installed to see if this is a battery problem or something else. Here are some general troubleshooting guidelines you can follow (you may have already tried some of these). (1) Always try another Lightning cable and charger, preferably Apple original or MFi certified units. (2) The Lightning cable 8-pin connector should be sitting flush with the housing and completely inserted. If it is not, there could be lint/dust/debris inside the port impeding a proper connection. You can clean it out with a toothpick, fine point tweezers or a dental pick. Just be careful not to damage the pins...
"Weird Black Screen after Boot up" için yanıtI highly doubt it’s a software issue. The first thing to try is a known-good replacement screen. due to their high cost, you may want to drop by an independent repair shop to have them try one. If it works, great! If it doesn’t then this is most likely a logic board issue. The iPhone X is particularly fragile due to the AMOLED screen and “flexy” logic board.
"Replaced screen after 10-15 secs screen brightness lowers" için yanıtIf the original screen works fine then it sounds like a bad replacement screen. Contact your supplier and have them replace it under warranty.
"Touch ID isn't working but home button yes" için yanıtIs this following a recent repair or did it just happen out of the blue? Sometimes the HB TouchID can fail “spontaneously” due to minor drops and dings over time. However, if the screen or battery were replaced recently, it could be related. The iPhone 7/8 series have a very inconvenient bend on the Home Button flex. It’s really easy to tear the flex, either near the logic board connector or at the 90 degree bend before it sneaks underneath the LCD heat shield. You have to be careful when you lift the screen off the first time but also anytime the flexes are connected and you have the device open. The other area that is easily damaged is the connector on the Home Button itself and the opposite connector on the short flex that runs underneath the heat shield. The long and short of it is that there are multiple failure points. You will need to carefully inspect the Home Button and flex to see if there is any damage. Magnification here will help. Look for tears to the flex or any physical signs of damage....
"iPhone does not turn on after screen replacement" için yanıtFor the screen, does the original screen work properly? If it does, then it could be an issue with the replacement screen. Also, replacement screens with the front camera pre-installed have a lower quality front camera than the original camera so it’s always better to transfer over your Apple-original FCAM to the replacement screen. Defective FCAM’s can cause boot issues. For the charge state, on the iPhone 8 series of devices, there are some tiny electronics components right next to the display connector and close to the battery connector that are part of the communications line that connects the battery data to the CPU. See the highlighted components below: These can be accidentally damaged or dislodged while replacing the battery and is often called “pry damage”. Take a close look, preferably with magnification, to see if everything is as it should be. Any missing or damaged components will require a micro-soldering repair.
"Missing pads 1 and 8 on touch connector." için yanıtIf you can’t or don’t want to invest in a tool like ZXW/FCL, then consider downloading Phoneboard and you will have most of the basic info for free. To highlight this, here are two screen shots for the pins you require from the Phoneboard application. Consider making a donation to the author of Phone board. Pin 1 Pin 8
"FPC connector not clipping back in" için yanıtIf your phone is waterlogged, then you should be dealing with that before powering it with a replacement battery. With water damage, you have to decontaminate the logic board before doing anything else, otherwise there will be latent issues down the road even if it does power up at first. The water is inside the phone, on the logic board and under the shields, even under the IC's. The real problem is the mineral deposits that can cause short circuits or the corrosion that is taking place as the water evaporates. Leaving the power on the device accelerates the process. The longer you let a phone sit, the more time you are giving corrosion to damage your logic board. The saltier or harder the water is, the more damage will occur. The water needs to be displaced, not evaporated. The proper way treat a wet phone is to do the following: (1) Open your phone and remove the logic board (follow this guide) (2) Inspect the logic board, especially around the connectors and look for corrosion. (3) Inspect both sides...
"X keeps restarting after new charging flex." için yanıtAssuming it was working fine prior to your repair attempt, then I would take a closer look at the small components surrounding the connectors. If you see anything dislodged or damaged, then that would probably cause your issue. At this point, you may need to have this looked at by an experienced micro-solderer.
"screen would be unresponsive, reboot, or digitally split, randomly" için yanıtIf you have integrity, then you shouldn’t have to think about wether this needs to be disclosed or not :>). Of course it should be disclosed…I’m sure you would be upset if someone unloaded a phone with problems on you without saying so. As for trying to get $150 for it, you’ll get whatever the phone is worth. A phone with problems isn’t worth as much as a phone in excellent condition. Some people won’t mind taking on a “project phone”, some people may even buy it for parts only. As for the issue itself, I would suspect a screen issue but because the phone has been dropped in the past, it could also be a logic board issue. Unfortunately, the only way to know is to try a new, preferably good quality screen (not eBay rubbish). Then if it continues, it would be a logic board issue.
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