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Cumulus Touch IC
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ОтветыCharging port is broken? How easy to fix and would it still be insuredReplacing a charging port is a pretty standard (and easy) repair. You can check out this guide to see for yourself.
ОтветыIs this backlight issue repairable? (not a board issue)There can be several causes for this “Stage Light” issue. It could be damaged, or partially damaged backlight filters or diodes. It can also be caused by excess heat when removing the screen assembly. Lastly, it could be a defective light strip in the LCD (that’s what this one looks like). In the last case, you would have to open up the LCD unit and replace the backlight directly, like a screen refurbisher does with an iPhone screen. I’ve never done this so I can only point you in that general direction.
ОтветыWhy wouldn’t my home button work after replacing the screenThe 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. Even the tiniest tear can cause issues…magnification here will help. Look for tears to the flex or any physical signs of damage. You should also check the connector to insure none of the pins are damage or that there isn’t any debris. Unfortunately, there is no real DIY way to fix a Home Button, only Apple can replace it.
ОтветыCan iPhone 6S models be susceptible to iPhone6/6+ "Touch disease"?The iPhone 6S and up does not suffer from “Touch Disease” per se. They can have touch related issues, which are almost always screen related, but not for the same reasons as the infamous Touch Disease on the iPhone 6/6 Plus. You can check out my blog post (linked above) for the technical details but in short, the IC’s that handle the touch functions suffer from some flaky copper traces on the logic board. These traces are very thin and will break over time as the iPhone is flexed through normal use (the iPhone 6 Plus is particularly “flexy” and it has a critical trace right where the board flexes the most). This can’t happen on the iPhone 6S (and up) because on those devices, the Touch related IC’s are embedded into the screen. The only thing related to touch on the iPhone 6S logic board is the circuitry that powers the touch IC’s in the screen. So it is possible that your specific problem is not screen related but not for the same reasons as the 6 Plus. In your case, if a known-good or high quality replaceme...
ОтветыSome times my speaker doesn't work.The iPhone 7 series of devices have proven to be very unreliable, suffering from flex-based issues similar to the iPhone 6 Plus (Touch Disease). On the iPhone 7, the fault line runs along the top of the SIM card reader and affects the Baseband CPU and Audio IC. Any short copper traces running perpendicular to the fault line while connecting to micro-BGA pads, is subject to failing. On the Audio IC, this particularly affects the C12 pad/trace although there are 4 pads/traces along the fault line. Of those four, the C12 pad (I2S_AP_TO_CODEC_MCLK) is the most critical as it is a communication protocol line between the CPU and the Audio IC. '''' Here are the typical symptoms, as collated by the repair community: (1) Voice Memos app / Loudspeaker on call - greyed out (2) Siri doesn’t hear you / Caller can’t hear you (3) Most other Audio related issues that aren’t solved by modular replacements (4) Long boot times (3-5 minutes) (5) iTunes detects the phone but stuck on the Apple Logo This is a repairable problem bu...
ОтветыHow can I tell how much memory my iPhone 6s Plus has if it is not workThe amount of memory has no impact on the replacement screen. Replacement screens will work on all of the devices, regardless of memory capacity. Check out the compatibility section of this product listing for reference.
ОтветыIs the metal plate on the back ofthe lcd really necessaryIt’s not necessary for the phone to work but it was designed and installed to allow for better thermal regulation. The backlight and the logic board generate a lot of heat and this additional heat sink just keeps the phone operating optimally. Over the long term, removing the heat shield plate will cause some components to fail sooner than their rated or expected lifespans.
Ответыloops on apple logo 5-10 times then shows no image, only backlightWhen you have a tough one like this, you have to be systematic in your probing. You don’t say what lines you probed so I’ll assume the “big” ones like CPU/GPU/SOC/SDRAM/NAND etc. You also don’t say what the phone has been through prior to this issue (water, impact) so it difficult to make any specific recommendations. Seeing as how you are not seeing anything obvious such as physical damage, water (?) or any heat signatures, I will suggest however that you check ALL the PMIC lines (the switcher’s and LDO’s) and then if necessary, check the BBPMU outputs as well. I would also check the secondary LDO’s such as MESA, BL, LCM etc. as they can also cause issues with boot by jamming up the I2C lines. Once you are convinced that there are no power issues, you’ll probably have to start pulling major chips until you either figure it out or call it quits :>). EDIT (for funsies - I’ll delete it later!)
ОтветыReplaced Camera, Home button not workingThe 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. You should also check the connector to insure none of the pins are damage or that there isn’t any debris. Unfortunately, there is no real DIY way to fix a Home Button, only Apple can replace it. EDIT The flex with the smaller connector is the Ho...
ОтветыDoes someone know whats wrong?That doesn’t look healthy… If you leave it plugged in, does it charge the battery at all or does it continuously do this flash/boot cycle? This could be a battery/charging issue (if the battery doesn’t charge at all); you can read through my notes below. It could also be a backlight/LCD driver issue, which is not uncommon during DIY repairs when the fixer does not properly isolate the battery prior to removing and connecting the screen connectors. So if you have a charge issue, check out my suggestions below: When 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 Lightni...
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