Battery drain after Screen replacement

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by chfilm, May 20, 2016.

  1. chfilm macrumors 65816

    chfilm

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    #1
    Hey,

    my iPhone fell down, screen broke, I sent it to an insurance, they replaced my screen, but after it came back, the screen had some ugly black smears.. and the battery drains within 5-6 hours, while the phone gets extremely hot.

    I replaced the battery against a new one yesterday - no success, exactly the same behavior..
    Is it possible, that they built in some bad 3rd party screen which drains the battery?
    I also reset the phone, it doesnt seem to be software related..
     

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  2. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

    Newtons Apple

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    Anything is possible. You will need to get your insurance company to repair or replace. Do not waste you time here, call you insurance company. If they used a 3rd party repair service, they did not use Apple official parts and Apple will not touch it.
     
  3. nburwell macrumors 68040

    nburwell

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    From the sounds of it, the insurance company had it repaired by a 3rd party, not Apple. Like Newtons Apple mentioned, at this point Apple will not touch it (you can try your luck by taking it to Apple, but once they determine that it has 3rd party parts inside, they will just give it back to you). Your best bet at this point is to get in touch with the insurance company.
     
  4. jasjeet macrumors member

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    Lots of fake screens don't have a brightness sensor causing excessive battery drain drain.
     
  5. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Isn't the brightness sensor something that is separate from the screen?
     
  6. jasjeet macrumors member

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    It is but most replace the whole panel for ease
     
  7. KAB2010 macrumors 6502

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    this has happened to me while doing my own full front panel screen replacement before. phone got ungodly hot at the top right corner where the 3 display plugins sit. theres two chips there (don't know what they operate) but thats what got so hot. tried battery pulls and reseating of the display plugins but nothing helped. Black smears have happened too, but did fade away completely with time oddly enough. Got rid of the phone and bought a used one from Swappa. Never again...
     
  8. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    You could be using it more now that your screen is replaced and you keep restoring and resetting things.
     

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