HELP! - Took Apart iPhone, screen won't turn on, vibrates in a pattern.

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  1. DopeElite macrumors newbie

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    Hello, I have a business of repairing iPhones. And I was taking my iPhone 4S (Verizon) apart for practice. I got all the way to taking off the speaker module, then I felt as I just needed to put it back on. Once I put everything back on. I turned on. It only turns on if charged, there is no backlight or screen, and it vibrates in a pattern: dun dun - dun dun - dun dun, etc. and it keeps going and gets warm. I need to fix this ASAP. I checked over at least 5 times in this 4 hour process taking apart & putting back together. I'm so stressed. PLEASE HELP. Thank you.

    As of right now, no way for contact except my laptop. You guys are my best bet!
     
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    You own a phone repair business???

    Sounds like a bad screen though replace the screen and it should work.
     
  4. hockeyman94 macrumors regular

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    Sorry this is a little funny, you have a business and you don't know what you did wrong.

    First do a hard reset on the phone. Hold the power button and the home button for 12 seconds then let go of the home button while keep holding onto the power button. If that doesn't turn on you either broke the lcd or.... ruined the motherboard by putting the connector on wrong or to hard and scraping the nodes off the motherboard.
     
  5. DopeElite thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Now it's not powering on when i plug in. Remember, it only works when plugged in. I tried 12 Second Reset, that did not work. & yes actually a private type of business. I called Apple & they said they couldn't troubleshoot it. But they said it's definately a hardware problem. They said I could replace it for the out of warranty fee of $199.99 + plus shipping. I can't afford it.
     
  6. DanTSX macrumors regular

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    What do you mean by "a private type of business"?

    How much voltage are you reading at the screen connector?
     
  7. MiniMoke macrumors member

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    LMAO!!!!!!

    'Private kind of business' means probably he wants to charge friends and family to 'repair' their iPhones and did a test run with his own phone.... well, try another 'business' line please and leave this job to real businesses or Apple.

    Too funny
     
  8. DopeElite thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm not sure how to check that.

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    Look, I'm 15 trying to make a little money. There is no reason to be rude.

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    Yes, I have. They "couldn't" troubleshoot it.
     
  9. iphone46 macrumors regular

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    No they cannot the phone was tampered with and unless you put the internal water sensors back on, they will easily be able to tell it was tampered with. If you mail it to them and receive a replacement you will be charge the FULL price of the phone.
     
  10. al256 macrumors 6502a

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    When I was 15 I had a new, first generation titanium PowerBook G4. One night I got fearless and decided to take it apart to compare it to my previous PowerBook G3 firewire. Well, I ended up damaging the DVD drive and it never worked again plus aesthetically there was a hole on the lower slot loading part.

    I moved on from that and continued to work on Macs, PCs, iPods, iPhones and car electronics. By breaking my new computer like that I learned what it really takes to work on an Apple product.

    When you get another iPhone (should it not be fixed), I hope you too can learn from this moment and move on and continue to work on your own electronics. It gets better.
     
  11. DopeElite thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's great news! It's all just a learning process. My mom is pretty mad, as we are tight on budget. This is one reason why I started my iRepair. I told myself, I'm just going to have to move on. That inspired me 10x more. Thanks man. And it sure does take a lot of work. I hope to get better at this. As at a young age, I'm sure I will. :apple:

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    It never has came in contact with water. As I called multiple times tonight. They helped me in different ways. As I am right now doing a Full Restore, hope this works! I'll update you once I found out the outcome. Thanks though.
     
  12. DopeElite thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have now finished the restore in iTunes, it restored. But still doing same thing, Phone Screen not working and vibrating in a pattern. I thought i saw it flash when I started to restore.
     
  13. DefDad macrumors member

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    You might check and make sure you didn't kink the screen ribbon cables. I have done that before and had to replaced the screen. Other than that, if you have a mall nearby, look for an iPhone repair kiosk and if you find one, see if they can check it for you.

    I understand your mom getting upset, it's an expensive learning process. If it is beyond repair, maybe you can find an affordable used one and keep the old one to practice on and for spare parts.

    Good luck in your business and with your phone (and with your mom).
     
  14. macdaddykane macrumors member

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    The road to success is littered with many failures.

    Keep your interest in electronics and computers. It will serve you well. You learned an expensive lesson you will never forget.

    Try practicing on some used equipment next time. Buy cheap some broken gear on ebay or someplace else and try to restore them before you go tinkering with your essentials. Good luck.
     
  15. DerekRod macrumors 6502a

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    Whats the name of your business so I know never to bring in my iDevices :D
     
  16. DopeElite thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks man, and yes I have learned a lesson. I got an update on the phone though, the backlight is working but not the screen so I'm hoping that it just needs a replacement as I have ordered one. I'll let you know how it goes when I repair it. It's all just a learning process.

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    I think I have found the problem, I didn't really notice. But the back light on the iPhone is on. So I am guessing it's screen problem, or a connector for the screen. This seems like an easy fix! Thanks man. I'll let you know how it goes!

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    Go get a life and take your rude comments somewhere else, instead of taking the time to comment this. It was a mistake and I'm only 15 and still learning. One of the reasons I do this iRepair, is so I can help my mom financially as were on a low budget. Another reason is so I can have some extra money for, a car, something nice that I may want. Think about that next time.
     
  17. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Good luck to the OP...its worth trying, but there are bound to be problems along the way especially with something as difficult to repair as an iDevice.
     
  18. davidjearly macrumors 68020

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    I highly doubt you've damaged it beyond repair.

    1. Get some sleep.
    2. Start again.
    3. Take it apart, slowly and carefully.
    4. Get an entire new front assembly and fit this in, bring careful to fold LCD/digitiser cables correctly.
    5. Rejoice in your fixed iPhone.
     
  19. DopeElite thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the tips, I got a LCD/Digitizer in yesterday for my 4S. I'll try an replace it, in the meantime. I'm gonna have to get some super glue, because I have 1 stripped screw out of 4 in each corner that needs twisted with one of my mini screwdrivers. I'll let you know once I'm done of the results I have from repairing this. Thanks again davidjearly!
     
  20. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    This made me lol
     
  21. RichardC300 macrumors 65816

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    +1. But then again, I would never let a 15 year old fix anything of mine.
     
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    My advice is to check out YouTube videos to see videos of other people working on an iPhone 4S or check out ifixit. Good luck
     
  24. itjw macrumors 65816

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    I think the reason you get grief from some members is because you started the thread announcing you had a business. If you had simply said you were in the process of learning with the hopes of one day being competent enough I doubt anyone would have given you crap (although on here who knows...)

    As someone who rebuilt a car from literally the frame with no formal training I can tell you that sometimes the best fix is to take a break for a while, regroup, and start again.

    Worst case you learned something. Even if it was that you weren't ready for the business fine, at least you didn't ruin someone else's phone in order to learn it.

    Good luck either way, but press pause on the business for now.
     
  25. fortheus macrumors regular

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    Happens with me last time with my 3GS. I need to replace the LCD likely I broke the flex cable.

    iPhone is very sensitive, I think that's why they not encourage users to take it apart by making it very difficult to open.
     

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