Iphone 6 black screen and not responding to iTunes after screen replacement

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Jrench_36, May 17, 2016.

  1. Jrench_36 macrumors newbie

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    So, I messed up. I have replaced about 15 iPhone screens before and have never had any problems. This time i forgot to disconnect the battery.... i think i made a $600 mistake. The phone will not turn on with the old screen or the new screen and when i plug it in to iTunes it is not recognized. Furthermore, its not being recognized by my computer either. I tried to do a hard reset... no luck. I disconnected the battery and held down the power button for 20 seconds bc someone told me to.. no luck. I don't know what to do. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Chatter macrumors 6502a

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    Put the old screen back on and take it in to an Apple store? I dont know if this suggestion will work but maybe its worth a try?
     
  3. Jrench_36 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah.. I've been thinking about doing that. I just have a bad feeling that they are going to tell me that its going to cost an absurd amount of money to replace.
     
  4. Chatter macrumors 6502a

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    Well, you are probably correct but it will be less than $600. Small win? Sorry for the tough luck.
     
  5. lordofthereef, May 17, 2016
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    My bet is that a cable was either torn or is not seated properly. Nothing about what you're saying should cause a permanent brick.

    Do you have another battery you could swap in? Could be a battery issue too.
     
  6. Jrench_36 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've checked all the cables multiple times with no sight of damage. However, cables are cheap so i could just order new ones. No battery on hand, but would it be worth it to order one just to check?
     
  7. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    To be clear, in referring to the cables internally. Those that connect the screen to the rest of the hardware.

    That's just what it sounds like to me. I haven't worked too extensively in iPhones but I have done other products like gaming consoles and handhelds. 9.5 times out of 10 if its not working right when I put it back to get her it's either something I damaged (usually a cable) or something I forgot to plug in.
     

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