NEED HELP - iPhone is completely dead; tried fixing it on my own

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by big-twinkiesgto, Aug 3, 2017.

  1. big-twinkiesgto macrumors newbie

    big-twinkiesgto

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    I did the dumb idea of trying to fix my own iPhone 6 Plus. I believe I messed up the little connections where the screen plug into the phone. I don't know if that's the main problem but my iPhone is now completely dead and won't turn on. I really want to get my pics and data off of it. Are there any professional online services that know how to fix this specific type of problem? All I can find online are shops that repair screens, batteries, etc. I'd say this is a lot more complicated. Any help/tips would be appreciated. Thanks!
     

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  2. jr866gooner macrumors 65816

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    I think apple may be your only option.....
     
  3. Rok73 macrumors 65816

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    Not sure if Apple will even touch this. Also: backup is the keyword. Lesson learned.
     
  4. jetsam macrumors 6502

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    I don't think Apple will repair this. I think this would be considered "accidental damage," so they probably would do an out-of-warranty replacement, for $329. And they definitely won't retrieve existing data.

    OP:
    You might find a local repair shop that could repair the phone. Try checking online for a local place with good reviews.

    And, as Rok73 suggested, start doing backups. It's easy to do backups to iCloud. Once set up, iCloud backups happen automatically, on a daily basis, as long as your phone is connected to power and Wi-Fi, and locked. Backups can really save you when the unexpected happen.
     
  5. Rok73 macrumors 65816

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    That's exactly what I meant.
     
  6. Audit13 macrumors 65816

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    It may be simplest to take it to a shop and have them put your motherboard into their phone. If it boots, you can retrieve the data. If it doesn't boot, you'll need to see a tech that can isolate the problem on the motherboard.
     

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