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Thread: Charge screen, won't shut off
02-23-2010, 04:52 PM #1Charge screen, won't shut off
Hello everyone, I am new to this forum but have gotten alot of good info from reading here. I have a problem that maybe some of the more experienced people can help with. My 30 pin connector broke on my 3G Iphone. I purchased a new one and installed it. I turned the phone back on and it worked, the only thing that didn't was my home button. I pulled it back apart and noticed one of the home button tabs were broke, I tryed to straighten the other one and it broke also. I read on here about using a drop of solder on each one to make the connection. I did that and I can see where it is connecting the other board. Unfortunately I did the soldering the next day and I'm not sure if I shut the phone off. Now when I try and turn the phone on, it just shows the dead battery screen and won't charge. If I plug my apple usb cable into my Iphone and my computer, it shuts down all my usb's... tried a wall jack and nothing. I left it plugged in for 2 days and still the charge screen. I have tried to force a shut down or DFU mode and no luck...... Anybody have any ideas at all? Bad battery, did solder hurt contacts? any ideas or input are greatly appreciated
02-23-2010, 06:46 PM #2
It sounds like your solder job did not work. I would replace the home flex and then do a hard rest on the phone. Make sure that cable #4 is plugged in. If it is not, the phone will not charge and the home button will not function.
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02-23-2010, 09:39 PM #3
Thanks, I wasn't sure about the solder job, but would that keep the phone from turning on? or just not let me reset? If #4 cable is out or broken, will the screen still show the battery indicator? or should it not show anything?
02-23-2010, 09:42 PM #4
It will show the battery but not the lightning bolt by itself if it is not recognizing the charger. The home button being damaged will prevent you from doing a hard reset.
02-23-2010, 09:51 PM #5
Thanks again, 1 other thing, do you know why when I try to plug it into my usb, its shuts all my usb's down? bad ground? a short somewhere? safety?
02-24-2010, 08:39 AM #6