Fourth generation iPhone. Repair is straightforward, but the front glass and LCD must be replaced as a unit. GSM / 8, 16, or 32 GB capacity / Model A1332 / Black and White.

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What's stopping my iPhone powering on after dropping it?

So I dropped my iPhone 4 onto a wooden floor. Nothing cracked and there's no obvious damage but it won't power on anymore?

It was fully charged at the time.

If I plug it into a charger / Mac then the apple appears for 5 seconds and then it dies again - almost as if a check fails and it powers off.

I removed and reinserted the battery, just to ensure that no obvious power connectors were loose, but it didn't help.

Are there any other connectors that could have 'popped off' or components that I could have cracked?

Appreciate the help...


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The 4 GSM is known for it's loose battery connection due to only one screw holding it in. Since you reseated the battery and the issue persists, and the fact you've mentioned that it comes on briefly when plugged in, indicates a tear or scratch in the battery flex ribbon. Replace the battery and this should solve the issue.

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