Sixth iteration of Apple iPhone, announced on September 12, 2012. Repair of this device is similar to the previous models, requiring screwdrivers and prying tools. Available as GSM or CDMA / 16, 32, or 64 GB / Black or White.

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What am I missing with dock connector replacement?

I needed to replace the dock connector because my phone was acting like someone was constantly pressing the home button. I replaced it and it fixed the problem but now it won't charge. I have put 2 different parts in it with the same result. I have checked all connections and everything is tight from what I can see. Could this be something that I am overlooking? The only thing that was not put back in was a tiny washer and that is because I didn't see where it came from. Please help I am pulling my hair out.

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Just wanted to follow up on this thread---Dana's phone is solved and charging fine.

This was a "rice phone" uncleaned phone several months out from water damage. Phone had significant corrosion and therefore was particularly susceptible to pry damage. I replaced about a dozen very tiny SMD components---in particular the circled components in the picture that live near the dock connector. Put back together and phone boots and charges just fine.

In the focus on iPhone 5 charging problems in several phones recently I've seen:

1.) A bad battery--replace = solve

2.) Pry damage near dock connector = fix = solve (this phone)

3.) Pry damage near dock connector = fix= did not solve = phone needs U2 chip replaced = not feasible in general

4.) Fake charging=phone needed usb power management ic replaced (do-able)

5.) Fake charging = phone needed charging coil replaced (do-able)

6.) No charge/no detect = phone needs U2 chip replaced = not feasible

Picture is a series of before/after motherboard repairs on this phone. Phone seems normal as tested post-repair

Hopefully this will help someone else with iPhone 5 charging problems.

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Sounds like you have installed a faulty part or damaged it in some way.. I would order a new part don't take the phone apart just plug the part in before you strip the phone and see if it charges

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I have tried 2 different ones, what are the odds of damaging both or both being faulty?

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Yea damaging both would be rare have you tryed the old one again and see if it charges..

If it doesn't then u have damaged some component on the motherboard

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I unfortunately tossed the old part, here is the funny part. If I have the phone off and place the charger in the port it will turn the phone on. So it recognizes that but won't charge. I am not a happy camper!

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Mmmm I would give to a repair shop to digagnose the problem

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not what I wanted to hear. Hopefully someone will see this that can point me to the exact problem. Not holding my breath though. Thanks a lot for your input.

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Hi,

This is a common motherboard fault that can be caused by prying damage. I remember being stunned the first time i did pry damage--i had been so careful i swear!

If you need someone stateside that does affordable board-level repairs feel free to contact me via my profile. I am in Rochester NY and would be happy to take a look for you. Most pry damage is a straightforward component replacement on the board.

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Tell me what I need to do to get this to you. I have given up.

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Send me an email at: jessabethany@gmail.com

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The washer should be put in it belongs at the bottom of the lighting connector, that could be your problem.

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where exactly on the bottom of the connector?

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Have you checked the fuse and coils near the docking connector socket and the battery socket.

You can compare it with this picture:

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If i'm right the washer goes here:

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Here's what I have gotten so far in the other forum mate

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I wonder how that could've been damaged? So I would clearly need to take this to a person who works on logic boards. I couldn't change that.

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Any of these damaged?

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