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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ic chip knocked off next to forward camera flex cable

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I too did the same thing with Chip U16 in your diagram posted in the other thread. My cable was really difficult to get unplugged and in all the struggle to get it loose, I knocked it off. I was told by 2 differnent cell phone repair places today that only apple can fix it or it just can't be fixed. I would like to get it repaired. I don't mind having Apple doing the repair, but I don't want to spend an arm and a leg. Any suggestions out there? I also messed up a few pins on one of the display connectors but I figure its not as hard of a fix, but I could be wrong.

Anyone know what this chip does, if there is a need for replacement, if one is available, and if there is a solution?

Is there anyone out there that is willing to tackle this repair?

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I have looked for reballing in the Fort Smith and Fayetteville Arkansas areas without any luck. I found some webpages online I have inquired about. No replies yet. I may try to get in touch with the local collage to see if they have any suggestions.

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Daniel Lunsford , just noted you added to your question. REference designator U16 is a AK8963C 3-axis Electronic Compass IC, QFN, -0.3 to +6.5V, ±10mA, manufactured by Asahi Kasei Microsystems. As for the availability, you may have to do some scouring around. Hope this helps.

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Daniel Lunsford, Apple does not really do repairs. They may offer you trade in for a new phone. The only way this could be fixed by a total reball. Not knowing where you are located, I'd be looking at shops that can do reballs. It could of course cost you more than a new phone, but you'll never know until you ask.

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alibaba express has the chip for $6 will balls attached. I have a phone same problem , but the keyboard occasionally does self inputs, wonder if the missing compass is related to this

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the uc16 is mounted on a sub board (according to another forum) Chip need to be removed carefully to leave the sub board on the logic board. Unfortunately all to often people knock the chip with sub board off when removing (or prying !) the lcd /camera connection cover plate.

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This is your compass. It appears that the solder pads on your logic board is pulled off so it is likely that it is already beyond repair.

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