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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Problems after power button repair

Power button was giving problems (no other problems with phone) so called a iphone repair service and they came and replaced the power button/cable thing. Power button works fine now but speaker no longer works and the power is draining rapidly (won't hold charge). They came back and said not sure why and would try to find out and get back with us. Now one day later my camera won't work either. What did they do wrong on button repair that has caused this and how do i fix it? help please as i have lost confidence in them

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Would I not be better off to let someone else correct this? are you saying probably need a new battery and motherboard now because of mishandled repair? Would rather have it fixed quickly, but I am new to all this. Considering this has been three visits. Only charged me once, but still......


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Battery drain is caused by a damaged or bad battery or damaged components on the motherboard by prying the battery out and not sure why the camera has stopped but could be either a faulty camera or it's the motherboard.. Looks like they really did a number on you.. I would leave phone back with them and demand it get fixed

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You would need to find a reputable company that does good repairs there is a woman on here called Jessabethany and does alot of motherboard repairs and would sort you out and tell you the problems


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Sounds like you may have multiple problems--

It is possible that all of these problems *could* be caused by greasy pizza disease---the technician assembled your phone and transferred finger oils that are interfering with electrical contact necessary for some components to work. Rule out by having them clean and reassemble the phone.

The battery drain problem could be serious---the iPhone 5 has somewhat of a sensitivity of the U2 ic chip that controls the logic of the charging system. In many phones it becomes damaged after unrelated repairs---that one is difficult to fix, but battery drain problems must start with new battery and new dock connector.

It is entirely possibly, probably in fact, that an inexperienced technician or someone working too quickly has inadvertently knocked off some components on your motherboard in multiple places. This is repairable, but you'd have to send the motherboard out for repair.

Honestly, it sounds like this shop needs to give you a new phone, while they take yours and figure it out. I would ask them for a lender iPhone 5 and restore it from a backup.

good luck!


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