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Stuck in DFU Mode Error 4014! - Itunes Detects recovery mode.

I have looked everywhere for an answer on this and have had no results.

I replaced the screen in the IPhone 4s yesterday, After about 10minutes being plugged into itunes.The display went off and when I tried to turn it back on ITunes flagged it in DFU.

I replaced the screen with full esd earthing so I know I haven't static shocked the board.

I have sinsce tested the screen in another IPHONE 4s and the screen is working correctly, So I know the screen has not damaged the board.

However this has been previously repaired via another team so who knows.

I have no display or life from the phone.

Things I Have tried.

Restore/Update + IPSW Recovery on Laptop Win8

Restore/UPdate + IPSW Recovery on Pc Windows 7

Apple store( Premium resller ) Restore MAC .

These all resorted in error 4014.

I have tired several differnt cables.

I have tired a new Dock connecter cable.

I have tried 3 different batteries.

TinyUmbrella Will not Detect as itis DFU.

RedSn0W will not work correctly as in DFU.

ReiB00t also will not detect.

ITunes Re-installed.

Host file altered in windows.

Anti - Virus disabled etcetc.

Iphone was getting extremely hot during the recoverys.

Even though everywhere says this fault is a connection issue. Am I right in thinking this is probably a logic fault and is not fixable.

The last thing I am trying now is fully charging the battery in another Iphone 4s ( So I can monitor the charge ) Then I'll put it back into the " Dead " iphone and try and recover.

HELP!

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Anyideas anyone?

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bump please!

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hi mate did you fix your problem because i have the same problem with a 4s

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Same issue for me - has anyone found a fix??

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I have the same issue with iPad 4

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I'm just wondering, I realize this sounds dumb. But, since you're already out of luck, why not try putting it into dfu mode? Yes I know it says it's in dfu. But, just give it a try

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im an electronics tech and fix many iphones, i had the same problem yesterday and the fault was the IC Backlight chip. when that is damaged your phone will only be detected (on computer) in DFU mode and when itunes try to restore the phone it fails because it cannot complete a test with the phone and sees the fault.

once you have exhausted all other methods of fix then test the ic backlight chip

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I had the same problem till i flash my device using 3utools.. now my device is working perfectly

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will this flash somehow jailbreak it or make it further apple inc. / itunes icompatible ? have a similar issue on iphone 5c which i wanted to resell afterwards

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that doesnt look good mate, what i would try after all that is, put the board in a full original and working housing, if still not good, connect just original charging port, original lcd and see if powers up, if not, search th board under a microscope for a loose/dead ic

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hi mate did you fix that problem.because i have exactly the same problem with a 4s

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think its the logic board mate tried everything with my 4s to repair but no luck

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yeah me 2 i have the same prob its 100% with logic board with iphone 4s the 4th !!! i saw many videos on youtube about this ...

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