Released on September 19, 2014, this 4.7" screen iPhone is the smaller version of the iPhone 6 Plus.

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iPhone 6 Bent housing no signal/service

iPhone 6 housing bent and motherboard bent towards the bottom of the phone and motherboard, everything works except that it will not get any signal/ cell service. It works on wifi, but on the top where it usually says the carrier it keeps saying searching, even after I pull the SIM card out it keeps saying searching. No bents anywhere near the SIM card reader. Tried a different sim tray, network reset, opened the phone and checked all the connectors and components. I haven't done a restore on the phone. I believe it mind be hardware related because it happened when the phone got badly bent. Any suggestions on things to try or how I can fix the problem. Thank you

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Reflow the entire cellular section, reball the cellular chips if necessary.

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What does reflow and reball mean?

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Reballing is a method of soldering which requires balls to be placed underneath the chip. The process requires a de-solder and a fully equipped solder station. You have to desolder the cellular chip with a de-solder station and resolder it. Trust me it's a nightmare. You're gonna want to take it to a specialist or get a new phone.


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