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Released on September 19, 2014, this 4.7" screen iPhone is the smaller version of the iPhone 6 Plus. Identifiable by the model numbers A1549, A1586, and A1589.

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iPhone 6 is constantly searching

After a visit to the apple store my iPhone 6 as been deemed damaged I wiped out with phone in back pocket, the back-plate took a bad hit and the iPhone 6 now as a bend to it causing a slack between the screen and back-plate (bottom only and snug at top). It has been fine ever since but recently decided that It would start "searching" Apple tech says this could cause antenna (he says attached to back-plate) to loose contact with sim card causing the phone to search or short(fried) the sim card. Not sure if that is possible. So we replace sim card, it worked for a 2 weeks it started doing the same thing, drop signal and search. So I started holding the phone and apply pressure at the sim card location (thumb on screen & index on backplate) during power cycle and to my suprise, the phone would lock signal work for a while then suddenly drop and search. Sadly this trick no longer work and the phone only work under WI-FI. i have tried holding at the bottom, top and middle without success.

What parts would you suggest I replace or perhaps check first before buying new parts.

I'm looking to replace only the bent back-plate but do I need more? antenna and such?. I'm confident in my skills to take apart my phone and rebuild with know good parts.

Is the antenna attached to back-plate? or am I wasting my time.

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Try going settings > general > about. Do you see an option listed for iccid?

Iccid is your SIM card. If it's not there more than likely the phone can't see the sim so its be something to do with sim reader as opposed to antennas.

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How'd you get on with this?

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So if ICCID is shown but no service the antenna is the issue?

Can Apple replace that? How much does it cost?

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Hey Nigel, thanks for answering, I did all kinds of research and elimination process to pinpoint the problem.

The very first step was to replace the rear panel, It was bent(one ding at battery connector area on logic board also, see pics ) out of shape enough to not ignore. After the replacement that went very well, phone looked new, on startup the phone found signal without any issues. It only lasted a few days. then back to searching... as per your ICCID suggestion, I tried to simply remove the card and power the phone, go to "about" and see if detected...it did.

I'm thinking the Logic board might have gotten hurt enough to intermittently (weld or connection of some sort) fail.

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It looks to be super common, just a problem that happens.

I've seen some people reheat some chips to get it working again.

I dind't go down that path.

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It seems to be a logicboard issue. Time for a new phone.

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