Fifth generation of iPhone. Repair of this device is straightforward, and requires screwdrivers, prying tools, and patience. GSM/CDMA / 16, 32, or 64 GB / Black or White.

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Cant start phone setup wont connect to wifi

I can't get my phone to connect to WiFi.

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This is likely the cause of a bad wifi chip, which is very difficult and expensive to fix, but the good news is that you should be able to activate with itunes and sideload apps.


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Have you a hard restart of the phone (hold down the power button and the home button simultaneously until 2 seconds after the apple logo appears) Have the phone connected to your computer with a cable while doing this and have iTunes opened. If this is successful backup your phone immediately with a local backup and should allow you to wipe and restore IOS (fixing any corrupt parts of the OS) and and your apps. If this fails you may have a hardware failure, but you should still be able to use the phone if the WiFi component has failed, just disable the WiFi syncing when you restore IOS.

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put it in the freezer for about 10 minuts. fixes it for a short time. need to make a longer better repair.

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Hey Dessie, I use to have this issue too and what I did was turn off Wi-Fi and then turn it on. If the problem persists I forget network and then connect again. The next option you can do is to restart your modem and router. I hope this helps. You can read the full instructions here:

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