Released September 25, 2015. Model A1687/A1634. Repair of this device is similar to previous generations, requiring screwdrivers and prying tools. Available as GSM or CDMA / 16, 64, or 128 GB / Silver, Gold, Space Gray, or Rose Gold options.

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Battery won't charge - Lightning connector or Logicboard broken?

Dear Fixers!

My friend owns an iPhone 6s Plus. A few weeks ago, his battery wouldn't charge anymore, so I ordered a new one from iFixit, and everything worked fine again.

Now, the same symptoms occur again: The iPhone gets stuck in a Reboot-Loop, it won't get recognized by iTunes when put into DFU-Mode and the one time I succeeded turning it on it wouldn't charge to more than 1% (so basically nothing).

Now is the point that I don't think that I had bad luck with both the batteries (the Apple one and die iFixit one), so I suspect either the Lightning connector being broken in some way so that it "destroys" the battery over time or the Logicboard having a comparable issue.

No the question: Do you think it might be the connector? Do you think it's worth a try to change the Lightning connector AND a new battery? How high is the probability that the Logicboard is broken and the phone therefore "unfixable"?

Thanks guys!


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It ain't broke til you see smoke!

I would start with a new Lightning connector. It wouldn't be uncommon for that to be at fault and its a cheap and easy fix. If that doesn't fix it, its almost certainly the Power IC (Tristary) chip. That's a job for someone with microsoldering skills and tools.

So start with the easy thing: the Lightning port. Its about a 50/50 shot on that being the issue.

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