Sixth iteration of Apple iPhone, announced on September 12, 2012. Repair of this device is similar to the previous models, requiring screwdrivers and prying tools. Available as GSM or CDMA / 16, 32, or 64 GB / Black or White.

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No WIFI or Bluetooth on iPhone 5

So I bought an iPhone 5 off eBay that was described as not starting up. Actually, the battery was drained and it loaded perfectly after attaching it to the power source for a few hours.

Now, the iPhone is powered up and running, but there is no WIFI or Bluetooth. When I open the tray, there is only a grey circle where the WIFI symbol should be. The Bluetooth symbol is visible in the tray and I can activate it, but then, it never completes the process of turning on.

I have tried overheating the iPhone with a hair drier twice now, as this is the proposed method to resurrect WIFi, but that didn't work.

I also completely restored the phone and tried to activate WIFI before restoring my profile. Nothing. the WIFI tray icon remained grey and Bluetooth kept on failing at starting up.

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Wi-Fi / Bluetooth ic chip needs to be replaced to fix problem.

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Why Is The Wi-Fi Grayed Out On My iPhone?


Same answer as above, greyed out Wi-Fi means the chip is either not powering on from liquid damage near chip or chip needs to be replaced.


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