Released September 25, 2015. Model A1688/A1633. 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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Device won't power on. Possible logic board issue

Hello, if I change the logic board on the device will I still be able to recover the data that is on the phone or is all the data stored on the logic board (I'm not sure where the flash memory is).

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No. You could change the logic board, and upload the data, either through the cloud of iTunes. And you really can't swap the nand, the flash memory alone. You'd need to swap it with three other chips and the home button. But why? What happened? Why isn't it powering on? Let's try stitches before we try major surgery

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According to Apple store, it's the logic board that is the problem. It won't power on at all. My computer won't detect it either. The data on it has not been backed up to the cloud.


The Apple Store is good for that. "Your phone is broken, you need to buy a new one." Haha. Those guys. Always good for a laugh. So what happened, to the phone? Dropped it? Spilled beer on it?


It has been dropped but nothing has been spilled on it. The data is the priority because there is Apple care on the device so I'm not worried about the device replacement. Need to recover data first. So if I change the logic board, the pictures will still be on the device for me to back up?


No. Any logic board change in a mobile device means no data recovered.

The memory is stored on a memory chip on the logic board.


Apple doesn't replace the logic board. They usually at this point replace the whole device with a refurbished unit.

Your data is stored on your dead board. Swapping it out means data will be gone, like everybody else here told you.

If you want your data back, you have to send it to someone who can perform iPhone board repair and who's specialized in data recovery (some people will actually sabotage the chances of recovering data if they do general repair and are not experienced in data recovery). In my honest option, there is a high % chance of recovering data from your device unless it was really crushed. Just have it done by the right people. And that's provided you don't have an iCloud or iTunes back-up.


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