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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Won't power on after reboot looping

Hello, I was wondering if you thought my iPhone is repairable or not. Here is the background: I received a new in warranty replacement phone from Apple Store in October. A little over a month later, I Noticed the "selfie" camera wasn't working at all ( I hadnt even tried it until this point) I took it to apple and they wanted 329 bucks to replace it since warranty had just ran out two days prior. I opted to do without the camera. For the next 8 months, the phone was fine aside from the selfie camera. In June of this year, I decided I needed the camera to use FaceTime. I took it to a local repair shop to have the camera replaced. I dropped it off, and when I returned, they stated that when they put in the new camera, the camera still didn't work. But when they put in the old camera, it worked, but it was glitchy with weird static and lines sometimes. Over the course of the next week, I noticed my phone had started rebooting itself randomly because I had to enter my passcode sometimes instead of using the fingerprint scanner. Then about a week later, while on a trip while using the phone as a gps, it rebooted and kept rebooting over and over For about an hour. Finally it stopped after I did several hard resets. It worked for a couple of days, still rebooting randomly. A couple of days later I found my phone stuck on the apple logo screen. I tried a hard reset once again, but this time it never came back on. It won't power up at all. When I try to do a dfu reset it gives error code 4005 usually. This is where I am now. Do you think you can help? Apple still offers to do a 329 dollar swap. It at this point the new iPhone comes out in about two months. So that makes little sense. If it can't be repaired Should I juts eBay it and get 100 bucks for it or whatever.

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Oh and phone was never dropped or wet in any way.


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Somehow you got a bad refurb. 4005 is usually a cold solder joint, dealing with the NAND. It requires microsoldering. Not for a beginner. The camera, again, sounds like you got a bad refurb, and what it has to do is with the fpc connector. I mean...the cost for the best microsoldering place would likely charge around $300. Is the iPhone X coming out in two months? Maybe. Do you want to live without a phone, provided you don't have a backup, until that undetermined time? Selling it on eBay for $100? I mean yeah but...I would be wary of that, as PayPal usually sides with the buyer

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Yeah, I assumed it was a bad refurb, even though the guy at the apple store insisted they don't give refurbs, and that it was a new phone lol. I do have a backup, I am currently using a Nexus 5X for the moment, so I am not completely phoneless. Given that, and that my best friend, who upgrades every year, will be selling me his 7 Plus for about 300 bucks, what wold you do with this broken phone? As you said, ebay is sketchy... I could try facebook marketplace. Gazelle offers me 75 bucks for it, and one of those EcoATM kiosks offers me 35 dollars for it.... think id rather used it as a paperweight for 35 dollars.


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