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.

264 Questions View all

Compass and Auto-Rotate malfunction after screen replacement

Hey there,

Yesterday replaced my cracked screen and all went well except one thing, when I boot for the first time noticed that the screen won't "raise to wake" and I started searching for solutions, found out that my motion sensor won't work (auto rotate doesn't work) and my compass is stuck at 0º.

I am writing to you in hope that you have a solution, all the other iPhone functions like front facing camera and proximity sensor are working fine. Sporadically the screen wakes when I lift my phone but it happens 1 time in 100..

Help is much appreciated

Artur Amaral

Update (07/31/2017)

Block Image

Block Image

Update (08/02/2017)

SOLVED

Checked if the flex shield was the problem and the rotation was working with it, when I was closing the phone installed the battery conector shield and that was the problem, without the shield the compass is working fine!

Thank you for your help

Update (08/29/2017)

Problems have returned..

Shacky icons all the time, shaky video capturing, leveller always moving, raise to wake working inconsistently

After a hard reboot all is okay.. few minutes later the problem returns..

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwUc3GV...

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwUc3GV...

These are some videos explaining what is happening, I'm getting tired of this problem..

Answer this question I have this problem too

Is this a good question?

Score 3
Add a comment

4 Answers

Most Helpful Answer

I would take it back apart and check all of your connections I seems that your accelerometer isn't working. Its soldered on the motherboard so it can't be unplugged, but if some of your cables are loose or bent it can cause some strange problems like this.

Was this answer helpful?

Score 2

Comments:

Thank you for your answer, already done that, checked all connections and all seems fine.. even changed the power button flex and the front camera flex with brand new.. things to do is clean the motherboard with alcohol and check if this problem happens with no screws holding the plate that secures all the flex in place..

I don't know if the motherboard can be magnetised or if there is a problem with the screws being magnetised.. I used a magnetic screw driver..

by

I use magnetic screw drivers every day on them and never had a problem. Also one more thing I would check is that the shield that all the connectors are under is not on too tight. I've also seen this cause some problems. This is a strange problem though.

by

Add a comment

Try just plugging in the cables without the bracket, and leave the home button and proximity cables unplugged. If it still doesn’t work, try the old screen. Maybe it has a manufacturing defect.

Was this answer helpful?

Score 1

Comments:

Already tried a complete new screen with all the sensores new and had no luck..

by

No, with the old screen. The original, OEM screen can sometimes solve problems because the aftermarket ones aren’t as high quality as they say they are.

by

This problem started with the original screen

by

Add a comment

I have seen this in some phones, they often have a non magnitised Screw/Standoff near compass, Also was the heat sheild stored near magnets and perhaps magnetised?

Was this answer helpful?

Score 0

Comments:

I don't know if there is a non magnetised but yes, the shield can be magnetised by the screw driver. Without it the compass is working fine

by

Add a comment

Update (08/29/2017)

Problems have returned..

Shacky icons all the time, shaky video capturing, leveller always moving, raise to wake working inconsistently

After a hard reboot all is okay.. few minutes later the problem returns..

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwUc3GV...

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwUc3GV...

These are some videos explaining what is happening, I'm getting tired of this problem..

Was this answer helpful?

Score 0
Add a comment

Add your answer

Artur Amaral will be eternally grateful.
View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 1

Past 7 Days: 11

Past 30 Days: 54

All Time: 124