Released on September 19, 2014, this 5.5" screen iPhone is the larger version of the iPhone 6.

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'Searching/No Service' after replacing lightning connector flex/cable

Hi there everyone!

So, I'm having some troubles with this iPhone 6 Plus..

I bought the phone with a broken screen. Tested it, everything was working properly - including the screen - and there were no other problems, except a not working lower mic (Voice Recorder, WhatsApp voice messages, etc - no sound recorded). Therefore, and with the screen, I also bought a Lightning Connector and Headphone Jack Cable Replacement. Did it all according to the Guide available here, and it all went smoothly - at least I thought so. When I tried to test it, couldn't get any signal. Sometimes it is 'Searching' for a while, but sooner or later, 'No Service'. Reset network settings, done; reset all settings, done. Can't get it to work.

What could I have done wrong in the proccess? Any ideas?

Thank you in advance!



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Was the phone picking up the GSM signal before you opened it up and changed the Dock?

I would go through the guide again and double check my work. Focus on the antenna cable on step S4 and the variety of screws in Step 32. I would also do a very thorough visual inspection of the replacement Dock flex as it is not uncommon to have defective replacement small parts. Look for a damaged flex or missing or damaged components on the flex.

Finally, I would re-install the original flex to see f the signal works again. If it does, then you clearly have a bad replacement flex.

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Thanks for the fast repply!

Yes, it had full bars before my 'intervention'. I'll do that - fully repeat the guide to see if I didn't miss nothing, but I'm very thorough with this kind of things, including the screws and their place. The worst part is that I was so.. confident, that the old part went directly to the garbage. Stupid, I know.

To be safe, I'll order another one just in case. Will only be able to do it tomorrow. I'll say something when done!



Haha! Yeah, I never throw stuff out :>).


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