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Stuck in a bootloop with no way out.

Hi, this is my first time asking a question here so I'll try to be as detailed as I can and before I ask I have to mention I've done hundreds of successful repairs on various iDevices so I know the general basics e.t.c.

Basically my Nephews 5S wouldn't boot and would just loop constantly, I suspected it was a failing battery so went ahead and replaced it, but it's doing the exact same thing, bootlooping with a red screen every 4th-5th loop.

Now, I'll get the possibilities out of the way of all the things I've tried;

- I've re-seated the LCD assembly, no difference.

- I've removed the Logic board, double-checked all connections, no difference.

- I've used the battery from my own 5S (genuine battery), no difference.

- I've tried swapping the LCD from my own 5S (genuine LCD), no difference.

- I've tried restoring via iTunes, it errors when it attempts to start the restore process.

- I've tried restoring via iTunes when there is literally just the Logic board, battery and power ribbons attached, same error message as before.

- I've tried restoring via DFU, same error message.

- I've looked carefully under a magnifier and I haven't damaged any capacitors around the battery connector (I always take care removing the battery because of this fact).

Basically I am absolutely STUMPED, I've tried almost every variable there is when it comes to troubleshooting this thing and for the first time in a long time I am completely out of ideas and I hate being defeated, is there anyone who can offer any kind of input or their own experience at how they managed to overcome this?

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What is the error # you get from Itunes?


Error # 4013


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Probably fried tri star, from using crappy charging cables. Or the chip just gave out. If you have the equipment I can give you some pointers. Otherwise I would advise sending it to a board repair shop

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Dang was hoping it wouldn't require work on the Logic Board itself, it's strange because it's not even that old and I've had my own personal 5S for over 3 years now, would crap quality cables really fry a circuit preventing it from booting?


Absolutely. I'm trying to conduct a test where I can break this down with raw numbers. Anyways, good cables have a pcb board with chips and capacitors. Crappy ones have a pcb board with what I believe to be capacitors. I've seen pictures but haven't torn down a crappy cable yet. It will hurt the logic board. Or damage the lightning dock or the battery


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