iPhone 6 doesn't accept replacement charging dock?
About a year ago I dripped a little water in my iPhone's headphone jack, causing it to always detect headphones (regardless of whether or not they're actually plugged in). I fitted a replacement charging dock which solved the issue perfectly, however, the microphone on that dock is a little (awful) quiet. A minor issue, yes, but infuriating when I get hung up on constantly because the other party can't hear me properly.
Otherwise, it works flawlessly, so I'm absolutely happy to say no subsequent damage caused by the very tiny drip of water.
I've tried endlessly to fit another dock to solve my microphone issue, but my phone just refuses to accept any other replacement parts (I'm sure it's not am "it's not original Apple part" issue, as the current isn't, and it works fine).
When I install another dock, the phone refuses to make, or receive, calls or texts. I tried calling 100 times consecutively and only once, did the call successfully go through. It can't be a signal or antenna issue, as it connects to mobile data fine(?)
Once I reinstall the original replacement part, the phone continues working perfectly.
I've tried to reset network settings, tried all of the methods online to resolve loss of signal issues and none of that helps. The only thing I'm reluctant to try is factory reset on the phone with the no calls/texts dock, as I'm a little concerned that it won't ever return to normal operation...
Anyone have any ideas? I'm tempted to buy a second-hand original Apple dock to try that.
I work as a technician on Phones/Tablets, Computers ETC every day and I'm entirely stumped. Every other repair shop in the town where I work had no idea either haha (killmepls).
Any help GREATLY appreciated :)
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