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Released September 25, 2015. Model A1688/A1633. 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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Lifted pad for charging IC

So as I was trying to remove some solder from the pads (rather unsuccessfully), I have lifted a single pad, revealing the copper underneath. How screwed am I?

b3 is the pad

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That depends on which pad is lifted. If you have a connection point nearby, you could run a jumper. If it goes within inner layers to the CPU, then yeah, you are probably in trouble.

Use a tool like Phoneboard to understand what connects to what and post more and better details so we can help you.

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Sorry for not adding this to the post originally. b3 is the lifted pad.


That looks straightforward enough, jst run a jumper from the coil and then create a a new B3 pad with the other end of the jumper wire.


@refectio Just to make sure, this is what you mean right?

I've had someone tell me I can just put copper over the exposed copper on B3, and that would be enough. He is wrong, right?


You have asked several questions in the last month and not once have you voted on an answer, despite getting quality contributions from several experienced techs.

Is it that hard to upvote an answer? After all, people are taking time out of their hectic schedules to answer your questions and help you out.

Voting is not just instant gratification. It reflects the value of an answer and over time, your question may garner a whole bunch of "answers", some of them better than others. Voting (and selecting a solution when appropriate) allows the better answers to filter to the top to the benefit of the entire community. That is the mission and purpose of this forum.


@refectio Too bad I can't upvote a comment, this last one would really deserve it :) That's the reason why I usually ignore "techs" questions, somewhat regular requests of help that involve others doing the troubleshooting on their behalf without too often any kind of even a symbolic sign of gratitude, leaving aside the contribution one should give back to help others in the repair community. More and more I understand the pay for help requests approach other Pro forums have implemented.


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