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Top 10 iPhone Hardware Problems and Solutions

November 21, 2017 03:29 pm / Posted by Jenefey Aaron to iPhone Tips
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iPhone hardware problem could occur after dropping, getting wet or other physical damage. The common problems including screen broken, battery burning, not charging or headphone ports not working etc. Instead of going to Apple Store directly, you can always try the iPhone hardware repair solutions we are going to introduce in this article, which will save you quite a lot of money.

1. iPhone Screen Broken

iPhone screen is broken and disabled or won’t turn on is one of the most common problems that have been complained a lot. Users usually go to the Apple Store to replace it with a new screen directly. Actually you can change broken iPhone screen on yourself with the steps below.

Tip: Apple has updated the firmware for driving the chip on iOS 11.3. For some iPhone 8 users, you are recommended to update the chip at the same time when change the screen. Otherwise, this iOS will not recognize the new screen.

Video Tutorial to Replace iPhone Screen 

2. iPhone Home Button Not Working

iPhone home button not responsive issue may be caused by a software glitch or hardware incapability. Before taking the repairing steps, clean the button with a cotton swab and eye droppers.

Way 1: Turn iPhone Off and Back on

If your iPhone home button not working after an iOS 11.2 beta/11.1/11 upgrade, software related problem may be the real reason. Hold the power button to turn off iPhone, and then turn on iPhone after seconds.

Way 2: Restore iPhone in Recovery Mode

When a restart fails to fix this issue, try to put iPhone into recovery mode and then exit to fix some software bugs. Since the home button doesn’t work properly, you can try a free tool called Tenorshare ReiBoot, one click to enter recovery mode without pressing home button.

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Way 3: Manually Repair Home Screen 

If the iPhone home button not working after dropped or water damage, hardware problem is the real reason. There are 2 cables that connect the home button with the logic board. When there’s something wrong with the cables or the home button, you’ll not get any responsive from iPhone display.

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3. iPhone Flashlight Disabled

iPhone faulty rear camera flashlight is another common hardware problem for many users. This issue could occur when iPhone gets dropped or wet. You can try to repair the flashlight quickly with the following steps.

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4. iPhone Battery Replacement

iPhone battery is draining quickly or won’t charge to 100%? When there’s a severe problem in iPhone battery, replace it with a new from Apple Store is the best choice. However, if your warranty is invalid, you have to do this on your own.

5. iPhone Lock Button Broken

Lock button not working is really an annoying issue since you are unable to lock or power off iPhone conveniently. Try to change a new power button with the following steps.

6.iPhone Earpiece Speaker Muffled

Some users have encountered iPhone ear speaker is not working during call or after getting wet. Follow the guide to fix earpiece speaker quiet or low volume problem.

7.Wi-Fi Antenna Issues on iPhone

iPhone Wi-Fi keeps disconnecting, Wi-Fi signal is weak or not showing are all the common network issues on iPhone. This issue could be related to software or hardware problem. You can refer to How to Fix the WiFi Keeps Getting Disconnected Issue on iPhone to troubleshoot software problems.

If the Wi-Fi connection is still not working after trying the software fixing tips, there must be a hardware problem, try to change the Wi-Fi Antenna on iPhone follow the instructions below.

8. iPhone Volume Control Button Not Working

When the volume buttons on the side of iPhone do not work, you are unable to lower or raise the volume. Try the troubleshooting steps below to fix this issue.

If the tips above don’t resolve your issue, you are likely getting a hardware problem. Replace the volume button will be the best choice.  

9. iPhone SIM Card Repair

iPhone cannot read SIM card? “No SIM Card Installed” error message on iPhone? You can try another SIM card, if it can be read, then the problem is in the faulty SIM card. Plug out the SIM card and insert a new one like below:

However, if your iPhone cannot read any SIM card, there must be some software glitches; check the guide how to fix SIM card issues on iPhone.

10. iPhone Vibrator Repair

When iPhone is not vibrating on calls/texts or when locked, the first thing you need to do is checking the ring switch is on. You can also go to Settings -> General -> Accessibility -> Vibration to turn it on. However, when your iPhone still not vibrating, maybe there’s something wrong with the vibrator. Change a new vibrator should fix it.

This article tells you 10 common hardware problems and solutions on iPhone 5/5S/5c/6/6s/6s Plus/SE/7/7 Plus/8/8 Plus/X, iPad and iPod touch. Hope you can repair your iPhone with the tips successfully. If you have any further questions about the repairing steps or this post, contact us by commenting below at any time.

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