Commonly Repaired iPhone Issues

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I have compiled a list of commonly repaired iPhone issues for you. The list does not cover all issues we can repair, but does go into a bit of depth on the most common repairs we do here.

iPhone 3G/3GS

Common issues

LCD- an incorrectly functioning LCD display will often show colour distortion, a blank display, or a display only showing lines or odd colours. This is often the result of fall or liquid damage. The LCD is separate from the digitizer glass so it can be easily replaced without having to replace the glass.

Digitizer- a cracked, damaged or unresponsive glass screen is the most common issue that is fixed on an iPhone. Unlike some of its successors, the iPhone 3G or 3GS has a digitizer that can be separated from the LCD display, allowing for a very quick and easy repair that doesn’t require a replacement LCD.

Battery/charging port- charging issues and battery life are another common issue with the iPhone, usually something simple as a restore can solve a software issue or a buggy app, but often the phone requires a replacement battery or a replacement charging port. All batteries wear out over time, and sometimes extensive usage or liquid corrosion can damage the conductivity of the charging port, requiring a replacement part.

Volume/headphone/silent/power- usually if you have to push your headphone plug into the audio jack very hard to hear your music playing, it means there is probably some debris in your headphone jack. But if your silent switch is no longer working, or your power switch on the top of the phone is getting a bit sticky, we can replace all of these components in one go.

Rear frame- the rear frame of an iPhone 3G or 3GS is made of durable plastic, but over the years, the odd crack or two can start to creep up. We can provide you with a full rear case replacement, which includes removing and cleaning all of the components from the original frame and installing them on a brand new one, leaving your tired old phone looking good as new.

Signal and service problems- these can sometimes be caused by old or worn antennae, or a component failure. Other causes could be that the phone has been locked to another carrier, or blacklisted. Other causes can be to do with the sim card or sim card reader. We can replace most of these components or perform software unlocks on these to get them returned to full functionality.

Home button- over time and extensive use, your iPhone’s iconic home button can become worn and sticky or sometimes lose its functionality entirely. Replacing this involves dismantling the front assembly and extracting and replacing the cable and clicker beneath.  

iPhone 4/4S

Common Issues LCD/Digitizer- The most common repair we perform on iPhones is repairing broken screens. Fall damage is usually the perpetrator, and sometimes the cracks are unnoticed for quite some time, but weaknesses in the screen thereafter will crack the screen further with any more impact damage. Luckily, we are well practiced at replacing screens, and can have that done for you promptly and affordably. As the LCD display and the digitizer glass are one part, if the impact that caused your digitizer to break has also rendered your LCD display dysfunctional, or your LCD display is behaving erratically, the two are replaced at once.

Power Switch- after extensive use over an extended period, the button to lock or wake the display on your phone, located on the top of your iPhone, can wear out. Replacing this also includes replacing the proximity sensor and ambient light detector.

Home Button- over time and extensive use, your iPhone’s iconic home button can become worn and sticky or sometimes lose its functionality entirely. Replacing this involves dismantling the entire phone and removing the screen to replace it.

Cracked Rear Cover- Another common victim of fall damage is the glass cover on the back of the iPhone 4 or 4S. Replacing this takes mere minutes and we can have that done for you while you wait.

Audio Loss- Can’t hear during calls? Or can the other person not hear you? Music not playing out loud? This is usually caused by a faulty earpiece speaker or microphone. A replacement part can be installed quickly and affordably to get you connected again.

Battery/charging port- charging issues and battery life are another common issue with the iPhone, usually something simple as a restore can solve a software issue or a buggy app, but often the phone requires a replacement battery or a replacement charging port. All batteries wear out over time, and sometimes extensive usage or liquid corrosion can damage the conductivity of the charging port, requiring a replacement part.

Volume/silent switch/headphone- usually if you have to push your headphone plug into the audio jack very hard to hear your music playing, it means there is probably some debris in your headphone jack. But if your silent switch is no longer working, or your power switch on the top of the phone is getting a bit sticky, we can replace all of these components in one go.

Liquid Damage- Most people panic when water gets into their devices but liquid-damaged phone repair rate is surprisingly successful. The best thing to do with phones damaged by liquid is leave them in their current state and bring them in for us to diagnose.

Signal and service problems- these can sometimes be caused by old or worn antennae, or a component failure. Other causes could be that the phone has been locked to another carrier, or blacklisted. Other causes can be to do with the sim card or sim card reader. We can replace most of these components or perform software unlocks on these to get them returned to full functionality.  

iPhone 5/5C/5S

Common Issues LCD/Digitizer- The most common repair we perform on iPhones is repairing broken screens. Fall damage is usually the perpetrator, and sometimes the cracks are unnoticed for quite some time, but weaknesses in the screen thereafter will crack the screen further with any more impact damage. Luckily, we are well practiced at replacing screens, and can have that done for you promptly and affordably. As the LCD display and the digitizer glass are one part, if the impact that caused your digitizer to break has also rendered your LCD display dysfunctional, or your LCD display is behaving erratically, the two are replaced at once. The iPhone 5 is constructed in a way that to replace any parts, the screen assembly must be lifted away from the rest of the frame. This makes it very easy to replace the screen and access the other parts.

Battery/charging port/headphone jack- charging issues and battery life are another common issue with the iPhone, usually something simple as a restore can solve a software issue or a buggy app, but often the phone requires a replacement battery or a replacement charging port. All batteries wear out over time, and sometimes extensive usage or liquid corrosion can damage the conductivity of the charging port, requiring a replacement part. If your headphone connection is a little temperamental, this part id also replaced when the charging port is.

Signal and service problems- these can sometimes be caused by old or worn antennae, or a component failure. Other causes could be that the phone has been locked to another carrier, or blacklisted. Other causes can be to do with the sim card or sim card reader. We can replace most of these components or perform software unlocks on these to get them returned to full functionality.

Audio Loss- Can’t hear during calls? Or can the other person not hear you? Music not playing out loud? This is usually caused by a faulty earpiece speaker or microphone. A replacement part can be installed quickly and affordably to get you connected again.

Damaged rear frame- If your iPhone has had an accident where the aluminium rear frame has become buckled, this may cause the screen to not fit properly in the frame. A frame replacement involves transferring all of the components and hardware from the old frame to a brand new one, to leave your phone looking like it was the day it came out of the box.

Liquid Damage- Most people panic when water gets into their devices but liquid-damaged phone repair rate is surprisingly successful. The best thing to do with phones damaged by liquid is leave them in their current state and bring them in for us to diagnose.

Power Switch- after extensive use over an extended period, the button to lock or wake the display on your phone, located on the top of your iPhone, can wear out. Replacing this also includes replacing the proximity sensor and ambient light detector.

Home Button- over time and extensive use, your iPhone’s iconic home button can become worn and sticky or sometimes lose its functionality entirely. Replacing this involves removing and dismantling the front assembly and replacing the component.

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