Is your iPhone dead, not turning on or showing no signs of life? We can help! An iPhone not turning on, can be hugely frustrating, especially if there’s no pinpointed reason as to why it has suddenly stopped working.
At iCorrect, we complete diagnostics and repairs to many iPhones which have suddenly stop turning on or show no signs of life. We’ve broken down below our quick diagnostics that you can complete at home.
If you currently have a iPhone which is showing similar symptoms, we hope these tips will help you:
Turn your iPhone’s mute switch on and off
The very first test that we would complete would be to toggle the mute switch on and off on your iPhone which would enable the haptics to provide feedback. If you feel a vibration in your phone and see no screen, then it confirms that your iPhone is still powering, but may have a screen based issue.
Hard resetting your iPhone
The name may say hard, but we actually think of it more as a soft reset. With this reset, we can shut down the iPhone and tell it to restart immediately. Sometimes the iPhone will go into a standby mode and will not allow the screen to be enabled again.
We perform a hard reset by pressing the volume button, and then the down volume button, and then pressing and holding the power button. If you do not press the up and then down volume button, you will hear Siri activate as the combination of the volume buttons has not enabled the power button. Apple changed the power button from simply being a power button with the release of the iPhone X which had no home button.
Keep pressing and holding until you see an apple logo, and if you do see an apple logo, please let go of the power button. The iPhone should then load into your normal home screen.
Charging your iPhone with a known good wire
Apple charger wires are notorious for breaking internally. This means that the wire may look like it should work, but internally the module has broken. To test that your charger wire is working perfectly, try connecting the charger wire with a different iPhone and confirm that the other iPhone is accepting power.
If the other iPhone is accepting power then please proceed by plugging your phone into charge and confirm if you hear a sound to confirm that it’s being charged. If a tone is heard, but you do not see anything on your screen, then go back to performing a hard reset to see if that helps.
If your iPhone now displays a red charging symbol on the screen then your iPhone may just need charging. If this symbol on the screen does not change after some time, then your iPhone may be experiencing a fault with the battery. The battery only requires a small amount of charge to show this symbol but may not be accepting in enough power to actually turn on the iPhone.
Does your iPhone have a possible screen issue?
If you have heard a charging tone using the tips above or felt your phone give haptic feedback, when toggling the mute switch, and been unable to activate the screen through a hard reset, then your iPhone will be experiencing an issue with its screen. There may be no visible damage to the top layer of glass, but the lower layer of the display may have stopped functioning. If this is the case, then you will require a screen replacement to restore full functionality to your iPhone.
We have repaired many devices where a user thought their iPhone had stopped working but it was only the screen which was at fault.
Does your iPhone have liquid damage?
Apple iPhones have a very good liquid resistant rating, although they are not waterproof. If you have had your iPhone experience liquid damage or have been using your iPhone in a very humid country, you may have liquid ingress within your iPhone. This may be the reason why your iPhone is not showing any signs of life or not powering correctly.
If it has been near liquid then your iPhone will require to be fully diagnosed to pinpoint the issue.
Our iPhone repair Diagnostics
Should the points above not help in diagnosing your iPhone at home then we would suggest bringing your iPhone to us or sending it to us to complete a full diagnostic. At iCorrect, we complete microelectronic repairs which are repairs of individual chips under a microscope.
A single broken component could stop the entire iPhone from turning on. Through our diagnostics, we are able to pinpoint a fault and complete repair for a cost. The repair cost is less than a replacement iPhone at the Apple Store. The Apple Store will only offer a replacement device if your iPhone shows no signs of life, they don’t repair devices in this state.
The Apple Store’s job is to help you when you are upgrading your device or wishing to buy a new device, but it is our job to help when things are not working as they should and require repair.
The cost of an iPhone repair
The cost of repair will depend on the exact fault that your iPhone is experiencing, and the parts that are required to be repaired. If your iPhone requires a logic board repair due to a power fault then this is priced according to the complexity.
To give you an idea, if you had an iPhone X experiencing a screen fault this would cost £140 and a logic board repair would cost approximately £150. An Apple Store device replacement for this model is above £450.
Our repair team works on a no-fix-no-fee basis, meaning if we were not able to complete your repair, you would not be charged for our repair attempt.
iPhone Data recovery
If your iPhone has had previous repair attempts by other repair technicians, and they have not been successful, or if your iPhone is catastrophically damaged then data recovery would be your only option of repair. Sometimes an iPhone is so damaged that even after repair it will never function as it did when it first came out of the Apple Store. Our mission is to repair devices back to factory standard but we are unable to, then we offer data recovery.
How our iPhone repair process works
We would initially diagnose your iPhone over a 24 hour period. Through our diagnostics we would pinpoint the exact fault which is causing your iPhone to not show any signs of life. We would then provide a repair quote with an explanation of your fault with turnaround times for the repair. A typical logic board based fault is repaired within 1 to 2 working days.
Once a repair has been completed, it goes through extensive testing and also goes through machine testing via our industry leading software phone check. We keep a phone check report on our internal system which is logged against the iPhone’s IMEI number.
How to submit a repair request
You can submit a diagnostic request for your iPhone via our website by simply selecting the diagnostic option within our top menu. Please provide as much detail as you can with regards to the fault you’re experiencing and the history of the iPhone, our team will take car of it from there. We offer a national collection and delivery services and soon will be offering an international service.
Behind the scenes of an iPhone 12 repair
This is an example repair of an iPhone 12 showing no signs of life. This is a repair we would complete after extensively diagnosing the iPhone to confirm that it has a logic board based fault. This iPhone 12 had a damaged capacitor on the logic board which was stopping the iPhone from accepting power.
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