Broke the home button, now won't charge or read SIM cards?
Hi everyone. Yesterday, I was replacing a screen on an iPhone 7. I have been repairing iPhones for 8 years now so I was being careful as usual. However, right as I was slowly lifting the home button, I sneezed.
Yes, my sneezed ripped the home button’s cable. Now, on top of taking 5-7 minutes to boot (which is normal when there is no home button), the phone now refuses to charge and the “Modem Firmware” is empty, meaning it won’t read SIM cards.
How the !&&* could ripping a home button cause all of these issues that did NOT exist beforehand ? I only removed the screen, then put the phone in a bubble envelope while replacing the screen, nothing happened to it in the meantime.
Here’s the thing though, I know the charging port works because when it is shut off, if I connect a cable then it will start the phone.
I am baffled and honestly really frustrated, since it was such a dumb mistake, but it is now way more than just a broken home button, with the SIM card problem and the no charging, it’s now a paperweight !
Do these problems ring give you guys any clues at to what could have happened ? Does a broken home button cause all of these things as well ??
Thank you all in advance,