iPhone 7 Stuck At Apple Logo Reasons And How To Fix

Author: Kevin T - micro@fixstop.com,
Posted on 5/31/2018

Symptoms

The iPhone 7 and the 7 Plus has a common issue in which your phone will be stuck at the apple logo and/or bootlooping sometimes for minutes and or permanently. Restarting the phone doesn’t seem to fix the issue nor letting the battery die on the phone seems to get the phone to work again. This tends to happen mostly after the iPhone 7 has been dropped but can be caused by other issues as well such as the phone bending and or being in the heat for too long.

Reason

The iPhone 7 stuck at the apple logo is usually caused by a chip on the iPhone 7 logic board, this chip is called the Audio IC Chip. There is a slight chance that it may be a software issue (which will require you to lose all your data simply to just “test” and see if it is), but based on our experience, 99% of the time it is not software related. When your phone constantly drops and or gets hot this audio ic chip becomes loose and therefore causes your phone to be stuck at the apple logo when you turn it on as it can’t read any data from it. This audio IC chip is soldered on the logic board (a logicboard is the same as a motherboard, it’s what controls everything on the phone.).

How to Temporary Fix

Fortunately, there is one way to get this phone up and running so you can use it temporary. Keep in mind your iPhone 7 will not be fully functional when it comes to anything in regards to using your speaker as the Audio IC Chip is the cause of this issue. Here are the steps to get your iPhone 7 past the apple logo:

1. Turn off the device, if the phone is currently on and you can’t turn it off, you can force shut it off by holding the volume down and the power button together until it shuts off.
2. Turn on your phone by pressing the power button, let go once its on.
3. Hold and put a lot of pressure with your fingers at the location shown in the image below.
4. Keep holding until phone turns on and then you can let go.

If this doesn’t fix your problem then the chip may have been dislocated or you may have a different issue (very unlikely). You’ll need to get this taken care of by a professional, ensure that they are capable of micro-soldering on logic boards, we accept mail-in-orders nationwide with free shipping and free diagnostic. click here to begin an order

How to Permanently Fix

In order to get the iPhone 7 that’s stuck at the apple logo fixed, you need to take the whole phone apart to get to the logic board and then use special micro-soldering tools to get the Audio IC Chip taken out and placed back properly. Special and advanced tools are required to do this repair, these tools include a microscope, heat gun, and everything needed to desolder and resolder the audio ic chip. Only micro-soldering techs with logic board repair experience are capable of getting this repaired successfully, if you put too much heat on the logic board or mistakenly move other components around as you’re soldering then you could easily damage the iPhone 7. We strongly urge you to look for a local repair shop near you and make sure they do micro soldering as we do not recommend anyone to attempt this repair without prior experience, if you can’t find any near you, we offer nationwide mail-in-repairs with free shipping both ways, to get your order started simply click here


 

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