iPad 4 GSM won't finish booting after front glass replacement
I just completed the very long replacement guide "iPad 4 GSM Front Panel Replacement". The process went relatively well and before I closed up the unit I powered it on and was able to confirm the LCD and digitizer were working and I also logged in successfully and was able to pick up WiFi networks (just to check that the WiFi antenna was okay).
Then I proceeded to button up the unit, trying to guide the funny home button ribbon cable as best I could to close it. Now after it was closed and sealed the Apple logo showed for booting but then just stuck there. I tried a hard reboot (with the power and home buttons) and it turned off but then immediately back on again (which isn't supposed to happen). I thought I damaged the home button ribbon cable so I opened it back up and put in the previous home button cable with the same result. Now I have an iPad which won't boot. I connected it to my iMac and it was recognized and asked to pair but of course with no interface on the iPad I can't get much further than that.
I also left it overnight and the battery died. Plugging it in I got the same symptom - white Apple logo and nothing more. Hopefully there is an easy solution from you repair gurus out there?
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This might sound weird but it sounds like there is a chance the iOS Firmware somehow corrupted itself.
If you don't have any data to backup on the iPad itself try doing an update on iTunes first then do restore as a last resort.
Is it just stuck on white apple logo without turn off by itself or boot looping? If that is the case then it might be it.
I just tried holding the home button and power button on the iPhone 5s. While it turned off it switched itself on again when doing that so I think it is supposed to happen so it's normal.
Thanks for the feedback. With regard to corrupt iOS firmware, I am able to get into DFU mode and saw the device in iTunes but would rather not wipe the unit since it was working just fine before I did my final assembly. Is this type of corruption a common occurrence in your experience?
door Michael Reid
Ben, the DFU restore fixed the issue! Much thanks!
door Michael Reid