[HELP] IPhone SE (2016 model) fell, I attempted to repair, now not responding to anything, no usable backup, no response when plugged in. I can’t get my data off!
So I may have really fucked up y’all. I have a 128 GB iPhone SE 1st generation, and I keep it in an otter box defender case.
Today I dropped it 3ft onto tile. It hit the top right corner. Nothing cracked or shattered, but when I picked it up, the screen was faded with lines through it. It still responded to touch and buttons, but the screen quickly faded all the way to dark bluish black.
I figured that the LCD cable must have come unplugged or something, and having repaired phones in the past, I decided that I would try to reconnect it myself. (Before I got into it, I tried to plug it into iTunes to back up, but since the screen was dark, I could not enter my password or trust the computer from the phone.)
I got the screws out, got the screen off (my pry tool managed to mess up the headphone jack housing though and made it stick up a bit. No idea if this is an important piece or not), unplugged the Touch ID cable, unscrewed the metal over the battery cable, unplugged the battery cable (no idea if the phone was fully powered off first but I tried to power it off), and then I checked the cables. They all seemed fine and not ripped, but I disconnected and reconnected them all again. I reconnected the battery, screwed everything back in, and then tried to power on the phone and just nothing.
Before I messed with it, it would power on (black screen to dark blue), connect to the computer, vibrate, etc, but now it seems flat dead. It will not charge, recognize the computer, respond to buttons or anything! I later discovered that all manual backups I had on it are on an old laptop that is also broken, and my iCloud somehow managed to only back up my iPad and not the SE. I have hundreds of precious photos on there, so I’m starting to panic! I also could not set up an alternative old iPhone I had with its data because of the iCloud issue, so it is set up totally blank. I’ve lost all my contacts, photos, texts, and everything! I’m getting the new SE in a week, so I don’t care too much about this phone, but I do want my data back! Can anyone help me?
submitted by hanSoes