iPhone 7 Loop Disease, Audio Codec Fault Repair.
At Bournemouth iPhone Repairs we have the in house equipment and experience to offer a repair solution for the iPhone 7 Loop disease, also known as the Audio Codec fault. If your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus has one of the following symptoms we’ll be able to help.
• Freezing on the Apple Logo
• Taking longer than normal to boot
• Hanging or freezing on home screen
• Greyed out speaker button when making calls
• No Audio during calls, can’t be heard during call.
• Record button in Voice memos app greyed out.
Loop Disease or Audio Codec fault is very common on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. A tiny copper trace on the logic board is fractured as a result of being drop or the rear shell becoming bent.
The fix is to replace the audio ic chip and run a micro-jumper across the fractured trace. The repair is generally carried out over night, depending on work load, however we may require up to 7 days if there are other faults discovered.
The price is £75 and comes with 90 days warranty.
(Below) – iPhone 7 with an audio codec fault. Inside the voice recorder app, the record button is greyed out.
(Below) – iPhone 7 logic board carefully removed from its rear shell. The emc shield has been removed to expose the audio codec IC
(Below) – iPhone 7 logic board inside purpose made PCB holder, with ChipQuik flux applied.
(Below) – iPhone 7 Audio Codec IC. The damaged trace is the under the IC, so it has to be removed.
(Below) – iPhone 7 now fully working. Record button inside the voice recorder app working as it should.