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Introduction & Question about iPhone 8 schematic
Greetings Microsoldering.com forum:
As stated in the title, I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself, and then to ask a question, and perhaps for some assistance.
I have a small, as in me, microsoldering business that I'm attempting to make in the Asheville area of western North Carolina. There are a bunch of screen shops around, but as far as I know, I'm the only person doing microsoldering locally. So, I've been doing some board repair here, and trying to do some 'at your place' screen swaps as well.
Interestingly, I got into this because of the iPod Classic. Believe me, I like my iPhone, I think it's a great device, and I could in fact use it for my content; I subscribe to iTunes Match, etc.
I just don't want to. I have 220+ Gb of media content, and if I can have it all on my iPod, why would I want to clog up my phone or use my data to stream that content. So, I've been collecting them, upgrading them with flash, etc. I even have a couple that I've modded with bluetooth. As many of you may know the main limitation to keeping these things running is the 30 pin connector. Indeed, I had a couple of versions that I'd held on to through the years, where that is the only problem. So, in my determination to be able to fix these things, I started learning microsoldering. To be perfectly honest, I still really enjoy working on these; there's just not much business in Classic repair.
Indeed, as I just recently became aware, my first learning experience for microsoldering, the experience that made me believe, I could do this was Mike H.'s microsoldering course on Udemy, which is something that I only recently learned. I still look back at those videos all the time. They're great. Kudo's to you, Mike H.!!
Anyway, another reason I'm reaching out to this board, which I now am happy to have as a resource, so thanks again, is that I'm looking for an iPhone 8 schematic; I've got access to just about every other schematic that I'm willing to work on; I'm still not fully comfortable splitting boards, but I'm missing that.
If anyone out there has an iPhone 8 schematic they'd be willing to share, I'd be extremely grateful.
I don't think that this schematics exists for the iphone 8. what exactly are you looking for in the schematics?
I have two parts, one of which was busted off the board upon receipt, and another that was someone short circuited during screen repair.
I can find the parts easy enough on ZXW, but interestingly, mouseover reveals no information about these two specific parts. I'm not actually near my workstation right now, as I'm at my actual day job. In either case, my scope isn't trinocular, so I can't really take a pic of the parts.
I did find this alleged image of iPhone 8 board on the internet, and used it to show the rough location of the parts. Later on, I can take a screenshot of the parts on ZXW. Either way, I can't figure out anything about them.
BTW, I'm sure of the placement of the upper oval on the big component, the lower one might be a bit off, but reflects the general location of where that component is missing. It also has a pulled pad.
Most likely a capacitor or a filter. When you don't have schematics for a certain logic board, then the next best thing to do is to use parts from a donor board. Or you can try to guess. Filters and capacitors usually run common amongst many of the iphone logic board interations.