iPhone 8 Plus Boot Looping After Repair
Hi, I have an iPhone 8 Plus that started boot looping after a battery replacement and charging port replacement.
I attempted to replace my faulty charging port and also replace my battery on my own. I replaced the charging port without removing the logic board. When I replaced my battery, I used 99% Isopropyl Alcohol to loosen up the adhesive strips. However, I accidentally spilled some droplets of 99% Isopropyl Alcohol onto the logic board, however I think 99% Isopropyl Alcohol should be harmless on electrical devices. After putting back the phone, my iPhone 8 Plus started boot looping.
I discovered that during the process of removing my old battery, I accidentally disconnected the rear camera assembly connector from the logic board. After attaching it back onto the logic board with both a new battery and a new charging port installed, my iPhone 8 Plus is still boot looping.
Some diagnostics I have done are:
1. Connect my original battery back onto my iPhone 8 Plus to see if perhaps the new battery I bought is faulty. I still have the new charging port connected. The result is still boot looping.
2. Connect my old charging port back onto my iPhone 8 Plus to see if perhaps the new charging port I bought is faulty. I still have the new battery connected. The result is still boot looping.
3. Connect both the old battery and old charging port back onto my iPhone 8 Plus. The result is still boot looping.
4. I was able to put my iPhone 8 Plus into Recovery mode by pressing volume up and volume down and holding the lock side button, but my Macbook can't register that my iPhone is connected to the Mac.
My display was only disconnected from my phone body so I could perform my repairs. I did not disassemble the home button or the front-facing camera on my display.
I did not remove the logic board, but only accidentally spilled 99% Isopropyl alcohol on the top black layer of the logic board.
In hindsight, I should've replaced the battery first, then put the iPhone 8 Plus back together and tested if it worked, and then proceed to change the charging port.
Is there anything I could do to try to fix the boot loop on my iPhone 8 Plus? Thank you.