Flood Illuminator; Face ID RepairIn the morning, you may go around your house, switching everything on in order. Your phone does this when it is trying to boot. If there's an issue, it will keep looping and restarting, because it cannot identify or switch on a component, gets confused, and starts over.
In this case, a very confused iPhone 11 wouldn't boot due to some corrosion on the flood illuminator - a component used in the True Depth camera system. It takes just a very tiny amount of moisture to leave corrosion on a component.
Replacing this component would have resulted in the permanent loss of Face ID. So instead, we remove it, clean the corrosion and re-solder it back on.
The phone is no longer confused. Normal artificial life is resumed.
Phone, Tablet & Computer Repair
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