Screen orientation won't rotate after LCD/digitizer replacement?
Just finished up with a repair for a cracked LCD on my iPhone 5s, and everything seemed to go very well.
I've checked out everything and it all seems to be working quite well, good as new. That is, until I tried to watch a video in landscape mode and my phone would not rotate. Uh-oh.
I've toggled orientation lock on and off, no luck. I've done a reboot (home & power buttons), no luck.
I've checked with compass/level, and they have no functionality when the phone is turned.
I've looked through the teardown but it's not clear to me where the accelerometer/gyroscope is located, but I assume it's on the logic board somewhere. Is this something as simple as a loose cable from the screen to the logic board? Is there anything else I could try besides double-checking cable connections?
As Tom pointed out, the M7 was likely damaged during the operation.
Luckily for me, I took my phone into an Apple Store and described my issue with the phone failing to rotate (no mention of replacing the display). The employee took the phone into the back to inspect it, didn't see anything out of place.
After restoring the phone didn't solve the issue, she decided the phone was defective and since it was covered within the one-year limited warranty, I was issued a brand new phone.
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