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    After a visit to the apple store my i6 as been deemed damaged. the back-plate took a bad hit and the i6 now as a bend to it causing a slack between the screen and back-plate. Apple tech says this could cause antenna (he says attached to backplate) to loose contact with sim card causing the phone to search or short(fried) the sim card. Not sure if that is possible.

    I'm looking to replace only the bent back-plate with any AS-IS A1549 Verizon iPhone 6 from eBay or such. I'm confident in my skills to take apart my phone and rebuild with know good parts.

    Is the antenna attached to back-plate? or am I wasting my time.
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    Welcome to iMore!

    Here is a guide by iFixit that will help you in repairing you phone. It will give you complete instructions and the tools required to do it.
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    Default Re: Why is my iPhone 6 always searching?

    The antenna is not connected to the sim card. Plus if the sim card was not in proper contact with the phone you would get the No SIM message.

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