No signal after lightning port repair attempt
I replaced the lightning port/headphone jack in my iPhone 5s and have discovered two problems:
1) the lightning port now recognized the lightning cable like a champ (indicates connection, displays lightning icon next to battery icon; had tons of trouble before), but the battery does not actually charge
2) I have the dreaded "Searching" at the top left of the display. WiFi works, but no other signal
In researching this site, I found the suggestion to check the IMEI and ICCID numbers in Settings. Both are missing. This sounds bad and I read elsewhere that this would appear to be a death sentence for the device, but I wanted to check and see if it would be at all possible that I just got a bad/cheap replacement part. I bought this one for very cheap on Amazon. The replacement process went fine, with nothing appearing damaged/broken and all cables reassembled correctly.
I'm hoping there's a chance that buying a higher quality part will do the trick, but need some expert feedback. Hopefully Tom Chai can chime in, as he seems to be a genius. Other geniuses welcome too.