"Phone is disabled try again in 1 hour" after screen change
This happens to me on a regular basis. I get a phone in, its working fine except for a broken screen. I change the screen (Disconnect battery of course) put it back together and BANG! Phone is disabled, try again in 1 hour. I did not enter any passcodes at all. I turn it on, after the apple logo I get “Try again in 1 hour” That in itself is only 1/2 the problem. An hour never comes! It will count down from 1 hour, usually one minute doesn’t equal 1 minute, and it usually stops somewhere is the 40’s. Not always, but it does stop somewhere. So here I am, for example, stuck at “Try again in 47 minuets” and 5 min later “Try again in 47 minuets” and then 10 min later “Try again in 47 minuets..”
This has happened at least twice to me. I actually just finished working on another phone as I type this, and although its now down to “Try again in 40 minuets” I am not expecting it to get all the way to zero and let me enter a passcode, because it hasn’t in the past.
WTF is going on? What am I doing wrong? Or is it me at all? Is there a way to prevent this from happening during a repair? I am getting a lot of upset customers from this.
P.S. I just checked it. Its been at least 3-4 minuets, if not more. Still “Try again in 40 minuets.”