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Current version by: George A., Jiri Altman, and oldturkey03 (vote details) ,

Title:

Touch Screen Ghost Clicks and Flickering

Text:

I was working on a friend's phone and ordered a replacement iPhone 5 screen.  After I installed it, I noticed some screen flickering around the edges of the LCD and some occasional ghost clicking. It seemed like when I hovered my finger close to the screen, it would click there. I don't know if ESD would cause this kind of behavior, but I have also never had this kind of issue before. I checked all my cabling and re-seated everything about 10 times to no avail. I also installed my friend's old cracked screen and it worked just fine (apart from the broken glass). No amount of resets or re-installations would make the problem any better, so I'm kinda at a loss here.  Thanks for the help.

Device:

iPhone 5

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

163500

Edit by: Kelsea Weber ,

Title:

Touch Screen Ghost Clicks and Flickering

Text:

I was working on a friend's phone and ordered a replacement iPhone 5 screen from iFixit. Afterscreen. After I installed it, I noticed some screen flickering around the edges of the LCD and some occasional ghost clicking. It seemed like when I hovered my finger close to the screen, it would click there. I don't know if ESD would cause this kind of behavior, but I have also never had this kind of issue before. I checked all my cabling and re-seated everything about 10 times to no avail. I also installed my friend's old cracked screen and it worked just fine (apart from the broken glass). No amount of resets or re-installations would make the problem any better, so I'm kinda at a loss here. Any help, or am I just SOL with a bad unit? Thanks for the help.
I was working on a friend's phone and ordered a replacement iPhone 5 screen from iFixit. Afterscreen. After I installed it, I noticed some screen flickering around the edges of the LCD and some occasional ghost clicking. It seemed like when I hovered my finger close to the screen, it would click there. I don't know if ESD would cause this kind of behavior, but I have also never had this kind of issue before. I checked all my cabling and re-seated everything about 10 times to no avail. I also installed my friend's old cracked screen and it worked just fine (apart from the broken glass). No amount of resets or re-installations would make the problem any better, so I'm kinda at a loss here. Any help, or am I just SOL with a bad unit? Thanks for the help.

Device:

iPhone 5

Status:

open

Edit by: Ron Davis ,

Title:

Touch Screen Ghost Clicks and Flickering

Text:

I was working on a friendsfriend's phone and I ordered a replacementreplacement iPhone 5 screen from iFixit. After I installed it, I noticed some screen flickering around the edges of the LCD and some occasional ghost clicking. It seemed like when I hovered my finger close to the screen, it would click there. I don't know if ESD would cause this kind of behavior, but I have also never had this kind of issue before. I checked all my cabling and re-seated everything about 10 times to no avail. I also installed my friend's old cracked screen and it worked just fine (apart from the broken glass). No amount of resets or re-installations would make the problem any betterbetter, so I'm kinda at a loss here. Any helphelp, or am I just SOL with a bad unit?
I was working on a friendsfriend's phone and I ordered a replacementreplacement iPhone 5 screen from iFixit. After I installed it, I noticed some screen flickering around the edges of the LCD and some occasional ghost clicking. It seemed like when I hovered my finger close to the screen, it would click there. I don't know if ESD would cause this kind of behavior, but I have also never had this kind of issue before. I checked all my cabling and re-seated everything about 10 times to no avail. I also installed my friend's old cracked screen and it worked just fine (apart from the broken glass). No amount of resets or re-installations would make the problem any betterbetter, so I'm kinda at a loss here. Any helphelp, or am I just SOL with a bad unit?

Device:

iPhone 5

Status:

open

Original post by: Hank Kuhsel ,

Title:

Touch Screen Ghost Clicks and Flickering

Text:

I was working on a friends phone and I ordered a  replacement iPhone 5 screen from iFixit. After I installed it, I noticed some screen flickering around the edges of the LCD and some occasional ghost clicking. It seemed like when I hovered my finger close to the screen, it would click there. I don't know if ESD would cause this kind of behavior, but I have also never had this kind of issue before. I checked all my cabling and re-seated everything about 10 times to no avail. I also installed my friend's old cracked screen and it worked just fine (apart from the broken glass). No amount of resets or re-installations would make the problem any better so I'm kinda at a loss here. Any help or am I just SOL with a bad unit?

Device:

iPhone 5

Status:

open