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A phone that is vibrating with no display is telling you "myyou, "My display isn't working, my display isn't working!"
A phone that is vibrating with no display is telling you "myyou, "My display isn't working, my display isn't working!"
 
This can sometimes be a software problem—if the phone has never been openedopened, for example. AA hard reset can solve thatthis problem. Hold the power and home button for 10 seconds.
This can sometimes be a software problem—if the phone has never been openedopened, for example. AA hard reset can solve thatthis problem. Hold the power and home button for 10 seconds.
 
If it's not a software problem, then it could be damage to the flexes of the screen itself—the LCD flex. [https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iPhone+5+Front+Panel+Replacement/10906|Replacingguide|10906|Replacing the screen|new_window=true] can solve the problem.
If it's not a software problem, then it could be damage to the flexes of the screen itself—the LCD flex. [https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iPhone+5+Front+Panel+Replacement/10906|Replacingguide|10906|Replacing the screen|new_window=true] can solve the problem.
 
If not that, then it could be damage to the LCD or digitizer connector on the board. Anyone who has tried three or four screens and then it magically works again—they were probably able to finally clear debris out of their connector or straighten a bent pin. If the connector is damaged, it can be replaced as a board-level repair
 
If not that, then it can be a blown backlight filter (like a fuse). This can easily happen when using certain replacement screens that have an exposed backlight flex solder joint. Pressing the screen into the frame will cause the exposed joints to short the LCD line to ground and burn the filter. This can also be fixed as a board-level repair.
 
If not that—you could have drop damage or latent water damage that is causing a problem in the backlight line elsewhere.

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A phone that is vibrating with no display is telling you "my display isn't working, my display isn't working!"
 
This can sometimes be a software problem--ifproblem—if the phone has never been opened for example. A hard reset can solve that---powerthat. Hold the power and home button for 10 secondsseconds.
This can sometimes be a software problem--ifproblem—if the phone has never been opened for example. A hard reset can solve that---powerthat. Hold the power and home button for 10 secondsseconds.
 
If it's not thata software problem, then it cancould be damage to the flexes of the screen itself---theitself—the LCD flex. A new screen[https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iPhone+5+Front+Panel+Replacement/10906|Replacing the screen|new_window=true] can solvesolve the problem.
If it's not thata software problem, then it cancould be damage to the flexes of the screen itself---theitself—the LCD flex. A new screen[https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iPhone+5+Front+Panel+Replacement/10906|Replacing the screen|new_window=true] can solvesolve the problem.
 
If not that, then it cancould be damage to the LCD or digitizer connector on the board---anyoneboard. Anyone who has tried three or four screenscreens and then it magically works again---theyagain—they were probably were finally able to finally clear debris out of their connector or straighten a bent pin. IfIf the connector is damaged, it can be replaced as a board levelboard-level repair
If not that, then it cancould be damage to the LCD or digitizer connector on the board---anyoneboard. Anyone who has tried three or four screenscreens and then it magically works again---theyagain—they were probably were finally able to finally clear debris out of their connector or straighten a bent pin. IfIf the connector is damaged, it can be replaced as a board levelboard-level repair
 
If not that, then it can be a blown backlight filter (like a fuse). This can easily happen when using certain replacement screens that have an exposed backlight flex solder joint---pressjoint. Pressing the screen into the frame andwill cause the exposed joints willto short the LCD line to ground and burn the filter. This can also be fixed as a board levelboard-level repair.
If not that, then it can be a blown backlight filter (like a fuse). This can easily happen when using certain replacement screens that have an exposed backlight flex solder joint---pressjoint. Pressing the screen into the frame andwill cause the exposed joints willto short the LCD line to ground and burn the filter. This can also be fixed as a board levelboard-level repair.
 
If not that---then youthat—you could have drop damage or latent water damage that is causing a problem in the backlight line elsewhereelsewhere.
If not that---then youthat—you could have drop damage or latent water damage that is causing a problem in the backlight line elsewhereelsewhere.

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Original post by: jessabethany ,

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A phone that is vibrating with no display is telling you "my display isn't working, my display isn't working!"

This can sometimes be a software problem--if the phone has never been opened for example.  A hard reset can solve that---power and home button for 10 seconds

If not that, then it can be damage to the flexes of the screen itself---the LCD flex.  A new screen can solve.

If not that, then it can be damage to the LCD or digitizer connector on the board---anyone who has tried three or four screen and then it magically works again---they probably were finally able to clear debris out of their connector or straighten a pin.  If the connector is damaged, it can be replaced as a board level repair

If not that, then it can be a blown backlight filter (like a fuse).  This can easily happen when using certain replacement screens that have an exposed backlight flex solder joint---press the screen into the frame and the exposed joints will short the LCD line to ground and burn the filter.  This can also be fixed as a board level repair.

If not that---then you could have drop damage or latent water damage that is causing a problem in the backlight line elsewhere

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