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Current version by: oldturkey03 (vote details) ,

Title:

iPhone 5s ghost touching, new screen = same problem

Text:

Hey y'all. I'm getting very irritated at my iPhone. About 3 months after the warranty ran out, my phone started acting weird.

The very first time I noticed the ghost touching, it only lasted a few seconds so I would reboot and it was gone for a while. Just recently it started happening everyday anytime.  Never had water damage, always always In a case that protects everything. I did drop my phone a few times since owning it, but no damage was ever found on the phone (in the case), no glass breakage either.

Basically, my phone will start going crazy, opening random apps, hitting random keyboard buttons, hitting links in safari, just the typical ghost touching. Sometimes it will just be randomly unresponsive to touch. As a temp fix, I have to hit the sleep button a few times, then I can use my phone for X minutes until it starts again.

I took my screen off to look inside, and nothing was loose or disconnected. I tried everything, brushing the display connections, disconnecting the battery, resetting the connections, restore the phone, etc.

I just put on a new, OEM display from Apple and What do you know, same thing happening !!!! New display, same ghost touching and random unresponsiveness. 99% of the people having the same issue said to replace the screen, and I can now rule that one out.

Does anyone have any idea what the deal is??? Could it be the battery for some reason? It seem to occur the longer I use the phone.

Thanks for any help. I'm gonna end up throwing this phone on the ground and smashing it!!

Device:

iPhone 5s

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

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Edit by: KB ,

Title:

iPhone 5s ghost touching, new screen = same problem

Text:

Hey y'all. I'm getting very irritated at my iPhone. About 3 months after the warranty ran out, my phone started acting weird.

The very first time I noticed the ghost touching, it only lasted a few seconds so I would reboot and it was gone for a while. Just recently it started happening everyday anytime.  Never had water damage, always always In a case that protects everything. I did drop my phone a few times since owning it, but no damage was ever found on the phone (in the case), no glass breakage either.

Basically, my phone will start going crazy, opening random apps, hitting random keyboard buttons, hitting links in safari, just the typical ghost touching. Sometimes it will just be randomly unresponsive to touch. As a temp fix, I have to hit the sleep button a few times, then I can use my phone for X minutes until it starts again.

I took my screen off to look inside, and nothing was loose or disconnected. I tried everything, brushing the display connections, disconnecting the battery, resetting the connections, restore the phone, etc.

I just put on a new, OEM display from Apple and What do you know, same thing happening !!!! New display, same ghost touching and random unresponsiveness. 99% of the people having the same issue said to replace the screen, and I can now rule that one out.

Does anyone have any idea what the deal is??? Could it be the battery for some reason? It seem to occur the longer I use the phone.

Thanks for any help. I'm gonna end up throwing this phone on the ground and smashing it!!

Device:

iPhone 1st Generation5s
iPhone 1st Generation5s

Status:

open

Original post by: KB ,

Title:

iPhone 5s ghost touching, new screen = same problem

Text:

Hey y'all. I'm getting very irritated at my iPhone. About 3 months after the warranty ran out, my phone started acting weird.

The very first time I noticed the ghost touching, it only lasted a few seconds so I would reboot and it was gone for a while. Just recently it started happening everyday anytime.  Never had water damage, always always In a case that protects everything. I did drop my phone a few times since owning it, but no damage was ever found on the phone (in the case), no glass breakage either.

Basically, my phone will start going crazy, opening random apps, hitting random keyboard buttons, hitting links in safari, just the typical ghost touching. Sometimes it will just be randomly unresponsive to touch. As a temp fix, I have to hit the sleep button a few times, then I can use my phone for X minutes until it starts again.

I took my screen off to look inside, and nothing was loose or disconnected. I tried everything, brushing the display connections, disconnecting the battery, resetting the connections, restore the phone, etc.

I just put on a new, OEM display from Apple and What do you know, same thing happening !!!! New display, same ghost touching and random unresponsiveness. 99% of the people having the same issue said to replace the screen, and I can now rule that one out.

Does anyone have any idea what the deal is??? Could it be the battery for some reason? It seem to occur the longer I use the phone.

Thanks for any help. I'm gonna end up throwing this phone on the ground and smashing it!!

Device:

iPhone 1st Generation

Status:

open