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Hi everyone. A week ago, I smashed the original screen of my old iPhone 5. After I replaced its original screen with a new aftermarket screen of USD10,00 from China, immediately I put on a new tempered glass of USD1,00 again from China and when I turned on the iPhone 5, almost immediately I had that ghosting that everybody describes.
 
The new screen was randomly selecting anything and most of the time touch screen was not responding at all. Of course I thought that the new screen is faulty or I did a mistake while replacing the old screen. I opened and replaced the screen for 4-5 times, but ghosting was still there.
 
After I found this topic, I noted 3-4 things that other wrote and decided to give it a chance before throwing the whole phone to the dustbin.
 
I did the following steps and my iPhone 5 is working like it should be and its almost 2 days now that I see NO SIGNS of ghosting! So I am quite sure that this will help lots of people and its quite easy if you have some minor experience with opening smartphones as I do :)
 
1) I turned off the iPhone 5 and I opened it and cancelled the battery.
 
2) I removed from my old original screen the 3 grey/black foam sticks behind the 3 main cables of the screen and placed them on the 3 cables of the new aftermarket screen.
 
3) I put another foam stick between the second and third cable (exactly above the silver fuse/capacitor(?).
 
4) Behind my old screen, in the middle of the metallic plate and on the left side, I removed that small white sticky circle and put it on the new screen and I put back also that pink sheet that came with that aftermarket screen.
 
I put back the new screen, put on the battery, closed the housing normally and switched on the iPhone.
 
No cleaning made, no alcohol, nothing. I only cleaned a bit the backplate before placing that white circle described at step 4.
 
Note that I do not know for sure which one exactly of the above is the solution (if any) or if its just luck or something, because I did all the above same time and I hope ghosting will not come back.
 
Hope it will help somebody out there. GLthere, even if we have October 2017 and already iPhone 8 is out.
GL
!
Hope it will help somebody out there. GLthere, even if we have October 2017 and already iPhone 8 is out.
GL
!
 
Alex

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Original post by: alexiphones ,

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Hi everyone. A week ago, I smashed the original screen of my old iPhone 5. After I replaced its original screen with a new aftermarket screen of USD10,00 from China, immediately I put on a new tempered glass of USD1,00 again from China and when I turned on the iPhone 5, almost immediately I had that ghosting that everybody describes.

The new screen was randomly selecting anything and most of the time touch screen was not responding at all.  Of course I thought that the new screen is faulty or I did a mistake while replacing the old screen. I opened and replaced the screen for 4-5 times, but ghosting was still there.

After I found this topic, I noted 3-4 things that other wrote and decided to give it a chance before throwing the whole phone to the dustbin.

I did the following steps and my iPhone 5 is working like it should be and its almost 2 days now that I see NO SIGNS of ghosting! So I am quite sure that this will help lots of people and its quite easy if you have some minor experience with opening smartphones as I do :)

1) I turned off the iPhone 5 and I opened it and cancelled the battery.

2) I removed from my old original screen the 3 grey/black foam sticks behind the 3 main cables of the screen and placed them on the 3 cables of the new aftermarket screen.

3) I put another foam stick between the second and third cable (exactly above the silver fuse/capacitor(?).

4) Behind my old screen, in the middle of the metallic plate and on the left side, I removed that small white sticky circle and put it on the new screen and I put back also that pink sheet that came with that aftermarket screen.

I put back the new screen, put on the battery, closed the housing normally and switched on the iPhone.

No cleaning made, no alcohol, nothing. I only cleaned a bit the backplate before placing that white circle described at step 4.

Note that I do not know for sure which one exactly of the above is the solution (if any) or if its just luck or something, because I did all the above same time and I hope ghosting will not come back.

Hope it will help somebody out there. GL!

Alex

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