The Apple iPhone 5s was announced on September 10, 2013. Repair of this device is similar to the previous models, and requires screwdrivers and prying tools. Available as GSM or CDMA / 16, 32, or 64 GB / Silver, Gold, and Space Gray.

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After replacing the iPhone 5s screen- touch screen goes crazy!

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We are iRepairit here in Atlanta. Recently- not sure if we have defected screens, a lot of repairs have been acting up. On the iPhone 5S and 5C, it's like there's a ghost controlling the phone. Numbers, contacts, and apps all are being used without touching the screen. This happens on the iPad mini if there's static electricity but we know the fix. However not sure where that could be coming from in the iPhone.

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I have also been experiencing this with the iPhone 5S and 5C and it's driving me crazy!!! I am thinking maybe the quality of screens coming out aren't good right now? Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

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can't anyone help me with this problem ??? I'm starting to hate the iPhone beacause of this problem its driving me nuts!!!!!

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If you could use a known good screen in another phone on the phone that's acting up this will tell you if the screens are faulty or not.

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The only thing it can be is faulty screens or damaged screens when installing return the screens to your vendor

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Honestly it's because of cheap screens the glass takes so much grease and grit from the fingers it almost blocks the digitizer from realizing it's being touch because it feels the oil from the fingers . LMFAO ALWAYS GO TO APPLE FOR SCREEN REPLACENT . Anyways use one square of toilet paper on your finger of choice and make a finger stylus . It will work EVERYTIME after that I promis

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I put my SE back in a LifeProof case (with the screen protector) and it works just like it should now. Last time I buy a garbage screen. Lol. Thanks for the tip.

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Either you guys do not have ESD maintained environment where you work and stock your stuff or the entire lot you received are bad ones. There's nothing crazy on this. Thousands of people experience the same thing because of either faulty digitizers or the service tech or store never care ESD precautions or the service desks poorly maintained.

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Your answer is basically worthless.

This issue is relatively well documented on the internet and it has nothing to do with your silly remark about ESD issues. It appears to be the mainboard that is causing this issue even though it acts like it is the digitizer.

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Hi, Puru, do you think that esd can damage touch screen or touch ic? We are becoming crazy and we don't know if the problem is on faulty spares or esd in our worklab kill them (yes, we don't have an ESD controlled environment...) Germano

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I had this fault when the touch was very over sensitive and it was the screens, sent them all back and ordered from a new supplier and everything was fine. I would send the whole batch you have back.

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Its because its to big for the pocket.. It kills your screen being that tight

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I've had the same issue. Usually it turns out to be a faulty digitizer! I am currently having a issue servicing a 5s though. First screen phone was going crazy because of a bad digitizer. Bought the second screen from another company and it was working perfect. Worked great for weeks until today! Customer called saying phone was acting up again!

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Hi guys, i often get this crazy ghost touch displays after repair when the pressure from the metal bezel to the display is higher then normal caused by damaged bezel.

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I ran into this problem today. I put everything back together except the one non magnetized screw in the upper left corner where the digitizer camera and lcd cable connect. I never really worried about it before but there must be a reason this one screw is not magnetized. Put it back in, no more digitizer problems.

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