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iPhone won't turn on after screen replacement?

I work on iPhones often. With this one, I opened it and replaced the screen. Before I closed it up, I tried to turn it on, but it would not turn on. I also tried to plug it in, and it repeatedly made the charging sound.

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Okay put pressure down on three connector from the replacement screen to the phone. I use my finger to push down on the connector while the iphone was on, boom the screen went on. The trick was I put a piece of paper between the silver shield and three connector. Hope it work for you.

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is iphone screen damaged when connected to board while power is on

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My screen crack used to work now I changed the battery there nothing

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Repair my cousins IPhone 6 plus connected everything together when it can time to start the phone ... Nothing ... What can I do to fix it .. ??

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I repaired the screen

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I had the exact issue and panicked because I didn't do a backup of my fiancé's phone before I did the screen replacement. When I plugged in the phone to my laptop, it appeared as a connected device and showed all the correct information related to the phone. The screen went black, and only made a repeating charging beep and a vibration when I would turn the sound on and off. Below are the steps that I took:

-Removed the bottom 2 screws

-Elevated the screen (did not detach the screen)

-Removed the shield that connects the battery to the main board

-Disconnected the battery

-Held down the power button at the top of the phone to remove any remaining power

-Reconnected the battery

-Placed the shield back

-Reconnected the screen to the phone

-Powered on to test and BOOM!!

It was working like new and immediately did a full backup.

I really hope this helps you with your issue.

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Yea this method definitely works. I had the exact same problem last night and I was freaking out. I was working on an Iphone 5. I followed the instructions and like you said boom it popped back on. Thank you

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Worked for me, thank you so much! LIFE SAVER!

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I repair cell phones at my shop. I have received 3 iphones in the past week that have no response at all.

1. Iphone 5s - I replaced the screen and it never had power or turned on again or communicated with ITunes. I tried the reboot many times.

2. Iphone 5s - The screen was replaced a month ago and suddenly died with no charging, or lcd digitizer response or iTunes response.

3. Iphone 5c - came in from another shop with no response from charging, LCD Digitizer, ITunes or hard reset.

I have replace charging ports, batteries, and lcd digitizers with working units on all three devices and they still will not respond at all. Please help.

This is the 3rd Iphone this week with sudden death and for no apparent reason. There is no water damage or physical damage that would cause this problem. The insides look perfect. They will not respond to charging, hard reset, soft reset, or any other thing I have read to try. The mother boards and connectors look perfect under a microscope.

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nelly your the F*** man .. holy crap that really worked and im soo surprised !!!

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AGAIN NELLY I LOVE YOU BRO! aha

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Hi, I have a similar issue.

Just replaced a screen on an iPhone 5s and now it doesn't seem to boot up. I get the Apple logo then the screen goes blue and restarts the process again.

Any help massively appreciated

Tom

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You have damaged a chip on the motherboard. Happens every now and then at our repair shop, we then buy the costumer a new phone.

One time, I replaced a 5s screen, mounted the backplate over the connectors and tested the screen. Worked perfectly. I closed the phone and it's broken without me touching any internals. Some iPhones have a temper.

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Actually the resistor on the front camera will cause this problem.

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what do u mean by resistor Chris Ward?

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I just found out yesterday, that if you damage any part of the front camera/mic/prox. sensor flex cable, this too will cause the blue screen reboot looping.

I was told by several people with 100% certainty, that the blue screen was from the long screw on the connector plate being screwed into the wrong hole, and damaging one of the underlying traces on the logic board. I found this to be odd, because I use iCracked screw maps, so the proper screws always go back in the proper spots .... but they insisted this was my problem! So I fished out the logic board, scraped off the protective paint, and proceeded to look at the traces under the screw posts ... All the traces seemed in tact! :(

It was not until I did some more reading that I found a post where somebody volunteered that if you "banana" the camera/mic/prox. sensor flex cable, it can cause the blue screen reboot loop.

So back to the patient I went .... took a closer look at this flex cable, and it did look a bit mangled, so I ordered a new one for $8, and VOILA!! The iPhone 5S was as good as new!!

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Dude u are legend.with that camera idea I replaced the iPhone 6s screen after everything I put back phone didn't turn on . And then I read ur comment before that I removed battery clean the flex with alcohol noone of em work but I removed camera cleaned with alcohol ped assembled iphone back yeahhhooooo turned on cheers mate.

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From the days of modding the first Sony psp... And making pandora batteries, for magic memory sticks lol ... If you ever cut or damage a conductive line on a board.. You can fix the issue by using a number 2 pencil and the graphite will reconnect the electrical circuit just be sure not to interconnect any lines, however with a digitizer cable punctured this will only work if it's a small puncture as it cannot fix a complete tear in the cable... I fixed a friends iPhone 5s this way after he attempted a screen repair himself ;)

And before asked to specify you sharpen the pencil as pointy as you can get it and then gradually color in the problematic area until a nice very small pile of dust is seen then blow this off and if the circuit is now appearing to be connected with the graphite line try your work and then use your repaired device to thank me :)

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Mike were do you buy your screens?

Must say I have fixed 1000s of iPhones and never did I once have to restore for phone to work. Obviously there is something wrong in the way you are installing the parts plus blue or red screen indicates the wrong screws in the emi Sheild and tearing traces below the screw holes. Hopefully this is not the case but you might be hearing from your customer sooner than later

Have a read

http://www.iphonebits.co.uk/iphone-5s-bl...

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Touch Screen Digitizer For iPhone 5 (http://www.laimarket.com/full-housing-co...)

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Not sure if this will be of help for anyone. But I had a similar thing happen to my wifes iphone 4. I replaced the old cracked screen with a new one and carefully re assembled the phone back together. Once the battery was connected, I turned the phone back on to see if the screen worked. At this point everything looked fine. Battery was at 16% as well. So i put the phone on the charger to charge over night and it showing showing that it was 100% charged. I didn't think much of this. So basically in the morning once i took it off the charger it died straight away.

Spent all day trying to find forums to help me pin point the issue. Tried charging the phone again and all it would do was turn on with the apple icon and stay on that screen for 3mins before it made it to the main home screen. then after 2mins it would turn off and restart itself. So i had a feeling that it could've been a battery issue. The battery itself i'm pretty sure was long due to die.

So i managed to figure out what the problem was. I took my iphone and I decided to try my battery in my wifes iphone and took her battery from her phone and tried it on mine. Turns out that my battery worked fine on my wifes iphone while her battery didn't turn my phone on. So the issue was a dead battery.

So with the battery that wouldn't work...i took a closer look at the ribbon connector and it look like it was bent to the point of breaking off. So if you think, you put everything back together carefully, then I would check the battery to make sure that the ribbon connector isnt damaged etc.

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Try in the following order: disconnect the screen, reconnect the screen making sure all 3 connectors are properly seated, connect the iPhone to a charger or your computer, then reboot your iPhone (press and hold Home Button and Power Button together for 15 seconds).

Try this and let me know if it helped. If not, we can look at other causes and possible solutions.

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"..and hold Home Button and Power Button together for 15 seconds" - Thanks ! - worked for me.

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this is what worked for mine. thank you so much!!!!

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got a weird one with an iPhone 5C. Replaced the screen but get a random or blank screen. However if the digitiser connector is not connected I get a picture 99% of the time. Click in the digitiser connector and off it goes. Have tried a couple of screens but no joy. Anyone got any ideas?

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hey tom just encountered the same thing i hope this helps cause it helped me i bought a replacement screen with all the attachments when i replaced it the phone would flash red and then reboot it would continually do this till it finally booted up the customer then took phone home when phone died and try to charge it would go to the red screen i put back the original it would stay on longer but then reboot to a blue screen now its important to make sure that it turns blue or the original is back on. Now what you do is restore the iphone when your booting it up hold the home button and power button at same time until its in dfu mode while connected to pc or mac then restore iphone after that it should work i bought a another screen but one that i need to transfer all the parts too. I think since the screen i bought had all the non-apple parts the hardware messed up the phone so with the new screen transfer the parts son the only thing that is not original is the screen. It worked for me it should work for you

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I am copy and pasting this article, the link above posted by "con" because it is the compete and comprehensive article I have ever read on any iPhone issue, and I've read a lot of them.

Thank you con for posting this, and sharing this site with the rest of us. Please actually click the above link to view the included very detailed images.

Lately here at iPhoneBits we have been noticing an influx in a particular fault with the latest Apple product, the fault is the iPhone 5S Blue screen of death fault, this problem seems to arise mostly after a screen has been changed on the device. Here at iPhone Bits we have found out why……

iPhone 5S Blue Screen, How It Happens

Anytime we have seen this issue, or if we have had a call about this issue, the question we ask is “has this handset been worked at?” the answer is always YES. When we see a fault being reported more than once, we then make it our business to find out why this fault is happening and is there a solution! When we get asked if we can repair this fault, we ask the customer some questions:

Have you had a repair carried out on this device?

Does your iPhone 5S reboot and go to iTunes restore window?

When you turn on your iPhone 5s does it Boot Loop?

After Blue screen fault, when you restore on iTunes do you get error 9 or error 14?

So a quick summary. We now know that this fault is caused by repair centres who are inexperienced, or failed “self repairs” .

iPhone 5S Screen Replacement Process

So the screen repair on an iPhone 5S is not really that hard to achieve for an experienced Technician , without going into the quality of screens and the difference between a cheap screen and an expensive original screen, we will just look at the repair process, Here is an excellent guide from iMore on how to change your iPhone 5S screen . once you have had a look at the link, we will explain where this blue screen fault all goes wrong!

How This Issue Happens

iPhone 5S shield

When you carry out a screen repair on the iPhone 5S, there is a shield which need to be removed, this shield covers the LCD cable, Proximity sensor cable and the touch screen digitiser cable. This shield is fixed to the board of the 5S to stop the cables being dislodged easily by a drop, this was a common issue in older iPhone models and this is the reason the shield has been put in place. Now you can see from the image above that these screws are all individual and should be put back in the same slot they came out of. if you check out the link again for iMore you will see a better images and you can see the difference in the screws , the main difference and concern being the size!

The Fault

Ok, so when you remove this shield , we have realised that the screws need to be placed back in the same place that they came out from. Failure to do so will result in THE BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH, Below is an image of the offending screw that causes this issue

iPhone 5S error 9 error 14The picture above you can see the red circle around one of the screws that holds the shield in place that needs removed to carry out an iPhone 5S screen repair, if you put the wrong screw in this slot then your iPhone will be TOAST, the screw that holds this shield in place is a different size, and when fitted in wrong place the result is BLUE SCREEN, in the next image you will see what happens when the wrong screw is placed in the wrong slot

The Cause Of Fault

The next image will show a close up image of this screw mount that has been subject to the wrong screw being fitted in its slot , it looks quite messy, the reason this is ! the screw was to long and has actually screwed right into the logic board and destroyed the layers of the logic board, (did you know that the iPhone 5S has 10 layers on the logic board)

iPhone 5S blue screen rebootThe Next image will show the damage that has been caused clearer, what we have done here is scraped down into the layers of the logic board to find the damaged layers and tracks so we can repair them

iPhone 5S blue screen fixAs you can see there is 7 tracks here, 6 of them have been damaged by the wrong screw being fitted into the wrong slot and this is what causes the blue screen of death with iPhone 5S

Can it Be Repaired?

Here at iPhone Bits we have successfully repaired this issue by repairing the logic board tracks, obviously every case is individual and we would need to see it to assess if it can be repaired, but we maintain the following . if we cannot repair it then its not repairable . Here at iPhone Bits we pride ourselves on the fact that we can repair faults that no other repair centre will be able to do, this is the force that drives us on and makes us spend the time researching these faults and not giving up until we find the fault, and can offer a repair .

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I have also fixed 1000s of iphone dating back to 2009 and never once did i have to do that as well but if you kno anything about electronics the hardware was just simply not compatible i tried a different screen and the samething would happen just instead of red it would go blue and so did the original as soon as i restored with original apple parts things work fine customer very happy thank you and i did the restore with the phone open and no emi shield and it still worked

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Hey all.

Unfortunately, In many cases this is due to damage unknowingly caused to logic board while putting the phone back together.

Some screws are very slightly (VERY slightly) longer than others and placing them in the wrong hole causes them to screw right into the logic board and through the traces (electrical connections on the board).

If this is the case you have three options:

1) New phone

2) New Logic board

3) Repair by someone very talented.

You'll have to hunt around for pricing etc.

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How do you know if the logic board has been messed up

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== added Question, please Help!==

I currently have the same problem with the black screen and charging sound every 8 seconds. However, when I first assembled I was able to see the screen until placing the screen all the way down and it went back to black.

I also ripped the Thermal Plate Copper Shielding Tape that connects the front facing camera. If this is disconnected will the iphone stay black? I tried scraping away at the tape to reconnect Copper connection but think I failed at this, I see you can buy the replacement copper tape but would this even be the same cause as the black LCD screen?

Thanks

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After I replaced my screen it worked but my home button wasn't responsive. I tried to open my phone to fix it but it opened rather aggressively It hasn't turned on since. could there be a shortage in my ribbon cables?

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im having prolems with lines during boot bot go away but the degitiser wont work. i lost few scews too.. any clues i just hade the screen replaced 100 not apple and the touch id wont work since i lost the ground piece but i just want my screen to work..

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Hi ive changed my girlfriends screen making sure everything was taking off and put back carefully and in the right place. ive alson checked the connectors are in properly about 3 or 4 times. now the phone is back together ive just got a black screen with no vibration when i plug the charger in. the phone battery is about 1month old. the phone seems completely lifeless. any ideas guys

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I just encountered this problem. I removed the plate that covered the screen connectors and turned the phone on and it worked! So i put the screws back in and when i put the screw in the bottom left hole closest to the battery it went back to loop / blue screen! so I left it off - back in business.

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Got my iPhone 5 screen replaced and now it won't charge barely at all. The percentage goes up randomly, but usually stays at 1%. When it is plugged into a charger, the battery icon in the right hand corner looks the same as if it is not plugged in. No lightning symbol. Any suggestions?

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I have a 5s with similar problems, does the battery level change after a restart ?

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Hello just replaced an iphone 6 screen. Turned it on and it was working fine, then turned off to finish the rest of the installation. Whenever i did that tried turning it on and it wouldnt. I then connected to itunes and nothing came up, so i put it in DFU mode and it showed up on my computer. So then i thought it was just the screen sent it back and ordered a premium iCracked screen. Had the same problem nothing visual came up on the screen but showed up on itunes when i put it in DFU mode. I have no idea what to do, im out lots of money because of this, if someone knows how to help please do so! THanks!!

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After changing the battery of my iPhone 5 the phone did not power on, only shows apple and after that showing lines and reboot. This process continuous unless i disconnect the battery connector.

Before changing the battery phone was working fine but after changing the battery occurred problem. i also checked the other batteries as well as its first original battery which i want to change, but no luck

Whats the matter, i m so upset

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Hello i had replaced iphone 6 screen but after replacing when i turn on my phone its ok but whenever i lock the lock after minute phone goes blank i dont know whats the problem please help me out

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I had my daughter's Iphone 5c screen replaced on Dec. 19th because she cracked it but it was working fine when I took it in. Once the repair was complete we added the screen protector immediately. About 5 days later she could not slide the icon to open the phone so she removed the protector thinking it might help and screen had to hair line cracks. I believe the replace screen was defective. Is that possible?

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@ Linda McCarty .... yes it is extremely possible, it could be down to the digitizer connector not being seated properly, if all is well there, more than likely a dodgy screen....

It isnt a big job for the phone shop to check the connector is seated properly so just return it to them and get them to check it.. will take them less than 5 minutes

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Just replaced my iphone 5 with a new screen . But still it makes only a beeping sound when plugged into even a laptop . can someone pLease please help me . Thank you.

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Check the LCD flex is seated correctly (disconnect & reconnect), if it's still no good, try another screen

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The problem is that either the back light coil or some soldered components are fried. It is an easy fix if you can micro solder.

hope this helps. :)

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To check if this is the issue. Turn on your iPhone and put it under a flashlight. If you see content on the screen then there you have it. Back light coil or its soldered components on the logic board. Just below the screen connectors

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OMG! disconnecting was key for me!

you are a god my friend!!!

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My iPhone 5 keep beeping when charging after screen replacement. Phone can't be turn on either. I have tried to hold power+home button to wake the phone up and also did few exercise as mentioned below.

-Elevated the screen

-Removed the shield that connects the batter to the main board

-Disconnected battery

-Held down the power button at the top of the phone to remove and remaining power

-Reconnected battery

-Placed shield back

-Reconnected screen to the phone

but no result, its still beeping on charging and screen is blank.

Please help me to wake this phone. Thanks

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Serge Mann, you probably have a defective screen. What you are describing (beep noise, no image after screen replacement) means the phone is NOT seeing the new screen. Since you tried everything else, you now have to try a new screen on. Be careful not to damage the flat cables as they are fragile. Also note that iPhone 5 and 5S screens have become so expensive lately that unless you're buying from a reputed seller like iFixit that carry excellent parts and a solid warranty, you are very likely getting a low quality part that breaks easily or just doesn't work right out of the box. I advise to buy a good quality screen and be gentle during installation. Don't forget to disconnect (disconnect, not remove) the battery before attempting the repair.

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I have iphone 5s after screen change it is dead

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I have iphone 5s after screen change it is dead

somebody help pls....

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Does a iphone 5c work with a broken/torn volume and power flex cable? And if it does any solutions to a iphone 5c that just repeats the start screen like theres no battery in the phone? (The phone has been rehoused and screen replacement)

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Yes it will work without it no problem. Replace the battery if it is only booting when plugged in or the screen unit. Try mocking up an original screen

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When it just makes just a chime the LCD is under some kind of stress. This is caused from the back metal bracket out of alignment creating upward pressure. Try realigning it to test it remove it. WOW! it now boots up but only if you remove and re-install the battery connection. Now for all you Red and Blue screen people out there your motherboard is damaged with the wrong screw installed or over tightened! No google result will fix a bad trace on a motherboard so stop looking and consult a professional board repair specialist.

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Hi,

I have replaced my iPhone 5c screen.. I now have a Black screen! I occasionally get a glimmer of light through the corners of the screen.

My phone is switched on as it rings out and goes to answer machine after I removed the battery power.

My new screen was bought off eBay for £23

Can anyone help.

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Unfortunately you've probably answered your own question.

Buying screens off eBay is a very risky endeavor, as you know nothing about who you're buying them from, or the quality of the screen.

If you do this for a living , Then you want to take the time to seek out a reputable screen dealer, and develop a lasting long-term relationship with them. Consistency in the quality of the products you offer, will make or break your business!

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About six months ago I lost my phone before recovering it got ran over. Glass was shattered but screen still work. After a week screen stopped working. So, I ordered a new screen assembly which was wrong (5s instead of 5). Finally, I've received the correct screen but, after installation still not working. Doesn't even indicate charging when plugged in. Could it be the battery…? Is it shot to !&&*???

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The fact that it WAS working, and then stopped, makes me suspect you have a connector that has become dislodged or damaged. I would start checking where the USB charge port flex connects to the board (just above the battery connector), or you may want to check the small FPC type connector beside the top right corner of the battery that connects to the board beside the LCD display connectors. Disconnect each of these connectors, and with a magnifying glass, check the pins on both male and female sides of the connectors - looking for bent and/or broken pins. If the connectors are intact, then try reconnecting, and make sure they are pressed firm and seated properly.

It could also be broken traces somewhere in the logic board itself. When a phone is run over, just about every screw, push connector, and shards of glass push against things not meant to push against,

Repairs of this type can prove to be difficult to troubleshoot, as the damage is not localized to one point of impact per se.

Good luck!

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Sorry for the delay in my response but, what an amazing answer! That was insightful, detailed and, easy enough to make it the complex simple. Still didn't help me fix it b/c I just don't have the skill or, rather the time & resources to go through that entire process. Although, I work with my hands a lot as a DIYer, I don't do this often enough to spend the time learning all the nuances. However, BRAVO!!! Now if I could just get some help like this on my car! lol CHEERS!

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Sounds like you have not made LCD connections proper. Make sure that you have properly connected the LCD cables to the logic board. Also where did you purchase the replacement LCD? I have received faulty screens. I would test a new battery and your old screen or a different screen to assure it is not a problem with the phone. Always disconnect the battery before disconnecting and reconnecting the LCD cables. You don't want to trip the backlight fuse.

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Same thing happened to me, disconnecting the battery cable and pressing power button to release the power method didn't work. Surprisingly my phone came back to life as soon as I plugged it into charger. Don't know why it worked but that's a fix in my book.

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If the phone is not displaying with any screens or lcds, but is making sounds and being read on iTunes on your computer, then you may have probably damaged the backlight fuse on the motherboard, try using a flashlight on your screen and see if you see anything. If you are hearing sounds but their is no display or the display is super dim then that is the backlight

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I have a iPhone 5C and I replaced the display recently. It doesn't switch on with the new screen, but it does when I put the old cracked one back. My laptop does pick up the phone when I plug it in. I have tried the hard reset, nothing happens. Any ideas?

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Replaced the screen on an iPhone SE but there is no screen output at all now and even putting the original screen back on isn't working. Its showing in iTunes in DFU mode and I've restored it but its not lighting up the display. Tried hard reset, taking battery connector off and reseating connectors but nothing. Any ideas please?

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no it didnt make the vibrate sound it just didnt turn on

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i was changing a screen on an iPhone 6 plus and my daughter accidentally tore the two connectors off the shield plate, when i hooked the screen back up though it still wouldn't turn on. would replacing the plate help or the battery idea??? i am terrified i messed up her phone

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