The Apple iPhone 5c 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 / 8, 16, 32 GB / White, Pink, Yellow, Blue, and Green.

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Replaced Screen now it turns on but screen is only dark black.

So I replaced the screen on an Iphone 5C, and after replacement it was working fine for about a day. Then all of the suddent the screen turned to black (not black as in no light, just no icons/colors etc). So if you push power or home etc, it responds and lights up to a dark grey or black screen (as if the backlight is coming on but no data is being sent to the screen).

I opened it up and reseated the connectors and still no go. I would put the cracked screen back to see if it was the new screen but it was so cracked it came apart as it was being disassembled so no good. I tried the HOME + PWR button and you can see the screen light up and then something happen at about 10 secs but just comes back the same way (light up dark screen no icons or other colors etc).

Currently I have the battery disconnected in hopes to reset it, but any other suggestions, maybe something is fried?

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99% sure it's a defective screen..

Beware of cheap copy's on ebay.

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+1 to the possible defective screen. Also it is entirely possible there was other damage done to the phone when the screen got broke. I have had a overly high failure rate on the 5 line of iphones. Esp the 5c. As for cheap copies they are in most cases oem and not after market. Glass for phones can be oem or after market. Now there are 100% fake/mock up lcds out there that look real but are nothing more than glass plastic and paint with salvaged ribbons from real lcd parts.

You have a 50 50 chance between damaged board and bad part when you have problems with a lcd after replacement.

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Laura don't drop your device you'll not have a problem

And what a really bad peice of advice buy another iPhone send your phone to me and I'd say I could 100% fix your issue if you tried fitting it yourself and don't have experience theres the first problem some people aren't cut out to do these kinds of repairs .

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I think that you should probably buy a new iphone 5c because there is no hope on fixing your phone. I have the same exact problem and phone and it happened to me and it just broken and the screen kept blacking out. So there is not point on spending however much you spend on the screen on the phone because it would be a waste of your time. Sorry to say this but there is no hope on fixing an iphone 5c. I am starting to really hate the the iphone company cause every apple gadget I buy always breaks easily. The only reason why they make these gadgets easily to break is to get more money.

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I really hate the apple company :-( :-*


you read that apple company


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