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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Black screen, constant vibrating plugged in?

I have had my Green iPhone 5c with AT&T since March 2014, I have taken great care of this phone, I used it regularly and dropped it maybe once or twice on carpet, nothing ever major. Top left corner of my phone popped out but it never seemed to mess with the function of my phone at all so I left it be. On September 26th of this year I was out at dinner and dropped the phone on its face and once I picked it up the screen was completely black, but lit, as if the back light of the phone was still on. I tried restarting the phone, charging it, and even calling and texting myself from my friends phone. While the phone was still showing apparent signs of life as in, vibrating, playing ringtones and sounds of screen shots and charger connections, the screen was still lit but completely black. After I could not find why my phone was messed up I let it sit and die for a few weeks. I then plugged it into my computer with the charger and it did not light up in black like it was doing before. The phone then started to vibrate, continuously every 5 seconds while plugged up. I have tried to hold the home and power buttons but that apparently only turns the phone off like I expected. I opened up iTunes and it just asks me to "respond on iPhone" and I cant obviously and the phone keeps vibrating every 5 seconds. I want to fix this phone since I have been using an old iPhone 4 for the past month and cannot take it anymore. Im hoping this is something simple and will take all the help I can get. Thank You!

P.S. I have not done ANY repairs on this phone, no screen, battery, etc. replacement. It is the original phone I purchased.

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Hi! Did you ever get any resolution to this??? My phone just did the EXACT same thing. Even down to the left part of the screen popping out slightly.

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mines done the exact same! did you manage to fix it??

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Mine did the same exact thing and I have no idea how to fix it. I'm not sure what I should replace on my phone somebody please help!!

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This is not a big problem. Open up your phone, and try reseating the cable, but most likely, slap a new display (yes, new screen) on there.

If that doesn't solve, come back and post.

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Hi Jessa, I'm just about to buy a screen replacement kit, do I need to buy the kit with the Lcd and digitalizer included?

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Yes, an iPhone 5c screen should cost at least $70 as of November 2015. There are scammers that will attempt to sell you a piece of glass. That is unusable outside of professional LCD refurbishing

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Hey jessa what if its the opposite. Black screen with no vibration but itunes sees it fine and it charges fine accordine to itunes and it seems as if it booted up fine. But black screen with no vibration at start. Would that still be a screen issue

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To stop the vibrating and to reset the iPhone, the fix is to carefully disconnect the battery for a couple of seconds, if you want a minute, and then connect the battery again and your iPhone will be fine. Then, you may or may not need a new screen.

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While I was replacing the battery, I jolted the front panel connection and got this same issue (the screen was blank and the phone vibrated every 10 seconds).

I tried removing and replacing the battery cable to no avail.

I ended up buying a new front panel and replacing it. Everything has worked perfectly ever since.

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Replace your phone with new display,it sure may help u.tq

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When you say "new display" are you simply saying replace the screen?

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my iphone5c died last night. it happens while im using the phone. i was chatting with my friends suddenly the screen glitch and then turned black. i do hold the home buttom and the power button,its not working. and when i plug in,it keeps vibrating. untill now,the screen is black. what do i do pls someone help me

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same prblem in my mobile also plss help me guys

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My iPhone 5c had a broken screen and I had it fixed but then it broke again and now it has a black screen with no back light and everytime I plug it in to the cable it vibrates continuously

Do I just need a new screen or is it something else? I also don't want any of my photos or data deleted if its something more than the screen that needs to be fixed. PLEASE HELP

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