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Blank screen, no backlight

The screen on my iPhone 5 no longer comes on.

I can hear the clicks as I tap on the passcode screen but it remains completely black with no backlight.

I have dropped it numerous times but the screen never broke and I never had any issues (it's in a good Belkin case).

In the past 6 months the battery performance has deteriorated, sometimes it needed charging 2 or 3 times per day with medium-low usage.

I am on the road a lot so I use a generic cable and cigarette adaptor in my car to keep it from dying.

And now suddenly the screen went blank; I do not recall it happening after dropping it, it just seems to have happened.

Can anyone suggest how I can diagnose the problem?

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Open it up to see if the lcd connector has popped off, this should't happen as there is a plate over the top to prevent it happening but you never know, other then that it's probably best to try another screen on it.

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So I have replaced the battery and display with items from IFixit however the screen is still blank.

I can hear the alert sound when I plug it in so I know it is working.

Do you have any ideas?

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According to your analysis about the battery and screen , my guess would be your battery has failed and has swollen which has caused pressure on the lcd and caused it to break and no longer function.

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Thanks for your reply.

Would this be easy to see if it was opened up (i.e. cracks) or could it be damaged without being visible?

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You should be able to feel unevenness in the battery our possible slightly round. battery should be perfectly flat and around same height as logic board.

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So I have replaced the battery and display with items from iFixit however the screen is still blank.

I can hear the alert sound when I plug it in so I know it is working.

Do you have any ideas?

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