iPhone 5 Shows Charging - But isn't
Hello GREAT community of iFixit! First off I have to say hats off to all you fellas.
Now to my problem. My friend asked me to fix his iPhone 5 which has a really strange problem(s):
- The device randomly reboots
- Sometimes screen turns blue and reboots
- Says charging but percentage doesn't pick up. (sometimes)
To give a bit of background, the device fell, which made the screen bulge out at the bottom, and after time the glass separated from the LCD resulting in massive screen bleeds. This is when it all started. I replaced the screen, and because I did this I unplugged the battery which solved the problems temporarily. Some additional info: The volume down button also doesn't work but V+ and Mute is fine.
When I remove the battery and hold the power button for a while, the phone works normally again for around two days. Btw. When I remove the battery and plug in the charger the Apple logo appears.
What I've tried:
- Resetting the device
- Different Cables
- Cleaning all the ports
I'm not sure if I should replace the battery or the lightning connector? What's your thoughts?
Is this a good question?