Sixth iteration of Apple iPhone, announced on September 12, 2012. Repair of this device is similar to the previous models, requiring screwdrivers and prying tools. Available as GSM or CDMA / 16, 32, or 64 GB / Black or White.

3088 Questions View all

iPhone screen is unresponsive and closes and open apps by itself

So I have dropped by iphone 5 in the past before, but about a month ago I dropped it and cracked the screen but got it fixed, again a month later I dropped it and the screen once again broke and shortly after, for a few hours, the screen was unresponsive but after that it worked. Now, three days later, I dropped it yet again (i know, i know, just don't judge please lol) but this time the screen is completely unresponsive, but at times when it does work and i log into the phone, apps close and open by themselves and the phone starts randomly typing by itself and so on. though the home button works so i have been texting through the use of Siri but even that glitches sometimes. Also, my lock key has been broken for quite a while. I'm wondering what I can do to fix this problem. P.S. I can't take it to the Apple Store because i don't have warranty for it. Could this also be a hardware problem? Im not sure. PLEASE HELP.

Answer this question I have this problem too

Is this a good question?

Score 1
Add a comment

3 Answers

Most Helpful Answer

This is a great example of a iphone 5 touch ic with broken solderballs below. Of course the causes could be many other but the drops of the phone point right to the U14 Touch IC beeing the culprit.

This is an easy repair job for an experienced technican who can replace small IC'S. I have done it many times but almost impossible for a DIY repair.

Of course you could try to heat the ic and hope for a temporary fix but chances are you might make it worse or impossible to repair for an technican.

Here a picture of that IC.

Was this answer helpful?

Score 3
Add a comment

I forgot the picture

Block Image

Was this answer helpful?

Score 2

Comments:

so do you know how much it may cost or where I can get it to be repaired besides Apple? also, will replacing the screen work?

by

Add a comment

In some cases it can be also the screen, but since you report some sort of "ghost typing" activity, its mostlikely is the logicboard and not the screen itself.

But if you have or know someone who has, a spare screen you can try and change it.

Only a few places do this kind of repair (replacing IC's on logic boards) and only a few really know what they are doing. I could help you but, I'm from germany therefore not an option for you.

Was this answer helpful?

Score 2

Comments:

I will be replacing the screen very soon so I will see if that is what the problem is but yesterday, it shut off on me all of a sudden and it was about 50% charged when that happened, I also tried plugging it into the charger and nothing worked. Do you know what may be wrong with it?

by

Add a comment

Add your answer

HS will be eternally grateful.
View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 1

Past 7 Days: 11

Past 30 Days: 51

All Time: 3,653