The Apple iPhone 5s 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 / 16, 32, or 64 GB / Silver, Gold, and Space Gray.

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iPhone 5S screen has black border and doesn't respond to touch


I have a problem after replacing an iPhone 5S screen. The replacement screen touch functionality does not seem to work AND there's a black border at the top of the screen:

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When I put the original screen back, the screen senses touch perfectly but the black border remains. Problem is I didn't test the phone before replacing the screen so I don't know if the black border was there before.

Here's a video showing the problem:

Also: the white strips are still white, so I don't suspect it has water damage.

Has someone experienced this before?


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After ordering a third replacement screen (this time from ifixit), everything worked.

The "black border" I was talking about was actually part of the background image. Stupid me :p

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