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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Took apart phone, now touch does not work

I bought a cheap charger and was plugging my phone up to charge, however with the charger I have, I have to usually position my phone a certain way so it can charge correctly. I picked up my phone to use it having forgotten that it was on this stupid charger. As I set it down to charge again my screen went completely black. I freaked out and ended up searching how to fix an unresponsive black screen on my phone. I stumbled upon a video on Youtube that showed a guy prying up his screen, propping off the sensor cable, digitizer cable, LCD cable, etc and putting it back. Of course, his phone returned to normal. After seeing the video, I figured I tried doing the same thing considering I had all the tools this guy in the video was using. I did the same procedure as the guy in the video and still my phone did not turn on. After almost losing hope, I went on a forum rather than Youtube a second time and saw things that said "hold down the home and power button for 20 sec", so I tried it and it worked. My phone turned on but I noticed the screen looked weird and blocky and had a bunch of lines. The home button and power button works, just the touch isn't working. I tried putting in my passcode and it doesn't work. I can't pull up my camera nor respond to text messages. Can someone please help me and tell me if there is a way to fix this?

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You're going to have to go back into the phone. Disconnect the display assembly. Disconnect the battery. Reconnect the battery. Reconnect the display assembly. It should solve your problem

Here's a guide for the battery. Just in case

iPhone 5s Battery Replacement

Here's a guide for the display. Just in case

iPhone 5s Display Assembly Replacement

The force restart would've solved the problem initially. But, hindsight. If you have any other questions, come back, one of us should be able to help you out

iPhone 5s Battery Image


iPhone 5s Battery Replacement

Difficulty: Moderate30 minutes - 1 hour

iPhone 5s Display Assembly Image


iPhone 5s Display Assembly Replacement

Difficulty: Moderate30 minutes - 1 hour

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