Released on September 19, 2014, this 4.7" screen iPhone is the smaller version of the iPhone 6 Plus. Identifiable by the model numbers A1549, A1586, and A1589.

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Do I really suck this bad? Phone screen replacement.


I have been learning and trying to replace phone screens. The first two I have done, I have broke the screens LCD.

I simply open up the screen and disconnect the cables, when plugging them back in and turning the phone on the screen has vertical and horizontal lines everywhere. I have tried and retried and it just seems to get worse. The worse part is I'm 2 for 2.

Am I doing something wrong? I have purchased the iFixit kit and use precaution when doing screens. Maybe I'm bending the connectors, but don't know possibly how. I sometimes use the plastic opening tool to separate the connector and put it back on, or my finger. Regardless, same issue.

Do I really suck this bad? It is extremely discouraging especially because I did this twice, and cant afford to buy another screen. I have done other electronics just fine, RAM, hard drives, laptop screens, wireless cards. All no problem. Is this that difficult? Am I just that bad? Should I just give up?

If anyone can give me any advice at all that would be great. Thank you.

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Hi Gavin

Look at this article and see how many people experience this problem.

It is not just you :)

White Vertical Lines on LCD

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Thanks for the boost of confidence. My screen still isn't working. But found solution for future screen replacements and can now verify it worked. :)


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