The Apple iPhone 5c 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 / 8, 16, 32 GB / White, Pink, Yellow, Blue, and Green.

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Phone will not power off but will perform a restart.

I replaced the screen recently. The phone was dropped on a concrete floor while in a case but received to visible damage. Soon after this the power button stopped working. If the power button is held down the phone will not power off. However, the phone will perform a simple restart by hold the power button and home button. In addition, the charging port must be loose as when a cable is insterted is cycles from charging to not charging unless the cord is in just the correct position. (Yes, I did try cleaning the charging port.) The phone will charge, but now seems to drain power more rapidly.

What do you think is the most likely cause of this? And the least invasive repair? (I had lots of difficulty getting the LCD and Digitizer connectors to sit properly. And I feel if I have to disconnect them again, I may ruin all of my work.) Although, i don't mind having to "crack it open" if I needed.

Thank you for your help.

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Sounds like the housing is dented for the iPhone 5C and the power button is locked in the engaged position.

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Honestly it doesn't sound like a power button issue to me at all. Sounds like a display/connection issue

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The least and best way to test the power button is to replace it with a new. I know you don't want to disconnect the screen assembly due to possible damaging connectors but that is the only way to isolate if it's the power switch or not. Good luck on the repair and let me know how it goes.

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