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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Home Button Ribbon Cable Connector Stuck w/Story

Hello everyone I've got quite a story for you. I bought these two iphones (iphone 5s and iphone 5) from someone on Craigslist list for $50 in the description it said they don't turn on so I thought it was an easy fix, I'm thinking it could be stuck in DFU Mode or even simply get a new battery for both. Well I got the iphone 5s out of DFU but the speaker wasn't work and the home button wasn't either. And on the iPhone 5 side of things it needs a new battery. So on the iPhone 5s I decided to check the inside of it and found that it is missing three screws, home button cable bracket missing and the home button wasn't even connected so I tried to connect it back but couldn't so I tried electrical tape but that didn't work. Then I looked at the connection closer and realized the connectors were stuck together, then I realized the lightning connector wasn't connected either so I connected that and thought that would fix the speaker so without trying to connect the home button I power it on to only find out it, I some how made it get into a blue screen loop, meaning I can't even check if I have fixed the speaker problem. I then put the blue screen problem to look up if I can buy a new home button but found out I would lose the fingerprint. So I searched if anyone has had the same problem of the connectors as me but didn't find anything. So the question I have is am I able to disconnect the connector bits from each other? (Sorry if this was a long post) Some pics of the connectors

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Does the blue screen problem occur even with the charger port dock ribbon cable unplugged? Also try unplugging the front camera cable as well. It's the cable next to the two horizontal ones at the upper part of the logic board.


Yes it still gets the blue screen with both the front camera and charger cable disconnected, also if the charger cable or the front facing camera alone are disconnected I still get a blue screen


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The iPhone 5S blue screen usually means that there is long screw trace damage.

Whoever opened it before you has inserted a longer screw in the wrong place when putting the shield back at top of the logic board, this causes damage through the little traces in the board, and would require someone with an expertise in microsoldering.

As for the home button issue, from the sounds of things, the connector has snapped off the home button flex in to the bottom flex that is attached by the charging port, you would need to replace the home button (no more Touch ID) and possibly replace the charging port as the connector is attached to that. :-)

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Thank you for the response, I'll get the the logic board checked out (any recommendations on where to ask). Also is there no way to just buy the home button connector


Ask local shops to see if they do microsoldering. And as for the home button connector, you can, but again, you need to know how to solder to put it back on.


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