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The brand new screen I installed has backlight banding issues

Hello,

I purchased and installed a new Full Assembly fix kit for my wife's iPhone 5s. It powered up well and install was a cinch but there are dark bands along the top of the screen that I'm assuming are related to the backlight. Any ideas? Do I have a connection that wasn't made well or is it possible the assembly kit was a lemon?

I have a picture of the banding that I will try to upload (not so sure I can make it work).

Thanks!

Adam

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For future reference, it's impossible for the backlight to cause black banding.

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Good to know, thanks. Figured it was the backlight because I had an LCD tv with the exact same banding issue and according to Sharp it was a problem with the backlight.

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The LCD cable is the easiest (and smallest) of the three ribbons to snap / click in place. I'd give it several attempts to get the cable connected and if its still showing banding you've either got a damaged connector or a bad screen. If it's an aftermarket screen I'd probably be tempted to go with the latter, but check your board... with a magnifying glass if needs to be. Good luck.

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Thanks Mike. Giving this and the similar advice I got a shot tomorrow when my wife won't need her phone (in case something goes wrong).

Adam

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It could be a bad connection from either

only way to check this is to have another screen handy.

I always find if I get banding on LCD, its usually the connection teeth on the clip

get your best magnify glass out... check all the legs are strait and clean.

happy days

Ray

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Thanks Ray. Getting into it tomorrow with your advice and that of the other poster. I figured it had something to do with a connection unless the screen was just a lemon. Will let you know.

Adam

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