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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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Many of my iPhone 5S screens have ghost touch?

Hi. This is my first post on iFixit.

I import and sell iPhone screens. I sell iPhone 5, 5S, 6 and so on.. i get Them from the same supplier. The problem is.. MANY of my iPhone 5S have ghost touch. The screen taps random letters it self when typing a message, and so on. The feedback on the suppliers product page is 4.9/5.0 stars, and the supplier just tell me to send the sceeens back to get a replacement. What is causing the ghost touch? I looked through the forum and found a post saying that it can happend if the backlight cable is not isolated. I've tried to isolate, but that doesn't work.. -.-

i am desperate to get an answer.. i know there is a big chance that the screens are poor quality, but the LCD it self are actually very high quality as far as i can see? The only problem is the touch problems. I hope you guys can answer me.

// Mikkel

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Honestly change your supplier. It is not worth the time and effort to fix the screens that should be working once they get to you.

I do recommend either from here or from GadgetFix. My shop has always had great results with them.

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@kaniggit49 - You have a shop? Please complete your profile so we can get to know you ;-)

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@mayer I don't own a shop, but I do work for one in NJ. :)

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@kaniggit49 - Give it a couple of years and I'm sure you'll have your own soon. Take a look at @jessabethany https://www.ifixit.com/User/739239/jessa...

her web page: http://www.mendonipadrehab.com

Do a web search for her repair videos to greatly expand your knowledge base.

She has done well well starting out of her home and taking care of, I think three kids. Besides she's close enough and kind enough to go visit ;-)

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@mayer - I will definitely check it out. Thank you! :-)

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Hey guys i created an account just to comment on threads about ghost touching as I'm Having this issue after doing a screen replacement on my own iPhone 5s. At first i had loads of issues blue dots and volume button not working as well as a lot of ghost touches, anyway i went back in even though i really didn't wanna and made sure everything was seated correctly and un damaged, i also made sure everything was isolated and had to actually use electric insulation tape on some parts as the screen i ordered was missing loads! Well everything is perfect now except one thing, i get the occasional ghost touch and random key presses, i really don't wanna go back in there i hate it. Any ideas if it's just a bad screen? The quality is great it wasn't a cheap rubbish screen. Anyway sorry for the rant.

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