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Apple logo appears but then its blank screen, backlight still works?

I just ordered my iPhone 5S screen replacement and after reassembling the new screen to the phone ( which I've done multiple times successfully before) Apple logo would pop up for a split second and then disappear, the screen would then go blank but I could still see the backlight. If I removed the charger the phone would automatically shut off.

So I took it apart to clean the connections with alcohol, including the battery connections...and this time when I plugged it in the battery charging image showed up and the phone turned on once it was at a high enough percent but the screen was still blank only the backlight was lit up. This time when I unplugged it from the charger it stayed on so I did a hard reset still nothing.

Is it the screen possibly that is faulty? I just don't see how that would be possible because the logos are appearing. I'm unsure of where to start next or if I should request a refund and return the screen or if it's something else.

Please take the time to answer because I've been going through !&&* with these phones and I really thought this time was going to work.

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Lets get it figured out! It is always possible you received a faulty screen. I've had bad screens show very unusual behavior you wouldn't ever think was screen related. I would first rule the screen out by testing a known good one. Even if you have a broken glass but good lcd original one I'd slap that one real quick and see what the phone does.

Another option is always to restore the phone via iTunes but I would save that until after testing a good known screen. Some of these aftermarket screens have poor solder jobs and actually can run hot enough to short backlight components (very common on the iPhone 6 model).

If a good known screen doesn't fix the issue and restoring doesn't you could've accidentally knocked off a backlight component such as a filter or cap. These are very tiny located near the lcd connector.

I would definitely try a new screen first and go from there.

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Unfortantly I dont have the screen anymore. This was almost a year ago and the iphone has been boxed up until now so I know the phone only had one issue and that was needing the screen replaced. I only decided to get the new screen recently because im currently without a phone.

I dont know if this will work but since you cant upload images in the comments on here I'll try and share them this way. These are pictures of the new screens felx cables that I got today. Is this normal? Or are they the cause of this issue most likely.





Was this the full assembly you received or did you get just the screen itself?


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