Released September 25, 2015. Model A1688/A1633. Repair of this device is similar to previous generations, requiring screwdrivers and prying tools. Available as GSM or CDMA / 16, 64, or 128 GB / Silver, Gold, Space Gray, or Rose Gold options.

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Why won't the iPhone's screen stay on?


My buddy recently tried to replace his iPhone 6S screen. He followed the directions and managed to get everything switched over. However, when he turns the phone on, the lock screen will come up for a split second and then turn off again.

He gave it to me, and I checked to make sure the cables were connected properly. I also discharged the battery. That did not help, so I attempted to reinstall the old screen. Both screens are doing the same thing now.

I did notice something odd. After the battery has been discharged, when connected to a charger the charging icon will come up and stay visible. When it has been charged sufficiently, the phone will boot up and the lock screen will show for a split second and then turn black. It sounds like you can still interact with it. Truthfully, I'm baffled. I have no idea what the issue is.

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does the screen stay on in recovery mode?


I've noticed this happening with the new S model phones. It's very annoying, and I don't know why it's happening, which is even more annoying


Thanks for your responses.

Either my timing is off, or recovery mode doesn't help. I can't really tell when it turns off or back on, so I tried doing it from memory.

I tried to hook it up to a computer, and iTunes said there was an issue with the phone and that it needed to be updated. It then asks me to respond on the phone to authorize access, but I can't do so for obvious reasons.


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I would try to connect just the digitizer and LCD and not connect the front camera connector. (see this step in the guide). If that doesn't work, then try hard reset (presse the home & power button for 10 secs).

You could always try a DFU Mode but that would delete your data.

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