The Apple iPhone 5c 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 / 8, 16, 32 GB / White, Pink, Yellow, Blue, and Green.

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What can I do for my iPhone 5C

This morning I dropped my phone, then black spots started to appear and there were pink ish purple lines. After that my friends started hitting it for some reason... then dropped it and now it has a blue screen and kinda looks glitchy, Is there anything I can do to fix this?

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Looks like you and your friends managed to break the LCD display. The screen of an iPhone is basically composed out of two layers: an LCD / digitizer (the actual display and touch screen of the phone) and a protective glass layer that goes on top. Cracks in the LCD always result in these black spots, flickering lines or no image at all.

Replacing your front panel is easy. You can find a replacement screen on the iFixit store here: iPhone 5s LCD and Digitizer and a replacement guide here: iPhone 5c LCD and Digitizer Replacement.

Good luck!

iPhone 5s LCD and Digitizer Image


iPhone 5s LCD and Digitizer


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I'd assume without seeing what it looks like that you've only damaged the LCD. There are a lot of variations in colours and lines when that is the case. If it still vibrates when you flick the silent switch and ring when you call it I'd be safe in saying it is definitely the LCD which can be fixed by replacing the screen.

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Apparently it doesn't vibrate when I flick the silent switch... Do you think it's still the LCD?


Do you remember the switch working ? Does it ring when you call it ?


The switch doesn't work and the phone also doesn't ring when I called it, Do you think I damaged something else?


It's likely you have I'd recommend taking it to a popular repair shop near you chances are they've come across it before


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Either way a ripped or damaged LCD cable from the iPhone 5C being dropped and possibly the top right of the screen popping out is already enough to prevent the phone from turning on. Changing a screen should fix it and get it to turn on again. I've seen a damaged screen short the phone causing it to not turn on.

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