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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Replaced Screen, now iPhone will not power on

so I broke my Iphone screen over the summer and when I broke it the frame on the phone cracked. I got the screen replaced and was told it likely could crack again, well about 8 months later it did, I was given a broken 5s but with a good frame, but different carrier. I switched the board from my phone to the new frame, but the ribbon cable to controlling the lock, volume, and mute button would not plug in, if you held pressure on it the buttons would work but once i removed my finger it would unplug. so I put my phone back together, still with the broken screen as I was still waiting for the new screen in the mail. I got the new screen today and I put it on and it worked, but I wanted to try and get the lock button working so I kept trying to get the cable to plug in, I didn't touch anything other than that ribbon cable, I still couldn't get it to plug in so I gave up and went to put it back together and now nothing works it won't turn on or anything, I've had it plugged in for a couple hours but still am getting nothing, any ideas?

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It's hard to say...a lot of things can go wrong when transplanting stuff from one housing to another. One possibility is that you damaged the connector on the logic board. Take a close look at it, preferably with magnification. The pins in the connector are very delicate. Look at both the logic board and flex side of things.

You may also have pried some passive components off the logic board in the area near the connector. Finally, and this is a worst case, you may have caused Long Screw Damage by putting long screws where there should be short screws in the screen bracket.

Go back through the iFixit guide and double check your steps.

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I fear I may have put the wrong screws in the wrong places on the logic board is there any coming back from that?


If that is the problem, then it requires a micro-soldering repair. Not DIY nor cheap but may be worth it if you want to recover your data.


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