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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Loose contact on LCD?

I've replaced the the entire screen of my sister's iPhone 6s. After that the screen didn't display anything while the phone would work as well as the Touch ID and the touch screen. After one day the display magicaly started to work but only for half an hour and then went black again (all other functions of the phone still seemed to work). one cycle (screen turning off and then turning back on again) could take from a few minutes to entire days.

Now for additional information: while replacing the screen I didn't disconnect the battery and during some attempts to finally fix the screen (I tried around 6 times reconnecting the connectors of the screen) also left the phone on. The touch functionality of the screen, the touch ID home button, the front camera and the ear piece (plus proximity sensor) all worked fine (all parts except the LCD were taken from the original screen). I brought the phone to a store and they tried a new screen as well as a new battery but none of them fixed the problem. The screen now still only sporadically displays anything.

My guess is the there is some loose contact of the screen connector socket and I've thought about trying to replace it but I haven't found a tutorial for that and neither am I sure whether that would actually help.

Does anyone have an idea what the problem is and how I can fix it?

Update (05/23/2017)

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Here is a picture of the screen connectors.

I've already inspected them relatively closely but they seem at least physically fine to me.

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Try cleaning the connectors with a brush + 99% isopropyl alcohol (a clean unused toothbrush works too) and see if that helps.

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Take a picture of the FPC screen ribbon cable connectors on the logic board. (Don't use zoom and take it from a distance, use a phone camera and make sure it doesn't look blurry or unfocused.)

My guess is they are most likely damaged from improper installation as it took you 6 tries and I can only assume that you may have attempted to force the connectors in when they were not lined up properly.

For the backlight filters can't really tell if you have blown one or not as it still displays an image. If it's only dim image right now then a backlight filter is most likely blown from plugging / unplugging screen cables while battery is plugged in.

To replace the backlight filter it requires micro soldering to do. You may find someone in your area that does logic board repairs on iPhones.

When doing any hardware repair on anything all power sources to phone should always be disconnected first to avoid damage when unplugging and plugging cables + touching logic board.

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