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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Apple logo shows briefly, then disappears when connecting to power.

Hello everyone!

I replaced the screen and case of my iphone 5s, and now it won't boot anymore!

When I connect my phone to the power, it turns on, shows the apple logo for a brief moment, and then turns black until I disconnect and reconnect the power again.

When I connect it to the PC, iTunes detects the phone, and wants to to a recovery, but fails when trying to reset it to factory settings, or load a backup.

What defect can cause such a reaction?

I read that it can be caused by a faulty battery, so I replaced that as well, but it still wont boot.

I hope it is not a faulty U2 IC, because I don't have the skill and equipment for micro soldering.

Another info: My Home button is broken, so I cannot perform any operations that require that button :(

I thank everyone already for their help!

Edit: I just saw that it actually restarts, after some time, and displays the logo for not even half a second again.

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When doing a full housing transfer, a lot of things can go you added a few variables by putting in a new screen and new battery. Did I mention that there are lots of poor quality replacement parts and batteries on the aftermarket (especially eBay)? You will need to eliminate as many variables as possible and then add them one at a time. Always disconnect the battery first and connect it last at every step.

Start by connecting just the Dock Flex and battery (preferably the original as you know it worked before) to the board...nothing else! Now connect it to an iTunes enabled computer (again, preferably with an Apple Original Lightning cable) and see if the phone is recognized by iTunes. If it is, add one flex at at time (except the Digitizer/LCD combo) to see what causes the issue. If the phone is not recognized, you either have a damaged Dock flex or damaged Logic board. If you want to continue to attempt to troubleshoot, you will need to start buying replacement parts, such as a Dock and whatever else you determine to be potentially faulty.

At some point, it may be easier to have a repair shop do the troubleshooting. If it starts to look like a logic board issue, then seek out a reputable micro-solderer.

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Thanks for the trouble shoot guide! I bought my part off of Amazon, and it seemed to be of good quality. The phone gets detected by iTunes, even when the phone is fully assembled. iTunes then warns that it found a problem with the phone and wants to update or recover. Both options do not work. It also seems like the phone is in recovery mode (on the pc).


Download 3uTools ( to take it out of recovery mode.


I tried to exit Recovery Mode with that tool, but when it restarted it booted back into recovery mode again. The software suggested flashing the device, so I tried that, but it failed at 19% (Restoring).


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