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.

1537 Questions View all

Black Screen But Still Powering ON


I dropped my iPhone 5c like 3 years ago, I know it's a while ago, but I want to repair it ;)

That's how it stopped working : I dropped it at about half a meter from the floor on my carpet. Then green lines started going all crazy on my screen and the display became black (there is still light but it's black), but the phone was still playing the music I was listening to... Then I got mad and bought a new phone since it costed $129+ to replace the screen at Apple and my 2 years contract was about to end.

Idk the problem... Idk if maybe one cable of the screen unplugged or something like that.

Oh yeah, forgot to say, my screen seems a little bit out, I can actually push on it but it doesn't go back in the rear case...

What can I do? Your help will be appreciated :)

Thank You!

Answered! View the answer I have this problem too

Is this a good question?

Score 1
Add a comment

Free shipping on all orders over $100 or containing a Pro Tech Toolkit!

Browse Our Store

2 Answers

Chosen Solution

LCD ribbon flex cable has ripped after being dropped and the screen pushing out at the top right.

In this case, the screen needs to be replaced.

Where to buy screen:

iPhone 5c LCD and Digitizer

Guide to replace screen:

iPhone 5c LCD and Digitizer Replacement

iPhone 5c LCD and Digitizer Image


iPhone 5c LCD and Digitizer


Was this answer helpful?

Score 3


Thank You,

You helped me a lot ;) I will buy it in the next days and I will tell you if it worked!


Add a comment

This sounds like your screen (LCD) cracked. It is very unlikely the cables unplugged because from the factory, the cables have a retaining bracket, which make it difficult to unplug. They would've ripped before they unplugged. I recommend to purchase the DIY kit Also, since the device has been sitting for three years, i'd recommend to get a new battery as well. iFixit has guides on how to replace everything. Good luck!

Was this answer helpful?

Score 1


Thank You for the information!


Add a comment

Add your answer

AppleAddict will be eternally grateful.
View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 2

Past 7 Days: 7

Past 30 Days: 29

All Time: 188