Sixth iteration of Apple iPhone, announced on September 12, 2012. Repair of this device is similar to the previous models, requiring screwdrivers and prying tools. Available as GSM or CDMA / 16, 32, or 64 GB / Black or White.

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Black screen after removing screen to clean the camera.

So there was a lot of dust behind the selfie camera of my iPhone 5. I looked a tutorial up on youtube and followed all the steps to clean my camera. First i unscrewed the screws at the bottom of the phone. Then I removed the metal plate that protects the ribbon cables, and after that the cables themselves. Now my screen is detachted. I removed the little speaker and let the camera pop out. I cleaned the lens with one of those little cotton sticks. After that, i assabmle everything again.

But when I tried to turn the phone on, I got no response and the screen stayed black. I also got no vibration or anythink like that. I removed the metal plate again so I could check the ribbon cables. I noticed that one of them falls out of place quite quickly. I made sure it was attached properly and i put the metal plate back. But still no responce....

I tried holding power + home button, and unplugging the battery but neither of them worked for me. So i tried to connect my iPhone to my Windows PC, and my PC suprisingly did detect the iPhone. I can browse all my files and stuff. Another weird thing is, when the phone is connected to my pc and i hold power, nothing happnes. But when i hold power and my home button, it "disconnects" for a few seconds and my PC wont see the phone anymore. But after 10 seconds, my pc detects the iPhone again.

This is al the info i got about my problem. Anyone have a similair problem or a solution, cuz im reallystressing out here.... :)

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Did you disconnect the battery prior to removing or re-installing the screen connectors? If not, then you may have damaged the backlight circuit. To be certain, connect the phone to iTunes and shine a bright light on the screen. If you see a dim image, then the backlight is the cause and may require a micro-soldering repair to the logic board.

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when i plug the phone in, itunes comes with the message that the phone is incrypted with a code, and that i have to put the code in before i can connect to itunes. Only problem is i cant put in my code because have have no screen...


I am asking you to check to see if the backlight is damaged. The code is not important now.


No, i dont think i see the dim light you're tlaking about... Im using the flashlight of another phone to check but all i see is black.


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