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Why won't my phone's screen turn on after replacing battery?


I purchased an iFixit battery replacement kit and followed the iFixit guide to replace the battery in my iPhone 5s.

Everything seemed to go well. However, after I reassembled the phone, it appeared as though I could not turn it on. However, I noticed that the back of the phone grew warm, so I attached a lightning cable to my Mac and the Mac recognized the phone.

So, I'm not getting anything at all from the screen, but the phone is getting power and my Mac recognized it.

What are the first things I should check? My screen has always worked fine.

Thank you!

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Try reseating the screen cables, make sure to unplug battery first before doing so. If you still have a black screen shine a flashlight on the screen to see if the backlight circuit has gone bad.

Most likely the screen got damaged during the battery replacement.

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Thank you, Ben. I believe you're right.

I reseated the screen cables multiple times before sitting down and looking the phone over closely. I noticed that the LCD cable appeared to be torn. The colored portion at the "top" of the cable simply terminates, and I suspect this once connected to something I cannot easily see.

When I first opened the iPhone with the suction cup, it burst open unexpectedly and I tore the home button cable. No problem, I thought... I ordered another one. Today I installed the home button assembly and reassembled the phone, only to discover that the screen refused to work. Based on what I've found, I believe I also tore the LCD cable when the phone first burst open.

If anyone has this problem and runs across this Q&A -- please carefully check the screen cables if you opened the phone with too much force!


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