iPhone 5C, or is it? Confused

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by djrm, Jun 23, 2015.

  1. djrm macrumors 6502


    Feb 12, 2010
    Norwich, UK
    Im really really really confused. I have been given a relations iPhone 5C to replace the broken screen. Repaired loads of iPhones over the years so no problem i thought.

    I have opened the 5C and o_O


    Why does this not resemble any screen replacement guide. Why doesn't the screen have a supporting frame? Am I being really thick? The phone was working perfectly before the screen broke.
  2. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    The iPhone might have been working OK, but a few screws, etc, are missing.
    Looks like the LCD shield was not attached to the front panel when the iPhone was last assembled!
    That's your "supporting frame" (the LCD shield) laying in the bottom, not attached to the LCD.
    And, apparently no support plate holding the home button in place.

    My guess is your relative had the screen (or some other part) replaced once before, by someone who had no clue how to put it back together (probably didn't care about the leftover "bits" :D )
  3. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

    Jun 17, 2008
    as said above, that piece should be attached to the underside of the lcd part you're holding in the picture

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