iPhone 5s battery damage etc?

justilya

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 25, 2019
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Hi please help.
changed battery on 5s.
needed a change but the phone iOS 12+ was flawless.
now it does not turn back on.
I tried power button + home etc...
now what. is it a battery -connector - ribbon issue?
it was a bit hard. & I believe the ribbon near headphones I ripped off what to do.

2\
if I sell for parts. how do I erase my info if buyer gets iPhone Working?
ilya.
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AxlTJ

macrumors member
Aug 3, 2018
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Hey there,

The first thing to do if a phone does not turn on is to check it via iTunes. If iTunes detects your device, this means that the battery can power up your phone but the display is not showing anything. This could mean that the phone screen is faulty or just some loose connections. You can check by disconnecting the phone screen ribbon cables and reconnect them back. If there is still nothing on the screen, then it could mean a bad phone screen or something else entirely.

If iTunes DO NOT detect your device, then this generally means that the phone has no power. And if a phone has no power after a battery replacement, this usually means that the battery is faulty.

Also, correct me if I'm wrong but when you mentioned "ripped ribbon" did you mean the ribbon connecting the home button? If that gets damaged, you will lose the TouchID function. Even if you replace the home button, you will still have no TouchID function.


For your 2nd questions, I honestly don't know how.

I hope this helps.
 

justilya

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 25, 2019
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thank you.
Update.
upset but will have to sell it.
great phone.
recognized by itunes.
backed up files.
ran a factory restore. now iTunes does not recognize.
iTunes shows batt @ 100%
I was an overconfident idiot.
I should have done it in the day time.

removing the battery. the apple orig tape broke etc... and the part
*over the headphone jack ripped disconnected.

the home button ribbon was fine. etc...

I wish I exactly could tell.
it's ok. if iTunes recognized it that means the 5s itself was functioning?

anyway thx.









 

AxlTJ

macrumors member
Aug 3, 2018
98
18
Well, to an extent, if iTunes still detects it, it can still be used unless something major happened. All parts are replaceable even the motherboard but that would be costly and a waste of time.