Iphone 5s broken backlight

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by hannnahelisabeth, Dec 12, 2016.

  1. hannnahelisabeth macrumors newbie

    hannnahelisabeth

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    The backlight on my phone has been broken for a few days and I can only see the screen very, very dimly. I took it to a repair guy and he said this could be fixed by replacing the whole screen but I wanted to get a second opinion before I spent $80 on it. Is that true?
     
  2. se1000 macrumors 6502

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  3. lakaiordie macrumors 65816

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    yes, your phone is out of warranty so if they do a good job 80 is worth it. it will cost more if you went right to apple, 120-150 i think (i would check the price online), but at least with apple they provide a warranty for 90 days i believe. if you go with a 3rd party you're basically screwed if something happens because apple wont touch the phone.
     
  4. hannnahelisabeth thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. bhayes444 macrumors 6502a

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    Apple out of warranty screen replacement is $129, and comes with a 90 day warranty as lakaiordie stated.
     
  6. saving107 macrumors 603

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    The backlight on my old iPhone 6 went out earlier this year, screen only visible under direct flashlight. My dad needed a new oTook it to Apple and had them replace the screen, was going to pay $129 but that still didn't fix the problem, they tried two different screens, was told more likely was a resister on the motherboard that went bad and ended up having to pay $299 to replace the entire phone.
     

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