Iphone 5s broken screen, worked at first but then it stopped working

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MaxK1996, Dec 30, 2016.

  1. MaxK1996 macrumors newbie


    Dec 30, 2016
    Today I dropped my iPhone 5s on the floor, the impact caused a lot of cracks on the screen, the screen itself is just black. At first it was still working, the screen was showing light when pressing the lock and home buttons, and the phone itself was also making sounds each time a message or call were received, and I was even able to make calls myself and play music through Siri. A few hours later, the phone turned off, I guess because it was out of battery. But, when I tried charging it, it didn't activate (at least i dont think so, because it didn't vibrate or make any sound). I tried resetting it, which didn't have any effect. When I plugged it into the computer, it instantly recognized it, which means that there is nothing wrong with the charger nor with the charger jack.

    I know that I will need a screen replacement, but I would like to know if its just the screen that is not working, and if there is any way I am able to activate it again to at least be able to make calls with it.
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    You need to stop trying to use it and get it replaced/repaired.
  3. Conan86 macrumors 6502

    Apr 9, 2012
    You are required to key in your passcode again after restarting the phone so that's what's stopping you from using the phone through Siri like before it shut off. You can always try your luck to key in the passcode without the display to test if the digitizer still functions.. I would say that it's highly likely for the phone to be fixed by just a screen replacement.
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Unless other damage that has not been specified, it's kind of difficult to make a decision based on your question. I'm assuming you will send it in to Apple for repair or just have it replaced with a new or model.

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