iPhone 5s works fine - all except the screen?

youlkj

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So I have an iPhone 5s. It's about a year old, good condition. This morning I was looking at reddit and all of a sudden the screen went blank white. The battery at the time was about 30%. I pressed the power button several times, and eventually the screen switched to black with the backlight still on. I plugged it into the charger and tried the power button again, and just the same black backlit screen. The weird part is, that the phone still works otherwise. I held in the home button and I heard Siri say sorry, what was that? When I held my thumb to the home button to unlock it my screen flashed, like it was trying to change. Even weirder, though, is when I tried to restart it. I held in the power and home button and the white screen with the Apple logo showed up. I thought it was fixed. Turns out the battery was dead, and when I held the power button to turn it on the little battery showed up with the red bars, and the picture of the charger to plug it in. After I charged it, and turned it on again, the black backlit screen of death was back. The screen will only show the Apple logo, and the low battery screen, nothing else. What should I do?
 

Donoban

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Sep 7, 2013
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So I have an iPhone 5s. It's about a year old, good condition. This morning I was looking at reddit and all of a sudden the screen went blank white. The battery at the time was about 30%. I pressed the power ...en will only show the Apple logo, and the low battery screen, nothing else. What should I do?
I couldn't make sense of one word of that sorry man. Busted phone? Take it back to Apple.
 

gumbyjunior1

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Nov 22, 2013
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'Merica
youlkj - Believe it or not, my iphone just did the exact same thing you reported just a few moments ago.

I even tried to plug it in and nothing would display.
I ended having to hold the home and power button to get myself back to normal.
I have been running 7.1.2 iOS ever since I got the thing.
Really interesting i'd say.
 

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Ethos Evoss

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Jul 17, 2013
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So I have an iPhone 5s. It's about a year old, good condition. This morning I was looking at reddit and all of a sudden the screen went blank white. The battery at the time was about 30%. I pressed the power button several times, and eventually the screen switched to black with the backlight still on. I plugged it into the charger and tried the power button again, and just the same black backlit screen. The weird part is, that the phone still works otherwise. I held in the home button and I heard Siri say sorry, what was that? When I held my thumb to the home button to unlock it my screen flashed, like it was trying to change. Even weirder, though, is when I tried to restart it. I held in the power and home button and the white screen with the Apple logo showed up. I thought it was fixed. Turns out the battery was dead, and when I held the power button to turn it on the little battery showed up with the red bars, and the picture of the charger to plug it in. After I charged it, and turned it on again, the black backlit screen of death was back. The screen will only show the Apple logo, and the low battery screen, nothing else. What should I do?
Just replace battery
 

Ethos Evoss

macrumors regular
Jul 17, 2013
159
21
Earth
youlkj - Believe it or not, my iphone just did the exact same thing you reported just a few moments ago.

I even tried to plug it in and nothing would display.
I ended having to hold the home and power button to get myself back to normal.
I have been running 7.1.2 iOS ever since I got the thing.
Really interesting i'd say.
Sometimes it can fail A chip which switches screen on and off sends signal to buttons..
I had once iphone 5 and all sounds were working but no image.. tried other screen same thing..
Even tried new battery nothing helped..
So in this stage logic board gone.. so A chip..
 

gumbyjunior1

macrumors regular
Nov 22, 2013
112
44
'Merica
Sometimes it can fail A chip which switches screen on and off sends signal to buttons..
I had once iphone 5 and all sounds were working but no image.. tried other screen same thing..
Even tried new battery nothing helped..
So in this stage logic board gone.. so A chip..
How much did that chip cost?