Hello, new member here. Anyway, I had a shattered screen and decided to shell out $109 to have it repaired at the Apple Store. Was similar price to buy the replacement LCD screen with the digitizer anyway so I thought I'd let someone else do it and save myself the trouble. I had to sign an agreement form stating I understood the Terms and Conditions of the repair, which included an explanation stating that a "calibration test" would be performed after the screen was repaired. If this test failed, then I'd have to pay $299 for a replacement phone or walk away with the screen repaired, but the phone would be unusable. That set off a red flag, but I was on my lunch break from work dropping the phone off and I'd had no trouble whatsoever from any hardware or software since it shattered months ago so I assumed it'd be fine, which I was of course wrong and brings me to my current dilemma. I took the unusable phone and scoured the internet as well as attempting to get it to work myself. My only options in iTunes when I connect the device is to restore or update. I've tried both and get the same error (53), which is an error tied to the Touch ID sensor. You can not proceed while getting this error and it typically occurs if the cable ribbon has been damaged or disconnected. Or if the original Touch ID sensor that came with that specific phone has been replaced with any other than its original sensor. The Terms also state that they can replace any part with a new part and they get to keep the replaced part, which I suppose could be used to swap out the Touch ID sensor. I know, a lot of skepticism here, but I find it very suspicious that I now get this error when I had no troubles before regarding that. So. Is it possible that they tampered with the sensor intentionally or not which would essentially result in bricking my phone? I have 5 days to decide if I want to pay for a replacement. And I'm aware it's my own fault for proceeding through with the repair when they forewarned me of that possibility. I just never imagined it would go down like this. Just looking for thoughts on the matter. They're greatly appreciated. Sorry for the super long post.