Apple iPhone 5c Repair Guides

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iPhone 5c Battery Replacement

iPhone 5c Screen Replacement

I’ve recently replaced my iPhone 5c battery & screen myself and I haven’t had any issues, until recently. Now, I am unable to dim or brighten the screen. But more worryingly my iPhone gets very hot and the battery drains very quickly.

It seems that you have a couple of issues.

  1. The issue that needs addressing first is your charging system. It sounds as if it is broken. It is more than likely a fuse or a filter, which is located on the mainboard. But don’t worry this is common issue. The charger system controls the quantity of current that the phone and the battery will use. If it isn’t working it could be dangerous – worst case is that your iPhone could explode. It will not be a hard job to fix. It will require soldering skills.
  2. The reason why there is an issue with your light sensor (not dimming and brightening) is that your sensor cable is damaged. This is an easy fix.

The first job should be to check and fix the battery.

I’ve successfully replaced my battery in my iPhone 5C myself. I have made calls, sent & received emails and I have been on the Internet. I drained the iPhone battery down (as instructed). I left it charging for 10 hours and my battery icon showed it was either 1% or 61% charged. Now it will not turn on and I can’t reset it or even reboot.

It sounds like the battery that was replaced in your iPhone could be faulty, hence the rapid draining. I would replace with another battery and see if that helps.

Another thing to check is the U2 chip, which is located on the motherboard. It sounds like this may have been damaged.

What is the best way to keep jack and charging ports clear of dirt? Is there a safe and successful way to do this?

Make sure that you have switched your iPhone off before you start to do any maintenance.

The charging port is quite complex to clean. The most successful way is to use pressurized air.

The headphone jack is much easier to clean. One of the easiest ways is to remove 95% of the cotton bud off a Q-tip and dip it in alcohol. Insert into the headphone jack and carefully clean.

I have an iPhone 5C and when I record on the front video I have sound, but I have no sound at all on the back video. Can anyone help?

The front and back cameras use 2 different microphones. The back microphone uses part of the power volume flex. It sounds as if you have damaged the flex and it needs replacing. It’s a standard change.

Overview of the iPhone 5c

Size of the iPhone 5c

The iPhone 5c is a 4 inch display phone. There is an 8 megapixel camera. The storage capacity options are 8, 16, 32 Gigabytes.

Age of the iPhone 5c

The iPhone 5c was launched on September 20, 2013. The launch of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus meant the iPhone 5c was discontinued on September 9, 2015.

Cost of the iPhone 5c

The iPhone 5c 16 Gigabyte retailed for $99 on contract. It retailed for $349 off-contract.

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 iPhone 5c – Technical Specifications

According to Apple the iPhone 5c spec is as follows.

Color: White, Pink, Yellow, Blue, Green
Capacity: 16GB, 32GB
Weight & Dimensions
Height: 4.90 inches (124.4 mm)
Width: 2.33 inches (59.2 mm)
Depth: 0.35 inch (8.97 mm)
Weight: 4.65 ounces (132 grams)
Chip: A6 chip
Cellular and Wireless
Model A1532 (GSM)*: UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25)
Model A1532 (CDMA)*: CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25)
Model A1456*: CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev B. (800, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26)
Model A1507*: UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20)
Model A1529*: UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20); TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40)
802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz and 5GHz)
Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
Location
Assisted GPS and GLONASS
Digital compass
Wi-Fi
Cellular
Display
Retina display
4-inch (diagonal) widescreen Multi-Touch display
1136-by-640-pixel resolution at 326 ppi
800:1 contrast ratio (typical)
500 cd/m2 max brightness (typical)
Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating on front
Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously
iSight Camera
8 megapixels
ƒ/2.4 aperture
LED flash
Backside illumination sensor
Five-element lens
Hybrid IR filter
Autofocus
Tap to focus
Face detection
Panorama
Photo geotagging
Video Recording
1080p HD video recording
30 fps
LED light
Video stabilization
Take still photo while recording video
Face detection
3x zoom
Video geotagging
Facetime Camera
1.2MP photos (1280 by 960)
720p HD video recording
Backside illumination sensor
Video Calling3
FaceTime
iPhone 5c to any FaceTime-enabled device over Wi-Fi or cellular
Initiate video calls over LTE, DC-HSDPA, HSPA+, 3G, and 2G
HVGA-resolution (480 by 368) calls over Wi-Fi
Audio Calling3
FaceTime
iPhone 5c to any FaceTime-enabled device over Wi-Fi or cellular
Audio Playback
Audio formats supported: AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), HE-AAC, MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
User-configurable maximum volume limit
TV and Video
AirPlay mirroring and video out to Apple TV (2nd and 3rd generation)
Video mirroring and video out support: Up to 1080p through Lightning Digital AV Adapter and Lightning to VGA Adapter (adapters sold separately)
Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format
Intelligent Assistant4
Siri
Use your voice to send messages, set reminders, and more.
External Buttons and Connectors
On/off – Sleep/wake
Volume up/down
Ring/silent
Home
3.5-mm stereo headphone minijack
Microphone
Built-in speaker
Lightning connector
Power and Battery
Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Charging via USB to computer system or power adapter
Talk time: Up to 10 hours on 3G
Standby time: Up to 250 hours
Internet use: Up to 8 hours on 3G, up to 10 hours on LTE, up to 10 hours on Wi-Fi
Video playback: Up to 10 hours
Audio playback: Up to 40 hours
Sensors
Three-axis gyro
Accelerometer
Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor
Headphones: Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic
Storage and travel case
SIM Card
Nano-SIM
iPhone 5c is not compatible with existing micro-SIM cards.

Connector: Lightning
Rating for Hearing Aids
iPhone 5c (Model A1532, A1456): M3, T4
iPhone 5c (Model A1507, A1529): M3, T4
System Requirements
Apple ID (required for some features)
Internet access7
Syncing with iTunes on a Mac or PC requires:
Mac: OS X v10.6.8 or later
PC: Windows 8; Windows 7; Windows Vista; or Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 3 or later
iTunes 11.1 or later (free download from www.itunes.com/download)
Environmental Requirements
Operating ambient temperature: 32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C)
Nonoperating temperature: -4° to 113° F (-20° to 45° C)
Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing

Operating altitude: tested up to 10,000 feet (3000 m)

In the Box
iPhone 5c with iOS 7
Apple EarPods with Remote and Mic
Lightning to USB Cable
USB Power Adapter
Documentation

Please see Apple Support for further details