Apple® iPhone 5C

Breakability 4/10
Repairability 6/10

Capacity: 8GB

Model Numbers: A1532, A1456, A1507, A1529

Colors: White, Pink, Yellow, Blue, Green

Screen: 1136×640 px 326ppi, Retina Display (Black Only OEM)

Rear Camera: 8 MP, f/2.4, LED flash, 1080 HD Video

Front Camera: 1.2 MP, f2.4 720p HD Video

Battery Life: 10 hours Talk-time, 10 hours video playback

Charger: Lightning 8 Pin

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iPhone 5C Frequently Asked Repair Questions

My Phone is Freezing, Running Slow, Repair Did not Work, Spazzing Out! What Can I do?

Soft Reset

Performing a soft reset can resolve issues like continuous resetting/rebooting, crashing, freezing, can’t make or receive calls, and other general software related problems. This process is similar to rebooting a computer after it freezes up. Phones are small computers after all.

This should not erase your data, but it is always a good idea to do a backup. With your device turned on…

  1. Press and hold Power Button.
  2. Press and hold the Home Button.
  3. Your device will now shut down and reboot.

Hard Reset

A hard reset can resolve issue like: blank or frozen screen, crashing apps, touch screen problems, no audio, random noises, no call functionality or sync errors.

**This process will erase all your data**, and erase any accounts linked to your device as well.

  1. Connect your device to a computer that has iTunes.
  2. Make sure your device is selected from the left menu in iTunes.
iTunes iPhone restore
  1. Click Restore.
  2. If iTunes asks you to back up your data, Click Yes.
  3. Click Restore.
  4. iTunes will prepare and restore your device. Do not unplug your device at this time!
  5. When finished, iTunes will ask if you would like to restore your data. Choose at your desire.

My iPhone Battery is Having Issues

The Apple iPhone 5C and 5S Battery is your main, mobile power source for your device. The iPhone battery is located under your main screen. If your uncertain if your issue is with your battery, plug your device directly into your computer. If everything works while plugged into your PC, but your device turns off right after you unplug it, then you need a new battery. If your device has to be recharged more often then usual, or will not charge at all, then this is the part you need.

  1. Try a different power cable on your device. You may have a USB cable that has gone bad at the same time as your battery. This is a fairly common occurrence. If this does not work…
  2. Remove your battery, and plug your iPhone straight into your computer. If your device does not power on at all, then you may have a bad charge port. Try replacing the charge port flex cable. If a new port does not resolve the issue…
  3. Reattempt the repair from the beginning. Double check all your connections during the installation to see if something may have come loose or was damaged during the original repair. If this still does not resolve the issue…
  4. You may have a defective or broken battery.

My Back Camera Isn't Working

The Apple iPhone 5C Back Camera is your primary camera located on the back of your device. If you are experiencing problems such as a fuzzy image or lines through your pictures, you may need to replace your exterior lens instead of your camera. If your pictures look distorted while viewing on your device, but after sending them through an email or download are clear, your screen has gone bad not the camera. If you are having any other problem with your camera, then this is the part you need.

  1. If your device is not acknowledging your new camera (your app is blank), you will want to try a soft reset before you reopen your device. A soft reset will clear your devices’ cache memory for your old camera, and recalibrate to allow your new camera to work.
  2. Also, check the alignment of your camera. If your camera is off-center, then your back housing will block your camera, and give the impression of your camera not working.
  3. If your pictures look fuzzy, there may be a protective film over the new camera. Open your device again, and remove this film. With your device open, double-check your camera and camera lens for any sign of debris or scratches. These types of scuffs and dirt can also blur your camera.
  4. If your pictures look distorted while viewing on your device, but after downloading them to your computer they are clear, then your LCD screen has gone bad, not the camera. You will need to replace your LCD to resolve this problem.
  5. If after this troubleshooting your camera still will not work, you may have a defective or broken camera.

My Side Buttons Aren't Working Properly

The Apple iPhone 5C Buttons (Set of Mute, Power, Volume) is a set of 3 separate parts. These parts independently control your volume rocker, mute or vibrate switch, and the lock or power button. Normally, issues with these parts are due to broken interior flex cables that can also be replaced. These external buttons should only need replacement if the original part is missing.

  1. Reattempt the repair from the beginning. Double check all the flex cables connected to these external buttons to make certain they were not damaged during the initial fall of your device, or during installation.
  2. If all the cables look intact make certain all your cables fit properly. If everything fits, your cables look intact, but your device still will not function properly, this is a sign of something worse then a simply cosmetic issue. We suggest mailing in your device for diagnostic testing.
  3. If your buttons won’t fit then you have a defective button set.

Why isn't my home button working?

This Apple iPhone 5C Home Button is the cosmetic external piece of a much larger assembly. The home button assembly consists of an external button, an internal flex cable, and the motherboard connector. If your cosmetic button is still present, then you may have an internal issue such as a broken flex cable, or a bent internal connector. If your screen arrived without a plastic home button, or you lost your button during repair, then this is the part you need.

  1. If your new button will click, but your device will not respond, double check that your home button flex cable is lined up correctly. Inside your device, there are 2 copper prongs that come out from the motherboard. Make sure these 2 prongs are making full contact with your home flex. If they are bent, then your new button will click, but not respond.
  2. If your new button will not click at all, make sure the screws and adhesive holding it in place are fully tightened down. If they are loose, then you will not get a “click” as the button cannot complete the circuit.
  3. If your new button simply will not fit, then you may have a defective or damaged part.

iPhone 5C Replacement Parts


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