My iPhone 5 was used when I got it about a year and a half ago, but it appeared to be in perfect condition. However, today I was trying to take the screen off and at that point I noticed it only has one screw on the bottom, and the other screw-hole (the right-side one) is empty. The left side of the screen pops out just fine, but the right side is somehow stuck in there, as you can see in the picture below. If I try to force it out, it starts pulling the "inner shell" thing out with it. The right-side screw-hole is absolutely empty.

My iPhone

Is it possible that when they were getting the iPhone ready for re-use, they noticed that a screw was missing so they just glued the right side instead? I can't imagine they didn't have extra screws lying around...

  • or if the screen was cracked and replaced by DIY :)
    – Ruskes
    Jul 17, 2015 at 22:17
  • @Buscar웃SD So you're saying the previoue owner got a new screen and glued it in?
    – Joe Morano
    Jul 17, 2015 at 22:33
  • I am not certain of that, but it is a possibility.
    – Ruskes
    Jul 17, 2015 at 23:56
  • @Buscar웃SD Do you know how I can deal with that?
    – Joe Morano
    Jul 18, 2015 at 0:55
  • Difficult to say, it depends what kind of glue and how much was used. Why do you have to open it ?
    – Ruskes
    Jul 18, 2015 at 1:52


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