iPhone 5S Blue Screen of Death Repair

Has your iPhone 5S given you the Blue Screen of Death?  It is continually stuck in a loop of the Apple logo, then flashes a blue screen and reboots again?


One solution that we have discovered here at Oops Repair is that the problem lies in the front camera connection.  We have had success, in the now over 40+ iPhone 5S’s, we have come across this problem with:

1) Open up your iPhone 5S. (You will need a special pentalobe 5-star screwdriver for this)

2) Unplug the Battery. (You will need to remove the shield plate for this)

3) Unplug the front camera connector.  You can see the correct connection in the picture below:


4) Plug the battery back in

5) Do NOT plug the camera back in

6) Power on your iPhone 5S

Does the blue screen of death loop now stop?  If so, your problem is the front camera connector.


You may be lucky and just need to clean the connection on the logic board and the connector itself.  To do this:

1) Disconnect the battery again

2) Take a soft bristle toothbrush and dip it in some denatured alcohol (or rubbing alcohol) making the toothbrush only dampened with the alcohol, not dripping wet!

3) Gently clean the connection and the connector for the front camera with the toothbrush.

4) Allow sufficient time for the alcohol to evaporate and be completely dry

5) Plug the battery back in

6) Plug the camera connection back in

7) Power on the device

If this does not work, you have to replace the front camera flex altogether.

If you want us to do it, call us to schedule an appointment at 423-320-3402! It only takes about 30 minutes to fix!

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About Josh Hrinik

Josh has been in the the electronic and software industry for over 15 years. He started Oops Repair when he fixed his own personal iPod Touch in December 2012. The next week, he then had a few friends ask if he could fix their broken iPhone screens. With the help of his IT friend, Bennett, Josh launched an adventure to help people achieve value from their products while avoiding the high prices of buying brand new replacements. Today, a multitude of iPhones, iPads, iPods, MacBooks, Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets find their way to one of the many Oops Repair locations each week, from all over the country, to get a new facelift, get bent back into shape, seeking rehabilitation with new buttons, and/or resuscitated from drowning....all within an hour or two for each device.

3 thoughts on “iPhone 5S Blue Screen of Death Repair

  1. Yasser

    It worked for me:) but whenever I keep the front camera connected and i turn off the phone and turn it on again it gives the same blue screen. But if i leave the front camera disconnected, then the phone turns on normally.
    Can it be the front camera is defect?

    1. Josh Hrinik Post author

      Yes, it sounds like you need to replace the camera flex cable. There is possibly a short in the connection of it somewhere. We have had success when we needed to replace the camera too.

      1. Yasser

        I managed to find out what whas wrong. I used a magnifier to look at the connections and I found that one of the diodes near the battery connection was damaged. So I added some silver to it and it works perfectly now


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