I suggest using a suction cup towards the top of the phone, and try to get a plastic card underneath the adhesive for the rear glass. Using an iOpener or a heating pad, gently move the card along, being very gentle towards the broken corner. So as not to stress any more cracks. With any luck, the adhesive will hold the glass in place, and there won’t be any further damage. Hope this helps! Best of luck with the repair.
I highly suggest going over the pins and contact plates for the display and battery connector. I had the same issue with a repair and it turns out one of the pins for the battery contact board ended up being scorched.
Just had a repair like this the other day, the person was using wipes with water in them to clean their keyboard, and the power key would not turn on the machine. For oxidation issues, I suggest using DeoxIT D5, and a small soft bristle brush. As always when working with chemicals use gloves and caution. A full shell replacement fixed the problem we had, after removing the old shell and taking a look under the film for the keyboard, it was apparent there was oxidation on the contacts for many of the keys. There is a chance that this fix may work for you as well. There are many replacement parts available on the web that would work, they range anywhere from $40 and up depending on the state they are in.
Since you have replaced the disc drive with a new one, I would suggest checking the daughter board for any damaged diodes or even scratches on the board. make sure all of the leads are intact to ensure proper operation. This may be a moot point, but the daughter board is linked to your motherboard and a new drive will not work unless you switch it over from the old one.
Sounds like you have a broken LCD with a semi functioning digitizer as well. I highly suggest finding a repair shop in your area that would be able to replace the screen on your 5s. Alternatively, if you feel up to the task, you can replace the screen yourself as well! the guide here on ifixit is a well written one, and provides quite a bit of information. You should be able to find a replacement screen online here or at another distributor. On a very serious note, if you do the repair yourself, make sure you have a static free environment! Be it a static mat or an anti-static bracelet, or both even!
have you tried plugging your device into a PC or even just regular charging on a wall outlet? I have the same device and generally after trying a hard reset with it plugged in, it came back to life a few times.
It sounds like your backlight may have gone out. I suggest trying to shine a flashlight at an angle and see if you can spot any image at all. Sanyo customer service does have a phone number, but due to spam filters I can’t post it here. In my opinion, economic viability of repair is slim to none considering the age of your TV. prices have dropped quite a bit in the last 4 years.
Unfortunately an icloud lock can not be removed from the phone except by the person who has the account. Since your aunt does not remember her email or password, she would have to provide proof of purchase and possibly other information to Apple for assistance. Even then, there is a chance that Apple will not assist in retrieval of the icloud account.
Essentially you will be doing a brain transplant. Yes, this will unlock the device. Yes, it will have some form of iOS installed. No, it will not have her information on the new logic board. Also yes, it will change the network carrier, depending on the fact it is unlocked or not. Keep in mind that if you plan on doing this, you will need the home button linked to the logic board you are installing. If you do not have this, the home button will not work. This is due to a software lock Apple has on the 7 and 7 plus. I would not recommend doing this.