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If it weren't for the tiny screws...

sumthomas75 -

iPhone 5

iPhone 5 Audio Control and Power Button Cable Replacement

iPhone 5 Audio Control and Power Button Cable Replacement

45 minuten - 3 uren

Difficult

Mijn probleem

Front display cracked with degraded usability. Volume controls and the sleep/power button had degraded usability as well due to phone being dropped and submerged in water.

Mijn oplossing

First of all, when looking for the needed parts and researching how to resolve the problems I was having, ifixit.com provided the necessary recommendations just by browsing the various parts that were affected. I purchased the audio/power control cable and the front display w/included camera and home button. While the home button wasn't experiencing any major problems, for the small difference in price, I decided it might be worth it. Plus, less work is always a plus. (It mentioned I would have to transfer the home button and camera from the old display if I went with the cheaper display part.)

When I received the parts and viewed the how-to guides, it was obvious that replacing the cable was more involved than the display so I opted to follow the cable replacement guide and swap displays when putting it all back together. The color notations in the guide and the use of the anti-static compartment tray I purchased allowed me to separate the screws into different trays for each of the steps so I could reverse my order when putting it back together. Everything about my repair in regards to the guide, parts and quality/promptness of service was exceptional. Good job ifixit.com!

Mijn advies

My only advice is to consider investing in the magnetizer/demagnetizer tool because having the ability to make the screw to stick to the tool would have been invaluable. The screws inside an iPhone 5 are TINY! And my fingers aren't what they used to be or as steady as they used to be. Not ifixit's fault though.

Anti-Static Project Tray afbeelding
Anti-Static Project Tray

$4.99

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