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Viva My iPhone 5

Andrew Pape -

iPhone 5

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iPhone 5 Audio Control and Power Button Cable Replacement

45 minuten - 3 uren

Difficult

Mijn probleem

I've had my iPhone 5 for close to two years now. Two months before my eligible upgrade to the next iPhone the power/sleep button stopped working. Using a workaround for a few weeks started to become cumbersome and I really didn't want to upgrade to the larger iPhone 6. Knowing how much a repair through a shop would be, I decided to hold on to my phone a bit longer and repair it myself.

Mijn oplossing

The repair took a lot longer than I expected. However, because I opened my phone up weeks prior to the repair, and by doing some research on iFixit, the small parts and screws seemed a little less daunting to deal with.

Because I had to replace the entire power control/audio control ribbon, I pretty much had to gut the entire phone. The iFixit tray came in handy when keeping all the parts and screws organized for reassembly. Also, thank heavens for the iSclack phone opener because before, I was using a razor blade which nicked my phone up pretty good.

Like I said before, the repair took a lot longer (just under 3 hours) than I had expected mainly because I didn't realize how many parts were laying upon the part I had to replace. I also had some problems with getting the special standoff screws back into place upon reassembly, but with some patience I got them to go in.

How many times did I want to throw my phone and parts across the room?...

...Only two.

Mijn advies

Plan, plan, plan. Take Murphy's Law into account and purchase your tools and parts according to that. There's nothing worse than opening your phone and realizing you just wiped all the parts and screws on the ground with your arm. Also, no matter how frustrated you get, be gentle. If you have kids you'll have more practice with this.

iPhone 5 Audio Control and Power Button Cable afbeelding
iPhone 5 Audio Control and Power Button Cable

$24.99

iSclack afbeelding
iSclack

$24.99

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