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jholzman -

iPhone 5s

iPhone 5s LCD and Digitizer Replacement

iPhone 5s LCD and Digitizer Replacement

30 minuten - 1 uur


Mijn probleem

My daughter severely cracked her iPhone 5s screen and it needed to be replaced. I really don't like spending money when I don't have too and I have replaced 4s screens before so I figured I could tackle this as well.

It went just fine. Take a look at my advice of the bottom of this as it might really help you out. This isn't that difficult, but if you have big hands, poor vision or are prone to throw things when you get frustrated...stop and get someone else to do this for you.

Mijn oplossing

I used the iPhone 5s Front Panel replacement guide to follow the repair steps. Great guide, except for the last step!!! As far as iPhones go, this was a little more difficult than the 4s. The cables are a little more difficult to remove and then later reattach. I used the pointed spudger for most of the removals and used the spudger to line up the cables but then my finger to push them into place.

Mijn advies

Ok, my advice in no particular order:

STEP #25 is not needed!!!! I started to follow this step but it didn't make sense and appeared difficult. I stopped and read comments on the step. I HAVE NO IDEA WHY THIS STEP HAS BEEN LEFT IN THE GUIDE. Ignore it as the cable will tear.

Put down a clean white towel to use as your work surface. Preferably one that isn't fluffy. A t-shirt might work, just make sure it doesn't hang off the edge of the table you are working on. This will keep the screws from bouncing off the table of you drop one.

Use packing tape to tape up the screen before you use the suction cup to remove the screen. Don't tape the home button.

When you pull the screen off the frame, it required more force than I expected, but only pull it apart enough to pry it the rest of the way off. The home button connects to the phone and will tear if the screen comes up more than an inch or so.

There were less screws than I expected. Unlike the 4s, I didn't need to remember where all the screws went...BUT they are all different lengths. Keep them separate. An idea I had after the fact was to use different colored sharpies on the screw heads to color code their length. Mark them BEFORE you remove them for the first time.

I used the protective case to organize the screws and components as I removed them.

This took me about an hour to do. I spent most of my time figuring out step 25 and also removing the broken screen.

Not tough, but some of the cables were difficult to snap back in place. Line them up with a spudger and then press down with your finger to seat the plug. I found you could feel it snap in place if you used your finger.

Be detailed and take your time. Good luck!!!!

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