45 minuten - 2 uren
My girlfriend is always managing to crack her iPhone screen. Replacing the screen is way cheaper than getting a new phone.
It was careful delicate work and it took a long time. This was the most challenging iPhone repair I've done yet. The mass of tiny ribbon cables near the top have the ambient light sensors and a camera attached to them and it was hard to keep them in position due to the springiness of the cables while layering on the ear speaker and screwing down the metal shield to hold it all in place. Overall the repair was a total success. Looks like new and the biometric functionality is still intact.
Have lots of light available, there are tiny overlapping black on black ribbon cables that are hard to distinguish.
For prying up some glued components without damaging them, a piece of strong thread works better than trying to wedge a spudger under it. Hold the thread by both ends and carefully pull it between the frame and the glued component. If the thread breaks just use another piece.
Take your time with the membrane surrounding the home button, it can be freed by repeatedly applying gentle pressure on the button, slow=intact, fast=ripped.
Have two (at least one) pairs of sharp, high quality tweezers. Don't even bother with the kind used for cosmetics.
Make sure your hands are washed with soap and thoroughly dried to minimize getting skin oils on exposed metal contacts, especially on the top speaker.