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"Ruined iPhone 5"

Ross King -

iPhone 5

iPhone 5 LCD and Digitizer Replacement

iPhone 5 LCD and Digitizer Replacement

40 minuten - 1 uur

Moderate

Mijn probleem

After dropping my phone multiple times and kicking it (accidentally) across the Magic Kingdom, the screen finally gave up and shattered. On top of that, my phone was dying when the battery was at 20%, 30, or even 50%. The Apple store told me how much it would cost to repair it. I said: "Screw that, I'll do it myself!"

Mijn oplossing

The repair when pretty smoothly. Since I was doing 2 repairs at once, I did the battery first and then the display assembly. Had some trouble getting the battery out. The edges bent a little, but the plastic didn't tear so I count that as a win. That adhesive is STRONG! Getting all the components off the display assembly was easy. The guide could provide some details about getting the front camera bezel out without breaking it. I did. It's not a huge thing. I put it in my new assembly, my front camera just slides around slightly now. And there was a tiny little black piece, seriously small. I think it has something to do with the proximity sensor. It just kind of fell out, so I didn't see where it came from. I thought I found where it goes, but then I couldn't get it to stay when I put the front camera assembly in place on the new display. Seems to work fine though. My wife had to help getting the 3 ribbon cables reattached (smaller hands). Over all I'm extremely happy, it feels like having a new phone again.

Mijn advies

Be careful when removing the front camera bezel from the old display. There aren't instructions in the guide, and if you just pry it off you'll break it. And buy the magnetic mat...trust me. Some of these screws are as small as grains of sand, they WILL get lost if you don't have a safe place to keep them.

iPhone 5 Replacement Battery afbeelding
iPhone 5 Replacement Battery

$29.99

SIM Card Eject Tool afbeelding
SIM Card Eject Tool

$2.99

Magnetic Project Mat afbeelding
Magnetic Project Mat

$19.99

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