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Fixing the iPhone 5 Audio Control and Power Button Cable

Anders Fagerstedt -

iPhone 5

Afbeelding van het verhaal

iPhone 5 Audio Control and Power Button Cable Replacement

45 minuten - 3 uren

Difficult

Mijn probleem

When replacing the battery I accidentally damaged this ribbon cable when prying on the upper edge of the battery. As a result the vibrator (that also connects through this cable) did not work so the cable had to be replaced.

Mijn oplossing

This time around it all went just fine. The hardest part to remove on this phone is the battery with its super glue like adhesive and since I already took care of that the last time it was no problem now.

Mijn advies

The Magnetic project mat was a huge help when putting everything back together again. I guess you could have managed without it but it made my work a lot easier. The phillips #00 screwdriver felt a tiny bit to big. Sometimes i did not get a god grip on the screw head and I had to use another smaller screwdriver to make the screws turn. This could very well be user related though.

A word of advice is to make sure the cable you get is pre mounted with the metal brackets. The one i got from iFixit was but i've seen places selling it without the brackets. It's just a few bucks more but it will save you heaps of trouble.

Spudger afbeelding
Spudger

$2.99

Phillips #00 Screwdriver afbeelding
Phillips #00 Screwdriver

$6.99

Magnetic Project Mat afbeelding
Magnetic Project Mat

$19.99

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