iPhone 5c Take Apart Repair Guide

Have you just dropped your brand new iPhone 5C and you need to replace the glass touch screen or LCD screen. This take apart repair guide will show you how to tear down the iPhone 5C to repair a broken or cracked screen or other internal components that you may need to replace in your iPhone 5C. Repairs Universe offers only the highest quality repair parts for the iPhone 5C.

This guide will help you to install the following iPhone 5C parts:

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iPhone 5C Tear Down Repair Guide

 

How to repair an iPhone 5C:

First thing you'll need to do is make sure your iPhone 5C is completely powered off before you begin.

  • Figure 1.1 - Taking your sim card removal tool or a paper clip remove the sim card and sim card tray.
  • Figure 1.2 - Next taking your Pentalobe Screwdriver remove the two (2) screws located at the bottom of the device.
  • Figure 1.3 - Now place your suction cup towards the bottom of the screen towards the home button and pry up the screen upwards as shown in Figure 1.4

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Removing the iPhone 5C LCD & Touch Screen Digitizer Assembly:

  • Figure 2.1 - Take your Small Phillips Screwdriver and remove the four (4) screws circled in red in the figure below.
  • Figure 2.2 - Take your spudger or safe open pry tool and release the pop connector shown in the figure below.
  • Figure 2.3 - Continue to release the pop connector show in the figure below.
  • Figure 2.4 - Remove the last pop connector to be able to completely remove the iPhone 5C screen assembly.

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Removing the Front Camera & Sensor Flex Assembly:

  • Figure 3.1 - Remove the two (2) small phillips screws circled in red in the figure below.
  • Figure 3.2 - Take your spudger or safe open pry tool and remove the silver casing covering the ear speaker.
  • Figure 3.3 - Take your spudger or pry tool and begin to peel the front camera and sensor flex assembly from the screen assembly.
  • Figure 3.4 - Being very careful not to rip the ribbon cable you should be able to peel up the adhesive tape holding the flex assembly to the back of the LCD to remove it completely.

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Removing the Home Button and Heat Shield:

  • Figure 4.1 - Remove the three (3) small phillips screws circled in the figure below.
  • Figure 4.2 - With the screws removed you can now remove the iPhone 5C Home Button flex cable along with the home button itself.
  • Figure 4.3 - On each side of the frame of the screen assembly you will see two (2) small phillips screws that will need to be removed.
  • Figure 4.4 - Lastly there will be one (1) small phillips screw at the top on the heat shield that will need to be removed to allow you to remove the heat shield from the back of the LCD screen.

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Removing the iPhone 5C Battery:

  • Figure 5.1 - Remove the two (2) small phillips screws circled in the figure below.
  • Figure 5.2 - Release the battery connection using your spudger or pry tool.
  • Figure 5.3 - Taking a spudger to release the iPhone 5C Battery from the two long strips of adhesive holding it in place.
  • Figure 5.4 - Be careful not to bend the battery when using your pry tool to release the battery. Once you have released enough of the adhesive you will be able to remove the battery completely.

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Removing the iPhone 5C Rear Camera and Motherboard:

  • Figure 6.1 - Using your small phillips screwdriver remove the two (2) screws circled in the figure below.
  • Figure 6.2 - Remove the small housing covering the rear camera. Next take your pry tool or spudger and release the pop connector for the rear camera to be able to remove it completely from the housing.
  • Figure 6.3 - Next using your Small Phillips and Flat Head screw driver remove the two (2) screws circled in the figure below.
  • Figure 6.4 - Take your spugder or pry tool and release the pop connection highlighted in the figure below.
  • Figure 6.5 - Next using your Small Phillips and Flat Head screw driver remove the four (4) screws circled in red in the figure below.
  • Figure 6.6 - Release the pop connection shown in the figure below.
  • Figure 6.7 - Released the antenna cable highlighted in blue in the figure below.
  • Figure 6.8 - Watch out for this fex ribbon connection as you begin to lift up the mother board. You may want to use your pry tool to tuck it underneath the motherboard as you lift it out.
  • Figure 6.9 - You will want to lift the motherboard out toward the top if the device as there is an antenna cable still connected underneath the board.
  • Figure 7.0 - Release the antenna cable shown in the figure below to completely remove the motherboard from the device.

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Removing the iPhone 5C loud speaker, & audio jack / dock port flex assembly:

  • Figure 7.1 - Using you small phillips screwdriver remove these three (3) screws shown in the figure below.
  • Figure 7.2 - Take your small phillips screwdriver and remove the four (4) screws shown below.
  • Figure 7.3 - With all of the screws removed you can now take your pry tool and release the loud speaker from the housing.
  • Figure 7.4 - Next taking your spudger or pry tool begin peeling up the audio jack and dock port flex assembly from the housing. It is held down with some light adhesive.

See Figure Below For Reference.

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