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iPhone 5S Take Apart Repair Guide

June 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

iPhone 5S Take Apart Repair Guide

The Repairs Universe Team flew all the way to Australia on release date to bring you the iPhone 5S repair guide first. This take apart repair guide will show you how to tear down the iPhone 5S to repair a broken or cracked screen or other internal components that you may need to replace.

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

Recommended Tools:

iPhone 5S Take Apart Repair Guide

 

iPhone 5s Written TearDown Repair Guide

RepairsUniverse's Official iPhone 5s Teardown Repair Guide. The easy to follow step by step instructions we have provided will show you how to teardown and disassemble your Apple smartphone to replace or repair a damaged display assembly or internal component.

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Display Assembly

 

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  • To begin disassembling the iPhone 5c, locate and remove the two pentalobe screws on either side of the lightning dock connector port on the bottom of the iPhone.

 

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Do not separate the display assembly completely from the iPhone 5s; there is a ribbon wire/cable for the home button still attached
  • Place a suction cup right above the home button on the front side of the display assembly. Using the spudger or pry tool, start to separate the display assembly from the rear case of the iPhone 5s.
  • Next, with the suction cup pull up on the display assembly while holding the outside frame of the iPhone down.

 

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  • With the display assembly pulled up about one inch from the base of the iPhone, use the spudger to access and disconnect the ribbon wire/cable for the home button assembly.

 

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Display Assembly (Touch Screen and LCD)

 

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  • Now, locate and remove the four Phillips screws (#00) that secure the metal cover that is protecting the display assembly?s connections.

 

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  • With the metal cover removed, use the spudger to pry up the three connections for the display assembly and front-facing camera and remove them from the motherboard.
  • You can now remove the display assembly from the iPhone 5s.

 

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Earpiece Speaker

 

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  • Locate and remove the two Phillips screws (#00) that secure the metal clip for the earpiece speaker to the display assembly.

 

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  • Now that the metal clip is removed, you can lift up and remove the earpiece speaker from the display assembly.

 

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Front Facing Camera Assembly

 

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  • With the earpiece speaker removed, you can now peel the front-facing camera and sensor flex cable from the display assembly.
  • A small amount of adhesive is securing the front-facing camera to the display assembly. Gently work your way around the adhesive until the front-facing camera and sensor flex cable is free for removal.

 

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Home Button Assembly

 

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  • Locate and remove the three Phillips screws (#00) that secure the home button?s back plate in place, then remove the back plate from the iPhone 5s.

 

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    • Use the spudger or tweezers to peel off the home button?s rubber surrounding. It is secured in place with a small amount of adhesive.
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Be Careful not to tear the rubber gasket.
  • You can now remove the home button assembly from the iPhone 5s.

 

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SIM Card Tray

 

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  • With the SIM card removal tool or a paperclip, retract the SIM card tray out from the side of the iPhone.

 

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Battery

 

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  • Locate and remove the two Phillips screws (#00) that secure the battery connector?s cover in place, and then remove the cover from the iPhone.
  • With the cover removed, use the spudger to lift up and disconnect the connector for the battery from the motherboard.

 

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  • The battery is secured to the phone with two strips of adhesive. Use the spudger to gently pry up and remove the battery from the iPhone 5s.

 

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Rear Facing Camera

 

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  • Use the tweezers to lift the rubber cover that is protecting the rear-facing camera.
  • Gently lift up and pry the connector plug for the rear-facing camera to free it for removal.
  • You can now remove the rear-facing camera from the iPhone 5s.

 

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Loudspeaker

 

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  • Locate and remove the seven Phillips screws (#00) that secure the loudspeaker and the lightning connector and headphone jack assembly to the iPhone.

 

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  • With the securing screws removed, the loudspeaker is free to be removed from the iPhone. Use the tweezers to lift the speaker from the iPhone 5s.

 

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Lightning Port and Headphone Jack Assembly

 

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  • Use the spudger to gently pry up the lightning port and headphone jack flex cable to disconnect it from the motherboard..
  • The entire lightning port and headphone jack assembly is secured to the bottom of the iPhone with adhesive. Carefully maneuver the spudger under the assembly to free it from its location and remove it from the iPhone 5s.

 

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  • Locate and remove the four standoffs and three Phillips screws (#00) that secure the motherboard to the body of the iPhone 5s.
  • *Use a small flathead screwdriver to remove the standoffs from the motherboard.

 

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  • There are two final connections that need to be removed before you can lift the motherboard out of the iPhone.
  • The first connection is for the power & volume buttons that is on top of the motherboard, and the second is the coaxial connection that is on the bottom of the motherboard. Remove both of these connections.
  • You can now remove the motherboard from the iPhone 5s.

 

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  • Locate and remove the three Phillips screws (#00) that secure the vibrator in place.
  • Remove the vibrator from the iPhone 5s.

 

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Volume and Power Button Assembly

 

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  • Locate and remove the seven Phillips screws (#00) that secure the volume and power button assembly to the body of the iPhone.
  • The ribbon cable for the volume and power button assembly is secured with a small amount of adhesive. Use the flat end of the spudger to lift and release the ribbon cable from the iPhone 5s.
  • You can now remove the volume & power button assembly from the iPhone 5s.

 

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Complete Breakdown of the iPhone 5s

 

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  • Major components displayed in this guide
  • Reverse the order of the steps to reassebly your device.

 

Notice:
RepairsUniverse does not accept any liability for damage, or injury caused, while you are following our teardown guides. We make no representations, warranties, or conditions of any kind, express or implied. Utilizing these guides to help assist you in repairing your mobile devices will void your warranty. RepairsUniverse strictly prohibits altering or modifying our teardown guides for commercial use, reproduction, or publication

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