This instruction will help you replace the broken screen on your iPhone, replacing the display model assembly.
The display module includes a sensor, a screen, a speaker, a front camera and a protective screen, but not includes a home button.
We also have instructions on how to completely disassemble the iPhone 5S, if you’re interested.
This article is not a guide to action! All responsibility for collecting and disassembling your device lies with you.
Many manufacturers do not have warranty obligations if the device was disassembled by the user. If you do not want to lose the warranty on your device, check the warranty conditions in the documentation or from the device manufacturer.
If your iPhone’s screen crashes, then first we glue it with tape so as not to damage ourselves and the phone with small pieces of glass.
Stick a few strips of tape until you cover the entire area of the screen. First of all, it will protect you and the phone from small fragments, and secondly, it will help to maintain the integrity of the screen when we get it out of the case.
I highly recommend the use of safety glasses and gloves. Getting glass fragments out of the eye is a very unpleasant task 🙁
Turn off your phone before you begin.
Then unscrew the two 3.9 mm Pentalobe screws that are on the sides of the Lightning connector.
Use a suction cup to remove the screen module. Place the suction cup on the screen next to the home button and push down so that the suction cup sticks and holds well.
The display module is held in place by latches and is also connected to the motherboard by several cables. One loop is located under the “home” button, the rest are at the top of the iPhone. Your task is to open the iPhone exactly enough so that you can disconnect the cable under the “home” button.
We installed a suction cup next to the home button. From here we will begin to remove the display. Hold the iPhone with one hand and pull the suction cup with the other so that a small gap appears. Help with the “spatula”, moving the edges of the case away from the screen around the entire perimeter of the device.
Do not rush, this procedure may take some time. The iPhone 5S display is fixed quite firmly in the case. Do not try to immediately open the phone completely, do not forget about the cable.
As soon as the display rests only on the cables, you can remove the suction cup, for this, pull the tab on the suction cup, or, if it is not, lift one edge of the suction cup with your fingernail.
Now we raise the display module from the side of the “home” button exactly enough so that you can disconnect the cable.
Do not raise the screen too high; you may damage the cable or connector. The loop should not be tense.
Only the button installed at the factory in your iPhone will allow you to use Touch ID. If you break the cable, then installing a new button yourself, you will not be able to use Touch ID. Only at authorized Apple service centers can a button be replaced correctly, while retaining the full Touch ID functionality. Also replacing the button on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S led to error 53.
Use tweezers to remove the bracket from the connector.
During assembly, install the bracket correctly. The side with a small clove should be directed downwards, and the side with two slots should be towards the battery.
Use tweezers to disconnect the cable connector from the connector on the motherboard.
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Make sure that the connector on the cable is really disconnected from the connector on the motherboard. The connector on the motherboard is glued and you can tear it off the motherboard if you are not very careful, but the connector itself will still be connected to the connector on the cable.
After the cable for the home button is disconnected, open the phone 90 ° from the side of the home button as if there was a hinge at the top of the phone.
During the next few steps, keep the screen raised 90 ° as shown in the picture.
Remove the screws marked with circles:
- Phillips # 000 1.7mm Phillips Cross Screw;
- Phillips # 000 1.2mm Phillips Cross Screw;
- Phillips # 000 1.3mm Phillips Cross Screw;
- Phillips # 000 1.7mm Phillips Cross Screw. This screw is not magnetized with a screwdriver. Do not lose it.
It is very important not to mix up the screws during assembly. If you wrap a 1.3 mm or 1.7 mm screw instead of a 1.2 mm, you can seriously damage the motherboard and brick the iPhone.
Do not overtighten the screws. If the screw does not go easily, then maybe you were mistaken, do not use force.
Remove the protective screen.
With a “spatula”, disconnect the connectors of the loops of the selfie camera and sensor.
Keep the screen raised 90 °. Now disconnect the cable from the display.
During assembly, the display connector may not snap completely and you will see white lines on the screen when loading the iPhone. If this happens, disconnect the display connector and reconnect it, and then restart the iPhone. The best way to reboot is to disconnect the battery for a few seconds.
Now disconnect the touch screen connector.
Now you can remove the screen.
From the back of the screen, unscrew one screw with the head for a Phillips # 000 Phillips screwdriver that holds the home button.
The screw that has been unscrewed is fastened to the cable by a fastener with a spring-contact. During assembly, make sure that the spring-contact is installed, as before, between the screw and the screen.
Remove the two 1.4 mm Phillips # 000 Phillips head screwdrivers.
Remove the bracket that holds the home button.
Put the “paddle” under the cable coming from the home button. The cable is slightly glued to the display module.
Gently swipe the “shoulder” left and right to peel off the train.
Until you reach the button, it is still connected to the display module.
If necessary, remove part of the adhesive tape that you first stuck on the outside of the display.
Gently press the upper left corner of the button from the outside.
Do not try to extrude the entire button at once, your task is to free only one corner, and then insert the “shoulder blade” there and pry off.
The membrane around the button is very thin, if you think that it is now torn, heat it a little with a hairdryer and try again.
Remove the button from the display module by gently prying it and bending it using the “paddle”.
Now you can install it in a new display and assemble everything back.
Assemble in the reverse order. Thanks for attention 🙂
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