iPhone 5s Screen Replacement: How to fix damaged Screen

iPhone 5s Screen Replacement: How to fix damaged Screen.

iPhone 5s Screen Replacement – Whether you’ve cracked the glass or your LCD isn’t functioning correctly, replacing the entire front assembly on the iPhone 5s will knock out both problems and get you back in working order in no time.

The good news is, if you’ve replaced the screen on an iPhone 5 before, the iPhone 5s isn’t too much different. You have to read this article to become efficient in the whole replacement procedure.

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Before beginning the repair, you’ll need to get the necessary replacement parts and tools.

The iPhone’s front panel and LCD are fused together, so I recommend buying both as a single unit–most parts providers only sell them this way.

You’ll find them anywhere from $50 to $150 online. Just be sure that you buy the right one for your phone, and read the reviews of people who have installed them.

Also note lastly, know that by following these instructions, you do so at your own risk. And remember to back up the data on your phone before starting the repair.

Step 1. Eject the SIM Card

With all the prep work finished, we’ll start the repair by ejecting the SIM card.

Step 2. Remove the Broken Display

Next, remove the two screws located along the bottom edge and gently lift up on the front panel using the suction cup and a prying tool if necessary. Take care not to pull the panel too far.

Remove the broken display

Before completely removing the panel, we’ll need to disconnect several cables, starting with the one for the Home button, which is covered by a small metal bracket.

To disconnect the other cables, we’ll need to remove a metal shield on the upper portion of the motherboard.

Finally, we can detach the panel’s three remaining cables and completely remove them.

Step 3. Transfer the Home Button

Before we can install our new panel, we need to transfer the Touch ID enabled Home button from the old panel to the new one.

So first, remove the single screw that secures the button’s cable. Note the position of the small contact under this screw. It will need to be in the same position on the new panel.

Next, very gently fold the cable down so we can access the metal bracket underneath.

Now, remove the two screws attached to the bracket and the bracket itself.

Finally, comes the most delicate part of the process. Very, very carefully pry the Home button cable away from the panel, followed by the Home button.

You may need to apply a little heat to soften the adhesive as you remove these components. You may also need to push up the button from the front of the panel. Just be gentle and go slowly.

With the Home button removed, we can place it on our new panel, reattach the bracket, and reposition the cable.


Step 4. Install the New Display

We’re now ready to install the new display. So, reconnect the cables at the top of the panel and replace the metal shield. Then reconnect the Home button and reposition its metal bracket.

Install the new display

Lastly, press the new panel onto the frame, secure it with the two pentalobe screws, and power up the phone to make sure everything is in working order.

Congratulations, You Fixed Your Phone!

It’s now safe to turn your iPhone 5s back on. If all went well, you should see an Apple logo.

Once the iPhone 5s finishes booting up completely, make sure you check the following functions since the components involved were transferred and moved around:

  • Make sure the new display doesn’t have any dead pixels or ghosting issues.
  • Check touch sensitivity to make sure the new digitizer doesn’t have any dead spots. I do this by pulling up a keyboard and typing every letter on it.
  • Place a test call and make sure the proximity sensor and earpiece are working okay.
  • Launch the Camera app and flip the camera around to test the front-facing camera.
  • Lastly, test Touch ID and make sure it seems to be working okay. It’s a good idea to pop into settings and add a new fingerprint just to make sure the reader is doing what it should do.

Congratulations, you fixed your phone!

As fixes go, this one isn’t too tough, but it does take a lot of patience and attention to detail. If you followed the above steps painstakingly, then definitely you are good to go anytime the need arises again.

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