Video Source: Jerry Rig Everything Repair Type: iPhone repair Aberdeen
Transcription of Video:
You are going to need a small Philips head screwdriver and a pentalobe screwdriver. It is the same size that opens up all the iPhones. You are going to need a pry tool and a suction cup.
Put the suction cup close to the home button. Take your pentalobe screwdriver and undo the bottom two screws right next to the charging port. Place your suction cup right next to the home button and lift up with your finger at the same time trying to put the pry tool between the frame and the screen.
I found it a little bit easier to use a razor blade as it was more firm so it could slide down between the frame and the glass easier. Lift up gently and kind of pry them apart. Don’t stick your tool in too far though because there is a ribbon cable that you don’t want to rip.
Liftup gently between the screen and the frame. And you can see right here the little ribbon cable that’s where the fingerprint sensor connects to the main board.
So what I am going to do is take my little pry tool, reach it in there and it’s kind of like a little latch. You twist your pry tool up a little bit and it will unlatch on side and it will come apart here in a second you’ll see as I lift up the little ribbon cableconnector and unsnap it the top part of the latch comes off. Which is fine it goes back on pretty easily.
When I say easily I mean you’re going to hate every second of it towards the end of the video. Right here on this bracket there is going to be four screws. Take off each of the screws and then set them in the location where they came out. And then put the bracket right next to them to remember where they go in. they are different sizes.
There’s the bracket and right here we have different ribbon cables. I’m just going to unsnap them just like little Legos. This is for the ear piece and the camera. This one right here is for the LCD. And this one is the digitizer. Not that you really need to know what those are.
But they unclip and unsnap just like that. And here’s the screen. We have the ear piece on this side. With the all the cameras and the sensors. And we have the home button with the fingerprint sensor on the bottom. I’m going to show you how to take apart that first. Undo the little screw. There’s a little super tiny metal piece. It should stick to the screw as you unscrew it as mine did. Just remember where that goes in the location of it so you can put it back in just in case it does pop off.
Then there’s two screws holding on the home button. There’s a little metal bracket so take that off. Then the home button itself is just kind of stuck on like with sticky tape type stuff onto the frame of the phone. So you can take any kind of pry tool like my razor blade. I find that it is pretty stiff and sharp enough to get under these little tiny seams.
Be super careful around these ribbon cables through because if you rip one you know you have to buy a new part. And I’m going to show you how to gently pry up around the home button. Just a little bit on each side until the whole button comes away from the phone.
Very gently. Any parts for this iphone I am going to list in the video description below so if you have any questions or anything like that let me know if you have a specific part you need I can usually find it pretty cheap for you.
Then there’s the home button and now we are going to take off the ear piece as well as the front facing camera and light sensor. So there are two screws on either side of the bracket there. And the bracket is kind of interesting. There’s a little metal clip on the inside of the bracket that you have to bend just ever so slightly out so the bracket will come off. So I’m going to bend that out and then the whole bracket comes away from the phone. And you can kind of see what I was talking about with the little tiny clip right there. So it very easily clips back into place when you’re done.
Anyway you have to be super careful with these little ribbon cables. I wouldn’t mess around when you are putting them all into one component. Right here you can see I’m lifting up the connector for the ear piece as well as the light sensor. And then you can see the camera coming away as well. In that same ribbon cable group.
And then the whole thing is kind of stuck down with the grounding sticker onto the back of the screen. So peel up on that very gently. You don’t want to rip any of this stuff. The less you break on opening your phone the better. That’s what I always say.
There you go. Now it depends on where you buy your screen from but you might also have to switch out the metal plate. Just those four screws around the outside. Once again that’s completely dependent on where you get your screen from. I’m not going to do it on this screen just because it is super simple. Four screws pop it out good to go. And now I’m going to place the group of ribbon cables any everything back into place.
There is only one spot for everything. So you just have to position it. It does take a little bit to get everything in the right spot. But they only fit in one way so it’s pretty simple to figure out. Got it stuck back down onto the screen again. And then get the earpiece in there. Remember the ear piece acts as a little magnet. So let’s say you’re trying to pick up a screw with your screw driver and your screwdriver is not magnetized you can easily magnetize it on the back of the speaker. I’ll show you how to do that once I get this bracket into place.
So my screwdriver won’t pick up the screw so I touch it to the back of the speaker and then boom the screwdriver is magnetized and will pick up any screw. Almost too well. I’m going to grab it with my tweezers instead and place it into the hole.
And screw it back into place. Same thing with the other screw. And you are done with the ear piece. So the home button remember this is where you need to remember what direction that little tiny metal bit was going in. get the home button pressed down into place. Get the bracket over the top of it. And then hopefully your screw is still stuck into the top of the ribbing cables so you can just screw it down into place.
I found that it was a little bit easier to hold it with my pry tool as well as the little screwdriver. Like this. Finally got that thing screwed in again back ongoing to start with the digitizer ribbon cable. We are going to clip that into place once again. Like Legos. It takes a second to position it with the top and once it’s in place you can click it down. You’ll hear a satisfying click with each connection. You’ll see me struggle a little bit with this last one. It’s hard to find out exactly where it wanted to clip in.
And there we go. Grab your little bracket. And once again you should have your screws laid out in a way that you remembered where they went. I’m going to screw each of those back into place. Once againany parts for this screen anything else that you might need will be listed in the video description below. And if you need anything else besides that make sure you ask me in the comments or hit me up on twitter either way. Hit me up on Facebook and I can answer any questions you have.
Anyway here’s the fingerprint scanner that we are going to try to get into place. You’re going to hate this thing. It never wants to do what you want it to do. So I kind of position it and I have my pry tool and I am going to press it in just like little Lego snaps that we were playing with before. Get it in place and I have a little hinged bracket that I am going to slip down on top of there as well.
And once you get it into place you can press it down with your finger or with your pry tool. Once again it just takes forever to get this thing positioned just right. You’re going to love apple. Anyway that’s what it looks like when it’s in place.
And then position the top of the screen in first and then you can kind of snap up the edge of the phone. Make sure to press only on the edges so you don’t crack the screen again. And then clip the bottom into place as well. And then at this point I like to turn the phone on to make sure it’s working so I don’t have to undo the bottom screws more than I need to. Looks like it all turns on so I am going to get those bottom screws screwed back into place.
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