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How To Replace an iPhone 5C LCD Screen

Modified on November 10, 2015 by Nick
iPhone 5C Screen Replacement

The following guide is meant to give you a step by step instruction on how to replace a broken, damaged or cracked LCD assembly on an iPhone 5C. Please be sure to take care during all steps of this repair as parts and flex cables can be easily damaged or broken. As well, you must be sure to keep track of where each screw is removed from so that when it comes time to re-install them you know exactly where to put them. When removing or lifting flex cables, it is suggest to use plastic spudgers or plastic opening and lifting tools. Before continuing it is advised to read the disclaimer at the bottom of this article.

We suggest the following parts and tools for this repair:

Step by Step iPhone 5C Screen Replacement

  1. Power off your iPhone.
  2. If your screen is badly damaged apply clear packing tape to its surface until the entire glass assembly is covered.
  3. Remove the 3.6mm Pentalobe or Phillips #000 screws located at the bottom of the phone near the dock connector. Note: The 5-point Pentalobe Screwdriver should only be used once as it has the potential to strip the screws.
  4. Secure a suction cup to the front LCD Assembly and gently pull on the assembly while using a pry tool along the bottom and sides to lift the assembly away from the body of the phone.
  5. Remove the 4 Phillips head screws near the top right of the battery which secure the metal assembly cable bracket to the phone.
  6. Remove the assembly cable bracket.
  7. Carefully disconnect the Front-Facing Camera flex cable, LCD Flex Cable and Digitizer Flex Cable from the logic board.
  8. Remove the 2 Phillips screws securing the home button assembly to the display and carefully remove the home button and gasket. Transfer the entire home button assembly to your new screen.
  9. Remove the 2 Phillips screws securing the earpiece, front facing camera and heat shield.
  10. Dismantle the front facing camera assembly by removing the metal bracket, carefully disconnecting the front camera flex cable and removing the 5 screws that are securing the heat shield. Gently remove these parts taking care not to tear any flex cables and install them onto your new display assembly.
  11. Re-assemble your iPhone with the new assembly being sure to remove the film on the back of the LCD before proceeding and remove the front protective film after you have fully re-assembled your iPhone.

Disclaimer

Note that the above information is provided for informational purposes only. We take no liability in for any damage or losses that may be done as a result of in-experience. If you are not comfortable with making repairs or cannot afford the loss of your device we suggest to contact an experienced professional to complete your repair.


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