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How To Replace an iPhone 5S LCD Screen

Modified on November 10, 2015 by Nick
iPhone 5S 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 5S. 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 5S 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 and begin to lift the assembly away from the body of the phone. While lifting you will need to disconnect home button flex cable from the iPhone’s logic board.
  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 metal assembly cable bracket.
  7. Carefully disconnect the Front-Facing Camera flex cable, LCD Flex Cable and Digitizer Flex Cable from the logic board. Lift the assembly away from the iPhone.
  8. Remove the two screws securing the upper component bracket and gently push the clip on the top right side of the metal bracket away from the assembly to remove the bracket from the display.
  9. Remove the earpiece speaker from the display assembly.
  10. Gently pry away the earpiece speaker from the adhesive and use a spudger to lift the light and proximity sensor away from the assembly.
  11. Gently peel the front-facing camera away from the display assembly and carefully peel the cable assembly off of the LCD shield plate.
  12. Remove the 3 screws securing the home button flex cable and home button assembly.
  13. Remove the home button assembly metal bracket.
  14. Gently work to separate the home button flex cable from the display assembly and work to peel the entire home button assembly away from the display assembly.
  15. Remove the remaining screw at the top right side of the assembly as well as the two screws from each side of the assembly frame.
  16. Remove the LCD shield plate.
  17. Re-assemble your iPhone with the new assembly being sure to remove the film on the back of the LCD as well as re-installing all components onto the display assembly.
  18. 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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