iPhone 5 or earlier Any amateurs done screen replacement ?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by vim147, Oct 12, 2018.

  1. vim147 macrumors regular

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    Has any novices done a screen replacement on a iPhone 5S by themselves ?
    Ive watched Youtube videos and looks pretty straightforward. Ive already opened it up before so i have the necessary tools.

    Anyone recommend a supplier for the screen in UK. Ive seen loads on eBay but not sure which one to trust.
     
  2. AppleHaterLover macrumors 68000

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    Relax. Don’t do it.

    If you’ve never manned a heat gun, you’ll most likely break something. If you’re replacing the whole screen assembly, you’ll lose Touch ID.
     
  3. vim147 thread starter macrumors regular

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    It doesn't require a heat gun to take anything apart. Ive already got the screen off from the housing. Only 2 screws holding it.

    Am replacing the screen, the touch id part will be transferred over from the old screen so it still should work ?
     
  4. westislander macrumors member

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    You won't need a heat gun to remove the iPhone 5S's screen as it doesn't have a water proofing seal.

    Regarding TouchID, simply reuse the one that came with your phone to avoid any issues.

    I don't know of any UK supplier but I know ifixit sells mobile phone parts and their very reputable.
    I'm not sure whether they ship to the UK though.
     
  5. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68030

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    As far as screen replacements, the 5s is easy. Just keep everything organized and make sure everything goes back where it came from. Also make sure all the connectors are fully seated and test the screen operation before you close the phone up..
     
  6. scottcampbell macrumors regular

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    I've worked on two iPod touches, years back. A 2nd gen that went over perfectly. A 4th gen for a friend that worked, however it seems I messed up the WiFi antenna during the repair.

    That discouraged me from trying any more repairs, especially on other people's devices. It seems the phones are getting harder and harder to open and repair—parts are getting smaller and more packed in by Apple engineers, etc.

    Sounds like your repair is underway and I hope it turns out great!
     
  7. maerz001 macrumors 65816

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    It’s no big deal. Did it 2times. Make sure u buy one which has the proximity sensor already installed as this one is glued and positioning is hard
     
  8. vim147 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Seems I'll be changing the battery too. Used a app to check for efficiency and seems it's at 54% with 814 cycles. So many parts suppliers out there, don't know which one to buy from.
     
  9. adamgbiggs macrumors 6502

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    It’s pretty easy, take your time and you’ll be fine, remember what goes where, most phones are relatively easy, iPads..... that’s another story.

    Adam.
     

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