Help tried to repair iphone

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  1. deejeeo macrumors newbie

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    I was trying to repair my iphone housing and screen but when I pulled I ended up with this. What happened and how the hell do I remove this metal plate.
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  2. Charadis macrumors 6502a

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    Could you provide pics of the LCD/screen front, please? It looks like you pulled the glass/lcd straight off the frame. Is the ribbon cable still intact? Nothing else broken? You may need to pry the frame from off the casing.
     
  3. Charadis macrumors 6502a

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    This is what you should see (attachment) when you successfully remove the display assembly from the casing. Sent from my iPhone 5.
     

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  5. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Take it to someone that can fix it or ask Apple about an OoW replacement.
     
  6. deejeeo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hey did you see the two pictures
     
  7. Charadis, Mar 7, 2014
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    Charadis macrumors 6502a

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    Sry, afk. Thanks for the pics. How extensive of a repair are you planning to do? If you plan to replace the entire assembly, you should be fine once you remove the frame. I would approach this by prying from the edge (plastic bezel) upward from the bottom end. You could probably try going from the home button cavity if you pry carefully. I had difficulty prying the frame and LCD assembly from my repair because there are clips securing the frame in place.

    If you plan on salvaging the LCD/Digitizer combo, I would check to see that the LCD still displays and the digitizer still responds to touch across entire screen. The ribbon flex looks a little mangled.



    Edit: try to use a plastic pry tool if available. I would recommend to pry from the frame and avoid using anything below the frame for leverage; you could potentially damage components by doing this. The screen ribbon is secured to the MoBo by a metal plate that is anchored down by 3 screws (see my pic). You'll need to have the frame pried like in my photo, then remove the screens and the plate, then use a plastic pry tool to unclip the ribbon connector.
     
  8. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030

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    I would suggest taking it to Apple and getting a OOW replacement.

    Or take it to someone who can correct the problem and replace the display. Looks like you dropped it and that could have caused the problem.
     
  9. John T macrumors 68020

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    Take your phone to an Apple Authorised Service Provider - (not a backstreet repairer!) and get it repaired properly.

    Afraid this is an example of what can happen if you don't really know the correct procedures.
     

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