How to replace iPhone 5s broken home button assembly
When your iPhone 5s home button get non-functional or inflexible, it means it’s time for replacing a new one. Now here it’s the iPhone 5s home button assembly repair guide, help you easily to make it by yourself.
First, we should prepare for the repair tools for iPhone 5s repair.
0.8 Pentalobe Screwdriver
iSclack Opening Tool
Suction cup opening tool
Plastic pry opeing tool
A tip end of a spudger
1.2 Philips Screwdriver
A flat end of a spudger
Step 1. Make sure you have powered off your iPhone 5s before beginning disassembly.
Step 2. Remove the two screws at the iPhone 5s buttom end.(Use the 0.8 Pentalobe Screwdriver)
Step 3. Use the iSclack opening tool to open the lcd screen assembly.
Pre: iSclack is a great tool for safely opening the iPhone 5s that we recommend for anyone doing more than one repair.
Hold onto your iPhone securely and close the handle of the iSclack to separate the suction cups, pulling the front panel up from the rear case.
It is enough to separate the pieces, but not enough to damage the home button cable.
If you don’t use the iSclack tool, the suction cup opening tool can also open the screen assemly.
But you should be with carefullness 100%. We can’t make it with a beat, because there is the home button flex cable connecting the screen and tail plug. To avoid to cause accidental damage to the cable, we should be priority to keep the distance in 2-3cm while opening screen. After releasing the home lcd assembly cable, we can open the screen totally.
Step 4. Use the plastic prying opening tool to seperate the home button end of the front panel from the rear case.
We know there are several ribbon cables connecting it to the rest of the phone. So you should go slowly and carefully to avoid damage.
Then, take off the iSclack tool or suction cup opening tool.
Notice: Do not try to completely remove the front panel assembly from the rear case, as there are several ribbon cables still attached at the top of the iPhone.
Step 5. Open the phone just enough to reveal the metal bracket covering the home button cable. And use the tip of a spudger to push the bracket free and remove it with tweezers.
Note: Do not open the phone too far or you risk damaging the home button cable, or the socket it plugs into. Keep the cable loose. If it is stretched taut, that's too far.
Step 6. Use the tip of a spudger to pry the home button cable connector up out of its socket carefully.
Note: Be sure you're separating the cable connector from its socket, and not prying the entire socket up. The socket is on its own glued-down cable that can be pried up if you aren't careful.
During the next few steps, until you remove the front panel assembly, keep it supported at a 90º angle in relation to the rear case.
Step 7. Remove the following screws and the front panel assembly cable bracket on the logic board.
Use the 1.2 Philips screwdriver to remove these screws.
Step 8.Use the flat end of a spudger to remove all the cables connecting to the lcd screen digitizer assembly.
Step 9. Remove the front panel assembly from the rear case.
Step 10. Remove the screw(shown in the following picture) with the #ph000 Phillips screwdriver.
Step 11. Use the flat end of a spudger to fold the home button flex cable down
Step 12. Remove the two screws on the home button bracket.(shown in the picture following), and use a tweezer to remove the bracket away.
Step 13. Use the tip end of a spudger to pry out of the home button flex cable gently, which fixed on the lcd screen asssembly by adhesive.
Step 14. Continue using the tip end of a spudger to pry gently the home button the rest on the lcd display assembly, and remove the home button assembly away.
Never consider it is finished of the home button teardown. There is still one step to act.
Step 15. Peel the gasket off of the home button gently with a tweezer, and take it down to get a robbin home button flex cable.
So far, the iPhone 5s home button teardown is finished, then you can use a new home button flex cable to replace the non-functional one. Here because of the time limited, we must say sorry to you, just sharing you the teardown processes, you can following these processes in return to reassembly your iPhone 5s parts.
Have a nice “trip”.
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