Sixth iteration of Apple iPhone, announced on September 12, 2012. Repair of this device is similar to the previous models, requiring screwdrivers and prying tools. Available as GSM or CDMA / 16, 32, or 64 GB / Black or White.

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New volume/power buttons miss little metal circles

I just swapped the housing on a very scratched iPhone 5 from black to silver. The included volume and power buttons are missing the little circle-shaped metal plates/dots on them, there is just two holes where they should be on the volume buttons and one hole on the power button. On the original buttons there is a little thin metal plate in these holes, which makes them work. The buttons in the iFixit store also miss these as I can tell from the pictures. I tried filling the holes with superglue, but that did not work. Is there a way to remove this little part from the old buttons and install on the new ones?

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Try to pry them off from the old ones

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Tried that. Also tried to heat them up a lot, but they just won't come off! Its because there is no edge on them to pry on. But I found some new buttons on ebay that claimed to have these spacers installed.

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Try to cut through the buttons to get an edge to pry on. Or play safe and buy new ones

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