The Apple iPhone 5s was announced on September 10, 2013. Repair of this device is similar to the previous models, and requires screwdrivers and prying tools. Available as GSM or CDMA / 16, 32, or 64 GB / Silver, Gold, and Space Gray.

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Metal piece missing inside my iPhone, need help!

I tried to open my iPhone 5s and when I tried to 'pry'(?), the cable from the Touch ID got loosened and a little metal piece with 2 holes came off but I couldn't see from where.

I wanted to make sure that there wasn't water inside because the music wasn't clear after I made some calls after I came out of the shower, but since this metal piece came off the sound is normal again.

I closed my iPhone up again but I'm very worried, maybe someone could tell me where it belongs?

And also how to open the phone more carefully next time ? I tried as careful as possible but it just snapped (?)... :(

Thanks in advance

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That little metal peice goes over the touch id connector

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Thanks^^ so that means it goes over the connector and is covered by the cable, right?

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Also is that metal piece absolutely necessary? Because I'm a little bit cautious now about opening my iPhone and I'm a little afraid that the next time the cable could be damaged.

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The metal peice is just placed over the button to stop it disconnecting if it had a bad drop so it doesn't matter if you leave it out won't affect the function of the iphone

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That's a relief.

THANKS !!! :)

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