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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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iPhone 5 screws not stripped and wont turn

im trying to replace broken home button. I have successfully taken all components apart, and now cannot unscrew the piece of metal that shields the actual home button and ribbon cable. The screw is not stripped, however it just wont turn. What should i do?

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You should buy a WiHa, or other quality driver. The Moody drivers that iFixit sells in the pro line are good. It will come out easily with the right tool--even if stripped!

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Why will a WiHa work better? And which WiHa? Is the handle a wider diameter thus allowing greater torque to be exerted on the screw?


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