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Need Help Identifying and Placing of 2 Small Parts

Hello all,

Recently I replaced the Lightning Connector in my 16GB Iphone 5S. I got everything back together without loosing screws but I seem to have been left with two small parts, one of which I can't identify and the other of which I'm having trouble placing.

One is a sort of triangle thing with a hole in it, it is supposedly a washer that goes up near the rear camera. The other is a rectangular thing with the edges bent and two holes in it.

Most importantly, are these parts important and have I messed up anything reassembling the phone without them?

I've attached the best photos I could get, but I had to take them with a very low quality camera since my iPhone is still out of commission.

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Thanks for any help you can give.

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James Carswell, the triangular shaped one looks like the one that is located beneath the bracket to the left of the rear-facing camera. Check this guide step 31

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The rectangle part is what holds the home button flex in place, it will still work without it but you want to put it back on so the flex won't snap out of place with a bump or a drop. The other one seems like the grounding piece on the charging port, your phone should work without it as well. You can look up the guide here in ifixit and compare with the pictures on how to put them back into the phone. Good luck!

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