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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Screws too tight & tool with kit may have stripped them

Any advice on what to do when the screws were so tight I couldn't open them using the kit I bought here and it's hard to see but I'm pretty sure that as I began to press down even more firmly it stripped the screws

I used the 1.3 just like the instructions said

Is this phone now permanently dead?

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1.3 what? Which screws? Please give us a link.


I'm trying to swap out the screen on the Iphone 5c

Instructions say:

"Remove the following Phillips #000 screws securing the front panel assembly cable bracket to the logic board"

so on instruction 9 the two bottom ones circled in red on in the online diagram are stuck



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Some people recommend taking a small piece of rubber for example from a ballon and that should help with the grip in the screw. There are many YouTube videos which show how to sort this problem as it is common. This happened to me a while ago but I used a different screw driver (slightly larger) and it worked. Good luck!

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Thanks, I'm still searching for balloons. Will let you know when I can find a $0.99 store and try it.


Haha, yes be sure to!


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