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.

3664 Questions View all

Unidentified Internal Phone Part (iPhone 5s)

Block Image

Upon opening my phone up to replace the battery, I pulled a little too hard with the suction cup and my phone popped open, detaching the home button cable and then sending the part in the image attached flying out of it. Nothing was damaged and the phone is working fine, but I cannot figure out where this part goes. (There is a slight chance its from something else I was working on earlier but I wanted to check with people on here first to be sure). If anyone recognizes the part and could tell me where it goes that would be great!

Answered! View the answer I have this problem too

Is this a good question?

Score 0
Add a comment

1 Answer

Chosen Solution

That goes on top of the home button connector. You will see two notches near there where you put that metal clip in (Three notches actually so you don't put it in the wrong way).

Block Image

You're lucky you didn't rip the home button cable when opening your phone. Next time don't put too much force when prying up the display assembly up. The home button cable needs to be detached with it's clip removed before you lift up the screen too much.

Was this answer helpful?

Score 2


Thanks a bunch! I'll be more careful next time. Would of sucked if I opened it up to fix the battery and then broke the home button in exchange haha


Add a comment

Add your answer

Ryley1010 will be eternally grateful.
View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 0

Past 7 Days: 0

Past 30 Days: 0

All Time: 47