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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Unable to unscrew 1.2mm and 1.3mm Philips #000 screw.

I have the Philips #000 screwdriver from iFixit.

However, I seem to only be able to unscrew the 1.7mm screws. No luck with the smaller 1.2mm and 1.3mm screws. I am currently at this step.

Is this the expected scenario ?

Thanks in advance :)

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Have you tried a little bigger driver? I normally use a 00 driver on iPhones.

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Dang, I do not own a #00 driver. Will try to obtain one and see if it works.


Thanks for the info, I've been using #0 Phillips head on iPhones which is probably not optimal.


I got the screws out, used a screwdriver that I borrowed from a friend. Kinda disappointing that the ifixit screwdriver does not work..


Yeah sometimes I have to use the german phillips head screw driver that pretty much never gets worn out and works for philips head phone screws that are hard to take out.


i am having the same problem. Which screw driver did you get from your friend?


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