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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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LCD Screen and Digitizer replacement - do I need full assembly?

I have an Iphone 5s with broken glass.

How do I tell if I just need the LCD Screen and Digitizer, or if I need the "Full Assembly"?

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This is where we get into semantics....

I consider a full assembly the LCD and digitizer. Others consider the full assembly the LCD, digitizer and small parts. So it kind of depends what product you are looking at.

Here are the options iFixit offers. Their "full assembly" includes all the parts except the home button which makes for an easier install.

iPhone 5s Screen

iPhone 5s LCD and Digitizer

iPhone 5s LCD and Digitizer Image

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iPhone 5s LCD and Digitizer

$39.99

iPhone 5s Screen Image

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iPhone 5s Screen

$49.99

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You cannot buy the LCD and glass separate most times. They are 1 piece that makes up the "assembly" along with a frame. As long as your purchase includes the LCD, Glass, and a frame (which 9 out of 10 do) then you will be fine.

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Thanks - I'm trying to figure out the difference between these 2 products:

iPhone 5s LCD and Digitizer

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iPhone 5s Screen

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Oh I see what you mean now. The "full assembly" has a front camera and earspeaker already installed where as the "lcd screen and digitizer" doesn't. These parts can easily be transferred off of the old assembly you take off of your device however if this is your first screen replacement I advise using the "full assembly" option! :)

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