Released on September 19, 2014, this 4.7" screen iPhone is the smaller version of the iPhone 6 Plus.

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How do I remove the EMI shields on the logic board without a heat gun?

I have an iPhone 6 that suffered water damage, and whenever I tr to restore it, I get iTunes error (-1). After doing some research, I found that it's an hardware issue with the baseband chip(please correct me if I'm wrong).

Anyways, how would I go about removing the shields on the logic board without a heat gun? I already have a soldering kit handy, and I'm not willing to go out and get a heat gun. Please let me know, thanks!

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@sywy1873 You can use your soldering iron to remove those shields. If you are thinking about maybe doing more repairs, I would reconsider and suggest the purchase of a good rework station that would include the hot air tool.

Anyhow, the EMI shields are thin Tin and can be cut with a good pair of small scissors. Looks amateurish when they get cut like that but they will do come off.

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I remove then with a screwdriver and slowly prying them off; I never use heat because it always heats the things under the sheild too.


I do not plan to do anymore repairs, so thanks for the advice!


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