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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unrecognised electrica connector stops me opening screen to 90 degrees


I tried following the ifixit onscreen nstructions and video to get teh screen open to 90 degreen to get t my battery. There is a ziz-zag shaped connectorlinking the screen to the base on my phone that does not show in the video and i cannot lift the screen more than about 20 degress so cant get at the battery - any offers??

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Here is a short video clip that may help you:

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Many thanks Michael, I'll give that a go. I noticed a small plate that looked detchable in there, Stillinterested as to why none of the the other videos had to show that step as being necessary though?


You are welcome. I actually took a look at the link @oldturkey03 had added and it was there :) You may have overlooked it or not seen this link but either way, happy to have helped :)


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Alan use and check the iFixit guides on here iPhone 5s LCD and Digitizer Replacement Step 9 would be the part I am thinking of. The touch ID ribbon cable.....

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I never even looked for the ifixit guide after he said he looked and it wasn't time I'll check first :)


Thanks for taking the time to answer. Still intrigued as to why this doesnt show in the battery replacement video.


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Alan will be eternally grateful.
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