Stuck screws and ripped digital cable connector iPhone 5s

  1. 1 Despite my taping and labelling, I have inserted the longer screws into the battery connector cover. Now they won't come out. I need to order the proper screws and get these out as the phone cover won't snap on. Ah, adventures as a novice! Still cheaper and as much fun as a new phone.

#2 Part of my digital cable connector split when I was too hurried taking the cover off of my phone to change the battery. I'm assuming that if I buy the $39 cover piece, I'll be back in business?

We learn by our mistakes, and I'm definitely moving up here!

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by "Digital Cable," Are we speaking of the flex ribbon? if so, for the screen? the battery? The Camera Flex?

if you have damaged one of these Flex Ribbons, then replacing the attached component will fix the problem, as they come manufactured to the corresponding part.

As for the Screws,

if the screw is sticking out a bit, a good pair of needlenose should do the trick. be careful not to muck up the board when making the attempt.

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The digital cable connector was the part at the top of the screen when I separated it from the body after removing the squarish plate. The main piece was still attached but the smaller side piece, which I think is to the camera, somehow, due to my carelessness, came off the inner portion the large piece that's under the square plate at the top. Not the battery cable, that all went well for me except for my screw mislabelling. Adventures in do it yourself fixit, lol. I live in the boonies so really had no easy option, especially during the winter. I'm thinking if I order the screen piece with the entire top cable, not a partial ripped one, should actually solve my problem. In the interim, I do have a flip phone until I undo my mess up. Thank you. I appreciate your input.


always a pleasure to help. And yes, as long as its simply a tear in the flex, replacing it will likely solve the issue.

best of luck in your endeavors, and happy learning.


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