Introduction

Although the midframe itself rarely needs to be replaced, it must be removed in order to replace other components.

Turn off the device.
  • Turn off the device.

  • Heat and use an iOpener to soften the screen adhesive.

  • Wedge an opening tool around the seam of the device to remove the screen.

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Slowly pull the screen off the device with your hands.
  • Slowly pull the screen off the device with your hands.

  • Be careful to not pull too hard on the ribbon cable behind the display when lifting the screen off of the device.

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Using a screwdriver, remove the two black 3.5 mm T5 screws holding the bracket in place.
  • Using a screwdriver, remove the two black 3.5 mm T5 screws holding the bracket in place.

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Use tweezers to remove the bracket that holds the display connector in place.
  • Use tweezers to remove the bracket that holds the display connector in place.

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Use a spudger to remove the connector from the device, and remove the screen completely.
  • Use a spudger to remove the connector from the device, and remove the screen completely.

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Using a screwdriver, remove the nine 3.5 mm T5 screws holding the  mid-frame in place. The device's mid-frame has 9 screws total, but in the device shown, there are only 8.
  • Using a screwdriver, remove the nine 3.5 mm T5 screws holding the mid-frame in place.

  • The device's mid-frame has 9 screws total, but in the device shown, there are only 8.

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Wedge an opening tool into the notch that is located at the top left part of the phone. Slide the opening tool across the seam of the device and lift the mid-frame.
  • Wedge an opening tool into the notch that is located at the top left part of the phone.

  • Slide the opening tool across the seam of the device and lift the mid-frame.

  • Hearing clicks as you lift the mid-frame off is normal because of the clasps holding it down.

  • When lifting the mid-frame, be careful not to damage the ribbon cable connecting the earpiece speaker to the motherboard.

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Use a spudger to disconnect the earpiece speaker cable from the motherboard.
  • Use a spudger to disconnect the earpiece speaker cable from the motherboard.

  • Remove the mid-frame completely by lifting it off the device.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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