iPhone 5s Lightning Connector Replacement
Remove the Lightning connector/headphone jack assembly from your iPhone 5s.
- Author: Sam Goldheart
- Time estimate: 1 - 2 hours
- Difficulty: Moderate
Use this guide to replace a nonfunctioning Lightning connector assembly, including headphone jack, cellular antenna, and microphone.
You can also use this guide for reference when replacing the following parts:
- Headphone Jack Interconnect Cable
- Microphone Gasket
The video below includes a few extra steps, including removal of the logic board. Follow the guide steps below it for the updated, shorter procedure.
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Step 1 — Lightning Connector ¶
Remove the following four Phillips #000 screws:
One 3.1 mm screw
One 2.9 mm screw
One 1.5 mm screw
One 3.4 mm screw
Step 2 ¶
Use a spudger to pry the Lightning connector cable up from its socket on the logic board.
Step 3 ¶
Use an opening pick to slowly separate the cable from the logic board.
Step 4 ¶
Continue prying with the flat end of a spudger.
Step 5 ¶
Continue prying with an opening pick to separate the Lightning connector assembly from the rear case.
Be sure to separate all parts of the assembly from the rear case, including the Lightning connector, headphone jack and home button cable socket.
Step 6 ¶
Remove the Lightning connector assembly.
Components that commonly need to be transferred include a clip routed along the left and top edges of the headphone jack, the rubber microphone cover, and the bracket for the Touch ID cable connector.
Step 7 ¶
One C washer
Two small washers
If you are removing more components, take these pieces out and set them aside for safe keeping.