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Introduction

Use this guide to replace the upper component cable containing the flash, microphone, and sleep/power button cable of an iPhone 5s.

This guide requires removing the battery. Removing the battery with the adhesive strips is the safest method, but also leaves your battery without adhesive. When replacing your battery, use a piece of double-sided tape to secure it. The battery is pretty tightly secured in the device, but the tape will keep it from rattling.

You can also use this guide to replace the logic board antenna bracket and contact clip.

Video Overview

  1. iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement, Removing the Pentalobe screws: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Before you proceed, discharge your iPhone battery below 25%. A charged lithium-ion battery can catch fire and/or explode if accidentally punctured.

    • Power off your iPhone before beginning disassembly.

    • Remove the two 3.9 mm Pentalobe screws from either side of Lightning connector.

  2. iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement, Taping the display glass: step 2, image 1 of 3 iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement, Taping the display glass: step 2, image 2 of 3 iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement, Taping the display glass: step 2, image 3 of 3
    • If your display glass is cracked, keep further breakage contained and prevent bodily harm during your repair by taping the glass.

    • Lay overlapping strips of clear packing tape over the iPhone's display until the whole face is covered.

    • This will keep glass shards contained and provide structural integrity when prying and lifting the display.

    • Wear safety glasses to protect your eyes from any glass shaken free during the repair.

  3. iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement, Display separation prevention: step 3, image 1 of 3 iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement, Display separation prevention: step 3, image 2 of 3 iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement, Display separation prevention: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • In the following steps you will be pulling the display up out of the phone body. The display is composed of a glass screen and a plastic bezel with metal clips.

    • Regardless of the tool you use, you need to be sure you pull up the entire display.

    • If the glass begins to separate from the plastic, as shown in the first image, slide a plastic opening tool between the plastic frame and the metal phone body to pry the metal clips out of the case.

    • If you are reassembling a phone with a separated display bezel, you may want to place a thin strip of adhesive between the plastic bezel and the glass to keep the phone closed.

    • The next two steps demonstrate using the iSclack, a great tool for safely opening the iPhone that we recommend for anyone doing more than one repair. If you aren't using the iSclack, skip the next two steps.

    • Close the handle on the iSclack, opening the suction-cup jaws.

    • Place the bottom of your iPhone in between the suction cups, against the plastic depth gauge.

    • The top suction cup should rest just above the home button.

    • Open the handles to close the jaws of the iSclack. Center the suction cups and press them firmly onto the top and bottom of the iPhone.

  4. iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement, Finishing the iSclack Opening Procedure: step 5, image 1 of 2 iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement, Finishing the iSclack Opening Procedure: step 5, image 2 of 2
    • Hold onto your iPhone securely and close the handle of the iSclack to separate the suction cups, pulling the front panel up from the rear case.

    • The iSclack is designed to safely open your iPhone just enough to separate the pieces, but not enough to damage the home button cable.

    • Peel the two suction cups off your iPhone.

    • Skip the next three steps and continue on Step 9.

  5. iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement, Manual Opening Procedure: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • If you don't have an iSclack, use a single suction cup to lift the front panel:

    • Press a suction cup onto the screen, just above the home button.

    • Be sure the cup is completely on the screen to get a tight seal.

  6. iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement, Start lifting the front panel assembly: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • The front panel is attached with clips, and there are several ribbon cables connecting it to the rest of the phone. Your goal here is to release the clips and open the phone only enough to disconnect the cables. Go slowly and carefully to avoid damage.

    • Make sure the suction cup is firmly attached to the front panel assembly near the home button.

    • While holding the iPhone down with one hand, pull up on the suction cup to slightly separate the home button end of the front panel from the rear case.

    • With a plastic opening tool, gently pry the edges of the rear case down, away from the front panel assembly, while you pull up with the suction cup.

    • Take your time and apply firm, constant force. The front panel assembly is a much tighter fit than on most other devices.

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    • Do not try to completely remove the front panel assembly from the rear case, as there are several delicate ribbon cables connecting them.

    • Pull the plastic nub to release the vacuum seal on the suction cup.

    • Remove the suction cup from the screen.

  8. iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement, Removing the Touch ID cable bracket: step 9, image 1 of 3 iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement, Removing the Touch ID cable bracket: step 9, image 2 of 3 iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement, Removing the Touch ID cable bracket: step 9, image 3 of 3
    • Open the phone just enough to reveal the metal bracket covering the home button cable.

    • Do not open the phone too far or you risk damaging the home button cable, or the socket it plugs into. Keep the cable loose—if it is stretched taut, that's too far.

    • Only the phone's original home button assembly will be capable of using the Touch ID functionality. If you rip the cable, installing a new home button will only restore ordinary home button functions, not the Touch ID features.

    • Use the tip of a spudger to push the bracket free and remove it with tweezers.

    • The next two steps apply to reassembly. Skip them and continue to Step 12 until reassembly.

  9. iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 2 iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 10, image 2 of 2
    • During reassembly, you will need to reinstall the Touch ID cable bracket. The top of the bracket needs to slide between the battery and Touch ID cable connector, in front of the metal tab. The bottom must latch down over the connector.

    • Slide the top of the bracket over the Touch ID cable connector from left to right.

  10. iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 11, image 1 of 2 iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 11, image 2 of 2
    • During reassembly, use the flat end of a spudger to snap the front portion of the Touch ID cable bracket down over the cable connector.

    • If the bracket does not snap down flush, you may need to remove the bracket and slide it over the cable connector again for a better fit.

  11. iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement, Disconnecting the home button cable connector: step 12, image 1 of 2 iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement, Disconnecting the home button cable connector: step 12, image 2 of 2
    • Use the tip of a spudger to pry the home button cable connector up out of its socket.

    • Be sure you're separating the cable connector from its socket, and not prying the entire socket up. The socket is on its own glued-down cable that can be pried up if you aren't careful.

  12. iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement, Opening up the phone: step 13, image 1 of 3 iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement, Opening up the phone: step 13, image 2 of 3 iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement, Opening up the phone: step 13, image 3 of 3
    • Once the connector has been released, pull the home button end of the assembly away from the rear case, using the top of the phone as a hinge.

    • Open the display to about a 90º angle, and lean it against something to keep it propped up while you're working on the phone.

    • Add a rubber band to keep the display securely in place while you work. This prevents undue strain on the display cables.

    • In a pinch, you can use an unopened canned beverage to hold the display.

  13. iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 14, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the two 1.6 mm Phillips #000 screws securing the metal battery connector bracket to the logic board.

  14. iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 15, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the metal battery connector bracket from the iPhone.

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    • Use the flat end of a spudger to gently pry the battery connector up from its socket on the logic board.

    • Be very careful to only pry up on the battery connector itself and not the socket on the logic board. If you pry up on the logic board socket or the board itself, you may destroy the socket or damage nearby components on the board.

  16. iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 17, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the following screws securing the front panel assembly cable bracket to the logic board:

    • One 1.7 mm Phillips #000 screw

    • One 1.2 mm Phillips #000 screw

    • One 1.3 mm Phillips #000 screw

    • One more 1.7 mm Phillips #000 screw

    • This 1.7 mm screw tends to not be attracted to a magnetized screwdriver. Take care not to lose it when removing.

    • It is especially important to keep track of your screws in this step for reassembly. Accidentally using the 1.3 mm screw or one of the 1.7 mm screws in the bottom right hole will result in significant damage to the logic board causing the phone to no longer boot properly.

    • Be careful not to over-tighten the screws, and don't force them. If they don't fit easily when you are securing them, they may be the wrong size.

  17. iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 18, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the front panel assembly cable bracket from the logic board.

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    • Use a spudger or a fingernail to disconnect the front-facing camera and sensor cable.

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    • Make sure the battery is disconnected before you disconnect or reconnect the cable in this step.

    • Disconnect the LCD cable connector.

    • When reassembling your phone, the LCD cable may pop off the connector. This can result in white lines or a blank screen when powering your phone back on. If that happens, simply reconnect the cable and power cycle your phone. The best way to power cycle your phone is to disconnect and reconnect the battery.

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    • Finally, disconnect the digitizer cable connector.

  21. iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 22, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the front panel assembly from the rear case.

  22. iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement, SIM Card: step 23, image 1 of 2 iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement, SIM Card: step 23, image 2 of 2
    • Insert a SIM card eject tool or a paperclip into the small hole in the SIM card tray.

    • Press to eject the tray. This may require a significant amount of force.

  23. iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 24, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the SIM Card tray assembly from the iPhone.

    • When reinserting the SIM card, ensure that it is in the proper orientation relative to the tray.

  24. iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement, Logic Board: step 25, image 1 of 2 iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement, Logic Board: step 25, image 2 of 2
    • Use a spudger to gently pry the button assembly cable up from its socket on the logic board.

    • Be very careful to only pry up on the connector and not the socket on the logic board. If you pry up on the logic board socket, you may break the connector entirely.

  25. iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 26, image 1 of 3 iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 26, image 2 of 3 iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 26, image 3 of 3
    • Use a spudger to pry the Lightning connector cable up from its socket on the logic board.

    • Fold the Lightning connector cable out of the way of the logic board.

  26. iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 27, image 1 of 2 iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 27, image 2 of 2
    • Use the tip of a spudger to pry the antenna cable up from its socket on the logic board.

  27. iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 28, image 1 of 2 iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 28, image 2 of 2
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the rear-facing camera cable from its socket on the logic board.

  28. iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 29, image 1 of 1
    • Remove any tape covering the camera flash bracket.

    • Remove the following screws from the logic board:

    • One 2.4 mm Phillips #000 screw

    • This screw also holds a small metal contact beneath the logic board. It's held in place underneath a plastic bracket, but if you see it slipping out, refer to this step to remove it.

    • Two 2.3 mm Phillips #000 screws

    • Four 2.8 mm standoff screws

    • Standoff screws are best removed using a standoff screwdriver or bit.

    • In a pinch, a small flathead screwdriver will do the job—but use extra caution to ensure it doesn't slip and damage surrounding components.

  29. iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 31, image 1 of 2 iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 31, image 2 of 2
    • Use a plastic opening tool to lift the logic board up enough to grab with your fingers.

  30. iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 32, image 1 of 3 iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 32, image 2 of 3 iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 32, image 3 of 3
    • Pull the logic board slightly away from the rear facing camera.

    • Do not try to remove the logic board just yet, as it is still connected by an antenna cable on the back.

    • Flip the logic board toward the battery, as if you are turning the page in a book.

  31. iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 33, image 1 of 2 iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 33, image 2 of 2
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the antenna cable on the back of the logic board.

    • Remove the logic board from the iPhone.

  32. iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 34, image 1 of 3 iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 34, image 2 of 3 iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 34, image 3 of 3
    • At this point, a small metal plate near the rear facing camera is loose and may come free from its recess.

    • Because it is very small and easy to lose, it's best to remove this plate and set it aside while you continue to work on your phone.

    • Use tweezers to remove the plate from beneath the bracket to the left of the rear-facing camera.

    • When reassembling, orient the plate with the small tab to the right and the longest flat edge against the top of the phone.

  33. iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement, Rear Facing Camera: step 35, image 1 of 3 iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement, Rear Facing Camera: step 35, image 2 of 3 iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement, Rear Facing Camera: step 35, image 3 of 3
    • Using a pair of tweezers, flip the rubber camera cover out of its clip and toward the outside of the rear case.

    • Do not attempt to fully remove this cover. It is attached to the rear case and only needs to be flipped open, not removed.

  34. iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 36, image 1 of 3 iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 36, image 2 of 3 iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 36, image 3 of 3
    • Remove the rear-facing camera from the rear case.

    • During reassembly, the camera cable should bend in a 'U' shape to slot in behind the logic board.

    • If the rubber camera bumper has shifted, be sure to replace it before reassembling your iPhone.

  35. iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement, Camera Bracket: step 37, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the two 1.6 mm Phillips #000 screws securing the rear-facing camera bracket.

  36. iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 38, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the rear-facing camera bracket from the rear case.

  37. iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 39, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the rubber camera bumper from the case.

  38. iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement, Battery: step 40, image 1 of 3 iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement, Battery: step 40, image 2 of 3 iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement, Battery: step 40, image 3 of 3
    • Insert the tip of a spudger into the hole in the battery adhesive tab near the headphone jack.

    • Lift the tab up slightly and use the spudger to unfold the tab from its recess.

  39. iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 41, image 1 of 3 iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 41, image 2 of 3 iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 41, image 3 of 3
    • Pull the battery adhesive tab straight up from the phone.

    • Cut the black battery adhesive tab between the two white adhesive strips, separating them.

  40. iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 42, image 1 of 2 iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 42, image 2 of 2
    • Try to keep the strips flat and unwrinkled during this procedure; wrinkled strips will stick together and break instead of pulling out cleanly.

    • Slowly pull one of the battery adhesive strips away from the battery, toward the bottom of the iPhone.

    • Pull steadily, maintaining constant tension on the strip as it slips out from between the battery and the rear case. For best results, pull the strip at a 60º angle or less.

  41. iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 43, image 1 of 3 iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 43, image 2 of 3 iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 43, image 3 of 3
    • Guide the strip carefully around the corner and up the side of the battery.

    • Be careful not to snag it on the corner of the battery or on any of the other internal iPhone components.

    • The strip will stretch to many times its original length. Continue pulling, re-grabbing the strip near the battery if necessary, until the entire strip comes free.

  42. iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 44, image 1 of 3 iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 44, image 2 of 3 iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 44, image 3 of 3
    • Repeat to remove the second adhesive strip.

    • If you removed both strips successfully, skip the next two steps.

    • If either of the adhesive strips break underneath the battery and cannot be retrieved, try to remove the remaining strip, and then proceed to the next step.

  43. iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 45, image 1 of 1
    • If any of the adhesive strips broke off and the battery remains stuck to the rear case, prepare an iOpener or use a hair dryer to heat the rear case directly behind the battery.

  44. iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 46, image 1 of 1
    • Flip the iPhone back over and insert a plastic card between the case side of the battery and the rear case.

    • Be careful to keep the card as flat as possible to avoid bending the battery, which may damage it and cause it to release dangerous chemicals.

    • Press the card in farther to break up the adhesive behind the battery.

  45. iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 47, image 1 of 2 iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 47, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the battery from the rear case.

    • When installing the battery, refer to this guide to replace your battery's adhesive strips.

  46. iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement, Vibrator: step 48, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the following Phillips #000 screws from the vibrator bracket:

    • One 1.7 mm screw

    • One 2.5 mm screw

  47. iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 49, image 1 of 1
    • With a set of tweezers, remove the vibrator bracket.

  48. iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 50, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the 1.7 mm Phillips #000 screw securing the vibrator to the rear case.

  49. iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 51, image 1 of 1
    • Use a set of tweezers to remove the vibrator from the rear case.

  50. iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement, Upper Component Cable: step 52, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the following screws securing the volume button and ringer switch brackets to the side of the rear case:

    • One 1.9 mm Phillips screw

    • Two 1.6 mm Phillips screws

  51. iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 53, image 1 of 3 iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 53, image 2 of 3 iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 53, image 3 of 3
    • Use the tip of a spudger to pry the ringer switch bracket from the side of the rear case.

    • Remove the ringer switch.

    • Note the orientation for reassembly: The red line should be at the top of the button. The notch in the back of the ringer switch button should be in the same position as, and mate with, the mechanical switch on the cable.

  52. iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 54, image 1 of 3 iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 54, image 2 of 3 iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 54, image 3 of 3
    • Use a spudger to pry the volume button bracket from the side of the rear case.

    • Remove the volume buttons.

    • During reassembly, make sure the '+' (volume up) button is in the hole closest to the ringer switch.

  53. iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 55, image 1 of 2 iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 55, image 2 of 2
    • Use tweezers to pull the rubber rear-facing camera cover out of its slot in the rear case.

  54. iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 56, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the 1.3 mm Phillips #000 screw securing the logic board antenna bracket to the rear case.

  55. iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 57, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the logic board antenna bracket.

  56. iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 58, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the 2.1 mm Phillips #000 screw securing the contact clip and power/sleep button bracket.

  57. iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 59, image 1 of 2 iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 59, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the contact clip from the iPhone.

    • During reassembly, be sure the bracket is properly seated between the rear-facing camera flash and the top edge of the case.

  58. iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 60, image 1 of 3 iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 60, image 2 of 3 iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 60, image 3 of 3
    • Slide the flat end of a spudger under the upper component assembly cable to free it from the rear case.

  59. iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 61, image 1 of 3 iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 61, image 2 of 3 iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 61, image 3 of 3
    • Run the flat end of the spudger under the portion of the cable near the volume control buttons.

  60. iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 62, image 1 of 3 iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 62, image 2 of 3 iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 62, image 3 of 3
    • Use the tip of a spudger to free the adhesive securing the vibrator contact portion of the upper assembly cable from the rear case.

    • If the flash assembly has not already popped out of its hole in the rear case, use the tip of a spudger to push it free.

  61. iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 63, image 1 of 3 iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 63, image 2 of 3 iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 63, image 3 of 3
    • Use the tip of a spudger to free the microphone portion of the assembly from the case.

  62. iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 64, image 1 of 2 iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 64, image 2 of 2
    • Use a set of tweezers to swing the power/sleep button bracket away from the case.

  63. iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 65, image 1 of 3 iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 65, image 2 of 3 iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 65, image 3 of 3
    • Use the tip of a spudger to push the power/sleep button into the phone slightly.

    • Use a set of tweezers to remove the button.

    • Double check the orientation of the button for reassembly. The two "L" shapes should be upside down, and the metal bar should be folded onto the top of the button.

  64. iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 66, image 1 of 2 iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 66, image 2 of 2
    • Unclip the power/sleep button bracket hinge from the post holding it in the iPhone.

  65. iPhone 5s Upper Component Cable Replacement: step 67, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the upper component assembly from the iPhone.

    • This cable has many delicate ends and can tear very easily. If you encounter any resistance when you lift the cable, stop immediately. Run a spudger under the entire cable and try lifting again.

Conclusion

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

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Parts list calls for:

iPhone 5s Logic Board Grounding Bracket and Contact Clip

not sure why.

Instructions at link for these parts says they are "visible in steps 53 through 56 of the Upper Component Cable Replacement guide". Not quite right.

- Steps 56 & 57 show removal of the Logic Board Grounding Bracket, but instructions call it the “logic board antenna bracket”. Screw that goes through the logic board into this is marked in red on step 30.

- “Small metal contact beneath logic board” referred to in Step 30 goes under the Logic Board Grounding Bracket. See also Step 34.

- Step 59 shows removal of the Contact Clip.

Winston - Reply

Great guide. Be careful that the silence button is workable before reassembling everything. It is easy to think the switch is in place when it really isn’t. Also, be careful when adhering the new cable to the housing as accurate alignment is essential for the cable to not have a significant kink in it when trying to align it with the logic board. I found that following the markings on the back housing were pretty close when adhering the cable and deciding where to put it. I got sick of messing with battery adhesives and tried to use none and the battery is totally stable once the phone is reassembled and doesn’t rattle around at all.

tmzert - Reply

Quick question: Is this cable compatible with iPhone 5 SE A1723?

mithm_2009 - Reply

Brilliant. My only comments are that it doesn’t mention that the new replacement ribbon cable has adhesive strips that need to be used, so be very careful in the positioning of it before sticking it down. Also, the power button part of the new cable needs to be stuck unto the retaining bracket with glue which you need to have at hand. I used UHU as it is fairly inert and can be easily repositioned. Finally, I suggest you will probably need a magnifier of some kind (stand or glasses) to help in this repair as it is a lengthy process, and best taken slowly.

G C - Reply

Great guide! The steps were clear and detailed enough for me to replace upper component ribbon without messing anything else up (which, unfortunately, sometimes does happen) :) The only small thing that I would perhaps mention is that the rubber camera bumper also comes attached to the replacement ribbon, so you don’t have to worry about the old one when you’re removing it. Same with the small strip of adhesive that is holding the contact clip - I recommend removing it since the replacement ribbon also has the same adhesive strip already attached to it.

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