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  1. iPhone 6 SIM Eject Lever Replacement, Pentalobe Screws: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Before disassembling your iPhone, discharge the 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 3.6 mm-long P2 Pentalobe screws next to the Lightning connector.

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    • The next two steps demonstrate the Anti-Clamp, a tool we designed to make the opening procedure easier. If you aren't using the Anti-Clamp, skip down two steps for an alternate method.

    • For complete instructions on how to use the Anti-Clamp, check out this guide.

    • Pull the blue handle towards the hinge to disengage opening mode.

    • Position the suction cups just above the home button on the screen—one on the front, and one on the back.

    • Push down on the cups to apply suction to the desired area.

    • If you find that the surface of your device is too slippery for the Anti-Clamp to hold onto, you can use packing tape to create a grippier surface.

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    • Push the blue handle away from the hinge to engage opening mode.

    • Turn the handle clockwise until you see the cups start to stretch.

    • Make sure the suction cups remain aligned to each other. If they begin to slip out of alignment, loosen the suction cups slightly and realign the arms.

    • Wait one minute to give the adhesive a chance to release and for the bottom of the screen to open.

    • If the Anti-Clamp doesn't create a sufficient gap, apply more heat to the area and rotate the handle clockwise half a turn.

    • Don't crank more than a half a turn at a time, and wait one minute between turns. Let the Anti-Clamp and time do the work for you.

    • Skip the next three steps.

  4. iPhone 6 SIM Eject Lever Replacement, Manual Opening Procedure: step 4, 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 pressed securely onto the screen to get a tight seal.

    • If your display is badly cracked, covering it with a layer of clear packing tape may allow the suction cup to adhere. Alternatively, very strong tape may be used instead of the suction cup. If all else fails, you can superglue the suction cup to the broken screen.

  5. iPhone 6 SIM Eject Lever Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • While holding the iPhone down with one hand, pull up on the suction cup to slightly separate the front panel assembly from the rear case.

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

    • Using a plastic opening tool, begin to gently pry the rear case down, away from the display assembly, while continuing to pull up with the suction cup.

    • There are several clips holding the front panel assembly to the rear case, so you may need to use a combination of the suction cup and plastic opening tool to free the front panel assembly.

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

    • Remove the suction cup from the display assembly.

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    • Open the iPhone by swinging the home button end of the front panel assembly away from the rear case, using the top of the phone as a hinge.

    • Several clips along the top edge of the front panel form a partial hinge.

    • During reassembly, align the clips just below the top edge of the rear case. Then, slide the front panel upward until its top edge is flush with that of the rear case.

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    • 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.

    • In a pinch, an unopened canned beverage works well for this.

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

    • Remove the following Phillips screws from the battery connector bracket:

    • One 2.2 mm screw

    • One 3.2 mm screw

    • During your repair, keep track of each screw and make sure it goes back exactly where it came from to avoid damaging your phone.

  9. iPhone 6 SIM Eject Lever Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the metal battery connector bracket from the iPhone.

  10. iPhone 6 SIM Eject Lever Replacement, Disconnecting the battery connector: step 11, image 1 of 1
    • Use a plastic opening tool to gently pry the battery connector up from its socket on the logic board.

    • Take care to only pry up on the battery connector, and not the socket on the logic board. If you pry up on the logic board socket, you may break the connector entirely.

  11. iPhone 6 SIM Eject Lever Replacement, Removing the front panel assembly cable bracket screws: step 12, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the following five Phillips screws securing the front panel assembly cable bracket:

    • Three 1.2 mm screws

    • One 1.7 mm screw

    • One 3.1 mm screw

    • Incorrect placement of these screws during reassembly will cause permanent damage to your iPhone's logic board.

  12. iPhone 6 SIM Eject Lever Replacement: step 13, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the front panel assembly cable bracket from the logic board.

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    • In the next four steps, take care to pry up only on the cable connectors, and not on their sockets on the logic board.

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

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    • Use a spudger or a fingernail to disconnect the home button cable connector.

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

    • Use a spudger or a fingernail to disconnect the display data cable connector.

    • When reassembling your phone, the display data cable may pop off its 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 connector.

  16. iPhone 6 SIM Eject Lever Replacement: step 17, image 1 of 2 iPhone 6 SIM Eject Lever Replacement: step 17, image 2 of 2
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the digitizer cable connector.

    • When reconnecting the digitizer cable, do not press the center of the connector. Press one end of the connector, then press the opposite end. Pressing in the center of the connector can bend the component and cause digitizer damage.

  17. iPhone 6 SIM Eject Lever Replacement, Separating front panel assembly and rear case: step 18, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the front panel assembly from the rear case.

  18. iPhone 6 SIM Eject Lever Replacement, SIM Card: step 19, image 1 of 2 iPhone 6 SIM Eject Lever Replacement, SIM Card: step 19, 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.

  19. iPhone 6 SIM Eject Lever Replacement: step 20, 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.

  20. iPhone 6 SIM Eject Lever Replacement, SIM Eject Lever: step 21, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the single 1.7 mm Phillips #00 screw securing the SIM eject lever.

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    • Remove the SIM eject lever from the iPhone.

    • Note the orientation for reassembly; the wider end should line up with the SIM eject hole.

Conclusion

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

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3 Comments

Bonjour, mon tiroir ne sort pas sauf quand j’appuie sur le téléphone pour le compresser, il manquerait une rondelle ou autre épaisseur ? merci

Farid Le Déglingo - Reply

Where can we purchase the eject lever though?

Crav - Reply

So i recently did a rear housing replacement and forgot to but the eject lever in before putting in my sim card is there any way to fix this

if so email Nanakyeretwie46@gmail.com

Nana Kyeretwie - Reply

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