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Introduction

Follow the steps in this guide to replace the power button cable assembly in your iPhone 6s Plus.

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    • 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 3.4 mm Pentalobe screws on either side of the Lightning port.

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    • Optionally, apply mild heat to the lower edge of the iPhone using an iOpener or hair dryer for about a minute.

    • Heat softens the adhesive securing the display, making it easier to open.

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    • Opening the display on the 6s Plus separates a thin strip of adhesive around the perimeter of the display. If you prefer to replace the adhesive, have a set of new adhesive strips ready before you continue. It's possible to complete the repair without replacing the adhesive, and you probably won't notice any difference in functionality.

    • Apply a suction cup to the lower left corner of the display assembly.

    • 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.

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    • Pull up on the suction cup with firm, constant pressure to create a slight gap between the front panel and rear case.

    • Pulling too hard may damage the display assembly. Apply just enough pressure to create a small gap between the display assembly and the rear case.

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    • The safest place to pry from is the notch in the front panel above the headphone jack.

    • While still maintaining pressure on the suction cup, insert the flat tip of a spudger into the gap, directly above the headphone jack.

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    • Twist the spudger to widen the gap between the front panel and the rear case.

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    • While firmly pulling up on the suction cup, slide the edge of the spudger under the bottom left corner of the display.

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    • Slide the tip of the spudger up the left side of the phone, between the front panel and the rear case.

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    • Insert the flat tip of the spudger under the right edge of the display.

    • Slide the spudger up the right side.

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    • Use a plastic opening tool to hold down the rear case while pulling up the suction cup to open the phone.

    • Do not remove the display completely, or you will damage the data cables connecting the display near the top edge of the iPhone.

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    • Pull up on the small nub on the suction cup to remove it from the display.

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    • Gently grasp the display assembly and lift it up to open the phone, using the clips at the top of the front panel 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.

    • Don't open the display more than 90º—it is still connected to the top of the phone by the display, digitizer, and front camera cables which can tear easily.

    • 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 support the display.

    • Remove two Phillips screws securing the battery connector bracket to the logic board, of the following lengths:

    • One 2.9 mm screw

    • One 2.3 mm screw

    • Throughout this guide, keep careful track of your screws so that each one goes back where it came from during reassembly. Installing a screw in the wrong place can cause permanent damage.

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    • Remove the battery connector bracket.

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    • Use a spudger or a clean fingernail to disconnect the battery connector by prying it straight up off the logic board.

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    • Bend the connector back to ensure it doesn't make contact and power the iPhone on while you're working on it.

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    • Remove the following Phillips screws:

    • Three 1.3 mm screws

    • One 1.6 mm screw

    • One 3.0 mm screw

    • During reassembly, it's critical to place this 3.0 mm screw in the top-right corner of the bracket. Placing it anywhere else may damage the logic board.

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    • Remove the display cable bracket.

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    • Be careful to only pry up on the connector itself and not the socket on the logic board.

    • Use a plastic opening tool to disconnect the front-facing camera and sensor cable connector.

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    • Use a plastic opening tool to disconnect the digitizer cable by prying it straight up from its socket on the logic board.

    • 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.

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

    • Disconnect the home button/fingerprint sensor cable by prying it straight up from its socket on the logic board.

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    • Peel up any tape covering the iSight camera bracket screws.

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    • Remove the following Phillips screws over the camera bracket:

    • One 1.9 mm screw

    • One 2.4 mm screw

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    • Remove the iSight camera bracket.

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    • Disconnect the iSight camera connector from its socket on the logic board.

    • Be sure to pry up only the connector and not the socket on the logic board.

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    • Insert the flat end of the spudger between the iSight camera and rear casing.

    • Gently pry the camera out from its housing.

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    • Remove the iSight camera.

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    • Insert a SIM eject tool into the hole in the SIM tray.

    • Press to eject the SIM tray.

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    • Remove the SIM tray.

    • When reinserting the SIM tray, be sure to orient the tray such that the SIM eject hole is on the bottom.

  30. iPhone 6s Plus Power Button Cable Assembly Replacement, Logic Board: step 31, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the single 1.4 mm Phillips screw holding the NFC bracket in place.

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    • Remove the NFC bracket.

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    • Remove the two 2.7 mm Phillips screws securing the audio control cable bracket to the logic board.

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    • Remove the audio control cable bracket.

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    • Disconnect the audio control cable by prying its connector straight up from its socket on the logic board.

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    • Disconnect the cellular antenna cable by prying its connector straight up from its respective socket on the logic board.

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    • Disconnect the Wi-Fi diversity antenna cable by prying its connector up from the logic board.

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    • Disconnect the power button flex cable from its socket on the logic board.

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    • Disconnect the Lightning connector interconnect antenna cable by prying it up from the logic board.

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    • Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the Lightning connector flex cable from the logic board.

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    • Deroute the antenna cable from the two clips on the right edge of the logic board.

    • Remove the following screws:

    • One 1.3 mm Phillips screw

    • One 2.6 mm Phillips screw

    • One 2.2 mm standoff screw

    • 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.

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    • Remove the bracket.

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    • Deroute the upper left cellular antenna cable from the first logic board clip by nudging it out from under the clip, towards the battery.

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    • Continue derouting the cellular antenna cable from the second and third logic board clips.

    • Use the pointed tip of a spudger to gently pry the cellular antenna cable from the middle logic board clip.

    • Don't try to remove it by pulling on the cable, as it will tear easily.

    • In order for the cable to reach its socket on the logic board, you must route it above the logic board and underneath the audio control flex cable, as shown in the first photo.

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    • Remove the final 2.0 mm Phillips screw directly below the SIM card reader.

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    • Carefully raise—but do not remove—the logic board, lifting it from the bottom edge nearest the Lightning connector.

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    • Tip the logic board up to a vertical position to expose the single antenna connector on the underside, near the top edge of the board.

    • Do not attempt to fully remove the logic board yet, as the Wi-Fi/Bluetooth antenna is still connected to the underside of the board.

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    • Gently lay the logic board upside-down, with the top portion resting against the rear case of the iPhone.

    • Use the flat end of the spudger to disconnect the Wi-Fi/Bluetooth antenna cable from its socket on the back of the logic board.

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    • Remove the logic board.

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    • Remove the following four Phillips screws:

    • Three 2.0 mm screws holding the power button bracket in place

    • One 1.3 mm Phillips screw over the flash and microphone bracket

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    • Remove the flash/microphone bracket.

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    • Use the pointed end of a spudger to lift the flash out of its housing in the rear case.

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    • Use the flat end of a spudger to peel the power button flex cable off the rear case.

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    • Insert the tip of a spudger underneath the microphone portion of the flex cable and gently pry it off of the rear case.

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    • Slide an opening pick underneath the power button flex cable to pry the cable off the rear case.

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    • Remove the power button flex cable.

Conclusion

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

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