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Power button and the speaker phone stopped working.
The iFixit app really helped out in the repair. I used to repair LCD screens for friends, but I hadn't done any since the 4s, so while things were very similar, they were also very different.
Read through all the instructions first so you have a better idea of when to take out certain components and you're not just taking out screws and taking things out that doesn't need to be removed.
While replacing my iPhone 5c battery, I tore the upper component cable. (This was before I found iFixit's guides.) Because the battery I ordered on Amazon was total shite, I ended up putting the original battery back in, and one of iFixit's batteries is being shipped to me now.
Whew! It went pretty smoothly, but it took just under 2 hours total, including getting my space ready, containers for parts/screws, and labeling parts/screws religiously. This is NOT a simple repair, but it is easily doable if you go slowly and follow the directions to the letter.
This is actually my second attempt at repairing the upper component cable. The first time, I used a cheaper cable from Amazon, but it didn't come with attached brackets. Naturally, I didn't get them quite right, and neither the power button nor the mute button worked.
With the iFixit cable, the repair was quicker, and my power button now works! The mute button is stuck on "mute" -- I'm sure I could open the phone again and adjust it, but I always keep my phone on vibrate anyway.
MAKE SURE that the camera clip, volume/mute clip, and wifi antenna clip are not under the logic board before you start screwing it down.
In original replace battery fix glue strip broke then damaged upper component cable getting battery out due to my impatience and not watching ahead to see what was under battery. Ordered and replaced upper component cable without any issue. When I put new battery back in I cut glue strips so I had only 1/2 inch at top and bottom of battery so tabs would be easier to pull next time and release 3/4 of battery making it easier to remove. I think the full length of two glue strips is probably overkill.
The upper component repair went well. The tools I got worked well. Didn't have SIM card tool in phone box so I just used a paper clip. Might want to include with tool kit. Non of my families five iPhones seemed to come with SIM card removal tool.
I'm sure I'm not the only one to suggest this, but there was mention of reassemble video, but I couldn't find it through a search. I found a a YouTube video that walked through the entire process including reassemble. Between the two video sources all angles were covered.
So i got a battery for myself and a co worker. Replaced my battery without a hitch. Of course went to replace His battery and ended up breaking the volume / power button cable while trying to pry out the battery.(DO NOT TRY TO PRY OUT A BATTERY) I DID ONLY BECAUSE I WATCHED SOME OTHER GUY DO IT ON YOU TUBE. WATCH THE iFIX IT PEOPLE FIRST. You will see there are pull tabs on the tape strips that are designed to make the process much easier and less expensive.
So after i broke my coworkers audio cable i began to search and thats when i found ifixit. These people are much more detailed and professional. Make sure you follow their guides and you should have no problems. I got a used audio / power / mute button cable for $10 with $5 shipping. The used cable works great and the process went pretty smooth. Took me about 2 hours and i have no previous experience other than the battery screw up that caused this problem to begin with. I was a bit skeptical about getting a used one but went with it anyway. It works great. Everyone in our office had no faith in me but were all surprised to see I was able to make his phone function properly again. I could not have done it without Ifixit's help. Thanks I Fix It
TAKE YOUR TIME. Read all instructions and watch the video fully before you begin. I dont have a magnetic dry erase tray to store screws and parts on so I used a white notebook pad and clear office tape. take out a screw lay it on the note book paper and tape it down. Then write on the paper next to it where it goes and number each step as you go. Don't use packing tape it is to strong. Use scotch office or school type tape as it is not super sticky and will be easy to remove when reassembly begins. Don't try to force anything. If you have to force it you must be doing something wrong. Make sure you have tweezers. Unless you have the fingers of a 7 year old you will need them. Thats about all the advice i have beyond The Ifix its guides.