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August 27, 2015
my iphone5 screen shattered after i fell from the bike
- received the device from ifixit pretty well wrapped
- the suction cup DID NOT work. obviously - since the screen was shattered. so this is not an intelligent tool to be used in this fix, if you ask me.
- it was quite hard to remove the [cracked] screen and i it broke in many new parts while doing so. i needed an extra pair of hands to go about it.
- changing everything was quite easy.
- connecting the [new] cables to the main board WAS NOT very easy, since the connections are very tiny and sensitive, but i think it went ok.
- the screen is working well, but THERE'S A HOT SPOT on part of the screen (which illustrates that the part i got is a bit defective) and the iphone can't change brightness automatically anymore (even though it is set to do so), i don't know if that's a hardware problem or something i did wrong.
- all in all i would say this was a 7/10 experience.
- find a different method to remove your cracked screen, since the suction cup will not work well unless your screen isn't really broken
- be prepared to receive a not-free-from-defect replacement part from ifixit
August 12, 2015
Broken Screen and a pretty faulty front facing camera! Be cautions when taking off a phone case to enjoy that new screen you just replaced... the bare phone is just a *little* less grippy, and you might find yourself back where you started!
Pretty alright! A couple of issues, and unfortunately the new screen got cracked in a couple of places, but from what I hear that's almost a given the first time around. Took me about one relatively frustrating hour, mostly dealing with re-shaping the case from bends from impact damage.
A few things!
1) never force it. If the screen isn't settling in, IT WONT FIT. There's some pressure needed, but be a good judge. Glass is not flexible.
2) Check the rim for bends and damage. Often when the screen is cracked, the impact was enough to bend the metal rim around it. If it's not almost perfectly shaped, that glass will not fit!
3) when using the opening tools, gently slide the tip up each side - don't jam it in there like a pry bar, you just want a bit of gently wedge pressure moving up to dislodge the screen.
4) Don't be surprised (or discouraged!) if your first screen (or two) breaks. Repairing electronics is an art and takes practice. It might be expensive now, but after you learn a few times, It'll be easy and you'll really start saving money! (and impressing your friends)
5) work on a nice, flat table. avoid edges where you can drop and lose those teensy teensy screws (oops)
6) keep the leftovers! If anything can be salvaged, don't toss it. When you upgrade, keep the old tech around to practice repairs on. As stated before, practice makes perfect! and perfect makes money :)
August 12, 2015
I broke my iPhone 5 screen for the 3rd time
Very smoothly, took only about 15-20 mins
I broke my iPhone 5 screen for the 3rd time in July and was reluctant to spend more money to fix it for a 3rd time. I switched to an iPhone 4 for about a week before finding out I could buy a screen off Ifixit.com for cheap and install it myself. My screen came in within a week. I followed the directions online and it was a breeze. If I break another screen(hopefully not) I will definitely buy one from here.
August 11, 2015
The screen on my iPhone 5 was damaged by a 3 foot drop to the pavement about a year ago. I replaced the phone at the time and a year later though "why not fix the broken one" so that I could gift it to someone else.
I ordered a screen with home button and camera... the fix took 15 mins with no issues.
I realized that why replace when fixing it is so cost effective and simple.
The only advice I have is to take your time.
August 5, 2015
Repair took about 10 minutes and was easy
Don't forget to put the wire bracket on... I did! Had to take the glass off a 2nd time. Still took 10 minutes
August 4, 2015
Broken screen and home button.
Easy as Pie!
Look at instructional videos first! Be patient!
July 31, 2015
The Ear Speaker has a permanent decrease in volume and I had tried changing it previously and during the process of changing it with parts I bought from Florida the LCD had split from its housing but still working alright unless I press really hard whereby black lines appeared. When I found iFixit I was really glad to know that there was a replacement LCD that had everything built into it. Although I didn't know that it came with the Ear Speaker (thus my ordering an Ear Speaker redundantly). The fix went very smoothly and I may add that it was amazingly fun! Thank you iFixit you are the BEST!!!
Perfect, smooth, easy, and FUN!
If you have a black iPhone use the plastic spudger tool to pry the LCD away from the case instead of a thin metallic tool. This way, it won't "scratch" or "strip away" the black finish.
July 28, 2015
Our one-year-old knocked my wife's phone out of her hand onto a concrete sidewalk and consequently shattered the screen. It's a borrowed phone, so getting it fixed quickly & quietly was the order of the week.
The repair went quite smoothly. Easier than I had hope. I taped the screen with packaging tape (as the comments & instructions note) and popped the shattered display assembly right open.
Getting the cables from the new assembly onto their locations proved to be a bit difficult. The cable length for the camera & sensor cable was a bit longer (maybe ~2mm longer) than the damaged assembly's so it was a bit touchy to get it to sit on the connector properly. After that, everything came together easy as pie.
Of course, my wife didn't bother to test the earpiece speaker (even though I asked her to). The next day I got a couple of "those" texts telling me that she couldn't hear anything. So, that night I'm back to opening it up again to make sure all the connections are seated correctly. Everything looked good but I learned that the speaker contacts are actually only connected via pressure. There's no actual connector. Spent a little time making sure the speaker screws were a bit tighter and pressing the components into place while I closed up the phone and everything is working great.
All in all, even with the second tear down the next day the whole job took _maybe_ an hour thanks to the awesome guides here on iFixit.
The guides are awesome. Read them. All of them. And then glance over the comments. There is good stuff there too.
Also learned (the second time) that you can turn on & use the phone before you close up the display assembly. This allowed me to test that everything was functioning before I finished the work preventing me from having to open it again if the earpiece was still nonfunctional.
July 17, 2015
actually the glass was only broken but i couldn't find any one replacing the glass alone all of them were replacing the entire display in india. I just saw the website of iFIXIT on my face book account and came to know the spare parts are available at reasonable price. which can be replaced by watching their videos. so I had booked from india to my friend address in usa as the shipping to india from ifixit states more then a month and my friend was returning from US to INDIA
The repair went smooth and I had little difficulty in removing the top panel but it took about 15 mins of time and then it came out easily.
after that I had removed the dispaly as per instruction and attached the new display recieved from IFIXIT .
I see a yellow spot on the display screen is it display problem or not is still not clear. i see it only when my background is white in colour.
I would suggest others to go through this website which is very helpful and easy to understand and fix things by yourself as it saves time and money .
July 6, 2015
Before we went on our vacation, my niece had a badly cracked iPhone five display. During the vacation, she and my daughter "finished it off". I ordered the part and it was here when I got home.
The repair went exactly as the instructions showed. Two of the ribbon cables went and easily and one took about 30 seconds to get it tight. It was very easy (just need a little patience) and the included tools work perfectly.
Ground your children from their phone if they do not keep this $600 electronic device encased in a protective cover.