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Earpiece speaker and battery

victortam00 -

iPhone 5

How to replace your iPhone 5 battery

15 minutes - 1 hour


My Problem

Earpiece speaker was frustratingly quiet, and the battery was starting to wear down to a point that it would run dead before the end of the day.

My Fix

Removing the front glass panel was the most difficult part, but with some patience once the tool slipped in - everything went smoothly. The earpiece replacement was a breeze, along with the battery. Total time was probably around 30 mins.

Interestingly, I took apart the speaker, and found that the thin membrane around the speaker assembly was partially torn, causing the muted sound. The new was was at least 50% louder.

My Advice

Patience, I ended up using two pry tools. As soon as I could get one in with an edge, I left it there and used another to release the clips around the glass panel.

iPhone 5 Replacement Battery Image
iPhone 5 Replacement Battery


iPhone 5 Earpiece Speaker Image
iPhone 5 Earpiece Speaker


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