iPhone 5 Audio Control and Power Button Cable

$19.95

Product code: IF118-011
Apple Part #: 821-1416, 821-1802

 

iPhone 5 Audio Control and Power Button Cable

$19.95

Product code: IF118-011
Apple Part #: 821-1416, 821-1802

Product Overview

Fix those broken buttons!

  • If your volume or power buttons have no clicking action or your mute switch doesn't work properly anymore, this may be the part you need.
  • This cable connects the volume buttons, mute/silent button, the power button, and the vibrate/ring switch to the logic board.
  • It also has contacts which the vibrator rests on in order to connect it to the logic board.
  • Each part comes with adhesive already applied for installing it into your phone.
  • This part also contains an auxiliary microphone.

Compatibility

Identify your iPhone

  • All iPhone 5 Models (Not iPhone 5s or 5c)

Product Details

$19.95 New

 

Condition:

New

$14.95 Used

 

Condition:

Used, fully tested

Notes:

This is a used OEM part.

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Compatibility

iPhone 5
16 GB
32 GB
64 GB
 

Stories

My Problem

The family has six iPhone 5's and each one had at least one problem that needed repair. I could have gone to the Apple store and waited weeks, or one of those mall kiosks and paid someone to do the repairs. But I can't wait that long and don't want to pay someone else for something I can do myself, and probably better.

My Fix

I had to replace three batteries which had puffed and popped out the phone's screen and three others because they wouldn't last the day, as well as three power and audio control button cables because the power button stopped working, and a cracked screen. It took a few hours to do all the repairs, but every one was a success and all of the phones are as good as new.

My Advice

I worked at the kitchen table, a nice big area with good lighting, and placed a clean white t-shirt down as my work surface. The t-shirt kept screws from rolling around provided some cushioning to the work surface. It even made it easy to find a wayward screw when the screw driver slipped from my hand and sent one flying. I also used a magnifying visor to make life easier on the eyes. Like I said, it killed a few hours to do all the repairs but the money saved was well worth it.

My Problem

iphone 5 power button - no function - no click, just mushy feel

My Fix

completed. pretty difficult. not too bad as far as opening, motherboard removal, battery removal. removing the power button cable harness and the mute, vol and power switches it some major fiddly work. need the whole harness as it holds the power switch.

My Advice

don't assume you will remember how to "reverse the steps". you wont on a really involved repair. take photos. make good notes. use duct tape sticky side up to hold bits in groups. write on the tape with a sharpie to note groups. Or get the magnetic whiteboard thing iFixit sells which certainly would help. don't drop stuff on the ground. if you are fiddling with screws keep them close to the work surface so if you lose grip they wont travel too far. use magnetized screwdrivers. you can make any screwdriver magnetic by stroking it with a strong fixed magnet for a few minutes. (but keep the magnets away from the motherboard). buy some strong reading glasses to see close up. don't take peyote before attempting an iphone repair.

My Problem

Power/Sleep button would not function.

My Fix

Repair was smooth. Instructions form the website were spot on.

My Advice

Keep up the good work. This site is amazing for DIYers. I recommend anyone who needs to repair their phone/tablets to purchase their tool sets.

My Problem

Bought this phone from a friend at work and it had a cracked screen and the power button did not work. I have replaced several screens, batteries, and dock connectors, but I was rather hesitant to take on the power button flex cable. Being as I only paid $30 for the phone, I figured I didn't have much to lose so I dove in head first.

My Fix

The repair went swimmingly. Followed an instructional video step by step and made sure to keep careful track of all the screws and placement. Everything went as best as it could have. Power button, mute, and both volume buttons now work and with the new screen it's almost like a brand new phone. I am very pleased with myself and ifixit.

My Advice

My advice would be to take your time and pay close attention to what you're doing. Do not try to rush or force things and if something seems off or wrong then it probably is. Always double check your work before moving on. Also make sure you have all the proper tools and accoutrement at hand before undertaking any sort of repair.

My Problem

I phone 5 power button became funky. Intermittent, phantom turn off, etc.

My Fix

The repair instructions were PERFECT. But be warned, you basically have to take 95% of the circuitry out of your phone to do this repair. My repair was 100% successful.

My Advice

To keep track of the screws, get 6 or so pill bottles and put the screws and the parts for each step into individual pill bottles. The screws appear to be all the same thread (thankfully) but are different lengths. Some vary by only 0.1 mm!

Have good light, a steady hand, and a pair of tweezers.

When putting the display connectors back together, take a small camel hair artists brush and brush the male and female contacts thoroughly to get the dust out. Spray with canned air. These connectors have to be spotless or you get about 4mm of color bars on the top of the screen with flakey touch screen performance.

Go slow, be patient, and don't sneeze! This repair takes some finesse and great care. No forcing things either apart or back together.

My Problem

Power button and volume Up stopped working. Figured I would repair phone and keep as a spare.

My Fix

The repair was a little more involved than I thought but interesting to see how it all goes together. Followed the instructions provided on the website. Tip: I used my gopro dash mount suction cup to remove the display.

My Advice

If you are comfortable working with computers or crafts you can do this task. For this particular swap it took me about an hour. Make sure you get the correct tools.

My Problem

Unreliable Lightning connector and faulty power button. Charged intermittently and power button failed to work at all.

My Fix

Watched some YouTube videos and got the parts required. Repaired both parts (which were very fragile) at the same time, it only took about 90 minutes. Very straightforward.

My Advice

The only thing I would do differently is catalogue the screws. It took a few tries to get the right ones each time.

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My Problem

I've had my iPhone 5 for close to two years now. Two months before my eligible upgrade to the next iPhone the power/sleep button stopped working. Using a workaround for a few weeks started to become cumbersome and I really didn't want to upgrade to the larger iPhone 6. Knowing how much a repair through a shop would be, I decided to hold on to my phone a bit longer and repair it myself.

My Fix

The repair took a lot longer than I expected. However, because I opened my phone up weeks prior to the repair, and by doing some research on iFixit, the small parts and screws seemed a little less daunting to deal with.

Because I had to replace the entire power control/audio control ribbon, I pretty much had to gut the entire phone. The iFixit tray came in handy when keeping all the parts and screws organized for reassembly. Also, thank heavens for the iSclack phone opener because before, I was using a razor blade which nicked my phone up pretty good.

Like I said before, the repair took a lot longer (just under 3 hours) than I had expected mainly because I didn't realize how many parts were laying upon the part I had to replace. I also had some problems with getting the special standoff screws back into place upon reassembly, but with some patience I got them to go in.

How many times did I want to throw my phone and parts across the room?...

...Only two.

My Advice

Plan, plan, plan. Take Murphy's Law into account and purchase your tools and parts according to that. There's nothing worse than opening your phone and realizing you just wiped all the parts and screws on the ground with your arm. Also, no matter how frustrated you get, be gentle. If you have kids you'll have more practice with this.

My Problem

Total blackout. After a popular "waterproof" case failed while snorkeling on vacation, threw my phone in a bag of rice and took it to a repair guy, the phone worked again after an ultrasonic isopropyl bath. But, it was never the same, it suffered a slow and painful death within the next 6 months poor battery performance, loss of volume and power button function, and screen sensitivity issues.

My Fix

Great! I am no iphone pro. But knew my way around tiny electronics. Had it back together in little over an hour.

My Advice

Get the screw placement placard, keeps you organized when you get into the guts. Love my Ifixit tools.

My Problem

The original battery was not working properly, also the power, audio cable was a mess. Apple had a recall on this problems. I checked apple site with my iphone serial number and I was included in the recall. I sent my i5 to apple and they contacted me saying I need to pay $250, and I ask them that what was the recall about then if they were going to charge me. They could not give me an answer. Since I have already got an i6, I've decided to do the repair my self. That's when I found ifixit.

My Fix

Every thing went well since this is not my first time to open an iphone.

My Advice

Pay attention to the screw sizes when taking the Iphone apart.