Before replacing the vibrate ring switch of your iPhone 5C, you have to securely turn it off..
Remove the two pentalobe screws on each side of the lightning connector.
To open your iPhone 5C, put the iSclack or a suction cup on the front panel.
With the iSclack : Put the iPhone in between the plastic suction cups. Close the handle, it will pull the front panel up from the rear.
With a suction cup : Put a suction cup above the home button. Then gently pull to lift the front panel of the iPhone 5C.
Make sure the suction cup is completely on the screen.
You can now open the display assembly vertically.
Do not remove completely the front panel, it is still attached to the logic board by a few cables.
Remove the 4 screws circled in red holding the cables to the logic board.
With a pair of tweezers, remove the panel assembly cable bracket from your iPhone 5C.
With a nylon spudger, disconnect the 3 connectors on the screen :
the first one is the cable to the front camera and the proximity sensor,
the second one is the touch screen cable,
The third one, is the LCD Retina cable.
You iPhone 5C's display assembly is now disassembled.
Remove the two cruciform screws circled in red that maintain the metal battery connector bracket .
You can now remove the battery bracket.
With a nylon spudger, gently pry up on the battery connector to disconnect the logic board.
Make sure to pry on the battery connector and not on the connector on the logic board. This could damage your iPhone 5C.
With the iSesamo or a nylon spudger, insert it on the top to pull out the battery.
Careful not to damage the WiFi antenna of your iPhone 5C.
With a pair of tweezers, remove the sticker on the vibrator.
Remove the 2 cruciform screws that maintain the vibrator bracket to the rear panel of the iPhone 5C :
one 2.3mm cruciform screw circled in red.
one 1.7mm cruciform screw circled in red.
With a pair of tweezers, remove the vibrator bracket.
With a pair of tweezers, remove the vibrator.
Remove the two cruciform screws holding the vibrate ring switch and the volume button to the rear panel of the iPhone 5C :
two 1.5mm cruciform screws circled in red.
Use a nylon spudger to remove the vibrator button bracket from the rear panel of your iPhone 5C..
With the spudger's tip, push the vibrate switch out.
You can now remove it with a pair of tweezers.
Grab the vibrate switch with a pair of tweezers.
The vibrate ring switch is now disassembled. You can replace it by a new one.
To reassemble your iPhone 5C follow this guide in reverse order.
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