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Repair guide : SIM Card Tray Lever iPhone 5S

Level : Easy Time : 20 min Author : Alexandre
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This guide is for replacing the SIM card tray lever of the iPhone 5S.
Symptoms : broken SIM card tray
Some advice before you start
Repair - Repair guide: SIM Card Tray Lever iPhone 5S
Guide format : Pdf Integrate

Step 1

Before disassembling the SIM card tray lever of your iPhone 5S, you have to securely turn it off.

Maintain the power button on the top for a few seconds. Then slide to the right to "power off" button in red.

Step 2

Use a pentalobe screw to remove the two pentalobe screws holding the front panel.

Those screws are circled in red on the picture.

Then insert a iSclack to pull the entire front panel as shown on pictures 2,3 and 4.

Step 3

Then press the iSlack to remove it .

Don't remove the screen just yet, it is still attached by a few cables, the home button/touch id cable being one of them.

Tip : If your screen is broken or cracked, we suggest that you put some tape to cover the screen in order to remove it more easily.

A metal bracket is on the home button cable.

Remove it with a pair of tweezers.

Step 4

Use the nylon spudger to disconnect the home button cable.

Step 5

Gently lift the display assembly to a 90° angle as shown on pictures 1 and 2.

Remove the four screws circled in red with a cruciform screwdriver.

Those screws secure the screen connector bracket.

Make sure to remember the spot of each screw. They have different characteristics. You have to put them back into their original spot.

Step 6

Use the pair of tweezers and remove the screen connector bracket.

Step 7

Use the spudger to disconnect :

- The front camera/microphone/earpiece speaker/light and promixity sensor cable

- The LCD screen cable.

Step 8

Still with a nylon spudger, disconnect the Touch screen cable.

Then grab the display assembly and remove it.

The complete display is now disassembled on the iPhone 5S.

Step 9

Use the SIM card eject tool to remove the tray.

Grab and remove it.

Step 10

With a cruciform screwdriver, remove the screw circled in red holding the SIM card tray tray lever.

Use tweezers to grab and remove it from the iPhone. 

Step 11

The SIM card tray lever is now disassembled.

You can replace it by a new one.

To reassemble your iPhone 5S follow this guide in reverse order.

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