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Repair guide : Volume buttons iPhone 5S

Level : Hard Time : 70 min Author : Alexandre
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This guide is for replacing the volume buttons on the iPhone 5S.
Symptoms : Cracked or broken volume buttons
Some advice before you start
Repair - Repair guide: Volume buttons iPhone 5S
Guide format : Pdf Integrate

Step 1

Before disassembling the vibrate ring switch 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

With a cruciform screwdriver, remove the two cruciform screw circled in red.

Those screws maintain the battery connector bracket and the dock connector.

Use a pair of tweezers to remove the bracket connector.

Step 10

Use the nylon spudger to disconnect the phone's battery.

Then insert the spudger between the battery and logic board then gently pry to remove the battery.

This step can take quite some time because of the amount of glue used by Apple to maintain the battery to the rear panel.

Make sure you do not damage the battery !

Step 11

Finish peeling the battery of the iPhone 5S and remove it.

The battery of your iPhone 5S is now disassembled.

Step 12

Use a cruciform screwdriver and remove the two screws circled in red holding the volume button and ring switch brackets.

Then push with a nylon spudger the volume button bracket.

Step 13

Use the spudger's tip and push in the volume buttons from their socket .

Then with a pair of tweezers grab and remove them.

Step 14

The volume buttons of your iPhone 5S are 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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