Repair guide : GSM Antenna iPhone 6S

Level : Hard Time : 55 min Author : Louis O.
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This guide is for replacing the speaker and GSM antenna on the iPhone 6S.
Symptoms : no speaker sound or interferences, bad network
Some advice before you start
Repair - Repair guide: GSM Antenna iPhone 6S
Guide format : Pdf Integrate

Step 1

Before disassembling the GSM antenna of your iPhone 6S, 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.

Your iPhone 6S is now turned off.

Step 2

With a pentalobe screw driver, remove the two screws circled in red on the picture.

Those screws are on both side of the lightning connector of the phone.

Those two screws maintain the bottom part of the screen on the iPhone's frame.

Step 3

Then put the iSclack on the iPhone 6S.

The suction cups have to be near the home button (at the bottom) as shown on pictures 1 and 2.

Make sure the suction cups are perfectly attached to the iPhone and then close the handle of the iSclack to separate the suction cups, pulling the front panel up from the rear case.

A black seal on both sides of the phone and another white one at the top and bottom hold the display assembly to the rear panel.

Step 4

Then lift the display assembly to a 90° angle.

With a cruciform screwdriver, remove the five screws circled in red.

Those screws hold the display assembly connector bracket. You'll be able to remove in using tweezers in the next step.

Step 5

Use tweezers to remove the display assembly connector bracket.

Step 7

Still using the spudger, pry again and disconnect the cable holding the display assembly to the iPhone 6S :

- Front camera

- Earpiece speaker

- Proximity and light sensor

-Home button.

Step 8

You can lift the display assembly and remove it.

The display assembly of the iPhone 6S is now disassembled.

Step 9

Use the cruciform screwdriver and remove the two screws circled in red that hold the vibrator.

Then remove it with a pair of tweezers.

Step 10

Use the cruciform screwdriver and remove the two screws circled in red holding the battery and dock connector bracket.

Step 11

With a pair of tweezers, grab the connector bracket and remove it.

Step 12

Then use the spudger again and disconnect the battery from the logic board.

Step 13

Then peel off the two black strips for the battery removal .

Step 14

Grab those two strips and gently pull them (see pictures).

Step 15

Use the nylon spudger to lift the battery.

Grab the battery and remove it.

Step 16

With a cruciform screwdriver, remove the seven screws circled that secure the WiFi antenna.

Step 17

Grab the WiFi antenna bracket and remove it.

Step 18

Grab the WiFi antenna with a pair of tweezers and remove it.

Step 19

With a cruciform screwdriver, remove the two screws circled in red that hold the back camera bracket.

Step 20

Grab that bracket with a pair of tweezers and remove it.

Step 21

Use a nylon spudger and disconnect the rear camera from the logic board.

Step 22

Grab and remove it with a pair of tweezers. 

Step 23

Use the cruciform screwdriver to remove the screw circled in red that secures the top connector.

Remove it with a pair of tweezers.

Step 24

With the cruciform screwdriver, remove the screw circled in red that secures the top right connector.

Remove it with a pair of tweezers.

Step 25

Use the nylon spudger to disconnect the power/volume/vibrator button cable.

Step 26

Then disconnect the interconnect cable.

Step 27

Disconnect the dock connector cable.

Step 28

Still with the nylon spudger, disconnect the GSM antenna.

Step 29

Use the cruciform screwdriver and remove the two screws circled in red that secure the logic board onto the frame.

Step 30

With an hexagonal screwdriver (available in the kit 58 pièces), remove the nut circled in red.

This nut secures the logic board onto the frame of the iPhone.

Step 31

With the nylon spudger, gently pry to lift the logic board.

Then gently pull it as shown on picture 3.

Don't remove the logic board just yet, it is still attached to the frame via an interconnect cable.

Step 32

Use the nylon spudger to unclip the interconnect cable from the logic board.

Then grasp the logic board and remove it.

The logic board of your iPhone 6S is now disassembled.

Step 33

Use the cruciform screwdriver and remove the screw circled in red that secures the external speaker/GSM antenna.

Step 34

Grasp the interconnect cable and remove it.

Step 35

Remove the two cruciform screws circled in red that secure the external speaker/ GSM antenna.

Step 36

With the spudger's tip, peel off the black top on the external speaker.

That tape hides a cruciform screw.

Step 37

With the cruciform screwdriver, remove the screw circled in red that secure the external speaker and the GSM antenna.

Step 38

Gently insert the spudger underneath the external speaker and lift it. You should be able to do so easily.

Careful about the dock connector cable which is right underneath the speaker.

Step 39

The speaker and the GSM antenna of your iPhone 6S are now removed.

Step 40

With the nylon spudger, gently peel off the GSM antenna from the external speaker.

Remove it.

Step 41

The GSM antenna of your iPhone 6S is now disassembled.

You can replace it with a new one if needed.

To reassemble your iPhone 6S follow this guide in reverse order.

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