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Repair guide : Volume button / NFC antenna cable iPhone X

Level : Very hard Time : 75 min Author : Alexandre
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This guide is for replacing the volume button / NFC antenna cable on the iPhone X.

Problems :

  • Blocked volume buttons
  • Defective volume buttons
  • Can't activate the vibrating mode
  • NFC charge not working
  • Slow NFC charge
Some advice before you start
Repair - Repair guide: Volume button / NFC antenna cable iPhone X
Guide format : Pdf Integrate

Step 1

Before disassembling the volume button/NFC antenna cable on your iPhone X, you have to turn it off for safety reasons.

Press the power button on the right side as well as one of the volume button on the left for a few seconds.

Then slide to the right to power off and click on the red "Turn off" button.

Step 2

With a pentalobe screwdriver, remove the two screws circled in red that secure the screen onto the frame.

Step 3

Heat up to 30 seconds to 1 minutes the complete screen, especially on the edges in order to soften the seal on the iPhone.

Step 4

Insert the iPlastix on the bottom left side of the phone, between the frame and the screen so it opens.

Once it is opened, slide the tool to the top.

Step 5

Slide the iPlastix on the whole bottom part of the screen.

Slide it to the top.

Step 6

Once at the top, slide it around the top part of the screen.

Step 7

Grab the screen and open it very carefully like you would open a book.

Don't remove it just yet, it is still attached to cables.

Step 8

Move the screen to the left.

With a triwing screwdriver, remove the five screws circled in red that secure the cables bracket.

Step 9

Grab the cable metallic bracket with a pair of tweezers and remove it .

Step 10

Still with the nylon spudger, disconnect the battery cable.

This step is very important and has to be carefully done for safety reasons.

Step 11

Kepp using the nylon spudger and disconnect the proximity/light/truetone sensor and earpiece speaker.

Step 12

Then gently peel off the proximity/light/truetone sensor and earpiece speaker cable on the frame.

Careful, the cable is very fragile.

Step 13

Disconnect the two screen cables.

Step 14

Grab the screen and remove it.

Step 15

Put the nylon spudger in the battery sticker notch and gently pull on it in order to start removing the battery.

Step 16

Flip the iPhone X over.

Use a hair dryer to heat up for 15 to 30 seconds the battery area.

Step 17

Grab the battery sticker and gently pull on it bit by bit.

Peel off the whole sticker.

Repeat that step with the other three stickers on the bottom part of the battery.

Step 18

Insert the nylon spudger underneath the battery and gently pry on it.

Grab and remove the battery of your iPhone X.

Step 19

The battery of your iPhone X is now removed.

Step 20

With the nylon spudger, disconnect the main GSM antenna and then the NFC/volume buttons/vibrator cable.

Step 21

Use the nylon spudger to disconnect the Face ID camera and the dock connector.

Step 22

Disconnect the front camera and the infrared dot projector.

Step 23

Keep using the spusdger to disconnect the bottom rear camera and then the power button/flash/secondary microphone cable.

Step 24

Now disconnect the top rear camera.

Step 25

Keep using the nylon spudger to remove the TrueDepth camera system (front camera/faceID/infrared dot projector).

Grab and remove it with a pair of tweezers.

Step 26

The TrueDepth system of your iPhone X is now disassembled.

Step 27

Then use the nylon spudger to disconnect the WiFi antenna.

Step 28

With a cruciform screwdriver, remove the two screws circled in red that secure the logic board.

Step 29

Insert the SIM card eject tool in the hole.

Push in to remove the SIM card tray.

Step 30

Use the nylon spudger in order to remove the logic board from the frame.

Grab it with a pair of tweezers and remove it.

Step 31

The logic board of your iPhone X is now disassembled.

Step 32

With a cruciform screwdriver, remove the 7 screws circled in red that secure the volume button/vibrator/NFC antenna cable.

Step 33

Gently insert the nylon spudger underneath the NFC antenna and peel it gently and progressively off the frame of your iPhone.

Step 34

Keep using the nylon spudger to remove the volume buttons/vibrator cable from the frame of your phone.

Step 35

Grab the able and remove it with a pair of tweezers.

Step 36

The volume buttons/vibrator/NFC antenna of your iPhone X is now disassembled.

You can replace it with a new one if needed.

To reassemble your iPhone X follow this guide in reverse order.

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