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Repair guide : Taptic Engine / Vibrator iPhone 8

Level : Hard Time : 50 min Author : Alexandre
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This guide is for replacing the taptic engine / vibrator on the iPhone 8.

Problems :

  • No vibrations
  • Low vibrations 
  • Loud vibrations
Some advice before you start
Repair - Repair guide: Taptic Engine / Vibrator iPhone 8
Guide format : Pdf Integrate

Step 1

Before disassembling the taptic engine / vibrator on the iPhone 8, you have to turn it off.

Press the power button on the right side of the phone for a few seconds.

Then slide to the right to power off.

Step 2

With a pentalobe screwdriver in the standard tool kit, remove the two screws at the bottom of the iPhone.

Those screws are located on each side of the dock connector.

They secure the bottom part of the iPhone 8 frame.

With the hair dryer, heat up the edges of the iPhone 8.

This will soften the seal between the screen and the frame.

Note : Heat up a little bit more the top part of the screen to make it easier to remove.

Step 3

Insert an opening pick in the bottom left part of the phone and slide it around the phone.

Repeat that step on the left and right side of the phone.

Step 4

Grab and gently lift the screen.

Gently pull the screen back.

Step 5

Open the screen as you would open a book. Careful not to tear the three cables linked to the logic board.

Step 6

With the cruciform screwdriver, remove the four screws securing the LCD screen bracket.

Step 7

Grab the connectors bracket and remove it

Step 8

With the nylon spudger, disconnect the battery.

Unlock the LCD/Touch screen cable.

Step 9

Keep the nylon spudger and disconnect the Force Touch sensor and home button cable.

Step 10

With a cruciform screwdriver, remove the three screws circled in red securing the front camera/earpiece speaker/proximity sensor cable connectors.

Step 11

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

Step 12

Disconnect the front camera/earpiece speaker/proximity sensor with the nylon spudger.

The screen of your iPhone 8 is now disassembled.

Step 13

Remove the triwing screw circle in red (Photo 1)

Then remove the two cruciform screws circled in red (photo 2)

Those screws secure the GSM antenna bracket.

Step 14

Grab the bracket and remove it with tweezers.

Step 15

Disconnect the two antenna cables with the nylon spudger.

Step 16

Still with the nylon spudger, peel off the GSM antenna and remove it

Step 17

The GSM antenna on the iPhone 8 is now disassembled.

Step 18

Remove the big screw circled in red with a flat screwdriver (photo 1)

Then remove the cruciform screw circled in red (photo 2)

Step 19

Push aside the GSM antenna with the spudger.

Step 20

Then disconnect the taptic engine with the nylon spudger.

Remove the Taptic Engine.

Step 21

The Taptic Engine of the iPhone 8 is now disassembled.

You can replace it with a new one if needed.

To reassemble your iPhone 8 follow this guide in reverse order.

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