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iPhone 5s Screen Repair done in 11 minutes. Best video.

iPhone 5s Screen Repair done in 11 minutes. Best video.


You’re going to need a small Phillips head
screwdriver and then a Pentalobe screwdriver. It’s the same size that opens up all of the
iPhones. Then you need a pry tool and a suction cup. Put the suction cup close to the home
button. Take your Pentalobe screwdriver and undo the bottom two screws right next to the
charging port. Place your suction cup right next to the home button and lift up with your
finger at the same time, trying to put the pry tool between the frame and the screen.
I’ve found it a little bit easier to use a razor blade, as it was more firm so it could
slide down between the frame and the glass easier. Lift it up gently, kind of pry them
apart. Don’t stick your tool in too far, though, because there’s a ribbon cable that you don’t
want to rip. Lift up gently between the screen and the frame. And you can see right here,
that little ribbon cable, that’s where the fingerprint sensor connects to the main board.
So what I’m going to do is I’m going to take my little pry tool, reach it in there, and
it’s kind of of like a little latch, so you twist your pry tool up a little bit, it will
unlatch on one side, and it will come apart. Here in a second you’ll see as I lift up the
little ribbon cable and unsnap it the top part of the latch comes off. Which is fine,
it goes back on pretty easily as well. When I say easily I mean you’re going to hate every
second of it towards the end of the video. Right here on this bracket there’s going to
be four screws. Take off each of the screws and then set them in the location where they
came out. And then put the bracket right next to it so you remember where they go in. Because
they are different sizes. There’s the bracket. And then right here we have different ribbon
cables, I’m going to unsnap them just like little LEGOs. This is for the earpiece and
camera. This one right here is for the LCD. And then this one’s the digitizer. Not that
you really need to know what those are. But they unclip and unsnap just like that. Now
here’s the screen. We have the earpiece on this side with all the cameras and the sensors,
and we have the home button with the fingerprint sensor on the bottom. I’m going to show you
how to take apart that first. Undo the little screw. There’s a little super tiny metal piece
that should stick to the screw as you unscrew it. Mine did. Just remember where that goes
and the location of it so you can put it back in just in case it does pop off. Then there’s
two screws holding on the home button. There’s a little metal bracket, so take that off.
And then the home button itself is just kind of stuck on, like with sticky tape type stuff,
onto the frame of the phone. So you can take any kind of pry tool, I like my razor blade,
I find that it is pretty stiff and sharp enough to get under these little tiny seams. Be super
careful around these ribbon cables though because if you rip one, you have to buy a
new part. I’m going to show you how to gently pry up around the home button. Just a little
bit on each side until the whole button comes away from the phone. Very gently. Any parts
for this phone I’m going to list in the video description below, so if you have any questions
or anything like that let me know, if you have a specific part you need, let me know
and I can usually find it pretty cheap for you. There’s the home button and now we’re
going to take off the earpiece as well as the front-facing camera and light sensor.
So here’s the two screws on either side of the bracket there. And the bracket’s kind
of interesting. There’s a little metal clip on the inside of the bracket that you have
to bend just ever so slightly out so the bracket will come off. So I’m going to bend that out.
And then the whole bracket comes away from the phone. And you can kind of see what I
was talking about with the little tiny clip right there. So it very easily clips back
into place when you’re done. Anyway, once again be super careful with all these little
ribbon cables. Apple didn’t mess around when they were putting them all into one component.
Right here you can see I’m lifting up the connector for the earpiece as well as the
light sensor, and then you can see the camera coming away as well in that same ribbon cable
group. And then the whole thing is kind of stuck down with the little grounding sticker
onto the back of the screen. So peel up on that very gently. Once again you don’t want
to rip any of this stuff. The less you break when opening your phone, the better. That’s
what I always say. There you go. Now it depends on where you buy your screen from but you
might also have to switch out the metal plate, there’s just those four screws around the
outside. Now once again that’s completely dependent on where you get your screen from.
I’m not going to do it on this screen, just because it is super simple. Four screws, pop
it out, you’re good to go. And now I’m going to place the group of ribbon cables, camera,
sensor and everything back into place. There’s only one spot for everything, so you just
have to position it, it does take a little to get everything in the right spot. But they
only fit in one way, so it’s pretty simple to figure out. Got it stuck back down onto
the screen again. And then get the earpiece in there. Remember the earpiece acts as like
a little magnet. So, let’s say you’re trying to pick up a screw with your screwdriver and
your screwdriver’s not magnetized, you can easily magnetize it on the back of the speaker.
I’ll show you how to do that once I get this bracket into place. So my screwdriver won’t
pick up the screw, so I touch it to the back of the speaker and then boom, the screwdriver
is magnetized. It will pick up any screw. Almost too well, so I’m going to grab it with
my tweezers instead and place it down into the hole
and screw it back into place. Same thing with
the other screw. And you are done with the earpiece. So the home button, remember this
is where you need to remember what direction that little tiny metal bit was going in. So
get the home button pressed down into place. Get the bracket over the top of it. And then
hopefully your screw is still stuck in to the top of the ribbon cable so you can just
screw it down into place. I found that it was a little bit easier to hold it with my
pry tool as well as the little screwdriver, like this. Finally got that thing screwed
in again. And now we get the screen back on. I”m going to start with the digitizer ribbon
cable. I’m going to clip that into place once again it’s just like LEGOs, you have to position
it right over the top but once it’s in place you can just click it down. You’ll hear a
satisfying click with each connection. You’ll see me struggle a little bit with this last
one. It’s hard to find out exactly where it wanted to clip in. And there we go. Grab your
little bracket, and once again you should have your screws laid out in a way that you
can remember where they went. I’m going to screw each one of those back into place. Once
again, any parts for this, you know, the screen, anything else you might need will be listed
in the video description below. And if you need anything else besides that make sure
to ask me in the comments or hit me up on Twitter, either way. Hit me up on Facebook
and I can answer any questions you have. Anyway, here’s the fingerprint scanner cable that
we’re going to try and get back into place. You’re going to hate this thing. It never
wants to do what you want it to do. So I kind of positioned it with my finger and then I
have my pry tool and I’m going to press it in just like little LEGO snaps that we were
playing with before. Get it in place and then I have a little hinged bracket that I’m going
to slip down on top of there as well. And once you get it into place you can press it
down with your finger or with your pry tool. Once again it just takes forever to get this
thing positioned just right. You’re going to love Apple. Anyway, that’s what it looks
like when it’s in place. And then position the top of the screen in first and you can
kind of snap up the edge of the phone. Make sure to press only on the edges so you don’t
crack the screen again. And then clip the bottom into place as well. And then at this
point I like to turn the phone on to make sure it’s working, so I don’t have to undo
the bottom screws more than I need to. Looks like it all turns on so I’m going to get those
bottom screws screwed back into place. Once again if you have any questions or comments
or anything else make sure to leave them in the comments below, like this video if it
helped you and don’t forget to subscribe. I get my hands on fairly new phones fairly
quickly so you can see the guts of them as soon as soon as they come out. Hit me up on
Google+, Twitter, and Facebook, I’d love to hear from you. And thanks for watching!

100 thoughts on “iPhone 5s Screen Repair done in 11 minutes. Best video.”

  1. Tip:if you dont have these screwdrivers use a razor blade that is sharp and use that edge as a screwdriver just make sure you're moving the screw and not breaking it

  2. Careful the way the metal home button bracket go , in video you can see at 2:38 , the square are on top left and when remount it at 7:39 you see the square are bottom right witch occur to the home button not working properly and make it thicker that cause to crac the glass near the home button when reassembly the phone. Indeed he dosent show that you have to transfer the steel plate who are be hold by 4 screw which have the hole for the camera bundle screw to fix on it at 7:11

  3. Why am I watching this? I never owned an IPhone, don't have an intention to do so, watching this on a Samsung, and never planned to fix anything.

  4. Hey thanks for this video, I just changed the second screen with this video as the guide but this last one I damaged the piece that sticks to the metal plate when I was peeling it up. (I actually ripped it right in half!). But I put the phone back together and it works like normal except it has these lines in the picture that make it almost look like an old television. Didn’t know if that piece was responsible for that or if another piece just needs to be jiggled a bit. Any ideas?

  5. man that metal piece that you put back on the home button, you screwed me over and made me unscrew everything again only to break my actual home button.

  6. 20 minutes now and I am not a bit closer to getting that fkn last ribbon on….. Son of a bitch! Shaky fat fingers are not working lol

  7. jerryrigeverything i need a home button set up and i swapped my screen out and the only thing that works is the lock buttonon the home button the little metal ring that goes around the screw holding the ribbon broke off during removal can you help me out here the touch doesnt work either thanks allan

  8. Thx for another great video. I used to watch yours first because they were listed first on YouTube and had the most views. Now I ONLY watch yours. After 7 repairs on 3 different iPhones, you are still my goto instructor. (I subscribed after the first). Thanks again.

  9. The piece at 7.45 you put back into place is put back the wrong way ( the rounded side should be at the bottom), making the home button dysfunction. I had to dismantle once again and could find out what went wrong with another video. But thanks anyway

  10. When you replace the screen on the iPhone 5s does the Touch ID (thumbprint) stop working as it does on the iPhone 6s Plus?

  11. I know this is old, but you put the touch button plate on the wrong way, also you should remove the battery by pulling the little black tab on the bottom of the battery with the hole in it, and slowly pull it to stretch the glue strips out from under it, of course it will probably break and you have to pry the battery out anyway, but that is what it is there for. after replacing a screen the home button now sticks out, not sure if its the screen or if there is a way to shim it or recess it a bit, its a little annoying, any ideas?

  12. sir in now days i have problem with my iphone 5s sir some small and big particles gone in my main screen since my mother phone was fallen on ground and in iphone screen a gape has come with which the particles gone inside through the gape and i have problem while use social network app and playing game please help

  13. Took me 20 minutes to reseat the top component (camera, light, speaker). Everything else went relatively smoothly considering the size of the screws and components. But now my home button feels mushy. Did I screw the metal plate onto the home button too tight?

  14. Is there a way to know exactly which screws go on the screen's flex cable cover? Accidents happen, in the order of my screws was moved around.

  15. You didon’t put the metal protection for the screen on so I didn’t know. A mini screw got stuck to it and I didn’t see it and tried to close it and it ruined my screen from the inside. Don’t know if I can fix it. There is Kind of a bump in it.
    For everyone, put on the metal protection !!!! Other than that great video .thanks.

  16. Can you remake this video? Cuz ur voice is hard to hear… Please make a new video on the iphone 5s screen replacement…. I Hope ur reading this…

  17. The video was most helpful..with a cracked screen,and water ingress, the screen was almost unreadable,thanks for the help! couldn't have done it without the video.

  18. I replaced the screen and everything looked good, but now the screen won't turn on. I know the phone is on becasue it vibrates every once in a while. Any ideas?

  19. Is it possible that my replacement screen is defective? All the connectors were well pressed and connected but I screen isn't very responsive. Any ideas?

  20. Having trouble removing the front panel, the left side where the battery is the glass looks like it's coming out and the metal clips won't pop out. HELP!

  21. My screen had problem (touch id work Siri work the power button work but he don't show me image i have to take the screen a little bit and it had image I think the ribbon cable is just a little disconnected)

  22. hey do you know how to fix an iPhone 5s that's is charging and also showing that its charging but its not because I have been charing my phone for a week n0ow and it have not been turning on can you please help???????

  23. I’ve got a friend doing this because knowing me I’ll just fuck it up and resort to duct tape and zip ties

  24. I opened my 5s up to replace the battery, however, there is a metal shield covering the the battery and related items. How to remove it?

  25. so do you mean that the part listed is including the digitizer? my 5s screen is not cracked, but has a screwed up digitizer that doesnt input touch right.

  26. Jerry what's the best way to start out on repairing phones? I'm a electronic tech who repairs desktops and printers. Is it more similar enough or should I train under someone for a bit?

  27. Guessing it would be easier to get a phone sold for parts and just swap the screens (?). Or am I too hopeful for an easy way out?

  28. great video, used it twice already. replacement screen had home button with loose screws, which came out less than a month after repair, used spare parts fm old screen to fix, now back in bidness

  29. my screen popt when i was done and the screen totally broke… man it took 2 hours for that and 35$..

  30. You really need to put an annotation that you are putting in the home button bracket incorrectly. I cracked my new screen trying to figure out why the home button doesn't work….

  31. the tiny screw that holds the little piece of metal near the home button came off and now I can't figure out which way it goes back… you say twice to make sure it goes back right, but you don't actually say how to put it back correctly. help!

  32. lol… this was going so well until you said, 4 screws around the metal plate, pop them out, good to go… er.. where are these 4 screws?? now I'm fucked lol

  33. sticking the ribbon back with the camera on is NOT simple – does the little metal round thing go into the plastic hole? Or doesn't it matter?

  34. I need to figure out how to replace my screen on my iphone 5s with a mint brandnew blue iphone 5s but could be locked not sure but dont think that matters but maybe its not as hard as all of that in this vid eh ….

  35. Awesome video… it helped so much. A couple of things… when you first take it apart… you can bypass the finger print ribbon cable if you disconnect the home button first. You can do that by gently leaning the bottom to the left and right to be able to access the screws that are holding the home button in place. Also… to remove the home button I simply pushed gently on the side you would normally press it after removing the cover that holds it in place and it will fall out easily. Finally you can simply remove the four screws holding the metal shielding back so you don't have to peel off the sticker with the ribbon cables. Using these methods along with this video it makes this so easy to do.

  36. Everything was successful – even the touch screen BEFORE the closure of the screen. Once the closure is complete, the touch screen won't cushion or work. Suggestion? Need my phone for work in the morning.

  37. Perfect! Thank you. The only thing I would add has nothing to do with your actual video. I used a cloth pad so if I dropped a piece, it didn't bounce off the table.

  38. My screen is about to detach and my home button sorta tilted

    I look closely I can see light emitting from it

    But my screen will soon fall off any day now

    Thus phone is going to just quit

    There’s a spot on my screen making colors different like a green tint to black

  39. Thanks for the video! I follow your durability videos and didn't even realize I was watching your channel. Half way through I'm like this guy sounds familiar. Then I looked at who it was and its JerryRigEverything! The video worked out nicely! Thanks again.

  40. 11 mins turned into 3 hours and the screen I got from amazon doesn't fit and is green tinged and blurry. It was the 3 cables that took me forever. The clip went right in

  41. Thanks so much. Really appreciate the clear and concise instruction.
    We had an old iphone5s and hoped to switch the screens at stage one but seems like also doing the home button was essential.

  42. Please reply Jerry, I have an iPhone SE and it needs a new screen, backlight, and lcd ribbon cables, so if you can find something PLS HELP

  43. Purchased a replacement screen. Purchased tool kit. Cannot even open first two Pentalobe screws at the bottom of the phone!

  44. My iPhone 6 display coming vertical and horizontal lines how to fix that
    I re connect the display strips but not working

  45. I just finished repairing my iPhone 5S with your video! Thank you so much! It took me a bit longer than 11 minutes, lol, but I'm very happy to have my phone working again. I used the link to the site for the screen and tool kit, $30 and an hour of time are so worth it!

  46. I followed through this video and flew through the screen replacement. I replaced the screen because it was black in that coming and everything else on the phone was working including receiving phone calls. The screen is still black, any suggestions?

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