DIY Steps To Fix Your Iphone Cracked LCD Screens!

Iphone LCD replacement repair Guide

The motivation of learning to fix your damaged iPhone LCD screens is your deep attachment to it.  Not loving your favorite iPhone is a hard-to-believe statement because come on its iPhone. Why on earth would we not be a die-hard fan of this iconic unusual devices? Let’s acknowledge this fact that holding your most favorite model either iPhone 6 or latest iPhone X Series, It always ignites the sense of belonging, a joy of treat and little sparkles in life. 

The tragedy of breaking Your iPhone LCDs

We all went through those three seconds of mini heart attack as you bend down to pick up your dropped iPhone. Nothing in the world can make you feel dreadful than those spiderweb-like cracks on your once shiny unblemished screen. It is everyone's mistake as I myself experienced that sinking feeling of loss. 

And, if you don't have a membership of Apple care you might get wounded fingers or having the thoughts of buying a new one which can be a little too hard on the pocket. As complicated as it seems for a novice, you can actually fix your iPhone or get it fixed by not spending too much. Let’s answer your million questions of How’s further. 

What to do right away:

The screen can be smashed in different level of severity and you could be handling minor crack along the corner to completely web like shattered display with no working on the device. 

    1. The first thing to do is to analyze your iPhone by not just giving a quick glance and put it back in your pocket but actually a deep look by putting it on a surface level to your eye. 
    2. Check it with your finger’s sheer pressure and how many cracks do the screen gets. Is it still working or just completed shuts down due to heavy smash? Whether the screen is about to fall out or fail completely? In most of the cases, it will still be in place so you can at least keep using it until the proper maintenance is done. 
    3. Another situation when your iPhone is serious damage requires quick backup of all your data on the phone. In case it dries completely, your photos videos and all important files will be secure in somewhere else. 
    4. And, If it's already not functioning then my friend you need an expert opinion - A third party best iPhone renewal services in the USA is your best bet. 

Different repair Solutions to Consider:

We know you must be eager to jump to any quick solution possible but we also know that it is highly important to educate you first about each solution. Remember that doing-it-yourself fix which does not guarantee results is challenging. Several things can happen while trying it out, you can cut your finger on a cracked display, injure yourself while fixing the phone or can damage the delicate internal components of the phone. 

If you are feeling a little bit hesitant then we will recommend you to send your cracked LCDs to a Third party professional repair centers otherwise if you can totally pull-off DIY iPhone fix then go confidently for the step by step guide to fix your iPhone below: 

Self-repair cracked iPhone Screen: 

Before you start a repair, If your LCD glass is intact but the screen is black or you have lost touch control, you should always give a chance to soft reset at this point. 

    1. Press and hold the Power button on the right side of your phone.
    2. While holding the Power button down, press and hold the Volume Down button on the left side of your phone.
    3. Hold both buttons down until you see the Apple logo on the screen.

If the Apple logo doesn't appear after holding down the buttons and waiting for at least 90 seconds, your phone likely needs a screen repair.

General Repair Guidelines:

    • Always use good lighting - smart device components are small and you'll need plenty of light to see what you are doing.
    • Maintain a clean, organized workspace so you don't lose or confuse any components.
    • Group your screws so you can keep track of where they came from. Most screws cannot be interchanged.
    • Apply enough heat to loosen adhesive but not enough to damage the device.
    • At any point during a repair, if the adhesive becomes hard to separate, apply more heat.
    • After separating adhesive, keep the housing and screen in close proximity until flex cable is disconnected.

Things you need: 

To fix your iPhone LCD you have to choose each tool very carefully and honestly speaking there are lots of iPhone parts wholesalers but not all of them provide quality.  We recommend using only quality and genuine parts from a reputable supplier like Ispeakphone. We have quality parts, tools, and much more for all your repair needs.   

The first thing you will be needing is the new iPhone LCD replacement screen and LCD panel. Since the iPhone LCD screen and panel are strongly connected together, we will recommend you buying a single unit from a professional wholesale cellphone repair company in the USA. Apart from purchasing a good quality iPhone LCD screen replacement, you probably lack the specialized tools you’ll need for the job. Luckily, Ispeakphone also offers a handy kit that includes pretty much everything you’ll need.

    • Metal spudger
    • Phillips head screwdriver
    • Pentalobe screwdriver
    • Tri-point screwdriver
    • A Suction Cup
    • Clear Packing Tape
    • Dehydrator or heat Gun
    • Cell phone repair Mat

While not required to repair your iPhone, we also recommend you use a Cell phone repair mat and screw capsules to keep everything organized. You're going to be working with some tiny screw here; these will help you keep them on your table and not lost on the floor.

Steps to take :

STEP 1 - Take Back Up and Power Off:

Always remember to take a backup of your mobile data before starting any DIY fix on it. Also, this step is highly important if you are sending your iPhone to professional repair services.

Iphone backup before repair

 

STEP 2 - Remove the Pentalobe/Dock Screws:

At the bottom of your device, on either side of the Lightning connector port, are two pentalobe screws. Remove them using the pentalobe screwdriver. You may also want to consider replacing them with Phillips head screws when reassembling, as the pentalobe screwdriver can strip the screws, rendering them difficult to work with. 

iphone pentalobe screw removing

 

STEP 3 - Prevent Further Breakage During The Repair:

Step three is to prevent further breakage contained and bodily harm during your repair by taping over the glass.

  • Lay overlapping strips of clear packing tape over the iPhone's display until the whole face is covered.

This will keep glass shards contained and provide structural integrity when prying and lifting the display.

 

Prevent you iphone LCD screens from further breakage

 STEP 4 - Use the suction cup to Lift the Front Panel:

Using a slightly wet suction cup, pry up the unscrewed screen. Make sure that the cup is firmly attached to the front panel and don’t be afraid to use a little force; this display is more firmly rooted in the back panel than most devices.

You will want to use your plastic opening tool once you’ve separated the display enough from the device. 

Use the suction cup to Lift the Front Panel Use the suction cup to Lift the Front Panel Use the suction cup to Lift the iphone lcd Front Panel

 

STEP 5 - Separating Front Panel Assembly from the Rear Case: 

  • While holding the iPhone down with one hand, pull up on the suction cup to slightly separate the front panel assembly from the rear case.
  • Take your time and apply firm, constant force. The display assembly is a much tighter fit than most devices.
  • Start from the bottom and loosen the display, working your way up the right and left sides. Do not fully detach, as there are still several ribbon cables attached to the display that you will need later.

Separating Iphone LCD Front Panel Assembly from the Rear Case

 

STEP 6 - Opening Up the Phone: 

Open the iPhone by swinging the home button end of the front panel assembly away from the rear case, using the top of the phone as a hinge

Open the display to about a 90º angle, and lean it against something to keep it propped up while you're working on the phone.

 

STEP 6 - Opening Up the Phone:  Open the iPhone by swinging the home button end of the front panel assembly away from the rear case, using the top of the phone as a hinge Open the display to about a 90º angle, and lean it against something to keep it propped up while you're working on the phone.

 

STEP 7 - Remove Battery Connector Bracket Screws From Phone:

Remove the following Phillips screws from the battery connector bracket:

    • One 2.2 mm screw
    • One 3.2 mm screw

During your repair, keep track of each screw and make sure it goes back exactly where it came from to avoid damaging your phone.

STEP 7 - Remove Battery Connector Bracket Screws From Phone:  Remove the following Phillips screws from the battery connector bracket: One 2.2 mm screw One 3.2 mm screw During your repair, keep track of each screw and make sure it goes back exactly where it came from to avoid damaging your phone.

 

STEP 8 - Disconnect Battery Connector Bracket:

  • Use a plastic opening tool to gently pry the battery connector up from its socket on the logic board.

  • Take care to only pry up on the battery connector, and not the socket on the logic board. If you pry up on the logic board socket, you may break the connector entirely.

STEP 8 - Disconnect Battery Connector Bracket:  Use a plastic opening tool to gently pry the battery connector up from its socket on the logic board. Take care to only pry up on the battery connector, and not the socket on the logic board. If you pry up on the logic board socket, you may break the connector entirely.

 STEP 9 - Removing the front panel assembly cable bracket:

Now, you can remove the front panel assembly cable bracket from the logic board, near the top of the device. Look to the right of the battery, where there is a small metal panel held down by the three Phillips screws.

Remove the following five Phillips screws securing the front panel assembly cable bracket:

    • Three 1.2 mm screws
    • One 1.7 mm screw
    • One 3.1 mm screw

Incorrect placement of these screws during reassembly will cause permanent damage to your iPhone's logic board. Remove the front panel assembly cable bracket from the logic board.

STEP 9 - Removing the front panel assembly cable bracket. STEP 9 - Removing the front panel assembly cable bracket.

STEP 10 - Disconnect the Ribbon Connector Cables:

Once you remove the metal panel, use your plastic opening tool to disconnect the four front panel assembly cables.

Use a spudger or a fingernail to disconnect the :

      • front-facing camera and sensor cable connector.
      • Home button cable connector
      • Display data cable connector
      • Digitizer cable connector.

You can now fully remove the front panel display from the rear case.

 STEP 10 - Disconnect the Ribbon Connector Cables

 

STEP 11 - Remove the Front Panel LCD Display:

Remove the Front panel from the rear case. Now you’re left with the front screen and LCD display. If your LCD display is also damaged, you can start reassembling your phone with the new LCD and front display. If you’re planning on using your old LCD display and just replacing the cracked screen, you’ll want to remove the six screws holding the LCD display to the front panel. There are two on both the left and right sides of the LCD, and two on the back panel. Remove the LCD panel.

STEP 11 - Remove the Front Panel LCD Display STEP 11 - Remove the Front Panel LCD Display

 

STEP 12 - Remove the Earpiece Speaker:

Now you need to remove the components that you’ll need from your existing front panel display, starting with the earpiece speaker. It’s attached by two Phillips screws and should be fairly obvious since you already know its location. 

    • Remove the two screws holding the earpiece speaker and bracket in place from the top of the assembly. 
    • You can also remove the one screw that sits to the right and a little below this as well. This holds the heat shield in place on the back of the screen. For this, use your Phillips screwdriver
    • Carefully loosen the earpiece bracket and lift it upwards. 
    • Note that there are clips on each side that you may need to bend outwards slightly in order for the bracket and earpiece to come out. Don't pull hard as you may break or bend the bracket.
STEP 12 - Remove the Earpiece Speaker

 

STEP 13 - Remove the Front Facing Camera:

Next, use your plastic opening tool to remove the front facing camera cable out of the display. You may have to do a bit of prying. Once the cable is out, you can remove the camera itself.

The front facing camera assembly cable is folded under where the contact sits in the frame. Carefully unfold the portion and pull it out of the frame gently.

STEP 13 - Remove the Front Facing Camera

 

Step 14 - Remove the rear microphone assembly:

Next, remove the rear microphone assembly. This will not require the removal of any more screws; you should be able to just lift them out.

 

Step 14 - Remove the rear microphone assembly: Next, remove the rear microphone assembly. This will not require the removal of any more screws; you should be able to just lift them out.

Step 15 - Remove the Home Button:

Finally, you’ll want to remove your home button, starting with the bracket that holds it in place. 

    • Remove the two 1.9 mm Phillips screws securing the home button bracket.
    • Use the point of a spudger to disconnect the home button cable connector by pushing it up and away from the home button.
    • The rubber membrane surrounding the home button is very thin and tears easily.
    • Apply mild heat (with a heat gun, or hair dryer) to soften the adhesive securing the home button membrane.
    • Using your fingertip, apply firm, constant pressure on the home button from the front side of the display assembly, until the membrane starts to separate from the front panel.
    • Do not push the home button all the way through—you only need to get a corner free so that you can pry it free with a spudger.

Once all the adhesive has been separated, remove the home button from the front panel.

Step 15 - Remove the Home Button

Step 16 - Reassemble with New Display:

You’ve now fully detached your cracked front display from the components that you'll need in order to put your phone back together. But you’re only halfway done. Now you get to start the reassembly.

Working in reverse order, reattach the home button, front-facing camera, earpiece speaker and other components to the new display, then reattach the front panel to the rest of the device.

Take note that there are small clips that run along the top of the display that you'll need to line up in order for it to snap down correctly.  Don't force the display if it isn't snapping into the brackets along the side. Make sure you're lining up the top correctly and try again. If the top doesn't want to sit correctly, make sure the earpiece bracket is sitting correctly as it the clips on the side aren't completely flush, it will cause issues with seating the screen properly. Make sure you check all these points before pushing down on the display.

Replace Dock Screws:

Now that the display is back in place, use your security screwdriver in order to replace the two screws on either side of the dock connector.

Test the new Screen:

It's now safe to turn your iPhone back on. If all went well, you should see an Apple logo. Once the iPhone finishes booting up completely, make sure you check the following functions since the components involved were transferred and moved around:

    • Make sure the new display doesn't have any dead pixels or ghosting issues.
    • Check touch sensitivity to make sure the new digitizer doesn't have any dead spots. I do this by pulling up a keyboard and typing every letter on it.
    • Place a test call and make sure the proximity sensor and earpiece are working okay.
    • Launch the Camera app and flip the camera around to test the front-facing camera.
    • Lastly, test Touch ID and make sure it seems to be working okay. It's a good idea to pop into settings and add a new fingerprint just to make sure the reader is doing what it should do.

If all of the above checked out okay Then the fixing is successful.

You iphone LCD replacement and fix is done

 

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