Screen as the face of a cell phone , it is one of the easiest damaged parts. We usually accidently crack or shatter it, then you need get a new lcd display to replace the cracked or shattered one. Don’t worry to send it to the repair store. You only get a new screen assembly, find a repair guid, you can also do the iPhone 5c screen replacement. Now let’s together have a try, and you will never worry about how to replace the cracked lcd screen for iPhone 5c.
First, prepare for repair tools and parts.
A new lcd screen with digitizer assembly for iPhone 5c
iSclack or plastic single suction cup opening tool
Plastic pry opening tool
#000 Phillips screwdriver
A point of Spudger
Step 1. Make sure you have powered off your iPhone 5c first.
Step 2. Remove the two pentaloble screws at the bottom of iPhone 5c(Red circle marked in the following picture.).
Step 3. Use the special double suction cups opening tool-iSclack to open the iPhone 6 safely.
The special double suction cups opening tool-iSclack opening procedure:
1) Close the handle on the iSclack, opening the suction-cup jaws, and place the bottom of your iPhone in between the suction cups.
2) Hold onto your iPhone securely and close the handle of the iSclack to separate the suction cups, pulling the front panel up from the rear case.
3) Take down the suction cup from the lcd screen, then you’ve opened the screen assembly from rear case.
Pre: if use the iSclack, you can safely open your iPhone enough to separate the pieces, but not enough to damage any of the display cables. And you can ignore the following steps until to the step 7. Surely, if you don't have a iSclack, you can also use the single plastic suction cup opening tool, like following steps.
Step 4. Press a suction cup onto the screen, just above the home button, then pressed securely onto the screen to get a tight seal.
Step 5. Pry the screen assembly gently, and use a plastic opening tool seperate the rear case from lcd screen with digitizer assembly in a proper distance.
Note: there are several clips attaching the front panel assembly to the rear case, so you may need to use a combination of the suction cup and plastic opening tool to free the front panel assembly. That’s why leave some room in a proper distance when separate the raer case from screen aseembly.
Step 6. Remove the plastic single suction cup opening tool from screen assembly.
Step 7. Pull the home button end of the front panel assembly and keep it supported at a 90º angle in relation to the rear case.
Note: before you remove the front screen panel, you should keep it supported at a 90º angle, because there are several cables connecting the rear housing.
Step 8. Remove the following screws securing the front panel assembly cable bracket, and take down the front panel assembly cable bracket from the logic board
Two 1.3 mm screws(Red mark)
One 1.7 mm screw(Orange mark)
One 3.25 mm screw(Yellow mark)
Step 9. Disconnect these cable connectors from the rear housing with the plastic pry opening tool.
1） The front-facing camera and sensor cable connector
Note: Be sure to only pry up on the connector, and not on the socket on the logic board.
2) The digitizer cable
Note: The LCD and Digitizer connectors are on the same cable assembly, so prying the digitizer connector up should disconnect both connectors. Double check that the two cables are fully disconnected before removing the display.
3）The front panel assembly
Step 10. Remove the two screws securing the home button bracket to the display assembly, and use a plastic opening tool to pry the edge of the home button ribbon cable up.
1.3 mm Phillips #000 screw(Red mark in the following picture)
Note: we’d better Start prying from the left and going right may rip your ribbon cable. The contacts are well adhered to the front panel and should be peeled up first.
Step 11. Remove the home button ribbon cable from the front panel with a tweezer.
Step 12. Use your finger tip to lift the home button up fron the right corner, then use the tip of spudger to peel the home button off gently.
The home button assembly has been taken down.
Step 13. Remove two screws（marked in the picture） securing the upper component bracket to the display assembly.
One 4.2 mm Phillips #000 screw(Red mark)
One 2.3 mm Phillips #000 screw(Orange mark)
Step 14. Use the flat edge of a spudger to push the earpiece speaker bracket off the display assembly.
Step 15. Take off the earphone speaker from front panel.
Step 16. Using the pointed end of a spudger to gently peel the earpiece speaker contact cable up, and separate this portion of the camera and sensor cable from the adhesive below.
Step 17. Slide the tip of a spudger under the microphone to lift the cable out of its recess in the display assembly.
Note: you can also skip the next step(step 18), if you only replace the display assembly. Take off the lcd shield plate with front camera ans sensor cable directly.
Step 18. Carefully and gently peel the cable assembly off of the LCD shield plate to remove it from the display.
Note: From 16-18 step, during these processes, never peel the cable connectors with a strong hand, or you may do the harm to these cables. Because there is mild adhesive fixing the cables and front panel. If meet difficulty to remove it, you can use a heat tool to heat the front panel where the cables is fixed.
Step 19. Remove these screws(two shown in the following picture).
1.2 mm Phillips #000 screw (Four screws in total from two side of the lcd frame)
Step 20. next, remove the following screws shown in the following picture.
One at bottom of the display assembly near the home button opening(Red mark)
One at the top of the display near the cables(Orange mark)
Step 21. Take off the lcd shield plate, finally you get the display assembly only.
Then you can use the new screen assembly to reinstall the all iPhone 5c parts you tear down following these steps in return. During the reinstalling processes, you may need adhesive to fix the parts, surely the double faced adhesive tape is also OK.
Please gently to deal with all the parts, then you get a new screen iPhone 5c.
There are more cell phone replacement parts and repair guide at hytparts store, welcome your visit, if you are interested in.
If you want to change a new lcd screen for iPhone 5c color same as the back housing, you can visit: Colorful Replacement LCD Screen Digitizer Assembly with HomeButton for iPhone 5C
I sincerely hope this can also help you.