iPhone 5 Water Damage Guide

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The supreme guide to iPhone 5 water damage covers.

  • A step by step guide , so that you can repair your phone.
  • A description of all of the repair tools and part suppliers.
  • An overview of Apple repair services.
  • Also an overview of 3rd party repair options.

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Before you start – iPhone 5 water damage

Use the iPhone 5 water damage guide to repair a liquid or water damaged phone. The guide covers everything you need to do.

First of all the guide covers drying the phone. Then we cover taking the phone apart. It is often necessary to change the battery of a water damaged phone.

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Externally dry the phone

Wipe off any liquid on the exterior of the phone. Then gently shake the phone to clear ports and sockets. You can also blow into the ports and any open spaces to remove all liquids.

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Dry the phone with silica gel

To dry with silica gel, place the iPhone in a sealed plastic bag containing 10-15 packets of Silica gel. Leave the phone for at least 48 hours.

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Optional Steps

If you wish to swap out the battery

Remove the screen screws using the pentalobe screwdriver

Switch the power off and make sure you have the right tools (see guide below). You also need a newbattery. If you wear spectacles, grab your glasses! Without these essentials you can’t complete this cell phone repair.

Remove the screen using the pentalobe screwdriver.

  • This guide is not to repair other iPhone 5 models, such as 5s & 5c.

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Apply the suction cup to the screen

Place the suction cup onto the screen. Place it lower down near the home button. Gently pull upward, so you can see the gap between the frame.

  • This guide is not to repair other iPhone 5 models, such as 5s & 5c.

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Gently work the phone screen open

Gently use the case opener tool. Work it around the gap until it becomes loose.

  • This guide is not to repair other iPhone 5 models, such as 5s & 5c.

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Remove the screws attaching the battery connector

The screen needs to be pulled back. Be careful not to pull it too far. This is because the cables are still attached. Take out the next 3 screws, including the 2 screws that are holding the battery connector down.

  • This guide is not to repair other iPhone 5 models, such as 5s & 5c.

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Remove the battery connector

The battery connector shield is now loose. Remove the 3 screws and keep them safe. Now take the shield out.

  • This guide is not to repair other iPhone 5 models, such as 5s & 5c.

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Disconnect the logic board

Using the case opener tool, disconnect the battery. Above that you will find the cables connecting the LCD, digitzer and the front board assembly. They all need to be disconnected from the logic board.

  • This guide is not to repair other iPhone 5 models, such as 5s & 5c.

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Remove the screen

All of the required procedures to enable you to remove the screen have been completed. It is now safe to remove the damaged screen. If it is cracked be careful!

  • This guide is not to repair other iPhone 5 models, such as 5s & 5c.

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Remove the battery from the iPhone

There is a transparent plastic tab attached to the battery. Pull this to remove the iPhone battery. You will be pulling the battery away from the adhesive attaching it to the iPhone.

If the glue is particularly sticky you may carefully warm it to loosen it. This is best done with a hair dryer.

  • This guide is not to repair other iPhone 5 models, such as 5s & 5c.

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Carefully prise the battery out

Use your spudger to carefully prise around the battery. You are trying to prise the battery away from the adhesive holding it to the phone. DO NOT prise around the logic board as this can damage the iPhone.

  • This guide is not to repair other iPhone 5 models, such as 5s & 5c.

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Now remove the battery

You can now remove the battery from the iPhone 5.

Take care when putting the new battery into the device. The replacement battery must sit snugly in the case of your device.

For best results let your battery drain to 10% then charge to 100%. This trains the battery for top performance.

  • This guide is not to repair other iPhone 5 models, such as 5s & 5c.

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You’re Done!

To Reassemble Your Device Follow The Steps Above In Reverse Order.