PhoneRepair.com: The Supreme iPhone 6 Screen Replacement Guide

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What does this iPhone 6 screen replacement guide cover?

The supreme guide to iPhone 6 screen replacement 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 6 screen replacement

Use the iPhone 6 screen replacement method to repair a cracked or broken screen on an iPhone 6. The guide covers everything you need to do.

There are quite a few steps in this phone repair and it is quite tricky. You need to remove the front facing camera, LCD, speaker and home button. All of these pieces need to be removed from your broken iPhone screen and re-attached to the new display.

  • This guide is not to repair other iPhone 6 models, such as 6s, 6plus & 6s plus.

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Move On To Step 2

Remove the screws using the pentalobe screwdriver

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

Use your pentalobe screwdriver to remove the screws at the base of your phone – either side of the power charging port.

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

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Move On To Step 3

Apply the suction cup to the screen

Attach the suction cup to the screen.  Gently but firmly lift up. It’s easier to hold the phone down with 1 hand. Open the phone up.

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

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Move On To Step 4

Use the spudger if necessary

Tip: if you’re finding it difficult to open the phone up. Use the suction cup to lift. At the same time use your plastic spudger to gently split the screen from the frame. Then gently tease the screen and phone apart.

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

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Move On To Step 5

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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Move On To Step 6

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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Move On To Step 7

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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Move On To Step 8

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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Move On To Step 9

Start removing good components from the screen

The good working parts from the damaged screen need to be removed. They will be transferred to the new screen. Take out the 2 screws that are holding down the ear speaker and front camera assembly.

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

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Move On To Step 10

Remove the plastic washer

Locate the black plastic spacer which is under one of the screws you removed from the metal bracket. The black plastic spacer is located underneath the bracket so you can’t see it until the bracket is removed.

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

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Move On To Step 11

Remove the earpiece assembly

The bracket holding the earpiece speaker in place can now be removed. Be sure also to remove the earpiece speaker. It is held in place by the earpiece speaker bracket.

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

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Move On To Step 12

Remove the front camera assembly

You need to use the case opener tool to remove the camera assembly. Carefully remove the front camera assembly by prising it off the screen. It is held in by some adhesive.

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

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Move On To Step 13

Remove the front-facing camera and rear microphone assembly

Remove the front-facing camera and rear microphone assembly.

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

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Move On To Step 14

Remove the home button ribbon cable

Remove the 2 screws holding the home button ribbon cable in place.

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

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Move On To Step 15

Remove the ribbon cable from the screen

This is a very delicate step so exercise caution. The home button ribbon cable needs to be very carefully teased away from the screen. It is best to start on the right. Try and open the ribbon by prising it apart between the gold contact points.

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

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Move On To Step 16

Remove the home button

Now the ribbon cable has been removed. You can pry away the home button from the screen assembly.

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

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Move On To Step 17

Remove screws from the screen

There are 4 screws in total you need to remove. 2 screws are located on each side of the screen assembly.

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

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Move On To Step 18

Remove screws from LCD shield

Remove the 2 screws holding the LCD screen protector to the screen. Then remove the metal shield.

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

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Move On To Step 19

You are now left with the damaged screen

If your screen is damaged. You can now set it aside.

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

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You’re Done!

To reassemble your phone follow these steps in reverse order.

My iPhone 6 keeps randomly freezing. When it freezes it becomes unresponsive to touch. If I perform a soft reset by holding power + home, it will work for about 10-15 minutes. It has the original screen. I have had the screen swapped out to test if the screen is the problem but the same issue remains.

Phone Repair.com Expert Says: “Most likely this issue is caused by the Touch IC. You need to replace both Touch IC components. Unfortunately this is a well documented problem with the iPhone 6. It is a contentious issue not covered under Apple warrantee.”

My phone has several colored lines across the screen. Why is this and what can I do to fix this problem.

PhoneRepair.com Expert Says: “To make this iPhone screen repair , replace the front panel. You need a replacement glass LCD part, as your front panel is damaged.”

I had a battery charging problem with my iPhone. Whilst it was on charge the charging cable melted. I have restarted my phone and now all I see on the screen is the Apple logo on a white screen. What’s the problem and how can I fix it?

It sounds like you used a non-Apple charging cable.

As a result of the cable malfunction, the power IC probably got damaged.

The first step to check how to handle this problem is to hold the power and home button until the phone reboots. If it reboots you have fixed the issue.

If this doesn’t work, hold the power button for at least 5 seconds. Whilst holding the power button also hold the home button simultaneously for 15 seconds.  When the phone reboots and the Apple logo appears release the power button. Continue to hold the home button and wait for the “Connect To iTunes” direction to appear. Then restore your device.

If these steps do not work the charging system is malfunctioning. You should follow this guide to replace your battery. If the battery looks OK you may need to replace the power IC. This is very tricky and you may be best to take your phone to a cell phone repair centre.

I had my iPhone screen replaced after I smashed it. Now it keeps rebooting. It reboots when I answer a call or end a call. Sometimes it restarts when it is just lying on the side.

PhoneRepair.com Expert Says: “This sounds like a battery issue. This may be resolved by replacing the battery in your iphone. Random reboots and restarts are often caused by a faulty battery.”

Firstly turn off the phone. Turn it off by performing a soft reset.  Hold the on/off button and the home button together.

When you turn the phone on hold the on/off button and the volume up button. Hold these buttons until the phone displays the Apple icon. Then release the on/off button but do not release the volume up button.

Following this process should solve your issue.

I had the screen replaced on my iPhone 6. After the screen was replaced, the screen locked. There is a message on my phone which says, “Connect to iTunes”. When I connect to iTunes, a message tells me to unlock the iPhone with a code. I am stuck in this process how can I fix it?

This can be resolved as follows, if you’re situation meets the following conditions:

    1. The device does not have find my iPhone enabled.
    2. You do not know the username (Apple ID) and password.
    3. You not replaced the Touch ID / Home button.
    4. You have backed up the phone to iTunes or iCloud.

Follow these steps if you meet the previous conditions:

  1. Plug in your charging cable which is connected to your computer with iTunes.
  2. Turn off your phone
  3. Hold the power button and home button for 8 seconds
  4. Release the power button but hold the home button until the device is recognized by iTunes.