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iPhone 5S Screen Repair--Too Shattered to Suction

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iPhone 5s

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iPhone 5s LCD and Digitizer Replacement

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Moderate

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Brand new iPhone 5S fell off my 17-year-old daughter's dresser and hit a power strip. The screen was shattered badly.

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The shattered screen was too lumpy to get a grip on it with my IFIXIT suction cup. Even with tape applied, I could not get suction. So I could not complete the simple step of opening the phone.

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I epoxied two wooden trim strips directly to the face of the phone. I put them in position so they were hanging over the bottom edge of the phone. After 30 minutes of setting, I was able to pry up on the wood to remove the screen assembly. Finally I could continue with the repair, which went well. This is my 3rd iPhone screen replacement procedure. I'm not sure I would recommend this one for someone without experience with tiny flexes and connectors.

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Tweezers

$4.99

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iFixit Opening Tool

$1.99

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