Apple iPhone 5 - Replacing the display

The screen is broken or remains black.

  • iPhone 5
  • 15 Steps
  • Easy
  • 30 min.
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Introduction

In this guide, we show you how to replace your iPhone 5’s defective display unit. You need this repair if the glass is cracked, the touchscreen no longer responds to touch, or the LCD remains black or flickers.

Required tools

  • Hartplastik-Plektren

    Hartplastik-Plektren

    You need a flat but stable tool such as a pick to pry out parts that are glued in place.

    €1.00 at the iDoc store
  • For storing screws

    For storing screws

    We recommend storing your screws so you don’t mix up the various screws and small parts.

    €10.00 at the iDoc store
  • Menda ESD Spudger

    Menda ESD Spudger

    You need a flat plastic prying tool to disconnect the various plugs and connectors.

    €5.00 at the iDoc store
  • Tweezers

    Tweezers

    We recommend using tweezers to remove screws and various small parts from your device.

    €16.00 at the iDoc store
  • Steel Laboratory Spatula

    Steel Laboratory Spatula

    You need a flat and sturdy prying tool to disconnect glued parts.

    €7.00 at the iDoc store
  • Suction cup

    Suction cup

    A suction cup is perfect for lifting smooth surfaces such as displays or rear glass panels.

    €2.00 at the iDoc store
  • Pentalobe PL1 screwdriver

    Pentalobe PL1 screwdriver

    You need the right screwdriver for removing pentalobe PL1 screws.

    €10.00 at the iDoc store
  • Phillips PH00 screwdriver

    Phillips PH00 screwdriver

    You need the right screwdriver for removing PH00 screws.

    €10.00 at the iDoc store

Required replacement part

  • iPhone 5 Display Schwarz

    iPhone 5 Display Schwarz

    Ersetze ihn einfach durch einen neuen. Wenn dein Displayglas zersprungen ist, der Touchscreen nicht mehr funktioniert oder das LCD schwarz bleibt oder flackert, schafft das Ersatzteil schnell Abhilfe. Das leuchtstarke LCD sorgt auch bei Sonneneinstrahlung für eine konsistente Ausleuchtung. Dieses neue Display verfügt außerdem über stabile Steckverbindungen, um das Anbringen der LCD- und Touchscreen-Kabel auf den Steckern zu erleichtern. Wie immer haben wir das Ersatzteil getestet, um sicherzustellen, dass es unserem hohen Qualitäts- und Funktionalitätsstandard gerecht wird.

    €29.00 at the iDoc store
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Getting started

If you get stuck or have questions, you can post a comment for each step. We’d be happy to help.

15 steps
  1. Removing the enclosure screws

    iPhone 5 - Removing the enclosure screws 01
    1. You need a pentalobe screwdriver to open the iPhone 5.
    2. Remove the two pentalobe screws at the bottom of the enclosure. They are located to the right and left of the Lightning connector. LPut the screws in the same compartment of your organizer tray.
      2 x 3.6 mm pentalobe screws
  2. Lifting the display

    iPhone 5 - Lifting the display 01
    iPhone 5 - Lifting the display 02
    iPhone 5 - Lifting the display 03
    iPhone 5 - Lifting the display 04
    iPhone 5 - Lifting the display 05
    1. Put your iPhone 5 on a soft, clean surface to avoid scratching the back.
    2. To lift the front panel, you need a suction cup and the hard plastic pick. If the screen is severely cracked, cover all of it with packing tape.
    3. Place the suction cup over the Home button (if possible) or next to it (see figure 1). While lifting the screen with the suction cup, insert the hard plastic pick between the aluminum frame and the display frame and press down the aluminum frame. Also use the hard plastic pick to raise the screen (see figures 2 and 3). This usually takes several attempts.
    4. As soon as you can lift the screen a little bit (see figure 4), you have to carefully work your way around the outside until it’s loosened on both sides (see figure 5).
    5. Once the display is fully detached, you can flip it up at the Home button. Note that the display cables are still connected to the logic board (see next step).
  3. Disconnecting the connectors

    iPhone 5 - Disconnecting the connectors 01
    iPhone 5 - Disconnecting the connectors 02
    1. First remove the three Phillips screws from the silver cover (see figure 1). Put the screws in the same compartment of your organizer tray.
      2 x 1.2 mm Phillips screws
      1 x 1.7 mm Phillips screw (not magnetic)
    2. Now you can disconnect the following three connectors (see figure 2). Be very careful.
    3. Place the pointed tip of the spudger very slightly below the contact and lift it up. Make sure you don’t break off the resistors that are soldered onto the logic board. In later batches of phones, the resistors are protected by a black plastic film.
      LCD
      Touchscreen
      Front camera/sensor/earpiece
    4. Testing the new display
      • Temporarily connect the new display assembly.
      • Start the iPhone and check whether the LCD and touchscreen work properly. Make sure the connectors are securely plugged in to the connections. If not, the display will remain black or stripes will appear on it.
      • If the display you want to install already has a proximity sensor, earpiece and front camera, skip to step 13.
      • If the display is slightly yellow, see the last step in this manual.
  4. Removing the earpiece

    iPhone 5 - Removing the earpiece 01
    iPhone 5 - Removing the earpiece 02
    iPhone 5 - Removing the earpiece 03
    1. The earpiece is on the back of the display unit. Remove the two Phillips screws from the cover on the earpiece (see figure 1) and put them in the same compartment of your organizer tray.
      1 x 4.1 mm Phillips screw
      1 x 2.2 mm Phillips screw
    2. Now take off the cover and put it with the screws you removed before (see figure 2).
    3. Then uncover the earpiece (see figure 3) so you can remove it with your fingers.
  5. Removing the front camera/sensor

    iPhone 5 - Removing the front camera/sensor 01
    iPhone 5 - Removing the front camera/sensor 02
    1. Remove the cable set. It’s lightly glued to the sensors. Carefully pull it off of them using the laboratory spatula (see figure 1).
    2. Now you can remove the cable set with your fingers (see figure 2). Only the ambient microphone is still loosely attached.
  6. Removing the rear panel

    iPhone 5 - Removing the rear panel 01
    1. Now remove the six Phillips screws that hold the metal cover in place and put them in the same compartment of your organizer tray.
      1 x 2.7 mm Phillips screw
      4 x 1.2 mm Phillips screws
      1 x 1.6 mm Phillips screw
  7. Removing the Home button

    iPhone 5 - Removing the Home button 01
    iPhone 5 - Removing the Home button 02
    iPhone 5 - Removing the Home button 03
    1. Remove the two equally sized Phillips screws and put them in the same compartment of your organizer tray (see figure 1).
      2 x 1.4 mm Phillips screws
    2. Carefully insert the laboratory spatula below the cable set, which is generally glued in place, to detach it (see figure 2).
    3. Then pull off the cable set.
    4. The Home button is glued to the screen from the inside. Carefully remove the rubber coating using the spudger (see figure 3). You can also press in the Home button from the front side.
  8. Preparing the new display

    iPhone 5 - Preparing the new display 01
    iPhone 5 - Preparing the new display 02
    1. Not all available displays have the same features. If necessary, you’ll have to take some of the following parts from your old display before installing the new screen (see figure 1):
      • Front camera bracket (lightly glued in place)
      • Sensor bracket (lightly glued in place)
      • Black plastic cover
    2. You can also reuse two stickers (see figure 2).
  9. Installing the Home button

    iPhone 5 - Installing the Home button 01
    iPhone 5 - Installing the Home button 02
    1. Now reinstall the Home button (see figure 1). Make sure it’s positioned evenly on the other side.
    2. Now put the cover back on and screw it in place (see figure 2).
      2 x 1.4 mm Phillips screws
  10. Attaching the rear panel

    iPhone 5 - Attaching the rear panel 01
    1. Now place the silver rear panel on the back of the new display and screw it in place.
      1 x 2.7 mm Phillips screw
      4 x 1.2 mm Phillips screws
      1 x 1.6 mm Phillips screw
  11. Installing the camera/sensor cable set

    iPhone 5 - Installing the camera/sensor cable set 01
    iPhone 5 - Installing the camera/sensor cable set 02
    1. First put the ambient microphone in the little black groove (see figure 1).
    2. Then attach the front camera and the sensor to the corresponding brackets (see figure 2).
  12. Installing the earpiece

    iPhone 5 - Installing the earpiece 01
    iPhone 5 - Installing the earpiece 02
    iPhone 5 - Installing the earpiece 03
    1. Put the earpiece back in its original position (see figure 1). Then put the cover back on (see figure 2).
    2. Now fasten the Phillips screws (see figure 3). Make sure the front camera is centered on the front of the display. Move it slightly if necessary.
      1 x 4.1 mm Phillips screw
      1 x 2.2 mm Phillips screw

    Note that the screws aren’t the same length. If you mix them up, a screw will press against the display glass from the inside and damage it.

  13. Attaching the display

    iPhone 5 - Attaching the display 01
    iPhone 5 - Attaching the display 02
    iPhone 5 - Attaching the display 03
    1. Now reconnect the connectors (see figure 1). The LCD connector sometimes comes undone when you connect the touchscreen connector.
      LCD
      Touchscreen
      Front camera/sensor/earpiece
    2. Start your iPhone as soon as the connectors are securely attached. Check the function of the LCD, touchscreen, proximity sensor, front camera and earpiece.
    3. Now attach the cover and screw it in place (see figure 2).
      2 x 1.2 mm Phillips screws
      1 x 1.7 mm Phillips screw (not magnetic)
    4. Then carefully fold down the screen. Make sure that the edge of the screen where the cables are clicks into place properly. Now carefully press the screen on toward the Home button until it’s properly installed in the frame. (See figure 3).
  14. Fastening the enclosure screws

    iPhone 5 - Fastening the enclosure screws 01
    1. Now screw in the two pentalobe screws at the bottom of the enclosure.
      2 x 3.6 mm pentalobe screws
  15. Optional: Correct the color temperature of the display

    iPhone 5 -  Optional: Correct the color temperature of the display 01

    Since iOS 10, the color temperature of the display can be adjusted.

    • open "Settings"> "General"> "Accessibility"> "Display Accommondations"
    • select "Colour Filters"
    • activate "Colour Filters"
    • select the filter "Colour Tint"
    • the color intensity can be adjusted with a slider
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