Apple iPhone 8 Plus - Replacing the speaker

The speaker won’t play any music.

  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • 15 Steps
  • Medium
  • 60 min.
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Introduction

In this guide, we show you how to replace your iPhone 8 Plus defective speaker on your own. You need this repair if your phone doesn’t play music or only plays it quietly, or if your ring tone doesn’t play when you get calls.

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
  • Heat gun

    Heat gun

    You can use a heat gun to heat parts that are glued on so they’re easier to remove. In most cases, you can also use a hairdryer.

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  • 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
  • Tweezers

    Tweezers

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

    €16.00 at the iDoc store
  • Plastic prying tool

    Plastic prying tool

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

    €1.00 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
  • Y-type Y000 screwdriver

    Y-type Y000 screwdriver

    You need the right screwdriver for removing Y-type screws.

    €10.00 at the iDoc store

Required replacement part

  • iPhone 8 Plus Lautsprecher

    iPhone 8 Plus Lautsprecher

    Wenn dein iPhone 8 Musik oder Klingeltöne nicht oder nur so leise abspielt, dass sie kaum zu hören sind, brauchst du einen neuen Lautsprecher. Der Austausch des Lautsprechers hilft auch, wenn der Klang deines Smartphones metallisch oder verzerrt wirkt. So kannst du Lautsprecher-Anrufe, YouTube-Videos oder Musik auf deinem iPhone wieder richtig genießen.

    €10.00 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. Switching off your device

    iPhone 8 Plus - Switching off your device 01
    iPhone 8 Plus - Switching off your device 02
    1. Turn your iPhone off completely to avoid damaging it during the repair. Press the Sleep/Wake button for about three seconds until the slider labeled “power off” appears.
    2. Swipe it from left to right. Now your iPhone will shut down completely, which can take about ten seconds.
  2. Removing the enclosure screws

    iPhone 8 Plus - Removing the enclosure screws 01
    • 2 × 3,4mm Pentalob

    You need a pentalobe screwdriver (PL1) to open the iPhone 8 Plus.

    1. Remove the two pentalobe screws at the bottom of the enclosure. They’re to the right and left of the Lightning connector. Put the screws in the same section of your magnetic pad.
  3. Lifting the display

    iPhone 8 Plus - Lifting the display 01
    iPhone 8 Plus - Lifting the display 02
    iPhone 8 Plus - Lifting the display 03
    iPhone 8 Plus - Lifting the display 04
    iPhone 8 Plus - Lifting the display 05
    1. Put your iPhone 8 Plus on a soft, clean surface to avoid scratching the back.
    2. To lift the front panel, you need a suction cup, a hard plastic pick and a heat gun. If the screen is severely cracked, cover all of it with packing tape before you continue.
    3. The screen is glued to the frame. Use a heat gun to heat the outer edges of the display to about 60°C (140°F).
    4. Place the suction cup over the Home button (if possible) or next to it. While lifting the screen with the suction cup, insert the hard plastic pick between the aluminum frame and the display frame and then press down the aluminum frame. Because the display is glued on, you have to slide the pick all around the iPhone between the aluminum frame and the display frame. Don’t insert the pick too far on the side of the Sleep/Wake button, because this could damage the display's flex cables.
    5. Now use the pick to lever the display, so the tabs come out of the aluminum frame. Then you can unfold the display to the side.
    6. Lean the display to a stable object to avoid overbending the sensitive flex cables.

    If necessary, heat the outer edges of the display a few times. Don’t forget that the flex cables for the display are on the side of the Sleep/Wake button. After being opened, the iPhone 8 loses its warranty for protection against dust and spray water (IP 67 rating).

  4. Disconnecting the battery contact

    iPhone 8 Plus - Disconnecting the battery contact 01
    iPhone 8 Plus - Disconnecting the battery contact 02
    iPhone 8 Plus - Disconnecting the battery contact 03
    • 2 × 1,2 mm Phillips
    • 1 × 1,4 mm Phillips
    • 1 × 2,6 mm Phillips

    Before starting the repair, disconnect the battery contact to prevent short circuits and avoid accidentally turning on your device during the repair.

    1. Use a phillips screwdriver (Ph00) to remove the phillips screws. Then take off the cover. Put all the parts in the same section of your magnetic pad.
    2. Now carefully lift off the battery contact by inserting a plastic spudger slightly below the connector.
  5. Disconnecting the display contacts

    iPhone 8 Plus - Disconnecting the display contacts 01
    iPhone 8 Plus - Disconnecting the display contacts 02
    • Display Connector
    • Home Button Connector

    Use the spudger to disconnect the contacts for the display and Home button.

  6. Disconnecting the FaceTime contact

    iPhone 8 Plus - Disconnecting the FaceTime contact  01
    iPhone 8 Plus - Disconnecting the FaceTime contact  02
    iPhone 8 Plus - Disconnecting the FaceTime contact  03
    iPhone 8 Plus - Disconnecting the FaceTime contact  04
    iPhone 8 Plus - Disconnecting the FaceTime contact  05
    • 1 × 1,1 mm Y-Type
    • 1 × 0,9 mm Y-Type
    1. Use a Y-Type screwdriver (Y000) to remove the two Y-Type screws. Then take off the cover. Put all the parts in the same section of your magnetic pad.
    2. Using a spudger, carefully disconnect the FaceTime contact from the PCB.
    3. Now you can take off the display all the way.
  7. Removing the speaker

    iPhone 8 Plus - Removing the speaker  01
    iPhone 8 Plus - Removing the speaker  02
    iPhone 8 Plus - Removing the speaker  03
    iPhone 8 Plus - Removing the speaker  04
    iPhone 8 Plus - Removing the speaker  05
    iPhone 8 Plus - Removing the speaker  06
    • 1 × 1,1 mm Y-Type-Schraube
    • 1 × 3,3 mm Phillips-Schraube
    • 1 × 2,5 mm Phillips-Schraube
    • 2 × 1,2 mm Phillips-Schraube
    • 1 × 2,3 mm Phillips-Schraube
    • Antenna Connector
    1. Remove the Y-type screw and the two Phillips screws of the silver antenna cover and remove the cover.
    2. Carefully disconnect the coaxial antenna flex cable using the spudger.
    3. Now remove the Phillips screws that hold the speaker in place. The screws have different lengths. Keep the screws ordered, so you don't confuse them when reinstalling the speaker.
    4. Now carefully lift off the contact from the PCB by inserting a plastic spudger slightly below the connector.
    5. Now you can remove the speaker and the antenna flex cable.
  8. Prepare the new speaker

    iPhone 8 Plus - Prepare the new speaker 01
    iPhone 8 Plus - Prepare the new speaker 02
    iPhone 8 Plus - Prepare the new speaker 03

    Unstick the antenna from the speaker and reuse it for your spare part.

    1. You can heat it to remove it more easily.
    2. Use a steel spatula or tweezers to unstick the antenna.
    3. Stick the antenna to the same position on the new speaker.

    In the photos you see the iPhone 8, but the procedure is just the same for the iPhone 8 Plus.

  9. Inserting the speaker

    iPhone 8 Plus - Inserting the speaker  01
    iPhone 8 Plus - Inserting the speaker  02
    iPhone 8 Plus - Inserting the speaker  03
    iPhone 8 Plus - Inserting the speaker  04
    iPhone 8 Plus - Inserting the speaker  05
    iPhone 8 Plus - Inserting the speaker  06
    • 2 × 1,2 mm Phillips-Schraube
    • 1 × 2,3 mm Phillips-Schraube
    • Antenna Connectors
    • 1 × 1,1 mm Y-Type-Schraube
    • 1 × 3,3 mm Phillips-Schraube
    • 1 × 2,5 mm Phillips-Schraube
    1. Place the speaker back in its original position and press it towards the lower edge of the iPhone.
    2. Make sure to correctly position the antenna flex cable between the battery and the speaker.
    3. Now you can fasten the speaker using the Phillips screws.
    4. Position the coaxial antenna connector over its socket and slowly press down to connect.
    5. Reinsert the silver plate and fasten it using the Y-type screw and the two Phillips screws.
  10. Attaching a new frame sticker

    iPhone 8 Plus - Attaching a new frame sticker 01
    iPhone 8 Plus - Attaching a new frame sticker 02
    iPhone 8 Plus - Attaching a new frame sticker 03
    iPhone 8 Plus - Attaching a new frame sticker 04
    iPhone 8 Plus - Attaching a new frame sticker 05
    1. To make sure that the new frame sticker will really stick, remove all glue residue and dirt.
    2. Remove the first protective film layer of the frame sticker.
    3. Position the frame sticker carefully on one edge and attach it gradually. Make sure the frame sticker is positioned evenly and press it on.
    4. Remove the remaining layers of film.

    Please make sure the frame sticker is positioned correctly. Each corner has a different shape, which you can use for orientation.An iPhone repaired with a frame sticker will be protected against dust and spray water, but it will not be 100% waterproof!

  11. Connecting the FaceTime contact

    iPhone 8 Plus - Connecting the FaceTime contact 01
    iPhone 8 Plus - Connecting the FaceTime contact 02
    iPhone 8 Plus - Connecting the FaceTime contact 03
    iPhone 8 Plus - Connecting the FaceTime contact 04
    iPhone 8 Plus - Connecting the FaceTime contact 05
    • Facetime connector
    • 1 × 1,1 mm Y-Type
    • 1 × 0,9 mm Y-Type
    1. Loosely place the display on the frame and connect the FaceTime contact to the logic board.
    2. Place the FaceTime contact’s cover back into the iPhone and secure it with the three Phillips screws.
  12. Connecting the display

    iPhone 8 Plus - Connecting the display 01
    iPhone 8 Plus - Connecting the display 02
    iPhone 8 Plus - Connecting the display 03
    • Display Connector
    • Home Button Connector
    1. Connect the two contacts from the Home button and from the display to the logic board.
  13. Connecting the battery contact

    iPhone 8 Plus - Connecting the battery contact 01
    iPhone 8 Plus - Connecting the battery contact 02
    iPhone 8 Plus - Connecting the battery contact 03
    iPhone 8 Plus - Connecting the battery contact 04
    • Battery Connector
    • 2 × 1,2 mm Phillips
    • 1 × 1,3 mm Phillips
    • 1 × 2,6 mm Phillips
    1. Reconnect the the battery contact.
    2. Put the metal cover back into the iPhone and use the screws to secure it.
  14. Attaching the display

    iPhone 8 Plus - Attaching the display 01
    iPhone 8 Plus - Attaching the display 02
    1. Place the display on the edge of the frame and fold it onto the iPhone.
    2. Then press the entire display into the frame.

    You can also use plastic clamps or put the device between two books so the glue can bond better.

  15. Fastening the enclosure screws

    iPhone 8 Plus - Fastening the enclosure screws  01
    • 2 × 3,4mm Pentalobe
    1. Screw the two pentalobe screws to the left and right of the Lightning connector into the enclosure.
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