Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus both boast of a beautiful and big display as their edge over other smartphones. However, a broken or damaged screen can make these phones totally unusable.
Replacing iPhone 6 screens is costly. Such services from third party vendors even cost higher than any Apple care+ service. The most economical option would be to replace the iPhone yourself. Many feel that replacing the screen is a tough job. On the contrary, the process of replacing your iPhone 6 screen is relatively easy. All it requires is a few tools and a lot of attention.
FabHow will provide you with step by step instructions on how to replace your iPhone 6 screen yourself.
Things you’ll need:
- Few small bowls
- Some brushes
- Rubber gloves
- A suction cup
- Plastic pry tools and guitar pick
- Screwdriver: generic, Phillips, pentalobe
- New LCD panel
Steps for removing the LCD panel:
- Power off your iPhone. Remove the pentalobe screws and set these two screws aside in a bowl. It is not a problem if they mix up, as they are the same.
- Remove the broken screen. By using the suction cup, guitar pick, and the plastic pry tool, you can easily pull out the broken screen of your iPhone. Be wary of the amount of pressure you apply during this process as too much pressure can damage the logic board.
Put a transparent packaging tape over the screen, and then use the suction cup to pull out the screen. Pull it up by using the rings of the suction cup, and use plastic pry tools to open it smoothly from below, while trying to insert a pick in the corner. Gently pull the screen from sides, not from the front.
- Remove the metallic cover. The metallic cover has five screws, which need to be removed very safely by using Philips screwdriver. Store the screws in another bowl to avoid mix up of screws.
- Remove all four flex cables by using the flat end and pry tool. Once the cables are removed, the LCD panel will come off easily. Clean the connectors using brush for the front panel assembly.
- Remove the proximity shield, ear speaker and front camera flex cable.
- Use the pointed end of the tool to remove the single cable, which is connecting the Touch ID and the Home button assembly. Then, remove the LCD shield.
Steps for reassembling the LCD panel:
- Affix the shield to the new panel. Take a new shield and clean it using a brush to remove any dirt, then, place it on the new LCD screen. Take the Philips screw and fix them up again accordingly.
- Next step is to reattach the home screen panel with the help of plastic pry tool.
- Put the proximity shield, ear speaker, and front camera flex cable in the reverse method accordingly. Reassemble the metallic covers too.
- Take the pentalobe screws and fix them up. After that, turn your phone on and check the screen by testing touch screen functions. Do not forget to test the touch Id.
- Protect your screen from scratches by affixing a good quality screen guard to your newly installed screen.