Bring back the beats by replacing a blown out speaker on your iPhone 5.

  1. If your display glass is cracked, keep further breakage contained and prevent bodily harm during your repair by taping the glass.
    • If your display glass is cracked, keep further breakage contained and prevent bodily harm during your repair by taping the glass.

    • Lay overlapping strips of clear packing tape over the iPhone's display until the whole face is covered.

      • This will keep glass shards contained and provide structural integrity when prying and lifting the display.

    • Wear safety glasses to protect your eyes from any glass shaken free during the repair.

  2. Before you proceed, discharge your iPhone battery below 25%. A charged lithium-ion battery can catch fire and/or explode if accidentally punctured.
    • Before you proceed, discharge your iPhone battery below 25%. A charged lithium-ion battery can catch fire and/or explode if accidentally punctured.

    • Power off your iPhone before beginning disassembly.

    • Remove the two 3.6 mm Pentalobe screws next to the Lightning connector.

    • In the following steps you will be pulling the display up out of the phone body. The display is composed of a glass screen and a plastic bezel with metal clips.

    • Regardless of the tool you use, you need to be sure you pull up the entire display.

    • If the glass begins to separate from the plastic, as shown in the first image, slide a plastic opening tool between the plastic frame and the metal phone body to pry the metal clips out of the case.

    • If you are reassembling a phone with a separated display bezel, you may want to place a thin strip of adhesive between the plastic bezel and the glass to keep the phone closed.

    • The next two steps demonstrate using the iSclack, a great tool for safely opening the iPhone 5 that we recommend for anyone doing more than one repair. If you aren't using the iSclack, skip to Step 6.

    • Close the handle on the iSclack, opening the suction-cup jaws.

    • Place the bottom of your iPhone in between the suction cups, against the plastic depth gauge.

      • The top suction cup should rest just above the home button.

    • Open the handles to close the jaws of the iSclack. Center the suction cups and press them firmly onto the top and bottom of the iPhone.

    • Hold onto your iPhone securely and close the handle of the iSclack to separate the suction cups, pulling the front panel up from the rear case.

    • The iSclack is designed to safely open your iPhone just enough to separate the pieces, but not enough to damage any cables.

    • Peel the two suction cups off your iPhone.

    • Skip the next three steps and continue on Step 9.

    • Press a suction cup onto the screen, just above the home button.

    • Be sure the cup is completely on the screen to get a tight seal.

    • If you're opening an iPhone with cracked glass, neatly lay a couple strips of packing tape across the front and squeeze out as many bubbles as you can. This will give the suction cup a surface to grab, and minimize the spread of broken glass.

    • Make sure the suction cup is firmly attached to the front panel assembly.

    • While holding the iPhone down with one hand, pull up on the suction cup to slightly separate the front panel assembly from the rear case.

    • Take your time and apply firm, constant force. The display assembly is a much tighter fit than most devices.

    • With a plastic opening tool, begin to gently pry the rear case down, away from the display assembly, while you pull up with the suction cup.

    • There are several clips attaching the front panel assembly to the rear case, so you may need to use a combination of the suction cup and plastic opening tool to free the front panel assembly.

    • Continue to pry up around the sides of the front panel assembly, detaching the clips along the left and right side.

    • Do not try to completely remove the front panel assembly from the rear case, as there are several ribbon cables still attached at the top of the iPhone.

    • Once the clips have been released on the bottom and sides of the front panel assembly, pull the bottom of the assembly away from the rear case.

    • Open the display to about a 90º angle, and lean it against something to keep it propped up while you're working on the phone.

      • Add a rubber band to keep the display securely in place while you work. This prevents undue strain on the display cables.

    • Remove the following two screws securing the metal battery connector bracket to the logic board:

      • One 1.8 mm Phillips screw

      • One 1.6 mm Phillips screw

    • Remove the metal battery connector bracket from the iPhone.

    • Use a plastic opening tool to gently pry the battery connector up from its socket on the logic board.

    • Be very careful to only pry up on the battery connector itself and not the socket on the logic board. If you pry up on the logic board socket or the board itself, you may destroy the socket or damage nearby components on the board.

    • Remove the following screws securing the front panel assembly cable bracket to the logic board:

      • Two 1.2 mm Phillips screws

      • One 1.6 mm Phillips screw

        • This screw tends to not be attracted to a magnetized screwdriver. Take care not to lose it when removing, and make sure it gets back into the right place—a magnetized screw may interfere with the compass.

    • Lift the display cable bracket toward the battery to unhook it, and remove it from the iPhone.

    • During reassembly, clip the left-hand hooks under the logic board and lower the bracket towards the outside of the phone.

    • Make sure the battery is disconnected before you disconnect or reconnect the cables in this step.

    • Use a plastic opening tool or a fingernail to disconnect the three front panel assembly cables:

      • Front-facing camera and sensor cable

      • LCD cable

      • Digitizer cable

        • When reassembling your phone, the LCD cable may pop off the connector. This can cause white lines, or nothing at all to appear when powering your phone back on. If that happens, simply reconnect the cable and power cycle your phone. The best way to power cycle your phone is to disconnect and reconnect the battery.

    • Remove the front panel assembly from the rear case.

    • Use the point of a spudger to pry up and disconnect the antenna cable from the logic board.

    • Remove the following screws securing the speaker enclosure to the rear case:

      • One 2.5 mm Phillips screw

      • One 1.5 mm Phillips screw

      • One 2.5 mm Phillips screw

      • One 2.7 mm standoff screw

        • Standoff screws are best removed using an iPhone Standoff Screwdriver Bit and driver handle.

        • In a pinch, a small flathead screwdriver will do the job—but use extra caution to ensure it doesn't slip and damage surrounding components.

    • Slide the point of a spudger underneath the spring contact flex cable below the battery and gently loosen it from the speaker enclosure.

    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry up and loosen the speaker enclosure from the rear case.

    • Pull the speaker enclosure out of its recess.

    • During reinstallation, be sure to slide the speaker enclosure underneath this metal washer.

    • Remove the small double-sided metal washer on the speaker enclosure and transfer it to the replacement part.


Compare your new replacement part to the original part. You may need to transfer remaining components or remove adhesive backings from the new part before installing.

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

Take your e-waste to an R2 or e-Stewards certified recycler.

Repair didn’t go as planned? Check out our iPhone 5 Answers community for troubleshooting help.

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Ok guys I replaced a iPhone 5C loud speaker. Turned the phone on. Now its a black screen with numbers on it. It wont boot up or show the apple.

Any ideas why it does this?

Mic - Responder

Step 2 Can I suggest that prior to any dismantling of the main component section that,when the front display has been set aside you take a photo of section containing battery etc.Print the photo you have just taken,then when you remove a screw place it on the corresponding position of the pictured screw.

louis hannah - Responder

Have run into a 5 that had it's power/volume flex replaced but now the phone is stuck in headphone mode. Tried a new speaker and a new dock/headphone jack assembly with no luck. Anyone have any ideas?

galihad - Responder

do not follow this guide! you will destroy your phone: no need to remove logic board for speaker replacement!!! skip to step 28!!!

beware ifixit can not fixit!

peter nordin - Responder

No need to remove battery or logic board. After disconnecting battery and removing screen, Do steps 26 and 27. Then remove the two stand-offs on the lower part of the logic board (shown in orange in step 30) and the screw on the far right of the logic board (bottom screw shown in red in step 30). Using a spudger, pop off the cellular data antenna (shown in step 21). Remove the screw on the bottom right securing the speaker in the frame and grounding the home button (this is the blue screw in step 34). You can carefully peel the lightning connector ground off the speaker (large flat ribbon on the bottom right. Then carefully peel the home button ground contact ribbon off the speaker on the left side. You can then gently slide the speaker out from under the logic board and replace it. Put tings back in reverse order. You can use a little piece of battery sticker to re-glue the home button ground contacts back to the left side of the speaker. No need to remove the data port or any other component.

Eric Metzger - Responder

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