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Follow the steps in this guide to replace the Lightning connector flex cable in an iPhone. This flex cable includes the Lightning connector, headphone jack, dual microphones, and spring contacts for the Taptic Engine and loudspeaker.

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    • Insert a SIM card eject tool or a paperclip into the small hole in the SIM card tray.

    • Press to eject the tray.

    • This may require a significant amount of force.

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    • Remove the SIM Card tray assembly from the iPhone.

    • When reinserting the SIM card, ensure that it is in the proper orientation relative to the tray.

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    • Before disassembling your iPhone, discharge the 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 3.4 mm P2 Pentalobe screws on the bottom edge of the iPhone, next to the Lightning connector.

  4. iPhone 6s Lightning Connector Assembly Replacement, Opening Procedure: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • Optionally, apply mild heat to the lower edge of the iPhone using an iOpener or hair dryer for about a minute.

    • Heat softens the adhesive securing the display, making it easier to open.

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    • Opening the display on the 6s separates a thin strip of adhesive around the perimeter of the display. If you prefer to replace the adhesive, have a set of new adhesive strips ready before you continue. It's possible to complete the repair without replacing the adhesive, and you probably won't notice any difference in functionality.

    • Apply a suction cup to the lower left corner of the display assembly.

    • Take care not to place the suction cup over the home button.

    • If your display is badly cracked, covering it with a layer of clear packing tape may allow the suction cup to adhere. Alternatively, very strong tape may be used instead of the suction cup. If all else fails, you can superglue the suction cup to the broken screen.

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    • Pull up on the suction cup with firm, constant pressure to create a slight gap between the front panel and rear case.

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

    • Pulling too hard may damage the display assembly. Apply just enough pressure to create a small gap between the display assembly and the rear case.

    • If you have any trouble, heat the front of the iPhone using an iOpener, hair dryer, or heat gun until it's slightly too hot to touch. This will help soften the adhesive securing the edges of the display.

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    • There is a notch on the underside of the display, just above the headphone jack. This is the safest place to begin prying the phone open.

    • Place the flat edge of a spudger into the gap between the screen and rear case, directly above the headphone jack.

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    • Twist the spudger to widen the gap between the front panel assembly and the rest of the phone.

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    • Insert the flat end of the spudger on the left side of the phone, between the display assembly and rear case.

    • Slide the spudger up the side of the phone to separate the adhesive and pop the clips free.

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    • Remove the spudger and reinsert it on the bottom edge, where you pried the phone open.

    • Slide the spudger to the right, along the bottom edge of the phone.

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    • Slide the spudger up the right side to continue separating the adhesive and popping the display clips free from the iPhone.

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    • Use the suction cup to open the display, breaking the last of the adhesive.

    • Don't open the display more than 90º, as it is still connected at the top by three cables that may break if stretched.

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    • Pull up on the nub on the top side of the suction cup to remove it from the front panel.

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    • Gently grasp the display assembly and lift it up to open the phone, using the clips at the top of the front panel as a hinge.

    • 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.

    • In a pinch, you can use an unopened canned beverage to hold the display.

    • Remove two Phillips screws securing the battery connector bracket, of the following lengths:

    • One 2.9 mm screw

    • One 2.2 mm screw

    • Throughout this repair, keep track of each screw and make sure it goes back exactly where it came from to avoid damaging your iPhone.

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    • Remove the battery connector bracket from the iPhone.

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    • Use the point of a spudger to disconnect the battery connector by prying it straight up from the logic board.

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    • Push the battery connector away from the logic board until it stays separated from its socket, so as to avoid any accidental connection to the battery while you work.

  18. iPhone 6s Lightning Connector Assembly Replacement, Front Panel Assembly: step 19, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the following four Phillips screws securing the display cable bracket:

    • Three 1.2 mm screws

    • One 2.8 mm screw

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    • Remove the display cable bracket.

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    • Use a spudger or a clean fingernail to disconnect the front camera flex cable by prying it straight up from its socket on the logic board.

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    • Disconnect the digitizer cable by prying it straight up from its socket on the logic board.

    • When reconnecting the digitizer cable, do not press the center of the connector. Press one end of the connector, then press the opposite end. Pressing in the center of the connector can bend the component and cause digitizer damage.

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

    • Disconnect the display cable by prying it straight up from its socket on the logic board.

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    • Use the point of a spudger to lift and disconnect the antenna cable from the bottom end of the logic board.

    • To reconnect antenna cables like these to the socket, carefully align the connector to the socket, then use the flat end of a spudger to press down. It should click in place. If not, check for alignment. Do not use excessive force.

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    • Use the point of a spudger to lift up and disconnect the Lightning connector ribbon cable from its socket on the logic board.

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    • If you are following this guide to replace the Lightning connector, you can choose to keep the antenna cable connected and skip this step and the next one. Be very careful not to strain the delicate antenna cable when you move the loudspeaker around.

    • Use the point of a spudger to lift and disconnect the antenna cable from its socket near the top of the logic board.

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    • Carefully lift the antenna cable and de-route it from the edge of the phone. Use the point of a spudger to help lift the cable to free it from the retaining clips.

    • If the cable does not have enough room to lift up, loosen this Phillips screw securing the logic board so that the board can give more wiggle room.

    • Be sure to re-tighten this screw during re-installation.

    • During re-installation, be sure to route the antenna cable underneath the logic board corner.

    • During re-installation, you can also re-insert the SIM card tray after re-routing the antenna cable.

    • If you feel any resistance, stop and make sure that the tray isn't snagging the antenna cable.

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

    • Two 2.6 mm screws

    • One 2.3 mm screw

    • This screw may be covered by some tape.

    • One 2.3 mm screw

    • This screw is different from the prior one. Be sure not to mix the two together.

    • One 3.0 mm screw

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    • Insert the flat end of a spudger between the long edge of the speaker module and the case wall.

    • Pry gently to loosen the speaker module.

    • Once the module is loose, lift and remove the speaker module from the phone.

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    • Remove the two 1.5 mm Phillips screws securing the Taptic Engine to the rear case.

    • Remove the Taptic Engine.

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    • Remove the following eight Phillips screws:

    • Two 2.9 mm screws over the headphone jack

    • One 3.7 mm screw over the headphone jack bracket

    • Two 1.4 mm screws on the edge of the iPhone

    • Two 1.9 mm screws on either side of the Lighting connector

    • One 3.0 mm screw to the left of the connector

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    • Remove the plastic microphone bracket.

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    • Heat an iOpener and apply it to the back of the phone near the bottom edge for one minute.

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    • Insert a plastic opening pick between the edge of the rear case and the Lightning connector flex cable.

    • Press the pick underneath the flex cable to break up the adhesive holding it in place.

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    • Insert the flat end of a spudger between the Lightning connector assembly and rear case to break up the remaining adhesive.

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    • Use an opening tool to separate the microphones from the bottom edge of the rear case.

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    • Insert the point of a spudger into the headphone jack and push to loosen the jack from the rear case.

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    • Remove the Lightning connector assembly.

    • If your replacement part does not come with a gasket, use tweezers to remove it from the old part and transfer it onto the replacement part.

    • Before installing or replacing the Lightning connector assembly, use a plastic tool to scour any bits of adhesive residue from the rear case behind the cable.

Conclusão

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 6s Answers community for troubleshooting help.

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the reason is the antenna is connected to the loud speaker but you can lay it out of the way, remember do not rip the cable that is attached to the speaker

Wilson Gilley - Responder

Can you just plug the new assembly in to check it, before going through the whole installation?

cropcord76 - Responder

ya man, just be careful, make sure battery is disconnected before connecting or disconnecting anything

Andrew -

I did this repair and everything went fine. The user now has issues with callers hearing them. Is there a cover/sticker over the microphone on the ifixit replacement part? Speaker works and he can talk on speaker phone with no issues. Any ideas?

bofootball57 - Responder

Did you pull the old adhesive off before reinstalling using the new adhesive? Did you align each mic correctly?

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