iPhone 8 Plus Screen Replacement Guide | How To Repair Tutorial

BEFORE BEGINNING THE IPHONE 8 PLUS SCREEN REPAIR PROCESS PROCESS MAKE SURE TO HAVE ALL THE NECESSARY REPLACEMENT PARTS AND TOOLS

Do you find yourself taking your phone to the mall for screen replacements all the time? What if I tell you that you can save some serious money by fixing it yourself?

Sure, you might have to get the tools at first but keep in mind that you can use them every time. Heck maybe you can fix other people’s phones for some quick cash… and be the hero of the day!


 

Step 1 Hold the power/sleep button down on the right side until “slide to power off” shows up on the screen. Slide the arrow from left to right.
NOTE: If the digitizer is not functioning, tap the volume up, then volume down, then press and hold the power button, once you see the apple logo continue to hold until the screen becomes dark and release.
NOTE: If the power button does not function: Go to the Settings Icon General -Accessibility –Assistive Touch slide it to ON. A white bubble will appear on the screen. Touch the bubble –Touch device –press and hold “Lock Screen” until the “slide to power off” drops down, and then slide the arrow from left to right.

Step 2 Remove the two Pentalobe screws located to the left and right of the charging port.
Two 3.34 mm Pentalobe Screws.

Step 3 Although not required, it is recommended to pre-heat the display to loosen the adhesive between the frame and the bezel.

Step 3 (Cont.) Place the iSclackjust above the home button and off to the side as shown.
NOTE: If the screen is shattered, place 2 to 3 pieces of packing tape over the shattered glass to form a flat suction surface.

Step 3 (Cont.) Begin squeezing the iSclackhandles to being creating a gap between the bezel and the frame. Insert a plastic pry-tool or iPlastixbetween the gap to begin breaking the adhesive seal.
* Using any metal tools risks scratching the frame.

Step 3 (Cont.) Run the iPlastixor Guitar pick up the left side of the frame to release the adhesive from between the frame and bezel.

READ PLEASE! The cables for the flex cable are located on the RIGHT side as shown in the photo.

Step 3 (Cont.) Run the iPlastixor Guitar pick up the right side of the frame to release the adhesive from between the frame and bezel.

Step 4 Run the iPlastixor Guitar pick across the top of the frame to break the adhesive seal.

Step 5 Open the display assembly away from the frame like a book to access the cables and brackets making sure the display is set onto the frame itself to prevent over-stretching and damaging any of the cables.

Step 6 The cable retaining plate next to the bottom. Remove the four Phillips screws and set aside.
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Step 7 Remove the flex cable retaining plate.

Step 8 CAUTION: Be careful to only pry up the battery connector and not to pry up the socket on the logic board. If you pry up on the logic board socket, you may break the connector entirely.
Using the pointed end of the nylon spudger to lift from under the battery cable’s metal edge and disconnect the batteryflex cable from the connector.

Step 9 Using the flat end of the nylon spudger carefully get just under the metal top of the LCD/Digitizer flex cable and disconnect the cable from the logic board.

Step 10 Using the flat end of the nylon spudger carefully get just under the metal top of the Home button/Force touch flex cable and disconnect the cable from the logic board.

Step 11 Slide the display assembly slightly toward the bottom to get clear access to the camera retaining bracket at the upper right corner of the phone. Remove the two Tri-wing head screws using the Y00 screwdriver.
One 1.3mm Tri-wing screw. One 1.0mm Tri-wing screw.

Step 12 Remove the front-facing camera cable retaining plate.

Step 13 Disconnect the front-facing camera flex cable from the logic board. The area shown is the safest area to not accidentally damage any logic board components.

Step 14 Remove the display assembly from the iPhone.
Note: There are several items that will be transferred from the old display assembly to the new display assembly.

Remove Frame adhesive Remove all frame to bezel adhesive on the inner perimeter of the frame using a plastic pry-tool or nylon spudger.
• DO NOT use any metal tools this can scratch or damage the frame.
• Be careful when removing the adhesive, if the tool slips you could potentially cause irreparable damage.

Step 15 Remove the five Phillips screws securing the ear speaker/camera bracket to the display assembly using a #00 Phillips screwdriver.

Step 16 Remove the ear speaker retaining bracket.

Step 17 Gently lift the front-facing camera up and fold over to the left to expose the ear speaker.
** Try not to touch the lens of the camera, skin oils can make the photos blurry if left on the lens.

Step 18 Remove the ear speaker.

Step 19 Turn the display assembly over and heat the indicated area with a hot air or set on heater plate to loosen the proximity sensor from its bracket on the underside.

Step 20 The ambient light sensor is located on the Left side of the area shown. Lift the ambient light sensor free from the display aseembly

Step 21 The proximity sensor is located on the right side of the display as shown.
Lift the Proximity sensor free from the display assembly.

Step 22 NOTE: BEFORE you start sliding the tool underneath, look very closely and ensure you are UNDER the cable and not in between the two halves of the cable.
Carefully use an iPlastixor similar tool to get underneath the outer edge of the front facing camera cable.

Step 23 Continue to slide under the microphone to break the adhesive loose.
DO NOT PULL the cable you will most likely tear it.

Step 24 Continue to slide under the cable to break the adhesive under the ear speaker contacts
DO NOT PULL the cable you will most likely tear it.

Step 25 Remove the front-facing camera and set aside.

Step 26 Remove the four tri-wing screws holding the home button retaining bracket in place using a Y00 screwdriver.
Note: The home button is screwed to the retaining plate, take caution to not allow the home button flex cable to be ripped or torn.

Step 27 Remove the Home button retaining bracket.

Step 28 CAUTION: The home button flex cable within the display Is not adhered to the bezel and is free floating. Take extreme caution disconnecting the home button flex cable from the home button extension cable.
Using 2 spudger’shold the bottom cable down while separating the top cable.

Step 29 Spread the two cables open.
The connector in silver shown here is part of the backlight assembly.
The gold connector is part of the physical home button cable.

Step 30 Heat the display in the area shown to assist in loosening the adhesive that is holding the home button flex cable to the bezel.

Step 31 ** If the home button flex cable is damaged this will render the phone unusable as the home button with flex cable CAN NOT be replaced and retain fingerprint scanning.
Using iPlastixor equivalent GENTLY slide under the home button flex cable to separate it from the bezel.

Step 32 The home button with flex cable will come out on the front side of the display.

Reassembly

TO ASSEMBLY THE NEW SCREEN FOLLOW THE SAME STEPS IN REVERSE ORDER.


BEFORE BEGINNING THE IPHONE 8 PLUS SCREEN REPAIR PROCESS PROCESS MAKE SURE TO HAVE ALL THE NECESSARY REPLACEMENT PARTS AND TOOLS

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