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Teardown difficulty:
Moderate

Recommended tools

Apple iPhone 5S Teardown

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Step 1

Using the key tool, open the SIM card slot and remove it.

Warning!

Do not push too hard this may cause damage.

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Step 2

Using a screwdriver (Star Shape 0.8mm Pentalobe), unscrew the 2 bolts on the end of the phone.

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Step 3

Lift the display module, disconnect the Home button connector on the PCB and open the module.

Warning!

It is necessary to lift the module carefully so as not to damage the FF cable of the Home button.

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Step 4

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew 4 bolts and remove the bracket holds of the connectors.

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Step 5

Remove the display.

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Step 6

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew the 7 bolts.

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Step 7

Disconnect connectors on the PCB.

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Step 8

Remove the PCB.

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Step 9

Parts in the housing / back cover / case.

Disassembly Video


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