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  • iPhone 4S Screen Replacement Guide


    Although replacing the screen in your iPhone 4S is more difficult than that in the later models, it is easy nonetheless. Here we have outlined a guide to get your iPhone 4S back up and running.

     

    Get the kit: iPhone 4S Screen Replacement Kit

     

    The replacement kit contains everything required to complete the install yourself.

     

    Before beginning your install, we advise that you should backup your iPhone in iTunes so you can restore the device once the screen repair has been completed. Secondly, as you remove parts from the device, make note of them and lay them in the order in which you remove them to make reassembly easy.

     

    Note: We are currently in the process of recording screen replacement tutorial videos and all associated imagery and video will be uploaded shortly! Stay tuned to our socials for updates!

     

    Removing the iPhone 4S Screen

    Step 1: Remove sim tray from your device, if you have lost your original sim removal tool, simply unfold a paper clip and insert it into the hole on the side of your device.

    Step 2: Remove the two pentalobe screws from the bottom of the device with the pentalobe screwdriver provided in the iPhone 4S Screen Replacement Kit.

    Step 3: Turn the device over so the screen is facing the ground and slide the back off by pushing up towards the rear camera.

    Step 4: With the back removed, remove the screw holding down the battery connector. This battery connector will come away as you remove the screw by levering up and away from the phone. Now remove the battery by pulling the plastic transparent tab.

    Step 5: Now the battery is removed, Remove the 5 screws holding down the EMI shield.

    Step 6: There are 6 ribbon cables that now need to be disconnected, all of which are simply needing to be lifted gently off the circuit board. One cable will need to be disconnected after disconnecting all the other ribbons from the circuit board. There is also a screw at the top right of the device which will need to be unscrewed.

    Step 7: Remove the 3 screws in the middle to the left of the device and release the battery connector below by gently lifting up and away from the device.

    Step 8: Remove the screw located at the bottom right of the device and lever up the antenna cable on the left of the device so you can remove the antenna/speaker box up and out of the device.

    Step 9: Fold the long orange ribbon over to the left to reveal two more screws, unscrew these.

    Step 10: There are two screws at the top of the device, unscrew these. Lift the circuit board up and out of the device. Lever up the round part under orange ribbon you folded away before. Unscrew the 7 screws located on the inside edge of the device.

    Step 11: Run the pry tool included in the iPhone 4S Screen Replacement Kit along the join at the side of the screen to free it.

     

    Removing components from the screen

    Step 1: To remove the home button from your cracked screen, flick the connection on the right of the button up and peel the home button from the device. 

    Step 2: To remove the front camera, lever the metal shield and carefully lift the camera out with the earpeace.

     

    All done! Reverse the whole procedure for reassembly.

    Tutorial video & imagery coming soon! Stay tuned to our socials!

     

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