iPhone 6 Plus screen repair (Part 3)

Taking the iPhone 6 Plus display assembly apart

Seeing that the glue can no longer cleanly fix the cracked screen, I decided to order a 3rd party replacement display assembly for my iPhone 6 Plus. Currently, they're pretty expensive - easily fetching more than US$300 with shipping cost extra - and some sellers don't really have them in stock or ask for more money once you pay the listed price. In my case, it took me three tries to get one shipped, paying about $260 for the display and $35 for shipping.

With the replacement in hand, I started disassembling the phone. After removing two pentalobe screws on the bottom and lifting the screen with a suction cup, I was able to easily disconnect the display assembly from the rest of the phone. All I needed to do was to take off the five screws holding the cable bracket, and then carefully disconnect the four cables from the display assembly.

Parts separated from the display assembly

But there were a lot of modules on the display assembly that had to be separated. They did not come with the replacement display, so they had to be re-used. And in the case of the home button, the integrated Touch ID sensor is uniquely paired with the phone and any replacement will not have the fingerprint sensing enabled due to security reasons.

So I carefully removed the earpiece speaker and the front-side camera & sensor assembly on top, and then the home button on the bottom. Where they were stuck using adhesives, I used a heat gun at a setting of 50C (122F) to loosen them.

Shield plate separated from the display assembly

Also, the shield plate did not come with the replacement either, so that had to be removed as well. This involved unscrewing eight screws first, and then carefully separating the bottom end of the Touch ID data cable on the plate, which was stuck on the display assembly with an adhesive. Heat gun had to be used generously.

3rd party replacement display assembly for iPhone 6 Plus

With all the removable parts separated from the original display assembly, I took out the replacement out of the box to start reassembling.

Plastic holders for the camera and ambient light sensor

Before using the replacement display, some work had to be done. Important parts like these plastic holders for the modules were missing, but hey were hard to remove from the original one. Instead of risking damage, I bought them from other suppliers.

Extra parts ready to be placed on the display assembly

Once the earpiece speaker grill and the holders for the camera and sensors were ready, I looked at the original display and saw how they were placed.

Extra parts installed on the replacement display assembly

Then I put the parts at the right location and orientation, and glued them onto the display assembly.

Original display assembly on the left, 3rd party replacement on the right

Finally, the replacement display assembly could take the place of the original. I started putting everything back together - the shield plate, home button, camera, speaker, and sensors.

Parts on the display assembly is put back together

I made sure that the cable connectors were in the correct order and that nothing was left behind. Then I connected the cables to the phone, put the bracket back, and closed everything up.

iPhone 6 Plus with the freshly replaced screen

Finally, my iPhone 6 Plus had a clean screen once again. The quality of the LCD was indistinguishable from the original, and the touch screen worked just as well. Everything was back to normal, except for one strange issue...
Defined tags for this entry: , , , ,

Trackbacks

Trackback specific URI for this entry

This link is not meant to be clicked. It contains the trackback URI for this entry. You can use this URI to send ping- & trackbacks from your own blog to this entry. To copy the link, right click and select "Copy Shortcut" in Internet Explorer or "Copy Link Location" in Mozilla.

Wesley's Tool-Box on : iPhone 6 Plus screen repair (Part 2)

Continue reading "iPhone 6 Plus screen repair (Part 2)"
A much worse case of cracked screen on my iPhone 6 Plus Still looks bad while turned offI had been using my iPhone 6 Plus with the repaired screen for a few weeks without issues. But one day, I put the phone down on the desk a bit hard... and the screen

Wesley's Tool-Box on : iPhone 6 Plus Touch ID repair

Continue reading "iPhone 6 Plus Touch ID repair"
Touch ID was not working anymore After replacing the entire display assembly on my iPhone 6 Plus, everything seemed to be okay, except for one thing. The Touch ID sensor was not working for some reason, and it wouldn't respond to my fingerprint touches.

Comments

Display comments as Linear | Threaded

Tristan Mark on :

A good site for you guys to check out is text link adds, you should do a search in google and you will see what I’m talking about.

Add Comment

E-Mail addresses will not be displayed and will only be used for E-Mail notifications.
Enclosing asterisks marks text as bold (*word*), underscore are made via _word_.
Standard emoticons like :-) and ;-) are converted to images.

Copyright (C) 1996-2018 Wesley Woo-Duk Hwang-Chung. All rights reserved.