iPhone 6 LCD Replacement Guild
This is our Official iPhone 6 LCD Screen Replacement Guild.
Disclaimer: All work carried out by yourself is at your own risk. Phone Parts NZ take no responsibility for damages or warranty voiding. We recommend this to be carried out by a Technician. Please remember to test your New LCD prior to installation. Please see our other tutorials for assistance.
Follow this guide to replace your broken iPhone 6 screen. This will include removal of the home button, front-facing camera and sensor assembly, LCD shield plate, and home button ribbon cable all of which will need to be transferred to your replacement panel unless you purchase the Pre-Assembled Screen, you may skip these steps for this repair.
Follow the instructions in reverse order to re-assemble the screen.
iPhone 6 LCD
iPhone 6 Complete LCD Assembly
Removing the LCD
Step 1 – Power off your iPhone. Remove the two 3.6 mm Pentalobe screws next to the Lightning charge port using the correct tool from the 7 Pcs Essential Toolkit.
If you aren’t using our LCD Opener Tool skip to Step 5.
If the plastic depth gauge is attached at the centre of the LCD Opener Tool remove it as it’s not required for the iPhone 6. Close the handle on the Tool opening the tool to fit around the phone.
Step 3 – Place the bottom of your iPhone 6 in between the tools suction cups. Position the tool just above the home button. Close the Tool with the suction cups in the centre.
Step 4 – Holding your iPhone firmly close the handles to separate the suction cups, pulling the LCD from the bezel. This will safely open your iPhone just enough to separate from the bezel without causing any damage. Peel the two suction cups off your iPhone 6 keeping the LCD close to the bezel. Skip to Step 8!
Step 5 – If you don’t have our LCD Opener Tool, use a single suction cup available in this small kit to lift the front panel. Firmly press the suction cup onto the screen, just above the home button ensuring you get a tight seal.
Step 6 – While holding the iPhone down on a flat surface with one hand, pull up on the suction cup to slightly separate the front panel assembly from the rear case. Take your time and apply firm, constant force. The display assembly is a much tighter fit than most devices. Using a plastic opening tool, begin to gently pry the rear case down, away from the display assembly, while continuing to pull up with the suction cup. There are several clips holding the front panel assembly to the rear case, so you may need to use a combination of the suction cup and plastic opening tool to free the front panel assembly. Don’t pull on the top of the screen, you should hinge the LCD open in this direction.
Step 7 – Pull the plastic nub to release the vacuum seal on the suction cup. Remove the suction cup from the display assembly.
Step 8 – Pull the home button end of the front panel assembly away from the rear case, using the top of the phone as a hinge. Several clips along the top edge of the front panel form a partial hinge. During reassembly, align the clips just below the top edge of the rear case. Then, slide the front panel upward until its top edge is flush with that of the rear case.
Step 9 – Open the display to about a 90-degree angle, and lean it against something to keep it propped up while un-clip the LCD. You can add a rubber band to keep the display securely in place while you work. This prevents strain on the delicate LCD cables.
Step 10 – Remove the following Phillips #00 screws from the battery connector bracket: One 2.2 mm screw One 3.2 mm screw
Step 11 – Remove the metal battery connector bracket from the iPhone 6.
Step 12 – Use a plastic opening tool to gently pry the battery connector up from its socket on the logic board. Take care to only pry up on the battery connector, and not the socket on the logic board. If you pry up on the logic board socket, you may break the connector entirely.
Step 13 – Remove the following five Phillips screws securing the LCD assembly cable bracket: Three 1.2 mm screws One 1.7 mm screw One 3.1 mm (non-magnetic screw) Tweezers are best here.
Step 14 – Remove the LCD assembly cable bracket from the logic board.
Step 15 – In the next four steps, take care to pry up only on the cable connectors, and not on their sockets on the logic board. Use the flat end of a plastic pry tool to disconnect the front-facing camera and sensor cable connector.
Step 16 – Use the flat end of a plastic pry tool to disconnect the home button cable connector.
Step 17 – Use the flat end of a plastic pry tool to disconnect the display data cable connector. When reassembling your phone, the display data cable may pop off its connector. This can result in white lines or a blank screen when powering your phone back on. If that happens, simply reconnect the cable with the battery disconnected.
Step 18 – Use the flat end of a plastic pry tool to disconnect the digitizer cable connector.
Step 19 – Remove the LCD assembly from the rear housing.
Swapping the Parts off the old screen
Step 20 – Remove the following Phillips #00 screws from the earpiece speaker/front-facing camera bracket: One 2.3 mm screw One 3.0 mm screw One 2.2 mm screw
Step 21 – Remove the earpiece speaker/front-facing camera bracket from the front panel.
Step 22 – Lift the front-facing camera out of its recess in the front panel.
Step 23 – Holding the front-facing camera out of the way, remove the earpiece speaker from the front panel. Be careful not to touch any of the contacts on the speaker or the cable, oils can damage them and interrupt the connection.
Step 24 – Keeping the front-facing camera out of the way, use the point of a plastic pry tool to push the ambient-light sensor up out of its recess in the front panel.
Step 25 – Fold the front-facing camera and sensor cable up to allow access to the microphone.
Step 26 – Carefully pry the microphone end of the sensor cable off of the adhesive holding it to the front panel.
Step 27 – Remove the front-facing camera and sensor cable from the front panel.
Step 28 – Remove the two 1.9 mm Phillips #00 screws securing the home button bracket.
Step 29 – Remove the home button bracket from the front panel.
Step 30 – Use the point of a plastic pry tool to disconnect the home button cable connector by pushing it up and away from the home button.
Step 31 – Gently push the top left corner of the home button up away from the front panel. Don’t push the home button all the way through you only need to get a corner free so that you can pry it free with a plastic pry tool. The gasket is very thin be careful not to damage it, if necessary apply mild heat (heat gun or hair dryer will do).
Step 32 – Remove the home button the rest of the way off of the LCD by prying gently with the plastic pry tool.
Step 33 – Use the point of the plastic pry tool to carefully separate the home button cable from the adhesive securing it to the LCD.
Step 34 – Once all the adhesive has been separated, remove the home button from the front panel.
Step 35 – Remove the following Phillips #00 screws securing the LCD shield plate to the front panel: One 1.7 mm screw Six 1.6 mm screws (three on each side)
Step 36 – Lift the top the LCD shield plate up slightly (the front camera end). Avoid removing the shield plate entirely, it is still attached to the front panel by the adhered-down home button cable.
Step 37 – Slide the point of the plastic pry tool behind the shield plate to gently peel the home button cable up off of the front panel. The home button cable is very thin be careful not to damage it in the process. Remove the LCD shield plate.