iPhone 5C and 5S is published in global market on Sep.20th,I assume that all the Apple fans are looking forward to take a look at the structures and components of the latest iPhone .
We have finished the teardown of iPhone 5C, we share the whole process now!
Step 1 Get Ready!
The iPhone 5C we teardown is in green,and before we disassemble it,power off the cell phone and eject the SIM card and the SIM card tray holder
Get all the tools we need here: Pentalobe & crossheaded screwdrivers,suction cup,tweezers
Step 2 Open Up
Time to disassemble the screws on the button of the 5C ,you can find 2 super tiny Pentalobe screws ,they are totally different from the two screws we found in the iPhone 5.
Use a Pentalobe screwdriver to disassemble the Pentalobe screws, please do remeber to do it gently,or the screws can’t be used anymore
Step 3 —Check the Back Housing
The screws had been removed,and then you may need a small suction cup to dispatch the front panel assembly,please be caution when you pull the suction cup as there are huge amount of flex cable and components on the back housing
Step 4 — iPhone 5c Teardown Guide
We will disassemble the logic board before removing the battery
Screwdriver needed to remove the screws secure the front panel assembly cable,and then use a pair of tweezers to remove the bracket from the logic board
And remove the antenna connectors from the board with spudger, you will notice the adhered connectors – accessory didn’t exist in older generations,you need to be careful as the components are fragile,easy to broken
Step 5 — Logic Board
Remove Front-facing camera and sensor cable/Digitizer cable/LCD cable and use a cross-headed screwdriver to remove the screws that secure the logic board,and lift the logic board with a spudger.
Check the front and rear pictures of the logic board,the logic board includes the most important parts of the 5C: CPU,GPU
Step 6 —Battery
Use a spudger to pry the battery up from its socket,you need to pry it from both top and bottom side of the battery, we suggest you to put the spudger from the logic board socket,as you may smash the fragile plastic frame
After remove the battery,you can find out that the battery is fixed to by two double-sided tapes,that’s why there is no battery clip help you to remove the battery while disassembling or replacing
Step 7 — More Components to come
Continue with removing the components on the top of 5C,we use cross-headed screwdriver and tweezers here
Loud speaker of 5C
Removing the charging dock flex cable
Motor in the corner,and then follows a picture of the motor and motor bracket
Then the antenna
Power and volume Mute flex cable
External Power and Volume Mute switch buttons
All the components and structures of the 5C
Screws on the Charging Dock: 2 pcs
Screws on the Logic Board and major components: 31 pcs
Screws on the Back Housing: 9 pcs
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