Two ways telling you how to change the iPhone 5s broken mid frame

If you recently dropped or knocked your iPhone 5s and broken the mid frame bracket, that means you need to change a new mid frame bracket for iphone 5s. But the mid frame is sticked to the outer glass screen of iPhone 5s by adhesive, so if the mid frame is broken, it means the outer front glass or the complete lcd screen with digitizer assembly is also broke. So there are two ways to resolve how to change mid frame for your iPhone 5s, if you want to do the replacement by yourself

The first way is to replace a complete lcd screen with digitizer assembly for iPhone 5s. Then you may need this replacement guide to follow, total in only 10 steps to finish it.

Step 1. Make sure you have powered off your iPhone 5s before beginning disassembly.

Step 2. Remove the two screws at the iPhone 5s buttom end.(Use the 0.8 Pentalobe Screwdriver)

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Step 3. Use the iSclack opening tool to open the lcd screen assembly.

Pre: iSclack is a great tool for safely opening the iPhone 5s that we recommend for anyone doing more than one repair.

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Hold onto your iPhone securely and close the handle of the iSclack to separate the suction cups, pulling the front panel up from the rear case.

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It is enough to separate the pieces, but not enough to damage the home button cable.

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If you don’t use the iSclack tool, the suction cup opening tool can also open the screen assemly.

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But you should be with carefullness 100%. We can’t make it with a beat, because there is the home button flex cable connecting the screen and tail plug. To avoid to cause accidental damage to the cable, we should be priority to keep the distance in 2-3cm while opening screen. After releasing the home lcd assembly cable, we can open the screen totally.

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Step 4. Use the plastic prying opening tool to seperate the home button end of the front panel from the rear case.

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We know there are several ribbon cables connecting it to the rest of the phone. So you should go slowly and carefully to avoid damage.

Then, take off the iSclack tool or suction cup opening tool.


Notice: Do not try to completely remove the front panel assembly from the rear case, as there are several ribbon cables still attached at the top of the iPhone.


Step 5. Open the phone just enough to reveal the metal bracket covering the home button cable. And use the tip of a spudger to push the bracket free and remove it with tweezers.

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Note: Do not open the phone too far or you risk damaging the home button cable, or the socket it plugs into. Keep the cable loose. If it is stretched taut, that’s too far.


Step 6. Use the tip of a spudger to pry the home button cable connector up out of its socket carefully.

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Note: Be sure you’re separating the cable connector from its socket, and not prying the entire socket up. The socket is on its own glued-down cable that can be pried up if you aren’t careful.


During the next few steps, until you remove the front panel assembly, keep it supported at a 90º angle in relation to the rear case.


Step 7. Remove the following screws and the front panel assembly cable bracket on the logic board.

Use the 1.2 Philips screwdriver to remove these screws.

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Step 8.Use the flat end of a spudger to remove all the cables connecting to the lcd screen digitizer assembly.

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Step 9. Remove the front panel assembly from the rear case.

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Step 10. Reinstall the new complete lcd screen assembly and other parts you tear down.


The other way is both to change the front glass and mid frame for your iPhone 5s. Surely this replacement guide may help you, total in 15 steps. Of course, first you should prepare for the new replacement front glass and mid frame bracket for iPhone 5s. Then follow the next guide.


Step 1. Use the heat tool to heat the screen assembly properly, here we use the heat gun.

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If you don’t have the heat gun, you can also use these two heat tool.

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Note: the temperature should be between 90℃ and 150℃. You must take care about this point, I don’t gude you burn your house.

Step 2. Remove the LCD Touch Screen Middle Frame Supporting Bracket.

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Note: Be careful to remove it, to avoid damages from the bracket.

Step 3. Heat the glass screen again properly, and use the Stainless steel and silicone flexible scraper to remove the cracked glass gently.

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If the scraper can’t remove the glass, you can use the heat tool(heat gun) to heat screen assembly again and again, until to remove the glass clearly.

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Step 4. Clean clearly the glue sticky gently with “ALCOHOL” glue cleaner.

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Note: you use a piece of tissue or the tooth brush to recover the “ALCOHOL” glue cleaner.

Step 5. Use a repairing mold for iPhone 5s 5c 5 to fix the cleaned lcd digitizer assembly, which can make the new glass replaced easily.

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Note: You can also do this without the repairing mold. Then if so, you should adjust the right place when you install the glass.

Step 6. Use the stick band to recover the flex cable to protect it from the UV glue.

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Step 7. Apply the UV cure glue adhesive on the lcd digitizer assembly.

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Step 8. Replace the new front glass on the screen (applied glue screen)

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Then, we need to wait the glue adhesive to be dry and stead.

Step 9. Make sure the new glass replacement is fixed on the digitizer assembly, and take out the new glass lcd screen from the repairing mold.

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Step 10. Clean the glue scattered on the digitizer back and around.

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Step 11. Reinstall the new mid frame bracket on the new glass lcd screen assembly.

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Step 12. Finally, you get the new complete glass lcd display assembly.

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Step 13. Reassembly the new glass lcd screen on your iPhone 5s .

These guides are also suitable for replacing iPhone 5c and iPhone 5 lcd screen, front glass and mid frame bracket.

Finally I have to suggest you, when do the replacement by yourself, you should be careful to deal with all the processes without damages of your cell phone parts and yourself It doesn’t look complex, but exactly it is not that easy to make it. If you don’t have patience for all parts, please don’t take a risk There is still another way to solve it-to send your damaged iPhone 5s to the professional repair store, maybe it will cost you more time on taking and fetching, but there will no more need to get more iPhone 5s replacement parts to intead of the accidently damaged parts.


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