Friday, March 11, 2016

Apple iPhone 6 Plus – Disassembling procedure - How to removable the case – How to remove the battery – How to remove the mother board – Mobiles and smart phones repair and service

Category: Mobile and Smart Phones Repair and Service 

Contents of  this article

  • How to remove the case
  • How to remove the battery 
  • How to remove LDC display
  • How to remove the cameras  



Apple iPhone 6 Plus

DISASSEMBLING PROCEDURE 
First, there are two Pentalobe screws located on the bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus, next to the lightning port, that need to be removed.
Utilize the 5-point Pentalobe screwdriver and remove the screws from the smartphone.
Next, place a suction cup on the display assembly near, but not on top of, the home button. Pull up on the suction cup until there is room to insert the plastic opening tool in the seam between the display assembly and the rear case of the iPhone 6 Plus. Utilizing both tools separate the display assembly from the rear case to take a peek inside the new Apple smartphone.
Once you have separated the display assembly from the rear case, the metal cover that secures the LCD and front panel/digitizer cables will be easily accessible. Locate and remove the five small Phillips screws (#00) that secure the metal cover (marked with orange circles). Gently lift up and remove the metal cover from the iPhone 6 Plus.
Now, using the fine tip curved tweezers or the spudger pry up and disconnect the four connections located under the metal cover (marked with orange rectangles). The connections are for the display assembly (LCD and touch screen), home button assembly and front-facing camera assembly.
How to remove Home Button Assembly
Locate and remove the two small Phillips screws (#00) that secure the home button assembly and metal bracket to the display assembly (marked with orange circles).
Use a heat gun or a blow dryer to soften the adhesive that secures the home button assembly in place, and then with the fine tip curved tweezers peel up and remove the home button assembly from the iPhone 6 Plus.
Be mindful of the rubber gasket around the home button, it is easily torn.
How to remove Earpiece Speaker and Front-Facing Camera Assembly
Locate and remove the three small Phillips screws (#00) that secure the metal bracket that protects and secures the earpiece speaker in place (marked with orange circles).
Once the metal bracket is removed, lift up and remove the earpiece speaker from the iPhone 6 Plus.Next, use the fine tip curved tweezers to remove the front-facing camera and sensor flex cable assembly from the smartphone.
How to remove Display Assembly (LCD and Touch Screen Digitizer)
First, locate and remove the eight small Phillips screws
(#00) that secure the LCD shield to the display assembly (marked with orange circles). Now, use a heat gun or blow dryer to soften the adhesive that secures the home button connector (marked with orange arrow).
Carefully lift the connector from the adhesive securing it down, and then remove the LCD shield.
How to remove SIM Card Tray
Use the SIM card ejection tool or a paper clip to remove the SIM card tray from the iPhone 6 Plus.
How to remove Battery
Locate and remove the two small Phillips screws (#00) that secure the protective metal cover over the battery’s connection (marked with orange circles).
Next, use the fine tip curved tweezers or the spudger to disconnect the battery cable under the protective metal cover.
There is adhesive that secures the battery to the rear case of the iPhone. Use the pull tabs on the bottom of the battery to CAREFULLY remove the battery from the smartphone.
If pulled correctly it will eliminate the troubles of using a heat gun or blow dryer to soften the adhesive securing the battery in place and coaxing it out with the spudger or plastic pry tool.
How to remove Rear-Facing Camera and Antenna
Locate and remove the two small Phillips screws (#00) that secure the metal protective cover over the rear-facing camera (marked with orange circles).
Now, use the fine tip curved tweezers to disconnect the rear-facing camera’s cable (marked with an orange rectangle) and remove it from the iPhone 6 Plus.
Next, locate and remove the two small Phillips screws (#00) that secure the protective metal cover over the power and volume button cable connections and antenna (marked with orange circles).
Locate and remove the three small Phillips screws (#00) that secure the antenna to the corner (top left) of the iPhone 6 Plus (marked with closed orange circles).
Now, locate and release the two wafer connections for the power button cable and volume buttons cable (marked with orange rectangles).
Last, locate and release the coaxial connection that is located under the standoff screw (marked with an open orange circle).
You can now remove the antenna from the iPhone 6 Plus.
How to remove Vibrator Assembly
Locate and release the lightning port connector assembly’s wafer connection (marked with an orange rectangle). This will reveal one of the vibrator assembly securing screws. Next, locate and remove the two Phillips screws (#00) that secure the vibrator assembly in place above the loudspeaker (marked with closed orange circles).
Now, locate and release the coaxial connection that is located right above the vibrator assembly (marked with an open orange circle).
You can now remove the vibrator assembly from the iPhone 6 Plus.
How to remove Motherboard
Locate and remove the three small Phillips screws (#00) that secure the motherboard to the rear case of the iPhone 6 Plus (marked with closed orange circles).
Next, make sure the power button cable and volume buttons cable wafer connections are disconnected (marked with orange squares).
Now, locate and remove the two standoffs that are located toward the top of the iPhone 6 Plus. One is next to the volume buttons cable and one is closer to the rear-facing camera (marked with open orange circles). Carefully lift the motherboard from the smartphone and release the coaxial connection located under the motherboard (marked with orange arrow). You can now remove the motherboard from the iPhone 6 Plus.
How to remove Loudspeaker
Locate and remove the two Phillips screws (#00) that secure the loudspeaker to the bottom corner of the rear case of the smartphone (marked with orange circles).
You can now remove the loudspeaker from the iPhone 6 Plus.
How to remove Lightning Connector and Headphone Jack Assembly
Locate and remove the eleven Phillips screws (#00) that secure the lightning connector and headphone jack assembly to the bottom of the iPhone 6 Plus (marked with orange circles).
The lightning connector and headphone jack assembly is held in place with a small amount of adhesive.Use a heat gun or blow dryer to soften the adhesive and then remove the assembly from the iPhone 6 Plus.
Locate and remove the single Phillips screw (#00) that secures the antenna to the top of the iPhone 6 Plus (marked with an orange circle). You can now remove the antenna from the iPhone 6 Plus.
How to remove Power Button Cable
Locate and remove the three small Phillips screws (#00) that secure the power button cable to the side of the iPhone 6 Plus (marked with orange circles). Use a heat gun or blow dryer to soften the adhesive securing the ribbon cable in place and then carefully peel up and remove the power button cable from the iPhone 6 Plus.
How to remove Volume Buttons Cable
Locate and remove the three Phillips screws (#00) that secure the volume buttons to the side of the iPhone 6 Plus (marked with orange circles).
Use a heat gun or blow dryer to soften the adhesive securing the ribbon cable in place and then carefully peel up and remove the volume buttons cable from the iPhone 6 Plus.