iPhone 5 Vibrator Replacement: DIY Guide

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Iphone 5 Vibrator Replacement: How To Fix Rotary Vibrator In Iphone 5.

iPhone 5 Vibrator Replacement

So you recently found out that your iPhone 5 has suddenly lost its buzz i.e. the vibration feature just isn’t working, then most probably the vibrator motor itself is burnt out. Usually, a DIY repair process can solve your problem and is not as tedious and of course it would cost way less, comparatively than a brand new iPhone 5 or any repair shop bill.

Just follow the below mentioned step by step tutorial to replace the vibrator by yourself.

iPhone 4S Dock Connector Tools Required:

  • 5-point security Pentalobe screwdriver.
  • Standard Phillips #000 screwdriver.
  • Suction cup.
  • Plastic razor tool.
  • Spudger tool.

iPhone 4S Dock Connector Step 1:

First step should be to switch off your iPhone 5 device.

Reminder: Always bear in mind to turn off your iPhone device using the Slide to power off option, before beginning any DIY repair work.

iPhone 4S Dock Connector Step 2:

The front screen assembly replacement:

  • To start with, just use the Pentalobe screwdriver to remove both the screws at the bottom of iPhone 5 device holding on to both sides of the dock connector.
  • After that place the suction cup on the top of the Home button and carefully try to lever open from the bottom.

Reminder: Be cautious not to separate the entire screen off as the screen top might still be attached by numerous cables. The only objective should be to release the bottom portion.

  • After freeing the screen, gently pull up the display assembly so you can easily reach the shield which is holding the cables together in place.
  • With the Phillips #000 screwdriver, just remove all the three screws securing the display shield down.
  • Place the shield aside and do not to mix up all the screws.
  • With the spudger tool, just pry up the three cables securing the display with the logic board.
  • After separating the display screen free from your device, you will only see two of the cables while the third cable would be lying underneath.

Reminder: Mostly the third cable just simply pops out on its own after you remove the first two cables. You might require freeing it but most likely, it will pop out on its own.

  • Now place the device aside after you free the display.

iPhone 4S Dock Connector Step 3:

The vibrator assembly replacement:

  • Now with the Phillips #000 screwdriver, just remove the three Phillips screws in order to free the vibrator assembly.
  • Cautiously pull the old vibrator assembly out of the iPhone 5 device and be prepared to replace it with the new vibrator assembly.
  • Now lay your new vibrator assembly into the iPhone 5 device.
  • Just unscrew and replace all the three screws with the Phillips #000 screwdriver.

Reminder: It is recommended to properly screw all three screws in part way, so that the contacts can be properly lined up, before you tighten up all the screws.

  • Always check for the contacts position at the vibrator assembly’s bottom as well as on the back case of the iPhone 5 device.

Reminder: Just double check to ensure that these are making contact after replacing the vibrator assembly, otherwise this won’t work.

iPhone 4S Dock Connector Step 4:

Reassemble the display assembly:

  • Re-affix the three cables of the display back with the logic board of the iPhone 5 device.
  • Cautiously re-attach the display shield above the cables after these are secured.
  • Screw back all the three screws which were previously removed with the Phillips #000 screwdriver.

Reminder: Many a times the top right screw is not that magnetized and it might be a bit tricky to screw it back in. You can start screwing them with your fingers first and then utilize the Phillips screwdriver.

  • Now position the display assembly back down and right into the place. And just ensure to line up all the channels inside the frame.

Reminder: Now if you feeling some resistance, just don’t force the display down. Do ensure that everything is properly aligned including all the clips on the top. After checking all, just gently start to press down again.

  • Again screw back the two Pentalobe screws on the both sides of the dock connector with your Pentalobe security screwdriver.

iPhone 4S Dock Connector Step 5:

After putting back the iPhone 5 device back together, just switch it back on. After restarting it, just test its vibrator function by opting for the vibrator switch.

Now if the vibrator works fine, then you have successfully replaced it. And if it doesn’t work at all, then unscrew back all the screws to again check and ensure that all the connectors are properly reconnected and that the vibrator assembly is properly making contact on the rear case of your iPhone 5 device.

Your iPhone 5 device is now equipped with a brand new vibrator assembly for you to fix the emergency buzz at any time.

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