Do you have any sorts of difficulties with your iPhone 8 Plus screen? Is it cracked or is it no longer working? Well, whatever be the situation, you will be able to repair and replace your iPhone 8 Plus screen on your own. Follow this step-by-step iPhone 8 plus screen replacement guide.
Note: If your iDevice’s auto-brightness feature doesn’t work in the same manner as it is supposed to do even after your screen repair, then you need to be sure your Apple Device is updated to iOS 12. True Tone facility is turned off after a screen replacement, even when using the original Apple screen.
Before you start, try to discharge your iDevice battery below 25%. A fully charged lithium-ion battery possibly explodes or catches fire if accidentally punctured.
Now, turn off your device before starting disassembly.
Well, make sure to detach the two 3.5 mm pentalobe screws from the bottom edge of the device.
Unlocking the display might compromise its waterproof seals. Now, have replacement seals ready before going to proceed past this step, or try to avoid liquid exposure if you reassemble your Apple Device without replacing the seals.
If the iphone display glass is broken or cracked, then keep further breakage contained and restrict bodily harm during the repair by just tapping over the glass.
Well, lay overlapping strips of clear packing tape over the device’s display unless the complete face is covered.
It will keep shards contained and present structural integrity while moving or lifting the display.
Make sure to wear safety glasses in order to protect your eyes from any sort of glass shaken free during the repair process.
In case, if the cracked glass makes it pretty challenging to get a suction cup to stick in the next few steps, then it is recommended to fold a strong piece of tape like duct tape into any handle and try to display with that instead.
Keep in mind heating the edge of the device will help soften the adhesive securing the display, making it pretty simple to open.
Here, you need to use a hairdryer or try to make an iOpener then apply it for nearly 90 seconds in order to soften up the adhesive underneath.
In this step, you need to apply a suction cup to the front panel (above the home button).
Here, you java to make sure the suction cup doesn’t overlap with the home button, since it will restrict a seal from forming between the front glass & the suction cup.
If the display is badly broken, then make sure coating it with a layer of clear packing tape might enable the suction cup to adhere. On the other hand, strong tape might be applied instead of the suction cup. But, if all else fails, then you should super glue the suction cup to the cracked screen.
Now, it’s time to pull up on the suction cup firmly and put constant pressure in order to make a slight gap between the rear case and front panel.
Keep in mind that the watertight adhesive holding the screen in place is quite strong; making this initial gap takes a notable amount of force. So, if you are having a difficult time opening a gap, try to put more heat, and gently rub the screen up & down in order to weaken the adhesive unless you make enough of a gap to enter your tool.
Now, you have to slide your pick around the corner and try to up the left edge of the device, walking towards the silent switch and volume control buttons, breaking up the adhesive holding the screen in place.
Stop when you come near the top left corner of the display.
Here, you require to re-insert your tool at the lower right corner and gently slide it around the corner to separate the adhesive.
Never insert the pick too far, or you might damage the display cables along this side of the device. Try to insert it only a few millimeters that are near the width of the display bezel.
Now it’s time to pull up on the suction cup and lift up the bottom edge of the screen.
Don’t raise the screen more than 15º or you will risk distorting or tearing the ribbon cables attaching the screen.
Now, gently pull on the small nub on the suction cup and eliminate it from the front panel. Once you are done with it, try to slide an opening pick underneath the screen along the top edge of the device in order to loosen the ending of the adhesive.
Now invoke the device by swinging the screen up from the left side, like the upper cover of a book.
Do not separate the screen fully yet, since there are multiple fragile ribbon cables attached to the device’s logic board.
Try to extract four Phillips (JIS) screws ensuring the lower screen cable bracket to the logic board, of the these lengths:
One 2.7 mm screw
One 1.4 mm screw
Two 1.3 mm screws
Throughout this procedure, keep careful! Fitting a screw in the inaccurate place can cause severe to permanent damage.
Now it’s time to eliminate the lower screen cable bracket. Try to utilise the point of a spudger to lift the battery connector up from its socket.
Make sure to bend the connector cable up lightly in order to restrict it from accidentally making the connection with the socket and giving power to the device during your repair.
Make use of the fingernail to separate the large lower connector by lifting it straight up from its socket.
To re-attach, you need to press connectors, unless it sits into place, then repeats on the other side. Never press down on the middle point. If the connector is even slightly misaligned, the connector can twist, causing severe damage.
Separate the second lower cable connector, right behind the one you separated in the previous step. Afterward, make sure to eliminate two tri-point Y000 screws:
One 1.2 mm screw
One 1.0 mm screw
Eliminate the bracket coating of the front panel sensor connector. Now, simply use your fingernail in order to separate the front panel from its socket.
It’s time to pull out the display assembly. Next, take out the four Y000 screws that are secured the bracket over the/Touch ID or home sensor:
Three 1.3 mm screws
One 1.2 mm screw
While performing this procedure, try to be cautious not to overtighten these screws. In case of any uncertain situation, the home button might not work.
Heating the space around the Touch ID /home sensor might allow softening the adhesive holding its fragile cable in place, making it more comfortable to take out safely and securely.
Try to flip the screen assembly over. Now, take a hairdryer and apply it to the lower edge of the screen for about 2-3 minutes in order to soften up the adhesive underneath.
Don’t overheat the screen. It should be mild so that you can touch it comfortably.
Take an opening pick in order to separate the adhesive securing the home/Touch ID sensor cable of the display panel. Take out the home or Touch ID sensor assembly by gently lifting it.
In order to reinstall, initially feed the cable via the hole. Keep in mind, your replacement might come with extra Y000 screws installed around the Home Button. Eliminate all the unnecessary screws only then you will be able to reinstall the home button bracket in the correct manner.
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