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iPhone 6s Lightning Connector Assembly Replacement

Replace the Lightning Connector assembly, including headphone jack and lower microphones in an iPhone 6s.

  • Autor: Arthur Shi
  • Geschätzte Zeit: 1 - 2 Stunden
  • Schwierigkeitsgrad: Moderat

Follow the steps in this guide to replace the Lightning connector flex cable in an iPhone. This flex cable includes the Lightning connector, headphone jack, dual microphones, and spring contacts for the Taptic Engine and loudspeaker.

Schritt 1 Lightning Connector Assembly  ¶ 

Remove the two 1.5 mm Phillips screws securing the Taptic Engine to the rear case. Remove the Taptic Engine.

Schritt 1 Lightning Connector Assembly  ¶ 

  • Remove the two 1.5 mm Phillips screws securing the Taptic Engine to the rear case.

  • Remove the Taptic Engine.

Schritt 2  ¶ 

Remove the following eight Phillips screws:

Schritt 2  ¶ 

  • Remove the following eight Phillips screws:

  • Two 2.9 mm screws over the headphone jack

  • One 3.7 mm screw over the headphone jack bracket

  • Two 1.4 mm screws on the edge of the iPhone

  • Two 1.9 mm screws on either side of the Lighting connector

  • One 3.0 mm screw to the left of the connector

Schritt 3  ¶ 

Remove the plastic microphone bracket.

Schritt 3  ¶ 

  • Remove the plastic microphone bracket.

Schritt 4  ¶ 

Heat an iOpener and apply it to the back of the phone near the bottom edge for one minute.

Schritt 4  ¶ 

  • Heat an iOpener and apply it to the back of the phone near the bottom edge for one minute.

Schritt 5  ¶ 

Insert a plastic opening pick between the edge of the rear case and the Lightning connector flex cable. Press the pick underneath the flex cable to break up the adhesive holding it in place. Press the pick underneath the flex cable to break up the adhesive holding it in place.

Schritt 5  ¶ 

  • Insert a plastic opening pick between the edge of the rear case and the Lightning connector flex cable.

  • Press the pick underneath the flex cable to break up the adhesive holding it in place.

Schritt 6  ¶ 

Insert the flat end of a spudger between the Lightning connector assembly and rear case to break up the remaining adhesive. Insert the flat end of a spudger between the Lightning connector assembly and rear case to break up the remaining adhesive. Insert the flat end of a spudger between the Lightning connector assembly and rear case to break up the remaining adhesive.

Schritt 6  ¶ 

  • Insert the flat end of a spudger between the Lightning connector assembly and rear case to break up the remaining adhesive.

Schritt 7  ¶ 

Use an opening tool to separate the microphones from the bottom edge of the rear case. Use an opening tool to separate the microphones from the bottom edge of the rear case. Use an opening tool to separate the microphones from the bottom edge of the rear case.

Schritt 7  ¶ 

  • Use an opening tool to separate the microphones from the bottom edge of the rear case.

Schritt 8  ¶ 

Insert the point of a spudger into the microphone jack and push to loosen the jack from the rear case. Insert the point of a spudger into the microphone jack and push to loosen the jack from the rear case.

Schritt 8  ¶ 

  • Insert the point of a spudger into the microphone jack and push to loosen the jack from the rear case.

Schritt 9  ¶ 

Remove the Lightning connector assembly. If your replacement part does not come with a gasket, use tweezers to remove it from the old part and transfer it onto the replacement part. Before installing or replacing the Lightning connector assembly, use a plastic tool to scour any bits of adhesive residue from the rear case behind the cable.

Schritt 9  ¶ 

  • Remove the Lightning connector assembly.

  • If your replacement part does not come with a gasket, use tweezers to remove it from the old part and transfer it onto the replacement part.

  • Before installing or replacing the Lightning connector assembly, use a plastic tool to scour any bits of adhesive residue from the rear case behind the cable.