Repair Guide: iPhone 8 Screen Repair

Change the display on your iPhone 8 wholly by yourself. All you need is an iPhone 8 DIY LCD Glass Screen Repair Kit, and some time. Follow the instructions step by step, and you will soon be able to enjoy a working display again.

1) Switch off your device

To get started turn your iPhone 8 completely to avoid damaging it during the repair. Press the Sleep/Wake button for about three seconds until the slider labeled "power off" appears. Swipe it from left to right and it's turned off.

2) Remove the enclosure screws

You will need a PL1 screwdriver to open iPhone 8. Remove the two pentalobe screws at the bottom of the enclosure. They are on the left/right side of the lightning connector.

3) Lift the display

To lift the panel you will need a suction cup, a hard plastic pick, and a heat gun, which you get in kit. Screen is glued to the frame, use a heat gun to heat the outer edges of the display to about 60°C (140°F).

Place the suction cup over the Home button or next to it. While lifting the screen with it, insert hard plastic pick between the aluminum frame and the display. Press down the aluminum frame and slide the pick all around the iPhone between the aluminum frame and the display frame. Try not to stick the pick in too far because that could damage the flexible flat display cables.

Use the pick to push the display so the tabs come out of the aluminum frame. Fold the display over to the side, and be careful not to stretch the flexible flat cables too much.

4) Disconnect from display

Battery

Use the Ph00 screwdriver to remove the four Philips screws. Take off the cover. Now carefully lift off the battery contact by inserting a plastic spatula below the connector.

Display and Home button

Use the plastic spatula to disconnect the connectors for the display and Home button.

FaceTime connector

Use the PH00 screwdriver to remove three screws. Take off the cover and again using a spatula disconnect the FaceTime connector. Now you can take off the entire display.

5) Remove the earpiece

The earpiece is on the back of the display unit. Firstly remove the three Philips screws from the cover on the earpiece. Now remove the two Philips screws holding the earpiece in place. The earpiece is under the front camera's flat cable. Fold the cable to the side so you can remove the earpiece.

6) Remove the FaceTime cable

Use heat gun to soften the glue on the FaceTime cable. Insert the spatula under the ribbon cable and loose it carefully. It's glued in place there. Remove the sensors by lifting them carefully, and now you can remove the cable set.

7) Remove the Home button

Remove the four Y-type screws, and then remove the silver cover. Using spatula disconnect the contact of the Home button cable. Carefully insert the tool below the cable set, which is generally glued in place, and detach it. Push the Home button out of the display unit from the inside.

8) Remove the rear panel

Remove the six Y-type screws that hold the metal cover in place. Use your steel spatula to get the flue off the flexible flat cable under the metal cover, and remove the metal cover.

9) Prepare the new display

Not all displays have front camera bracket and sensor bracket attached to it. If necessary, you will have to take those from your old display before installing the new screen. When you took them off. Peel the protective film off the new display and remove the seals.

10) Attach the rear panel

Press down the flexible flat cable. Place the silver rear panel on the back of the new display and screw it in place. Once the rear panel is positioned like on picture you can tighten the screws.

11) Install the Home button

Insert the Home button into the hole in the display from the front. Press the flexible flat cable onto the display and connect the connector. Put on the silver cover and screw it in place.

12) Install the FaceTime cable

Put each of the sensors in the corresponding bracket. Position the cable, little tabs on the frame will help you with positioning and stick the FaceTime cable in its original position.

13) Install the earpiece

Put the earpiece in its original position below the flexible flat cable between the FaceTime camera and all the sensors. Fasten the two screws. Then put the cover back on and fasten the three Philips screws. Make sure the front camera is centered on the front of the display, and move it slightly if necessary.

14) Apply frame sticker

To make sure that the new frame sticker will really stick, remove all residue of the glue and dirt, and remove the first backing film. Position it carefully on one side and press it on gently. Then remove the second piece of film.

15) Connect Display

FaceTime contact

Hold the display upright on the frame and connect the FaceTime contact to the logic board. Then set the display on the side of the frame, and put the FaceTime contact's cover back and screw it back.

Display and Home button

Connect the two connectors from the home button and display to the logic board.

Battery

Connect the battery by connecting the battery contact and put the cover back. Secure it with the four screws.

16) Attach the display

Put the display on the side of the frame and lower it onto the iPhone. Then press the entire display into the frame.

17) Fasten the enclosure screws

Screw the two pentalobe screws to the left and right of the Lightning connector into the enclosure.

Test everything

Congratulations, you changed your iPhone 8 screen. Now just test a few things to make sure everything is working properly:
-Test the brightness of the display.
-Test the touchscreen, select an app, and drag it all around the display. If its following your finger everything is fine.

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