Today I’m going to show you how to removethe boring old logo from your iPhone 6 and replace it with a light up logo similar toan Apple laptop or MacBook.
Here’s the part itself.
I will link the part and all of thetools down in the video description, so check that out.
Most of the instructions are inChinese so I’ll try to translate as best as I can and walk you through the process.
Remember the iPhone 6 warranties have mostly expired so only attempt this if you have nothingto lose.
You are 100% responsible for what you do with your own phone.
Here’s the pentalobescrewdriver.
There are two screws down at the bottom.
I’m going to unscrew those andthen lift up on the screen using a suction cup and a plastic pry tool.
Only pry up onthe edge of the screen and the edge of the phone.
Damaging your screen is a real possibilitywith this so go as slow as possible and be very careful.
There are two screws down bythe charging port.
Take off that metal plate and then unplug the battery.
Make sure notto bend the screen past 90 degrees or it will damage those ribbon cables.
Once this plateis off with those 5 screws, you are able to unsnap the four ribbon cables from the motherboard.
These are held on just like little Legos.
Make sure you only use a plastic pry toollike the one I am using to remove these from the phone.
The battery is held in with twoadhesive strips and we do need to remove it.
So peel up the edge of these little tabs andgive them a little pull.
They are pretty fragile.
Mine broke once, luckily I was left with enoughroom to grab it and pull it out the rest of the way.
If these tabs break on you, you willneed to pry out the battery which is fairly dangerous.
Make sure you never ever ever everuse any metal object while trying to pry out your battery.
If you end up puncturing it,it will damage your phone and maybe you too.
You can see how rubbery the adhesive stripsare after they come out of the devise.
Pull out that second pull tab.
The iPhone 6 Pluswill have 3 pull tabs.
Now the battery’s out, we have access to this metal logo.
Itis stuck down pretty tightly.
I managed to use my tweezers and leverage it out of thatback hole.
Be very careful with the top part of the logo because it’s underneath thatwire cable and you need to leave that intact as it is pretty vital to your phone’s function.
Remove the logo plate itself and you can see that now there is nothing between the insideof the phone and the outside.
Here’s the light-up logo.
We’re going to go ahead andput that in place.
You’ll feel it kind of click in as the logo sticks through the backside of the phone.
It does sit completely flush and it has a plastic feel to it.
Tokeep the battery in place, I am putting down two little adhesive strips.
Set the battery down where it lines up right with the little plug that you unpluggedit from.
Now here’s the important part, there’s a little piece of tape over thesesolder pads.
You want to scrap off any tape residue, but be very careful that you don’tactually damage the solder itself.
Use a plastic pry tool.
You can also clean it off with alittle bit of isopropyl alcohol.
Don’t use too much though, you don’t want to get anyliquid down in the screen.
Do not use any kind of water or liquid cleaner because thatwill damage it.
I’m going to plug in the screen before I attach the LCD light-up logo.
Make sure that all of these little connections are very snug.
If you end up with squaresor lines or a black screen, it’s because these connections aren’t tight.
So unplugthem and reconnect them.
I’m taking the little wire from the logo and tucking it underneaththe metal plate and then using the black electrical tape to put over the top of the wire and holdit in place.
There are two little foam pads there as well.
And this will help use thepressure from the battery to push the wire and hold it in place while it’s pluggedin.
The next thing you’re going to take that metal plate and put those 5 screws backinto place along with the 2 screws next to the battery that hold the battery connectorin.
And then line up the top of the screen first with the edge of the frame of the phoneand then snap it down into place using your fingers all the way down along the side.
Andthere you go.
Anytime you press the power button the logo will light up and it willdim along with the screen as well.
So whatever your screen brightness is, is how bright thelogo’s going to be.
If you have any questions leave them down in the comments.
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