1.To begin disassembling the iPhone 5c, locate and remove the two pentalobe screws on either side of the lightning dock connector port on the bottom of the iPhone.

2.Next, put the suction cup close to the home button on the display assembly side of the iPhone. While holding the outside of the iPhone down, use the suction cup to pull the display assembly away from the rear case. The left corner, on the home button side of the iPhone 5c, has an area that will expose enough space to insert the plastic opening tool. Use the plastic opening tool to separate the display assembly from the rear case/housing of the iPhone.

3.After lifting up the display assembly, you will see a metal cover that secures the display assembly cables. Locate and remove the four Phillips screws (#00) that secure the cover, and then remove the cover from the iPhone 5c.

4.Utilize the plastic opening tool or spudger to pry up the series of three connections for the display assembly and front-facing camera. You can now remove the display assembly from the iPhone 5c.

5.Locate and remove the two Phillips screws (#00) that secure the back plate for the home button assembly.

6.Using the flat end of the spudger or the tweezers, peel up the ribbon cable connection for the home button. It is secured in place with a small amount of adhesive. You can now remove the home button assembly from the iPhone 5c.

7.Locate and remove the two small Phillips screws (#00) securing the metal clip over the earpiece speaker.

8.Pry up the clip from its location with a pair of tweezers to free the speaker assembly and remove it from the iPhone 5c.

9.The front-facing camera assembly is a series of compo-nents that you need to pry up from their housing. The assembly is also held down by a sticker and adhesive.You can now remove the front-facing camera assembly from the iPhone 5c.

10.Locate and remove the two Phillips screws (#00) that secure the battery connector’s cover. Next, gently pry the connector up to release it from the motherboard.

11.Use the spudger or the plastic opening tool to pry the battery from the adhesive securing it to the iPhone. You can now remove the battery from the iPhone 5c.

12.Locate and remove the seven Phillips screws (#00) that secure the loudspeaker and lightning port assembly (marked with white dots). Next, locate and disconnect the coaxial antenna plug (circled in orange). Now, locate and disconnect the connector for the lightning port assembly (rectangle in orange).

13.There is a small ribbon wire connection that is adhered to the loudspeaker. Peel up this contact to free the loudspeaker for removal from the iPhone 5c.

14.Use the spudger to maneuver and pry up the lightning port assembly and remove it from the bottom of the iPhone.

15.Locate and remove the two Phillips screws (#00) that secure the rear-facing camera and then lift it out of the iPhone.

16.Locate and remove the two Phillips screws (#00) that secure the vibrator to the body of the iPhone. You can now remove the vibrator motor from the iPhone 5c.

17.Use the SIM card removal tool, or a paper clip, to remove the SIM card tray from the side of the iPhone.

18.Locate and remove the three Phillips screws (#00) that secure the motherboard into the phone (white dots mark them). Next, locate and remove the two standoffs with the small flathead screwdriver. The standoffs secure the mother-board to the iPhone (blue dots mark them). Now, locate and disconnect the coaxial antenna plug (circled in orange).

19.With all screws and connections removed, the mother-board is now free. Maneuver the motherboard out of its location and lift it from the iPhone 5c.

20.Locate and remove the six Phillips screws (#00) that secure the power & volume button assembly to the motherboard (white dots mark them). Now, locate and remove the one standoff with the small flathead screwdriver (blue dot marks it).

21.A small amount of adhesive is still securing the power and volume button assembly to the iPhone. Use the spudger or the tweezers to peel up and remove the assembly from the iPhone 5c.

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