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How to replace a blown earpiece in an iPhone 5c

<div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><a href='http://www.imore.com/how-replace-blown-earpiece-iphone-5c' title="How to replace a blown earpiece in an iPhone 5c"><img src='http://www.imore.com/sites/imore.com/files/styles/large_wm_blw/public/field/image/2014/07/iphone_5c_calling_hero.jpg?itok=aZW4x7BL' />[/url]</p> <p>If callers on the other end sound distorted on your <a href="http://www.imore.com/iphone-5c" title="iPhone 5c reviews, apps, cases, help, and how-to">iPhone 5c[/url] or you can't hear them at all, it's possible you have a blown or defective earpiece. If you aren't fully covered by Apple Care or that isn't an option in your country, performing an <a href="http://www.imore.com/iphone-repair" title="Everything you need to know about fixing your own iPhone!">iPhone repair[/url] on your own is always an option. Luckily, an earpiece replacement isn't difficult and costs a tiny fraction of what a new iPhone would cost you.</p> <!--break--> <h2>What you need to fix a blown iPhone 5c earpiece</h2> <p>You'll need some tools and parts in order to repair your iPhone 5c. If you're in the United States or Canada, we highly recommend checking out eTech Parts as we've had lots of good experiences with them and know their customer service is out of this world. All the links below will route you to the direct item you need on eTech's site.</p> <ul><li>Replacement earpiece - Buy now</li> <li>Suction cup - Buy now</li> <li>5-point security screwdriver - Buy now</li> <li>Standard #000 Phillips screwdriver - Buy now</li> <li>Spudger tool - Buy now</li> <li>Razor blade - Buy Now</li> <li>iSesamo Opening tool (not necessary but awesome for prying up cables and getting under adhesive) - Buy Now</li> </ul><h2>1. Power off your iPhone</h2> <p><a href='http://www.imore.com/how-replace-blown-earpiece-iphone-5c' title="How to replace a blown earpiece in an iPhone 5c"><img src='http://www.imore.com/sites/imore.com/files/styles/large/public/field/image/2013/10/iphone_5c_slide_power_off_hero.jpg?itok=Zaeq7hED' />[/url]</p> <p>Before performing any repair on any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch you should always remember to power it off. Simply hold down on the <strong>Power button</strong> until you see <strong>Slide to Power off</strong>. One you're sure your iPhone is turned off, proceed to the next section.</p> <h2>2. Remove the two security screws on both sides of the dock connector</h2> <p><a href='http://www.imore.com/how-replace-blown-earpiece-iphone-5c' title="How to replace a blown earpiece in an iPhone 5c"><img src='http://www.imore.com/sites/imore.com/files/styles/large/public/field/image/2013/09/iphone_5c_blue_gallery_photos_7.jpg?itok=VmzU1ydL' />[/url]</p> <p>There are two security screws that secure the screen to the frame and they sit on each side of the dock connector. Use your <strong>5-point security screwdriver</strong> to remove them. They are both the same size so it's okay if you mix them up.</p> <h2>3. Remove the display assembly</h2> <ol><li>Place your <strong>suction cup</strong> slightly above the <strong>Home button</strong> assembly and secure it to the screen. <a href='http://www.imore.com/how-replace-blown-earpiece-iphone-5c' title="How to replace a blown earpiece in an iPhone 5c"><img src='http://www.imore.com/sites/imore.com/files/styles/large/public/field/image/2013/10/iphone_5s_suction_cup_hero_2.jpg?itok=pYCs76GE' />[/url]</li> <li>Holding the iPhone in place with one hand, gently pull upwards on the suction cup until you free the bottom of the screen. You should now be able to use your fingers to slowly raise up the screen and expose where the front assembly is connected to the logic board.</li> <li>Remove the <strong>four screws</strong> holding down the shield that covers the display cables. To do this, use your <strong>#000 screwdriver</strong>. These screws are different sizes so make sure you keep them organized in a way you can remember for re-assembly.<a href='http://www.imore.com/how-replace-blown-earpiece-iphone-5c' title="How to replace a blown earpiece in an iPhone 5c"><img src='http://www.imore.com/sites/imore.com/files/styles/large/public/field/image/2013/10/iphone_5c_screen_assembly_shield_screws.jpg?itok=KvNeVkbD' />[/url]</li> <li>Once all four screws are removed, carefully remove the shield and set it aside. <a href='http://www.imore.com/how-replace-blown-earpiece-iphone-5c' title="How to replace a blown earpiece in an iPhone 5c"><img src='http://www.imore.com/sites/imore.com/files/styles/large/public/field/image/2013/10/iphone_5s_display_shield_removed_hero_9.jpg?itok=r8JXvKDe' />[/url]</li> <li>Now use your <strong>spudger tool</strong> in order to remove the <strong>three cables</strong> shown in the image below. <a href='http://www.imore.com/how-replace-blown-earpiece-iphone-5c' title="How to replace a blown earpiece in an iPhone 5c"><img src='http://www.imore.com/sites/imore.com/files/styles/large/public/field/image/2013/10/iphone_5c_display_cable_positions_remove.jpg?itok=YoHVYBjP' />[/url]</li> <li>The display assembly should now be free from the body of the phone. Go ahead and set everything but the <strong>display assembly</strong> aside now.</li> </ol><h2>4. Replace the earpiece assembly</h2> <ol><li>Remove the <strong>two screws</strong> holding the <strong>earpiece speaker and bracket</strong> in place from the top of the assembly. For this, use your <strong>#000 screwdriver</strong>.<a href='http://www.imore.com/how-replace-blown-earpiece-iphone-5c' title="How to replace a blown earpiece in an iPhone 5c"><img src='http://www.imore.com/sites/imore.com/files/styles/large/public/field/image/2013/10/iphone_5c_earpiece_screws_hero.jpg?itok=qLLC1hAE' />[/url]</li> <li>Carefully loosen the <strong>earpiece bracket</strong> and lift it upwards. Note that there are clips on each side that you may need to bend outwards slightly in order for the bracket and earpiece to come out. Don't pull hard as you may break or bend the bracket. <a href='http://www.imore.com/how-replace-blown-earpiece-iphone-5c' title="How to replace a blown earpiece in an iPhone 5c"><img src='http://www.imore.com/sites/imore.com/files/styles/large/public/field/image/2013/10/iphone_5s_earpiece_bracket_edge_hero_19.jpg?itok=TToWC_Cf' />[/url]</li> <li>Replace the old earpiece with the new earpiece assembly and position the shield on top of it. </li> <li>Replace the <strong>two screws</strong> that secure the earpiece assembly and bracket using your <strong>#000 screwdriver</strong>. </li> </ol><h2>5. Re-connect the display assembly</h2> <ol><li>Carefully reconnect the <strong>three cables</strong> running from the display assembly to the logic board. <a href='http://www.imore.com/how-replace-blown-earpiece-iphone-5c' title="How to replace a blown earpiece in an iPhone 5c"><img src='http://www.imore.com/sites/imore.com/files/styles/large/public/field/image/2013/10/iphone_5c_display_cable_positions_remove.jpg?itok=YoHVYBjP' />[/url]</li> <li>Reposition the metal shield that sits over the three cables and replace the <strong>four screws</strong> that hold it in place, remembering where each one came from — they are all different sizes. <a href='http://www.imore.com/how-replace-blown-earpiece-iphone-5c' title="How to replace a blown earpiece in an iPhone 5c"><img src='http://www.imore.com/sites/imore.com/files/styles/large/public/field/image/2013/10/iphone_5c_screen_assembly_shield_screws.jpg?itok=KvNeVkbD' />[/url]</li> <li>Line up the top of the screen carefully and make note of the teeth that line up to the top of your iPhone 5c's frame. Once the top of the display is lined up, carefully <strong>snap down</strong> the remainder by moving your fingers along the edge. </li> </ol><h2>6. Replace the security screws on each side of the dock connector</h2> <p><a href='http://www.imore.com/how-replace-blown-earpiece-iphone-5c' title="How to replace a blown earpiece in an iPhone 5c"><img src='http://www.imore.com/sites/imore.com/files/styles/large/public/field/image/2013/09/iphone_5c_blue_gallery_photos_7.jpg?itok=VmzU1ydL' />[/url]</p> <p>Once you are confident that the display is seated correctly again, use your <strong>security screwdriver</strong> in order to replace the two screws on either side of the dock connector.</p> <h2>7. Test the new earpiece assembly</h2> <p>It's now safe to turn your iPhone 5c back on. If all went well, you should see an Apple logo. Once your iPhone finishes booting up, make sure you check the following functions to test the new earpiece speaker:</p> <ul><li>Place a call and listen through the earpiece to make sure you can hear what's coming through on the receiving end</li> <li>Toggle to speakerphone and back again to make sure the call transfers correctly</li> <li>Place your finger over the top center of your iPhone 5c's screen to cover the ambient light sensor while in a call. Make sure the screen turns off as it should when your iPhone is against your face</li> </ul><p>If all of the above checked out okay, you're good to go!</p> <p>See also:</p> <ul><li>How to replace your broken iPhone screen: The ultimate guide</li> <li>The ultimate guide to fixing your iPhone 5</li> <li>All DIY repairs</li> </ul><div id="block-block-30" class="block block-block"> <div class="content"> <div class="imorebase-wrap imorebase-type"> <div class="imorebase-column"> <a href="http://www.imore.com/iphone-5s" alt="iPhone 5c" title="iPhone 5c"><img src="http://www.imore.com/sites/imore.com/files/field/image/2013/10/iphone_5c_widget.jpg" width="180" height="280" alt="iPhone 5c" title="iPhone 5c" />[/url]</div> <div class="imorebase-column"> <p><strong>iPhone 5c</strong>
 Apple's first popular iPhone with a 4-inch in-cell display, LTE 4G, and BT 4.0 LE. Fun features include:</p> <ul><li><a href="http://www.imore.com/iphone-5c-review#plastic" title="How good is the iPhone 5c plastic shell?">Polycarbonate[/url] casings in yellow, green, blue, pink, white</li> <li><a href="http://www.imore.com/apple-a6" title="What is the Apple A6 processor?">A6[/url] custom processor</li> <li><a href="http://www.imore.com/facetime" title="How much better is the iPhone 5c camera?">FaceTime HD[/url] camera </li><li><a href="http://www.imore.com/ios-7" title="What new features are in iOS 7">iOS 7[/url] software</li> </ul><p><a href="http://www.imore.com/iphone-5c-review" title="Everything you need to know about the iPhone 5c">Complete review[/url] &gt;</p> </div> <div class="imorebase-column"> <p><strong>Released</strong>
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