Make sure the screen really has problems
The first thing we recommend you do, in case the problem you have is that the screen has stopped working, is that you check that this is not due to a operating system failure of the iPhone, that is to say, in iOS. If this has happened suddenly and, above all, without an apparent reason for the screen to stop working, it may be due to a software failure.
To be able to check it, what we recommend is that you try to connect the iPhone to a computer and do a restoration of the device. In case this is not possible, the most appropriate thing is to go to an Apple Store so that it is the Cupertino company itself who will inform you what has been the cause of your iPhone screen not working.
Change the screen on your own
Before starting the process of changing the screen of your iPhone 8 or 8 plus, you have to know that our recommendation is that this process be carried out by a professional, that is, an employee of the Apple Store or of an authorized repair center who will take care of repairing your iPhone screen. This is due to the fact that in order to carry out this process with guarantees, both a series of specific knowledge and adequate materials are needed for it. However, if you continue with the idea of repairing the iPhone screen yourself, then we will tell you the risks it has.
Do you know the risks it has?
As we mentioned before, our recommendation is that to repair the screen of the iPhone 8 or 8 Plus, go to an Apple Store to a repair center authorized by Apple itself. This is due to the risks you take if you do it yourself. First of all, you have to know that you will lose all the guarantee that your iPhone may have with Apple, since the Cupertino company ignores all the devices that have been opened outside of its authorization.
Another point that you have to take into account is that the screen that you can acquire externally, will never be the same that Apple or an authorized repair center uses. Therefore, you will not be able to enjoy the quality of the official Apple screen. In addition, the fact of changing the screen of an iPhone poses a risk to the integrity of the device, which in case something happens to it, you can leave the iPhone completely useless.
Where to buy the screen
If after knowing the risks of manually changing the screen of the iPhone 8 or 8 Plus you continue with the idea of being the one who is in charge of carrying out the repair, the first step you have to carry out is to buy one screen for the device, although it will not have the same quality as if it has the official Apple.
There are several points of purchase that you can go to to acquire a screen for both the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus. Our recommendation is that you use one of the most popular and reliable shopping portals such as Amazon. Below we leave you two links through which you can purchase the screen of both devices, in addition, it does not come alone but also have certain accessories that will be great for carrying out the repair.
Steps to change iPhone 8 and 8 Plus screen manually
Once you have everything you need to carry out the screen change, all you have to do is get down to work with it, but not before insisting that it is most advisable that this process be carried out by qualified professionals for this, they offer you a guarantee and security that you can continue to use your iPhone normally after the repair process. However, if you are convinced that it is yourself who does the repair, we ask you to stay focused throughout the process, taking care of every detail and being very meticulous with the steps that we are going to indicate below.
- Turn off the iPhone.
- Remove the two 3.5mm pentalobe screws from the bottom edge of the iPhone.
- In case the screen is cracked, the recommendation is that you cover it with tape to avoid further damage. Place overlapping tapes of tape to pack the iPhone screen.
- Use a hair dryer or prepare an iOpener and apply it to the lower edge of the iPhone for 90 seconds to be able to soften the adhesive that exists underneath.
- Apply a suction cup to the lower half of the front panel. Just above the start button.
- Pull up with the suction cup with steady, firm pressure to create a small gap between the front panel and the back case.
- Insert an opening pick or other opening tool into the gap created.
- Slide the pick around the corner by moving it toward the volume control and mute switch buttons, thereby breaking the adhesive that holds the screen in place. Stand near the upper left corner of the screen.
- Re-insert your tool into the lower right corner of the phone and slide it around it and up towards the right side of the phone to separate the adhesive.
- Gently pull on the suction cup to lift the bottom edge of the screen.
- Pull the bulge on the suction cup to remove it from the front panel.
- Slide an opening pick under the screen along the top edge of the phone to loosen the last bit of adhesive.
- Slide the display assembly down slightly, this will release the clips that hold it to the back case.
- Open iPhone by rotating the screen up from the left side, like the back cover of a book, and prop it up against something so that it stays supported while you work with the device.
- Remove the four Phillips screws that secure the lower display cable bracket to the logic board.
- Remove the lower display cable bracket.
- Use the point of a spudger to pry the battery connector out of its socket on the logic board.
- Bend the connector cable upward gently to prevent it from accidentally making contact with the socket and providing power to the phone during repair.
- Use the point of a spudger or your fingernail to disconnect the large lower display connector by lifting it straight out of its socket.
- Disconnect the second lower display cable connector, it is located just behind the one you disconnected in the previous step.
- Remove the two YOOO tri-point screws holding the bracket on top of the front panel sensor assembly connector.
- Remove the bracket covering the front panel sensor assembly connector.
- Use the point of a spudger or fingernail to disconnect the front panel sensor assembly connector from its socket.
- Remove the display assembly.
- Remove the four Y000 screws that hold the bracket over the Touch ID sensor / home button.
- Remove the bracket that holds the Touch ID sensor / home button.
- Pry under the left edge of the home button cable connector to disconnect it from its socket.
- Heat the area around the Easy ID sensor / home button, this will help soften the adhesive that holds the cable, making it easier for it to be removed safely.
- Use an opening pick to carefully separate the adhesive that holds the Home Button / Touch ID sensor cable to the back of the display panel.
- Remove the Home Button / Touch ID sensor assembly by lifting up through the front side of the display.
- To reinstall the display, first pass the cable through the hole in the front of the display.
- Do all these steps in reverse with the new screen to finish the repair process.