iPhone charging port is located on a hardware piece called dock connector. The dock connector can become faulty; as it has a couple of components a malfunction or fault on any of it can leak into other bits of it. In this guide; we will discuss the steps to replace the dock connector so that you can save money and continue to use your iPhone.
I highly recommend people to carry out repairs themselves as it keeps them busy and creates additional skills that can be utilized to help your family members, neighbors, and elders.
BUT before you begin; check if your iPhone is charging and if not, make sure that it’s the fault with the dock connector and not with the USB cable or the charger. You can connect your phone with a different USB cable to a computer or another USB adapter to check. Once you’ve confirmed this; proceed with the steps below:
The equipment and replacement parts we need to carry this procedure out can be bought at Amazon for cheap from the links below and the total cost roughly would be $20 to $35
- iPhone 5 Dock Connector at Amazon Check Price $$
- iPhone 5c Dock Connector at Amazon Check Price $$
- iPhone 5s Dock Connector at Amazon Check Price $$
- Pentalobe Screw Driver Kit at Amazon Check Price $$
- Philips Screw Driver at Amazon for Check Price $$
- 1 x Separating Tool (Optional)
Steps to replace iPhone 5/5s/5c Charging Port or Dock Connector
a) Use the pentalobe screw driver to open the screws from the bottom of the phone.
b) Upon loosing up the screws, in between the screen and the actual frame insert something sharp and pull up to remove the screen from the frame.
d) Now put a sharp knife below the cable or pry tool and gently pop it out one by one, there will be a total of three cables. Pop them out. After removing the cables, put the screen aside, you don’t have to deal with your screen anymore.
e) Now your work is at the southern part of the device, remove the screws off the metal plate at bottom right of your device.
f) Next up, you will see two cables one attaching to the dock connector and the other one connecting to the battery. Put something sharp or pry tool between the cables and gently disconnect them one by one.
j) Next up, you have to disconnect the actual loudspeaker. Loudspeaker goes a bit under the logic board. So, gently lift it up a bit and jiggle it out. Now put your loudspeaker aside.
l) Now move over, you have to disassemble the dock connector from the device. Grab the dock-connector cable and peel it off. In case it is stuck use a blow dryer with some heat it will automatically pop out.
n) Next step, you have to replace the dock connector. Now you can replace the dock connector; the steps are simple and you need to do it in the reverse. Go through the steps again to see how you unscrewed-then re-screw!