Repair Tip of The Week: Disconnecting Power During Repairs

Back in our repair shop days, our General Manager, Matt was our lead technician. Each week, he will be bringing some of his mobile device repair knowledge to you. On this week’s agenda-disconnecting power during repairs.


When performing repairs on iPhones (and iPads), it is important to remove the power first.  During the days of the fourth generation iPhone, this was a no-brainer.  The teardown process called for many components to be removed, including the battery.

Through the evolution of the iPhone, this process changed.  iPhone 5 series and iPhone 6 do not require the battery to be removed in order to replace the front panel LCD & Digitizer.  This, however, does not mean that the battery should be left connected to send power to the phone.  Removing the battery connector plate and unplugging the battery will help to prevent the risk of any electrical short damage from occurring during the repair.  This will also serve as your reset for the phone.  When you have the new front panel connected to the logic board, simply reconnect the battery. You now will have a full reset, so the new LCD will be ready to go.

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-By: Matt Haywood, General Manager

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