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How to replace the battery in your iPhone 5

The iPhone 5 has been selling for over a year-and-a-half now and that means battery life just won't be what it used to be for anyone who has owned one for any length of time. That's just how batteries and charge cycles work. If you're starting to experience greatly reduced battery life on your iPhone 5, are no longer under AppleCare, but aren't ready to upgrade yet, you can always try a DIY repair. Not only it it easy but it's a whole lot more affordable than a new iPhone. Follow along and we'll walk you through from start to finish!

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How to fix a problem Home button on your iPhone 5

The Home button has been a common cause of complaint throughout several iterations of the iPhone. It's why we made an ultimate guide for fixing them. The iPhone 5 doesn't seem to be immune from Home button issues either. If yours is not responding to presses, registering double presses incorrectly, or sporadically activating Siri, you may need to DIY repair the Home button. Luckily the iPhone 5's Home button isn't as hard to get to as previous models, making it a great candidate for a quick and easy DIY repair!

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How to fix a broken earpiece on your iPhone 5

If you're having issues with the earpiece on your iPhone 5, there's a possibility it could need to be DIY repaired. Symptoms typically include low audio through the actual earpiece, crackling sounds, or no sound at all. If that sounds like something you're experiencing, your earpiece could be bad. Luckily, a DIY earpiece repair isn't terribly hard and can save you a ton of cash. So follow along and we'll walk you through from start to finish!

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How to replace a cracked or broken screen on an iPhone 5c

If you've managed to break the screen on your iPhone 5c and didn't opt for any kind of insurance, you've always got the option of doing a DIY repair yourself. If you've ever done an iPhone 5 screen repair, you shouldn't have too many issues with the iPhone 5c. There are a few differences however, so follow along and we'll walk you through from start to finish.

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iPhone 5c internals and Apple A6 gallery

We've already given you a look at the inside of the iPhone 5s and the A7 chipset so we figured we'd give them iPhone 5c the same treatment. For the most part, a lot of the components are the same as the iPhone 5c's predecessor, the iPhone 5. However, there are some subtle differences on both the inside and on the logic board itself. Let's take a closer look!

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iPhone 5s internals and Apple A7 gallery

If you're curious about the internal workings of the iPhone 5s, we've got the ultimate photo gallery for you from cracking open the iPhone 5s all the way down to what's underneath the logic board shields, including the Apple A7 chip itself. I even threw in some photos of the A6 chipset from the iPhone 5c just for comparison's sake. So click through and enjoy the iPhone 5s in all it's silicon glory!

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How to fix a broken screen on an iPhone 5s

If you've broken the display on an iPhone 5s and you didn't opt for AppleCare+, you can always DIY repair it yourself if you feel up to the challenge. Whether you've cracked the glass or your LCD isn't functioning correctly, replacing the entire front assembly on the iPhone 5s will knock out both problems and get you back in working order in no time. The good news is, if you've replaced the screen on an iPhone 5 before, the iPhone 5s isn't too much different.

So if you're not covered by AppleCare, follow along and we'll get your iPhone 5s looking brand new again in no time.

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How to find the best third party iPhone, iPad, and iPod repair company

Whether your AppleCare is expired or you opted not to extend it, out of warranty replacements through Apple can be expensive. If you aren't comfortable performing a DIY repair on your own, that may leave you looking for a repair company that's either local to you or accepts mail-ins that can perform the repair for you.

In the past few years, many repair companies have cropped up all over the world that specialize in iPhone, iPad, and iPod repair. Unfortunately, not all of them use quality parts and/or know exactly what they're doing. Here are some things to keep in mind when choosing a third party iPhone, iPad, and iPod repair company.

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How to DIY repair headphone jack or mute switch issues in an iPhone 4S

If your iPhone 4S headphone jack or mute switch is giving you issues, a DIY repair on the cable that handles those functions can remedy the problem. Symptoms typically include audio cutting in and out when headphones are plugged in or no sound at all. The mute switch can also face issues where turning vibrate on or off results in no response or the switch itself being loose. These problems don't typically involve the actual mute switch, but the cable that lies underneath it.

Regardless whether you're having headphone jack or mute switch issues on your iPhone 4S, this guide can walk you through how to get both functions back in working order again.

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iPhone DIY repair: Ultimate guide to fixing stuck or broken power buttons

The iPhone has been plagued with power button issues since the debut of the iPhone 4. We've seen complaints from many readers that their iPhone power buttons are completely recessed and no longer register when pressed. In some cases, they'll still respond but you have to press extremely hard. In severe cases, the power button actually recesses into the casing. In our experience, power button issues are almost as prevalent as home button issues. As it turns out, the power button itself isn't the culprit at all, the flex cable that sits underneath it is. After so many presses, it just becomes worn down and too thin.

Fortunately, a DIY repair can breath new life into your malfunctioning power button. It'll cost you a lot less than a brand new iPhone and give you lots more life out of your existing one. Regardless which iPhone you have, we've got the guide for you including step by step instructions and links to parts and tools for the suppliers we trust.

If you've got your DIY ninja pants handy, get 'em on and follow along...

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