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Current version by: mayer (vote details) ,

Title:

How to remove a stuck screen

Text:

I know the video says the screen removal is the hardest part of replacing the battery, but mine seems more than "hard" to remove. I'm a 6' male and am using all my strength and the thing simply won't come loose. The iFixit-supplied suction cup keeps deforming and finally losing grip. Yes, I've cleaned both the screen and suction cup thoroughly to ensure good fit. The screen won't move. I guess being on there 2 years can get it "glued" in place. What tricks are there to force it to come off?

EDIT: In case anyone goes for the obvious, yes the pentalobe screws are removed. (They came out with surprisingly little torque.)

Dispositivo:

iPhone 5

Stato:

open

Accepted Answer:

194360

Edit by: ktappe ,

Title:

How to remove a stuck screen

Text:

I know the video says the screen removal is the hardest part of replacing the battery, but mine seems more than "hard" to remove. I'm a 6' male and am using all my strength and the thing simply won't come loose. The iFixit-supplied suction cup keeps deforming and finally losing grip. Yes, I've cleaned both the screen and suction cup thoroughly to ensure good fit. The screen won't move. I guess being on there 2 years can get it "glued" in place. What tricks are there to force it to come off?
 
EDIT: In case anyone goes for the obvious, yes the pentalobe screws are removed. (They came out with surprisingly little torque.)

Dispositivo:

iPhone 5

Stato:

open

Original post by: ktappe ,

Title:

How to remove a stuck screen

Text:

I know the video says the screen removal is the hardest part of replacing the battery, but mine seems more than "hard" to remove. I'm a 6' male and am using all my strength and the thing simply won't come loose. The iFixit-supplied suction cup keeps deforming and finally losing grip. Yes, I've cleaned both the screen and suction cup thoroughly to ensure good fit. The screen won't move. I guess being on there 2 years can get it "glued" in place. What tricks are there to force it to come off?

Dispositivo:

iPhone 5

Stato:

open