iPhone 7 Full Teardown for Screen, Battery And Charging Port

After months of speculation and impatient waiting, Apple has finally announced the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The excellent camera, A10 Fusion chip, wireless headphone, the new iPhone 7 impressed all a lot, here we're going to disassemble iPhone 7 to offer some repair tips when fix LCD screen, battery or charging port flex cable etc.

Tools Needed:

Step 1. Shut down the device then take out the SIM card tray.

 

1.power off and take out sim card tray

 

Step 2. Undo 2 Pentalobe screws on the bottom of the device. (Same screwdrivers as 6S/6S+/6/6+, however, the screws are a little bit longer)

 

2.undo 2 screws

 

3. Heat up the edges of the device, separate the screen assembly and the rear housing assembly with the help of a double-sided suction cup. (the flex cables of the screen are on the right side of the phone, take your time here in case of breaking any of them)

 

3.heat up screen

 

4.lift up screen with suction cup

 

5.open a gap with guitar pick

 

6.cut screen adhesives

 

7.lift up screen

 

8.iPhone 7 screen

 

Step 4. Undo 4 triangle screws (the same triangle head screwdriver used on Apple watch) holding the metal shield covering the battery, LCD display and digitizer connectors.

 

9.Undo 4 triangle screws

 

Remove the metal shied, release battery and screen connectors.

 

10.remove metal sheild

 

11.remove connectors

 

5. Undo 2 Philips screws and its metal shield, then disconnect the front-facing camera flex cable.

 

12.undo screws

 

13.disconnect connector

 

Then the screen assembly can be removed now.

 

14.remove screen assembly

 

Step 6. Undo 3 small Philips screws holding the front-facing camera metal shield and then remove the metal shield.

 

15.remove 3 phillips screws

 

16.remove metal cover

 

Step 7. Undo 2 small Philips screws holding the earphone.

 

17.remove earpiece screws

 

Then remove the ear speaker.

 

18.remove earpiece

 

Step 8. Apply proper heat then pick up the front-facing camera with light and proximity sensor.

 

19.remove front camera and proximity sensor

 

Step 9. Undo 4 triangle screws holding the home button metal shield.

 

20.remove home button screws

 

21.remove metal shield

 

Step 10. Undo 6 triangle screws holding the metal shield. Be careful, the LCD and digitizer flex cables are bonded to the metal shield on its back!

 

22.remove 6 tri-point screws

 

23.remove metal screen shield

 

24.screen shield

 

Step 11. Disconnect home button flex cable connector, apply some heat to loosen the home button flex cable, then press down the home button.

 

25.disconnect home button flex cable

 

26.remove home button

 

Step 12.Undo 2 small Philips screws holding the rear facing camera then release it

 

28.undo rear camera screws

 

29.remove metal cover

 

27.release rear camera connector

 

30.remove rear camera

 

Step 13. Undo 3 small Philips screws holding the Wifi antenna metal shield then 2 Philips screws under it, then you can remove the wifi antenna now.

 

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Step 14. Undo 2 triangle screws holding the side keys metal shield.

 

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Step 15. Undo 2 small Philips screws then remove the antenna then you can remove antenna flex cable (be careful when prying up the antenna flex which is stuck to the rear housing).

 

remove another antenna screw

 

remove antenna screws

 

remove antenna

 

Here we need to undo 2 Phillips screws and remove the metal shield cover before releasing the side button flex cable connector.

 

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Step 16. Disconnect the charging port flex cable connector, signal cable clips, and side button flex cable connector.

 

remove side button flex cable connector

 

release signal cable clips

 

remove charging port flex connector

 

Undo all Philips screw holding the motherboard.

 

remove another motherboard screw

 

remove motherboard screw

 

remove motherboard screw3

 

then motherboard can be removed.

 

remove iPhone7 motherboard

 

Step 17. Undo 3 Small Philips screws holding the vibrating motor.

 

remove taptic engine screws

 

Step 18. Undo 2 Small Philips screws then remove the cover.

 

remove plastic cover screw

 

remove plastic cover

 

Step 19. Disconnect the Taptic engine connector then release it.

 

release taptic engine connector

 

remove taptic engine

 

Step 20. Gradually pull out the battery adhesive to release the battery.

 

pull off battery tape

 

Step 21. Undo 4 small Philips screws holding the loudspeaker then release loudspeaker.

 

undo loudspeaker screw.jpg

 

remove loudspeaker

 

Step 22. Undo 5 small Philips screws securing the charging port flex cable assembly then remove the charging port cable.

 

undo charging port screw

 

remove charging port flex

 

Step 23. Undo 5 small Philips screws and 1 Philips screw then remove the power button flex cable.

 

undo side button flex screws

 

undo side button flex screws2

 

undo side button flex small screw

 

remove side button flex cable

 

Job did! This is the whole disassembly process of the iPhone 7.

 

iPhone 7 whole teardown

 

Check our iPhone 7 teardown video!

 

 

iPhone 7 Plus disassembly is coming soon, if you like our blog don't hesitate to give us a like, any idea or suggestions are welcomed!

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