iPhone 7 Screen Replacement Guide | How To Repair Tutorial

BEFORE BEGINNING THE IPHONE 7 SCREEN REPLACEMENT PROCESS MAKE SURE TO HAVE ALL THE NECESSARY REPLACEMENT PARTS AND TOOLS

REQUIRED PARTS: IPHONE 7 SCREEN REPLACEMENT GET IT HERE

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POWER DOWN TO BEGIN

Power of the iPhone by holding both the
power button and volume down button.
If the digitizer is not functioning:
Power of the iPhone by holding both the power button and volume down button.
Continue holding down as the Apple™ logo appears until the screen goes black.
If the power button does not function:
Using assistive touch, tap the white bubble >
Device > press and hold “Lock Screen” until
the “slide to power of” drops down, and then
the arrow from left to right.

STEP 1

Remove the two 3.35 mm
Pentalobe screws next to the
lightning port connector using
a Pentalobe screwdriver.

QTY MATERIAL
2 3.35 mm Pentalobe screw

STEP 2

Loosen Adhesive

Although not required, it is
recommended to pre-heat
the display to loosen the
adhesive between the frame
and the bezel.

STEP 3

Lift Screen

Place the iSclack just above
the home button and of to
the side as shown.

If the screen is shattered, place 2
to 3 pieces of packing tape over
the shattered glass to form a flat
suction surface.

STEP 4

Separate Screen

Begin squeezing the iSclack
handles to being creating a
gap between the bezel and
the frame. Insert a plastic
pry-tool or iFlex between the
gap to begin breaking the
adhesive.

Using any metal tools risks scratching
the frame especially on the Jet black
and black frame.

STEP 5

Release Adhesive from Sides

Run the plastic pry-tool
up the left and right side
of the frame to release
the adhesive grip from the
frame to the bezel.

STEP 6

Locate Cables

The cables for the flex cable
are located on the right side
as shown in the photo.

STEP 7

Shift Assembly

Carefully slip the top of the
display downward about
¼” of an inch. This will free
the top locking tabs of the
display’s bezel.

Do not try to completely remove the
display assembly from the frame! There
are several flex cables still attached
which if removed could be damaged.

STEP 8

Open Display

Open the display assembly
away from the frame like a
book to access the cables
and brackets making sure
the display is set onto the
frame itself.

STEP 9

Remove Screws

Locate the iPhone 7 battery, iPhone 7 display assembly and home button
flex cable
retaining plate
and remove the four tri-wing
screws that hold the lower
plate in place using a tri-wing
screwdriver.

QTY MATERIAL
3 1.2 mm Tri-Wing screws
1 2.4 mm Tri-Wing screw

Tri-wing screws are very easy to
strip the heads on. If the Y000 is not
working then attempt with a Y00.

STEP 10

Remove Plate

Remove the battery and
charging port flex cable
retaining plate.

STEP 11

Disconnect Cable

Using the pointed end of the
nylon spudger to lift from
under the battery cable’s
metal edge and disconnect
the battery flex cable from
the connector.

Be careful to only pry up the battery
connector and not the socket on the
logic board. If you pry up on the logic
board socket, you may break the
connector entirely.

STEP 12

Disconnect Cable

Using the pointed end of the
nylon spudger carefully get
just under the metal top of
the LCD/Digitizer flex cable
and disconnect the cable from
the logic board.

STEP 13

Disconnect Cable

Using the flat end of the
nylon spudger carefully get
just under the metal top of
the LCD/Digitizer flex cable
and disconnect the cable from
the logic board.

STEP 14

Remove Screws

Slide the display assembly
slightly more toward the
bottom to get clear access to
the camera retaining bracket
at the top right of the phone.
Remove the two Phillips head
screws using the #00 Philips
screwdriver.

2 1.3 mm screw

STEP 15

Remove Plate

Remove the display assembly
cable retaining plate.

STEP 16

Disconnect Cable

Disconnect the front-facing
camera flex cable from the
logic board. The area shown
is the safest area to not
accidentally damage any logic
board components.

STEP 17

Disconnect Assembly

Disconnect the display
assembly then remove all
black and white adhesive on
the inner perimeter of the
frame using a plastic pry-tool
or nylon spudger.

There are several items that will be
transferred from the old display
assembly to the new display assembly.
Be careful when removing the
adhesive, if the tool slips you could
potentially cause irreparable damage

STEP 18

Remove Screws

Remove the three Phillips
screws securing the ear
speaker/camera bracket to the
display assembly using a #00
Phillips screwdriver. QTY MATERIAL
1 1.7 mm Phillips screws
1 2.34 mm Phillips screw
1 2.36 mm Phillips screws.

STEP 19

Remove Bracket

Remove the ear speaker
retaining bracket.

STEP 20

Remove Screws

Remove the Phillips screws
holding the ear speaker to the
display assembly.

QTY MATERIAL
1 1.17 mm Phillips screws
1 0.98 mm Phillips screw

STEP 21

Locate Ear Speaker

Gently lift the front-facing
camera up and fold over to the
left to expose the ear speaker.
Remove the ear speaker

STEP 22

Remove Screws

Remove the four Tri-wing
screws holding the home
button retaining bracket in
place using a screwdriver.

The home button is screwed to the
retaining plate, take caution to not
allow the home button flex cable to
be ripped or torn.

QTY MATERIAL
6 0.6 mm screws

STEP 23

Remove Home Button Bracket

Remove the Home button
retaining bracket.

STEP 24

Disconnect Cable

Using 2 spudger’s hold the
bottom cable down while
separating the top cable.

Take extreme caution disconnecting
the home button flex cable from the
home button extension cable. The home
button flex cable within the display is not
adhered to the bezel and is free floating.

STEP 25

Heat Display

Heat the display in the area
shown to assist in loosening
the adhesive that is holding
the home button flex cable
to the bezel.

STEP 26

Remove Cable

Using ESD safe spudger or
equivalent gently slide under
the home button flex cable to
separate it from the bezel.

If the home button flex cable is
damaged this will render the phone
unusable as the home button with
flex cable cannot be replaced.

STEP 27

Slide Cable

Carefully slide the home button
with flex cable out through the
front of the display.

STEP 28

Heat Display

Turn the display assembly
over and heat the indicated
area with a hot air to loosen
the proximity sensor from its
bracket on the underside.

STEP 29

Remove Light Sensor

Lift the ambient light
sensor free from the display
assembly.

STEP 30

Lift Sensor

Go to the opposite side and
lift the proximity sensor free
from the display assembly.

STEP 31

Remove Microphone

Carefully use an iSesamo or
iFlex to get underneath the
upper microphone and break
the adhesive free from its
mount. Only go far enough to
get the microphone free.

STEP 32

Remove Cable

Still using the iFlex slide
under the ear speaker contact
area of the display and over
the alignment pin shown.
Carefully remove the rest of
the cable free of the adhesive.

Do not pull the cable you will most
likely tear it.

STEP 33

Remove Screw

Remove the Philip screw for
the ear speaker/microphone
ground plate.

1 0.5 mm Phillips screw

ASSEMBLY

IN ORDER TO ASSEMBLY THE NEW SCREEN FOLLOW THE SAME INSTRUCTIONS BUT IN BACKWARD ORDER.

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