iPhone 7 Screen Repair: How To Do It Yourself

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(Last Updated On: February 11, 2019)

iPhone 7 screen repair can be accomplished smoothly if you take your time and have the correct tools and equipment.

Tools Needed:

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Parts Needed:

General Repair Guidelines:

  • Always use good lighting. Smart device components, for instance, are small. You’ll need plenty of light to see
    what you are doing.
  • Maintain a clean,
    organized workspace
    . This prevents losing or confusing any components.
  • Group your screws so you can keep track of where they came from. Most screws cannot be interchanged.
  • Apply enough heat to loosen adhesive. However, take care not to overdo it and damage the device.
  • At any point, if the adhesive becomes hard to separate, apply more heat.
  • After separating adhesive, keep the housing and screen in close proximity until flex cable is disconnected.

Introduction

iPhone 7 screen repair is moderate in difficulty. Several flex cables can be torn easily. Above all, use caution. For
instance, loosening the adhesive that keeps the screen sealed to the body requires properly heating them with a
dehydrator or heat gun. Let’s get to it!

iPhone 7 Screen Repair Step by Step

Before beginning, heat up the device’s interior adhesive strips with a dehydrator, heat gun, or heat mat. Heat guns are
the quickest. However, use caution. It can be easy to overdo it and damage the device.

Open the iPhone 7

  1. Unscrew the two pentalobe screws on the bottom edge of the phone on either side of the lightning port.iPhone 7 Screen Repair Step 1 - remove the pentalobe screws
  2. Use the metal spudger to slowly and carefully separate the screen of the iPhone from the body. Start on the bottom
    edge of the device and proceed slowly.iPhone 7 Screen Repair Step 2 - use a spudger to remove the screen
  3. Continue using the metal spudger or use playing cards or guitar picks to gently separate the adhesive up the sides
    and top. Don’t push too deeply towards the center of the device.
  4. The left side of the screen will open off the body; like a book opened from the back cover. The flex cable
    connecting the screen to the battery will still be attached so open it carefully.iPhone 7 Screen Repair Step 3 - open the screen iPhone 7 Screen Repair Step 4 - watch out for the flex cable

Disconnect the Cables

  1. A silver EMI shield on the mid-right side of the phone needs to be removed. It is held in place by four tri-point
    screws.iPhone 7 Screen Repair Step 5 - remove the EMI shield iPhone 7 Screen Repair Step 5b - removing the EMI shield
  2. After removing the shield, use a spudger to disconnect the battery from the logic board.iPhone 7 Screen Repair Step 6 - disconnect the battery
  3. Use the spudger to disconnect the display connector flex cable.iPhone 7 Screen Repair Step 7 - disconnect the display connector
  4. Remove the two Philips head screws on the shield over the front panel sensor assembly connector. It is the silver
    shield near the top of the phone with the flex cable coming out of the bottom.iPhone 7 Screen Repair Step 7 - disconnect the display connector
  5. With your spudger, disconnect the black front panel sensor assembly connector cable from the logic board. It is
    the one that connects the screen to the body.
  6. You can now remove the LCD assembly of the iPhone 7 from the body.iPhone 7 Screen Repair Step 8 - remove the LCD assembly

Remove the Front Camera and Earpiece

  1. Next, we will remove the three Phillips head screws that hold the silver earpiece bracket on the top of the LCD
    assembly.iPhone 7 Screen Repair Step 9 - remove the earpiece bracket
  2. Pull the front camera up and out of the way with your spudger or tweezers. Remove the two Phillips head screws
    attached to the earpiece speaker. You can now also remove the earpiece speaker.iPhone 7 Screen Repair Step 10 - remove the earpiece bracket
  3. Use your spudger to remove the ambient light sensor and proximity sensor. This is a thin cable that is easy to
    tear so use caution.iPhone 7 Screen Repair Step 10b - removing the earpiece bracket
    iPhone 7 Screen Repair Step 11 - remove the ambient light sensor

Remove the Touch ID/Home Button

NOTE: The touch ID must be removed carefully. Failing to remove it safely or breaking it will require visiting
an Apple store.
The touch ID must be removed carefully. Failing to remove it safely or breaking it will
require visiting an
Apple store.

  1. Remove the four pentalobe screws holding the touch ID/home button bracket.iPhone 7 Screen Repair Step 11 - remove the ambient light sensor
  2. Work your way around the side brackets on the both sides of the assembly, unscrewing all 6 tri-point screws.iPhone 7 Screen Repair Step 11b - unscrew tri-point screws
    iPhone 7 Screen Repair Step 12 - unscrew all the tri-point screws
  3. Peel the large LCD shield away, starting from the top.iPhone 7 Screen Repair Step 13 - peel away the LCD
  4. Use your spudger to disconnect the home button cable connector.iPhone 7 Screen Repair Step 14 - peel away the LCD
  5. Disconnect the underlying connection with caution. iPhone 7 Screen Repair Step 15 - disconnect the underlying connection with caution
  6. Pry the adhesive holding the touch ID/home button to the back of the digitizer.iPhone 7 Screen Repair Step 16 - pry the adhesive
  7. The home button is now unattached and can be removed but pushing it forward through the front of the screen.iPhone 7 Screen Repair Step 17 - remove the home button

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