iPhone 7 Plus Teardown

iPhone 7 Plus Teardown and Reassemble Guide

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Recommended Tools: 

Plastic Triangle Opening Tool
Nylon Spudger
SIM Card Ejection Tool
Fine Tip Curved Tweezers
Precision Knife Set
Flathead Screwdriver
Phillips Screwdriver
Pentalobe Screwdriver
Professional Tri-Point Screwdriver

Step 1

Power down your Apple iPhone 7 Plus smartphone.
 
Step 2
 
Eject the Nano-SIM Card Tray.
 
Step 3 (iPhone 7 Plus Display Assembly)
 
Remove the two bottom 3.4 mm Pentalobe screws located next to the lightning connector.
 
Step 4
 
Use the precision knife to create enough space to insert a triangle opening tool.
 
With the opening tool slice through the intense adhesive and help carefully decouple the iPhone 7 Plus display assembly from the rear case.
 
Unlike previous iPhone models the 7 Plus bizarrely opens to the side.
 
The display assembly is still connected to the iPhone by cables along the middle-right side, so don’t try to remove it entirely just yet.
 
Remove the following 4 Tri-Point screws securing the bracket that covers the battery connector and two of the display cables. These screws are different sizes, so be sure to remember where they go.
 
With the bracket out of the way spudge up the cables from the logic board.
 
Remove the following 3 Tri-Point screws that secure the bracket covering the upper component display cable.
 
Disconnect the cable and free the iPhone 7 Plus display assembly from the phone.
 
Step 5 (iPhone 7 Plus Front-Facing Camera Cable Assembly)
 
Remove the following 5 Phillips screws, followed by the metal clip they secure in place.
 
Easily extract the stereo-enabling speaker.
 
Use the tweezers to help remove the tangled up iPhone 7 Plus Front-Facing Camera Cable Assembly. It includes the front-facing camera, microphone, proximity sensor and ambient light sensor.
 
Step 6 (iPhone 7 Plus Solid State Home Button)
 
Remove the following 4 Tri-Point screws and then the metal bracket.
 
Separating the solid state iPhone 7 Plus home button is simple, with only light adhesive on the cable and no delicate gasket.
 
Step 7 (iPhone 7 Plus LCD Shield Plate)
 
Remove the following Phillips screw, and then the 5 Tri-Point screws.
 
With no adhesive on the iPhone 7 Plus LCD shield plate, and the cables nicely managed, simply lift it away from the display assembly.
 
Step 8 (iPhone 7 Plus Taptic Engine)
 
In place of the headphone jack is a barometric vent. Remove the following 2 Phillips screws and then raise it out of the iPhone 7 Plus rear case.
 
Remove the following 3 Phillips screws.
 
Detach and free the iPhone 7 Plus Taptic Engine. This sleek engine uses haptic feedback to simulate the push of a button.
 
Step 9 (iPhone 7 Plus Battery)
 
Locate the three peel-to-remove adhesive tabs at the bottom of the 7 Plus battery. Grab the first tab and try to keep the adhesive strip flat and wide.
 
Slowly and gently pull each strip up and away from the iPhone 7 Plus. The strips will stretch to many times the length of the battery- keep pulling until they come out from between the battery and the rear case.
 
And just like that, out pops the 2900 milliampere-hour (mAh) iPhone 7 Plus battery.
 
Step 10 (iPhone 7 Plus 12 MP Rear-Facing Cameras)
 
Remove the following Phillips screw and standoff screw.
 
Remove the protective metal cover.
 
With the spudger in hand, disconnect the two 12 MP iPhone 7 Plus rear-facing cameras and pry them out of the chassis. One camera is wide-angle with optical image stabilization, the second allows for optical zoom.
 
Step 11 (iPhone 7 Plus Logic Board)
 
Before digging the iPhone 7 Plus logic board out of the rear case, it is necessary to attack a bevy of Phillips and standoff screws, dispatch of a few connectors, and remove portions of the antenna assembly – most notably the antenna flex cable, which acts as a bridge between antenna pathways, and the top left Wi-Fi antenna.
 
After taking care of the last three connectors, carefully uproot the iPhone 7 Plus logic board out of the rear case.
 
Step 12 (iPhone 7 Plus Loudspeaker)
 
Remove the following 4 Phillips screws.
 
Eradicate the iPhone 7 Plus loudspeaker.
 
Step 13 (iPhone 7 Plus Lightning Connector Assembly)
 
Remove the following 7 Phillips screws.
 
Use the tweezers to separate the microphones from the speaker grilles.
 
The iPhone 7 plus Lightning connector assembly is moderately adhered to the rear case, but with a little spudgering it is readily removed. This everything cable includes the lightning port, an antenna, and two microphones.
 
Step 14 (iPhone 7 Plus Power and Volume Buttons Cable)
 
Remove the following 6 Phillips screws.
 
The last component to surrender is a cable array that contains the power and volume button switches, quad-LED flash, a microphone, and the ring / silent switch.
 
The power and volume buttons are nuzzled securely in the rear case, defying conventional removal.
 
 
* To reassemble your device, follow the steps in reverse order.