Teardown difficulty:
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Duration:
54 min

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Disassembly of the mobile device Apple iPhone 12 Pro (iPhone 12 Pro A2341, A2406, A2407, A2408) with each step description and the required set of tools.

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Step 1. Before disassembling!

⚠️ Before disassembling, do not forget to turn your phone off.


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Step 2. Remove the tray

Use the Key tool (aka Needle) or Paperclip. Push the tip all the way into the hole until the tray ejects, and then pull the SIM card tray out.

⚠️ Pay attention! The tool must be inserted into a hole on the edge of the phone's housing. Do not press too hard. It may break the tray eject mechanism.


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Step 3. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver (precision star-shaped 0.8 mm aka Pentalobe), unscrew/drive 2 screws out at the end of the phone.


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Step 4. Open the display module

⚠️ Pay attention! Disassembly has a maximum 3rd difficulty because the process begins with the disassembly of the display module. If you have no experience or are not sure of your skills, we strongly recommend that you contact a specialized service center.

We recommend using a special heating device such as a separator machine, heat gun, or heating mat. It will simplify the process. You can use a home hairdryer, but you will have to make a nozzle by hand or have a suitable one in the kit to gently heat and concentrate the heat flow in the right place.

ℹ️️ The surface of the display module must be heated to soften the adhesive underneath. The approximate heating temperature is 50° C / 125° F.

Use a thin plastic film or pick for separation. To facilitate the process, you can use isopropyl alcohol. It is often most difficult to pass the tool between the parts to be divided. Choose the far edge from the FFC cables or buttons.

Do not use a lever or any force for separation that could damage the elements inside.

The process can be seen in our video entirely so as well as in detail, at the end of the instructions.

⚠️ It is important not to get a film between the touchscreen/glass and the display module, this will damage the module.

⚠️ Look in advance at the picture of the places where the touchscreen and display cables pass under the display module to avoid accidental damage.


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Step 5. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver (Tri-Wing #00 Screwdriver 0.6mm), unscrew the 6 screws and remove the brackets holding the connectors.


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Step 6. Disconnect the battery connector

Disconnect the battery connector as soon as possible.

ℹ️️ The Apple iPhone 12 Pro A2341, A2406, A2407, A2408 models have a battery A2479 with 2815 mAh capacity (aka rechargeable battery).

⚠️ It is highly recommended to disconnect the connector to avoid possible short circuits during disassembly.

Also, try not to use a metal tool to disconnect the rechargeable battery connector or do it carefully.


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Step 7. Disconnect the connectors

Disconnect the display module connectors and remove the display.


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Step 8. Remove the battery

Remove the battery.

It is glued with adhesive tabs. In the best scenario, pinch the ends and pull them out.

If the tabs will lose their condition to be stretchable, there is the chance to break ends. In this case, for the battery removal, it needs to use isopropyl alcohol and a thin plastic sheet for separation.

⚠️ Do not break the flat cable beneath the battery.


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Step 9. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver (Tri-Wing #00 Screwdriver 0.6mm), unscrew two screws and remove the bracket.


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Step 10. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver (Tri-Wing #00 Screwdriver 0.6mm), unscrew the 4 screws and remove the bracket securing the cameras.


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Step 11. Remove the front cameras

Disconnect the connectors and remove the assembly of two front cameras.


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Step 12. Remove the cameras

Disconnect the connectors and remove the assembly of two rear cameras.


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Step 13. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver (Tri-Wing #00 Screwdriver 0.6mm), unscrew two screws and remove the bracket securing the Lidar scanner.


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Step 14. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver (Tri-Wing #00 Screwdriver 0.6mm), unscrew the 3 screws and a screwdriver (Philips iPhone cross-head 2.5mm), unscrew one screw. The screws securing the SIM holder.


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Step 15. Remove the cards holder

Pry up the connector and remove the SIM holder.


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Step 16. Remove the loudspeaker

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew 4 screws and remove the loudspeaker.


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Step 17. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew the one screw and a screwdriver (Philips iPhone cross-head 2.5mm), unscrew two screws.


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Step 18. Remove the vibration motor

Pry up the connector and remove the vibration motor (Taptic Engine)


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Step 19. Remove the Lidar scanner

Disconnect the connector, remove the Lidar scanner.


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Step 20. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew 3 screws and remove the bracket holding the cable to the 5G communication module.


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Step 21. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew the 3 screws and a screwdriver (Philips iPhone cross-head 2.5mm), unscrew one screw. The screws securing the motherboard.


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Step 22. Remove the motherboard

Carefully remove the printed circuit board. There is no need to use a lever or try to reach the board by force. Make sure that nothing is getting in the way or holding the board.

⚠️ Do not bend the circuit board when removing it or push tools under it. Unbeknownst to yourself, you can damage components or cables from the inside.


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Step 23. In the housing remained

ℹ️️ In the housing remained: flat cables, microphone, lightning port.

Detailed disassembly instructions of Apple iPhone 12 Pro in the video, made by our mobile repair & service center:

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Disassembling\Repair has hard complexity and takes about 54 minutes in time. Our manual is suitable for all models Apple iPhone 12 Pro — iPhone 12 Pro A2341, A2406, A2407, A2408 released for markets in different countries.



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