⚠️ Before disassembling, do not forget to turn your phone off.
Disassembly/Repair of the mobile device Apple iPhone 7 (iPhone 7 A1660, A1778, A1779) with each step description and the required set of tools.
Step 2. Unscrew the screws
Using a screwdriver (precision star-shaped 0.8 mm aka Pentalobe), unscrew/drive two screws out at the end of the phone.
Step 3. 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.
Step 4. Open the display module
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.
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.
Step 5. Remove the bracket
Using a screwdriver (Tri-point Y00), unscrew the 4 screws and remove the bracket holding the connectors.
Step 6. Disconnect the battery connector
Disconnect the battery connector as soon as possible.
ℹ️️ The Apple iPhone 7 model has a battery 616-00259 with 1960 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.
Step 7. Remove the bracket
Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew the two screws and remove the bracket holding the connectors.
Step 9. Open the cover
Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew the two screws and remove the cover.
Step 11. Remove the vibration motor
Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew the three screws and remove the taptic engine, aka vibration motor.
Step 15. Remove the bracket
Using a screwdriver (Tri-point Y00), unscrew the two screws and remove the bracket holding the connector.
Step 16. Unscrew the screws
Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew the four screws and remove the antenna.
Step 17. Unscrew the screws
Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew two screws and remove the antenna.
Step 18. Remove the bracket
Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew two screws and remove the camera bracket.
Step 23. Disconnect the connectors
Disconnect the connectors for the volume and power buttons, the lightning port and the microphone, and the GPS antenna unit.
⚠️ Do not pull on the cable or pry it with a sharp tool, the connectors are pretty weak and break easily, or the cable falls out of the end (lug).
Step 24. 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.
Step 25. In the housing remained
ℹ️️ In the housing remained: cables, battery, microphones, lightning port.
Detailed disassembly instructions of Apple iPhone 7 in the video, made by our mobile repair & service center:
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