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Introducción

Aprende cómo reemplazar la pantalla de tu iPhone 7 Plus. Esta parte viene con el ensamblaje frontal, el altavoz auricular y escudo EMI ya instalados, lo que hace que la reparación sea más sencialla.

Todo lo que necesitas hacer es remover la vieja pantalla, y transferir el botón de inicio a la pantalla nueva para que funcione.

Resumen del Video

  1. Reemplazo de la pantalla del iPhone 7 Plus, Tornillos pentalobe: paso 1, imagen 1 de 1
    • Antes de comenzar, descarga la batería de tu iPhone por debajo del 25%. Una batería de litio cargada puede prenderse fuego y/o explotar si se la pincha accidentalmente.

    • Apaga tu iPhone antes de comenzar el desmontaje.

    • Retira los dos tornillos pentalobe de 3,4 mm del borde inferior del Iphone.

    • Abrir la pantalla del iPhone pondrá en peligro sus sellos a prueba de agua. Ten especial cuidado de no exponer tu iPhone a daños por líquidos después de completar su reparación.

    The recommendation of discharging the battery is completely unnecessary. Even a 25% charged battery can explode. Completely ridiculous suggestion.

    pargoff - Contestar

    The risk of thermal runaway on these batteries decreases with the battery's SOC (state of charge). Below 50% charge the risk is fairly low, and at 25% charge the risk of a thermal event is near zero. If I recall correctly, the same suggestion appears in Apple's official (non-public) service manuals for the iPhone.

    Jeff Suovanen -

    @jeffsu Yes, that is correct. Apple does require all certified staff to discharge the battery below 25%. This is an industry standard for all LiION batteries. If you don’t want to do this, just make sure to not puncture the battery and disconnect it first thing.

    Ben Meinhart - Contestar

    Hang on a second here, doesn’t the Ifixit part I ordered come with the seals? The display assembly? It doesn’t. Now I have to wait another week?!

    Vanessa Pinter - Contestar

    How do you turn off if the screen isn’t responding to touch?

    adam - Contestar

    The replacement battery came with the seal—but how do you put it on???

    lkollar - Contestar

    Instructions for replacing the seal are here: Reemplazo Adhesivo de Pantalla iPhone

    bester - Contestar

    I just found the instructions on how to install the seals AFTER I was completed and had to figure it out. Maybe, just maybe you should link this somewhere on the guild instead of buried in a comment. Just a thought.

    Charles Meitin - Contestar

    Step 1 is: Read through all the steps and comments or the method prior to starting on this Step 1. There's a lot of much needed information and experience that you can learn from which will reduce the chance of struggling, wasting time or even breaking your device.

    My favourites are:

    Use a hot water bottle.

    Label all screws you remove with their size and location on a piece of paper with double sided sticky tape.

    Test the lightning assembly at step 13

    There is a Standoff driver bit in the box, don't use a screwdriver.

    etc...

    Neil Eriksen - Contestar

  2. Reemplazo de la pantalla del iPhone 7 Plus, Cubrir la pantalla con cinta de embalar: paso 2, imagen 1 de 3 Reemplazo de la pantalla del iPhone 7 Plus, Cubrir la pantalla con cinta de embalar: paso 2, imagen 2 de 3 Reemplazo de la pantalla del iPhone 7 Plus, Cubrir la pantalla con cinta de embalar: paso 2, imagen 3 de 3
    • Si el vidrio de pantalla está agrietada, puedes contener más daño y prevenir daños corporales durante la reparación si cubres con cinta el vidrio.

    • Coloca cintas superpuestas de cinta para embalar sobre la pantalla del iPhone antes que esté cubierta toda la parte frontal.

    • Esto mantendrá los vidrios rotos contenidos y proporcionará integridad estructural cuando hagas palanca y levantes la pantalla.

    • Usa gafas protectoras para proteger tus ojos de cualquier vidrio que se sacuda y salte durante la reparación.

    • Si el vidrio roto hace difícil que la ventosa quede pegada en los siguientes pasos, intenta usar un trozo fuerte de cinta (como cinta de embalar) en una manija y levanta la pantalla con eso.

    Tape doesn’t hold. suction cup doesn’t work. Tape folded over doesn’t work as a handle. I’ve used 3m’ s Gorilla duct tape. The glass is so shattered I cant get a point started to remove the glass. Phone has been in an otter box for years. dropped it and shattered glass while replacing case. Now what?

    Martin Speedy - Contestar

    When all else fails, you can superglue your suction cup (or tape) to the display, wait for it to cure, and pull.

    Jeff Suovanen -

    I had issues getting the suction cup to stick on my cracked screen, so I tried using scotch tape (only tape I had around), but it didn’t work. This best thing I did was to forcefully pry the screen off (I wasn’t worried about damages because it’s already cracked) with the spudger. I think its best to find something stickier (like Duct Tape) and used that to lift up the screen.

    Definitely surprised how sticky the adhesive was.

    Jeffrey Robinos - Contestar

    When using packing tape: the suction won’t hold well with the overlapping pieces, so add a square of tape where you want to put the suction cup, so it will provide an unbroken surface for the seal.

    Christa - Contestar

    It’s amazing how a heat gun or hair dryer makes life easier to soften up the adhesive. Then use a thin iSesame opening tool to get in under the screen (start @ 90 degrees/vertical either side of the home button & slowly go horizontal) the need to use suction cups. Run the opening tool along the front and down both sides to cut the adhesive before trying to lift the screen.

    Cheers Wayne

    Wayne Lyell - Contestar

    I didn’t have a hair dryer so I (gingerly) used an iron over some wet coffee filters (I mean , it is waterproof) . Then, quickly dried i off with paper towels, used gorilla tape and my fixit metal splunger . worked like a charm .

    MajorCouillon - Contestar

    What about baby cracks? skip to step 3 or not…

    Andruw Holland - Contestar

    As others have mentioned, suction cup and tape doesn’t work. I used the blade of a box cutter (watch fingers) and inserted just below and right of home button. Then moved spudger along the crack to tear adhesive/seal. Easy peasy.

    Stephen Smith - Contestar

  3. Reemplazo de la pantalla del iPhone 7 Plus, Procedimiento de apertura: paso 3, imagen 1 de 1
    • Calentar el borde inferior del iPhone ayudará a suavizar el adhesivo que asegura la pantalla, facilitando la apertura.

    • Usa un secador de pelo o prepare un iOpener y aplíquelo en el borde inferior del iPhone durante aproximadamente un minuto para suavizar el adhesivo que se encuentra debajo.

    How long should I use a hairdryer for?

    Warren Binder - Contestar

    I used it until it was hot to the touch but not too hot where you burn yourself.

    gczarny -

    Hey, I just took apart my first iPhone 7 plus today, and it was easier for me to use guitar picks and a magic glass tool. I did tear the home flex on the screen—now I know to be more careful of that on disassembly—-~Katrina of iPad Rehab Microsoldering

    jessabethany - Contestar

    First I tried to remove the screen with the hot iOpener, but it doesn’t worked, the day after I putted the Iphone in the sun for a while and then used the hot iOpener, then the screen was easy to remove :-)

    Marc Boon - Contestar

    Get a T-shirt add heat to a lil corner of it, with either a hair straighter or an Iron , touch the T-shirt if it’s seems hot but doesn’t burn u hold that lil hot piece of T-shirt against the edge ur trying to pry open , if it’s still not opening add a I’ll more heat,

    www.tertlegerl - Contestar

    I don’t think the iOpener was effective at softening the adhesive. Using a suction cup and the spudger is good enough.

    Mac - Contestar

    I took a hot water bottle and layed it on the display of the iPhone for a minute, because I did not have an iOpener. That worked for me perfect.

    Michael Maier - Contestar

  4. Reemplazo de la pantalla del iPhone 7 Plus: paso 4, imagen 1 de 2 Reemplazo de la pantalla del iPhone 7 Plus: paso 4, imagen 2 de 2
    • Aplica una ventosa en la mitad inferior del panel frontal, justo encima del botón de inicio.

    • Asegúrate de que la ventosa no se superponga con el botón de inicio, ya que esto evitará que se forme un sello entre la ventosa y el vidrio frontal.

    • Si tu pantalla está seriamente partida, cubrirla con una capa de cinta de embalar transparente puede ayudar en el agarre de la ventosa de succión. Alternativamente, se puede usar una cinta muy fuerte en lugar de la ventosa. Si todo lo demás falla, puedes pegar la ventosa de succión con superglue a la pantalla rota.

    Hi! My suction cup doesn’t work. It won’t strongly suck on my screen. Does anyone have any advice?

    kaiminliu119 - Contestar

    Heat it up just a little with a hair dryer make sure it’s flat , let it coo a bit now try it??

    robertread - Contestar

    The suction cup you provide sucks. In that it doesn’t hold. Luckily I had a set of heavy duty suction cups from when I worked on my iMac.

    Charles Meitin - Contestar

  5. Reemplazo de la pantalla del iPhone 7 Plus: paso 5, imagen 1 de 3 Reemplazo de la pantalla del iPhone 7 Plus: paso 5, imagen 2 de 3 Reemplazo de la pantalla del iPhone 7 Plus: paso 5, imagen 3 de 3
    • Tira hacia arriba de la ventosa con una presión firme y constante para crear un pequeño espacio entre el panel frontal y la carcasa trasera.

    • Inserta el extremo plano de un spudger en el espacio.

    • El adhesivo hermético que sostiene la pantalla en su lugar es muy fuerte; crear esta brecha inicial requiere una gran cantidad de fuerza. Si te resulta difícil abrir un espacio, mueve la pantalla hacia arriba y hacia abajo para debilitar el adhesivo hasta que pueda colocar un spudger en su interior.

    • Mientras tira de la ventosa, gira el spudger para ensanchar la abertura entre la pantalla y la carcasa trasera.

    Be very careful not to pull up with too much force. My screen just shattered while I was pulling up with my suction cup. (There were no previous cracks or chips or anything).

    Benjamin Pounds - Contestar

    I’m stuck on this part. I’ve heated the bottom up and attached the suction cup right above the home button, but I can’t pull it apart. I feel like I’m going to break the glass display. Tips?

    whtafrcn420 - Contestar

    Someone mentioned above, using strong tape helps .

    MajorCouillon - Contestar

    You won’t be able to put the spudger into the gap unless the phone is in a vertical position (speaker side up) in your hands.

    Mac - Contestar

    read steps 4-9 before attempting. I cracked my glass because I didn’t

    David Lei - Contestar

    My first 7 Plus opening. I pulled up the screen just enough to insert a thin guitar pick at the bottom of the phone to break the adhesive. I didn’t even create a gap as such. I then ran the pick along the sides to continue to detach the adhesive, just like iFixIt show in Step 10 for the top of the phone.

    My screen already had a crack at the bottom, near the home button, so I was nervous about pulling too hard on the screen. It had a screen protector fitted so maybe that helped keep it all together.

    iFixIt’s use of a spudger at the bottom of the phone looked hazardous to me, especially with my damaged screen.

    Big Ed - Contestar

    This must be a joke. I’ve been trying for days to pull open the iphone like this. Doesn’t work. I bent the ring on the suction cup trying to pull it off, but nothing happens, no gap, not remote possibility of a pick or spudger getting in there.

    James Osborne - Contestar

    Ended up using a blowdryer and a razor blade. Bottom got scratched up, but there was no way that fat plastic spudger was going to fit. I got the razor under the corner, from there worked to middle and twisted with repeatedly adding heat. Lots of heat.

    James Osborne - Contestar

  6. Reemplazo de la pantalla del iPhone 7 Plus: paso 6, imagen 1 de 3 Reemplazo de la pantalla del iPhone 7 Plus: paso 6, imagen 2 de 3 Reemplazo de la pantalla del iPhone 7 Plus: paso 6, imagen 3 de 3
    • Inserta el extremo plano del spudger entre el panel frontal y la carcasa trasera en el borde inferior izquierdo del iPhone.

    • Desliza el spudger por el borde izquierdo del teléfono comenzando en el borde inferior y moviéndose hacia los botones de control de volumen y el interruptor silencioso, rompiendo el adhesivo que mantiene la pantalla en su lugar.

    • No intentes sacar el borde superior de la pantalla de la carcasa posterior, ya que se sujeta con clips de plástico que se pueden romper.

  7. Reemplazo de la pantalla del iPhone 7 Plus: paso 7, imagen 1 de 2 Reemplazo de la pantalla del iPhone 7 Plus: paso 7, imagen 2 de 2
    • Retira el spudger del lado izquierdo del teléfono e inserta el extremo plano en la esquina inferior derecha.

    • Desliza el spudger por el borde derecho del teléfono hasta la esquina superior, rompiendo el adhesivo que sostiene la pantalla en su lugar.

  8. Reemplazo de la pantalla del iPhone 7 Plus: paso 8, imagen 1 de 2 Reemplazo de la pantalla del iPhone 7 Plus: paso 8, imagen 2 de 2
    • Tira de la ventosa para así levantar la pantalla y abrir el iPhone

    • No levantes la pantalla mas de 10º, hay pequeños cables cinta a lo largo del borde derecho de la pantalla que conectan la pantalla a la placa lógica.

    The ribbon cable part should be said earlier instead of halfway through

    I just broke one because of it

    BrenX1 - Contestar

  9. Reemplazo de la pantalla del iPhone 7 Plus: paso 9, imagen 1 de 2 Reemplazo de la pantalla del iPhone 7 Plus: paso 9, imagen 2 de 2
    • Tira hacia arriba de la pequeña protuberancia en la ventosa para sacarla del panel frontal.

  10. Reemplazo de la pantalla del iPhone 7 Plus: paso 10, imagen 1 de 2 Reemplazo de la pantalla del iPhone 7 Plus: paso 10, imagen 2 de 2
    • Desliza una selección de apertura debajo de la pantalla a lo largo del borde superior del teléfono para aflojar el último adhesivo.

  11. Reemplazo de la pantalla del iPhone 7 Plus: paso 11, imagen 1 de 3 Reemplazo de la pantalla del iPhone 7 Plus: paso 11, imagen 2 de 3 Reemplazo de la pantalla del iPhone 7 Plus: paso 11, imagen 3 de 3
    • Tira del ensamblaje de la pantalla ligeramente hacia afuera desde el borde superior del teléfono para desenganchar los clips que lo sujetan a la caja posterior.

    • Abre el iPhone moviendo la pantalla hacia arriba desde el lado izquierdo, como la tapa posterior de un libro.

    • No intentes separar por completo la pantalla todavía, ya que varios cables de cinta frágiles aún la conectan a la placa lógica del iPhone.

    So if I broke the cable that connects the display to the logic board. What replacement part would I need to order now?

    Robert Danson - Contestar

    Probably the screen

    Christian Sirolli -

  12. Reemplazo de la pantalla del iPhone 7 Plus, Desconexión de la batería: paso 12, imagen 1 de 1
    • Retira los siguientes cuatro tornillos Y000 de tres puntos que sujetan el soporte del cable de la pantalla inferior a la placa lógica:

    • Tres tornillos de 1.2 mm

    • Un tornillo de 2.6 mm

    Is it really safe to lay the device fully open like a book? The cable leading to the LCD gets stretched across the sharp edge of the aluminum edge of the back cover.

    u204863 - Contestar

    Generally I'd say no, it's not safe. In reality I've seen a bit of variance in the cable length, and sometimes it'll be fine—but mostly I'd be prepared to prop the display up or hold it in place at a slight angle so it doesn't put too much stress on the cables. On prior iPhones it was easy to rubberband the display to a box or a can of soda, and something like that would probably work well here too. Use your own judgment.

    Jeff Suovanen -

    You could stick the suction cup back on, near the right side of the phone, with the blue hook oriented in such a way that it becomes a stand for the screen. That way it won’t open much more than 90 degrees, and leaves both your hands free.

    Mark -

    The tri wing screws are so hard to remove. What's the trick?

    shannon caldwell - Contestar

    At first I think I was being too careful and was getting no where. I got better results by pressing down on the screwdriver with more pressure while turning and those little screws came right out.

    LadyTech - Contestar

    I cannot remove one of the corner screws in this step and i have used the tweezers and the y000 tri tip and i am afraid that it is stripping it. is there a work around for this step?

    Katherine Monday - Contestar

    @katmonday1 No workaround unfortunately. Make sure the driver tip is in good condition and fits the screw correctly. Seat it in the screw, hold the driver perfectly vertical, press down hard (and maintain it), and turn. It’ll come out. If it’s really stripped you’ll have to get more aggressive—try one or more of the techniques in this guide or get some help. Good luck!

    Jeff Suovanen -

    my screwdriver will only remove the 2.6mm screw and not the others, what shall i do?

    AubreyG1 - Contestar

    A tip to remember which screw is which as the differences are pretty tiny: I used different colored sharpie fine-points and made a mark on the top of the screws before removing. I thought about having strips of tape that I stuck similar sizes to, but the coloring seemed to work more easily. I only did this for step 11 and it saved me down the road when trying to differentiate the 1.2 and the 1.3mm screws!

    Trey Smith - Contestar

    STOP! Before you remove Any screws, be sure to create several bins to hold the various sizes in… or mark them like Trey suggested. I failed to pay attention because I thought they were all the same… they are not. It is very hard to figure out the sizes if you remove them all and store them in a single location.

    John Grant - Contestar

    i had a piece of paper with the steps numbered that involved screws. I had double sided tape on the paper and the number of screws and thier position marked. This was so helpful in removing and then finding and installing the tiniest screws on earth. And i have TINY hands. I can’t imagine someone with large paws being able to accomplish any of this.

    Tina Matthews - Contestar

  13. Reemplazo de la pantalla del iPhone 7 Plus: paso 13, imagen 1 de 2 Reemplazo de la pantalla del iPhone 7 Plus: paso 13, imagen 2 de 2
    • Retira el soporte del cable de la pantalla inferior.

    I am confused, please help. LOL the bracket, the very first one being removed. I see it has three screws the same size and one a different size? I've been trying to fix my daughter's phone and ordered a 0.6 mm Tri Wing screwdriver for iPhone 7 plus /Apple watch. It seems to fit the screws and it seems to be turning them although I can't see that well but they're not coming out. However when I used it on a smaller bracket with two screws they came right out so I'm thinking I don't have the right screwdriver I am at my Wit's End!! I have been working on this phone or attempting to for a while now. I cannot find a list anywhere of the exact size screwdrivers needed to Take apart an iPhone 7 plus. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    chris west - Contestar

    If your tri-wing screwdriver worked for other tri-point screws in the phone, then it should work for the screws you are struggling with! If it feels like the screws are spinning but not coming out, try to use tweezers to pull them out. I often struggle with tri-point screws, and need to apply some downward pressure to remove them. This can be risky though, as you do not want to strip the screw or damage components underneath the bracket. If you continue to struggle, you can give this driver and this bit a try.

    Scott Havard - Contestar

    Also be aware that the battery connector might stick to the bottom of the steel bracket. This part had me a bit puzzled at first. lol

    Just gently pry the connector off the steel bracket to release it and be sure the connector isn’t allowed to accidentally reconnect to the board.

    jeffrey griffith - Contestar

    I had to use a fingernail to dislodge the bracket. As Jeffrey said, it was apparently stuck to the connector.

    lkollar - Contestar

  14. Reemplazo de la pantalla del iPhone 7 Plus: paso 14, imagen 1 de 3 Reemplazo de la pantalla del iPhone 7 Plus: paso 14, imagen 2 de 3 Reemplazo de la pantalla del iPhone 7 Plus: paso 14, imagen 3 de 3
    • Usa la punta de un spudger para sacar el conector de la batería de su zócalo en la placa lógica.

    • Dobla el cable del conector ligeramente hacia arriba para evitar que haga contacto con el zócalo y suministre energía al teléfono.

    You could cover the battery socket with a small piece of tape to make sure that it doesn’t accidentally re-connect. It’s not likely to, but I liked the peace of mind.

    Mark - Contestar

    on reassembly, make sure that the connector cable is back in place, along side the battery, and not up, or on top in any way.

    Sarr Sheffer - Contestar

    I slipped a small piece of paper under the flap.

    MajorCouillon - Contestar

    After this step it is worth jumping to step 36 and disconnecting the lighting connector assembly (indicated with the orange rectangle) and connecting the new cable to test it out. After attaching the new lightning connector assembly, reattach the battery, and try plugging it in to see if the new assembly works correctly. If it does, then power down the phone, disconnect the battery, and disconnect the new lightning connector assembly. Then continue. If it doesn’t work, this check will save you a couple of hours of work.

    Evan O - Contestar

  15. Reemplazo de la pantalla del iPhone 7 Plus, Ensamblaje de la pantalla: paso 15, imagen 1 de 3 Reemplazo de la pantalla del iPhone 7 Plus, Ensamblaje de la pantalla: paso 15, imagen 2 de 3 Reemplazo de la pantalla del iPhone 7 Plus, Ensamblaje de la pantalla: paso 15, imagen 3 de 3
    • Asegúrate de que la batería esté desconectada antes de desconectar o volver a conectar los cables en este paso.

    • Usa el extremo plano de un spudger o una uña para desconectar los dos conectores de pantalla inferior levantándolos de sus enchufes en la placa lógica.

    • Para volver a colocar los conectores de prensa, presione hacia abajo en un extremo hasta que encaje en su lugar, luego repita en el otro extremo. No presione hacia abajo en el medio. Si el conector está ligeramente desalineado, el conector puede doblarse, causando daños permanentes.

    • Si tienes una pantalla negra, líneas blancas en la pantalla o una falta total o parcial de respuesta táctil luego de reensamblar tu teléfono, trata de desconectar y con cuidado reconectar ambos cables y asegurarte de que estén bien encajados.

    The note about the danger of pressing on the connector incorrectly is very legitimate. Though I find it more practical to use a wide (1.5 cm) case opener tool to press it down all at once. Minimizes risk of bending the connector.

    Talon - Contestar

    What can happen if the battery is not disconnected before the two lower display connectors?

    Alextay - Contestar

    Hello, by my expierence and what i have learned iphone repair videos you can ‘blow up’ capacitors which one in logic board, screen is sensetive with voltages and etc….

    Darius Varanavičius -

    what are my options if the display connector broke? can it be replaced or do I need to get a whole new screen?

    matomach - Contestar

    When I removed the lower display cable bracket in step 12, the top connector stuck to the bracket and became disconnected.

    Grant Crawford - Contestar

    My replacement screen wouldn't sit in the display connector properly, (wouldn't clip in both sides at same time) so I made sure it sat on one and it was lined up and got a thin piece of dense sponge and placed that over the connector, then proceeded to install the connector shield and screen works perfectly fine without a hitch. Very good tutorial just earnt me £25 lol

    Joshua Driscoll - Contestar

    have the same issue, sometimes it doesn’t sit on the left side, other time not on the other, the difference is iphone not starting at all or looping with apple logo reboot…

    ibisiki -

    Bent the pins on the connector out of place, worked them very carefully back with fine nose tweezers. This was by far the crux of the repair for me.

    nicO Gurney - Contestar

  16. Reemplazo de la pantalla del iPhone 7 Plus: paso 16, imagen 1 de 3 Reemplazo de la pantalla del iPhone 7 Plus: paso 16, imagen 2 de 3 Reemplazo de la pantalla del iPhone 7 Plus: paso 16, imagen 3 de 3
    • Retira los tres tornillos triples Y000 que aseguran el soporte sobre el conector del conjunto del sensor del panel frontal:

    • Un tornillo de 1.3 mm

    • Dos tornillos de 1.0 mm

    • Retira el soporte.

    Posted a comment above on the first step. The screwdriver that I ordered Works taking out these two screens shown in the picture. However it does not work on the first bracket that needs to be removed. It seems that all screw sizes are somewhat different but I'm not finding a list showing different screwdriver sizes needed. Does this make sense? Could anybody please give me some advice on this thank you much.

    chris west - Contestar

    I know your comment was posted a long time ago but just in case someone else has the same problem, the only difference in the screws are the lengths. The ends are the same.

    mcr4u2 - Contestar

    What happens if you break “tear in half” the black tape stuff?

    assweeetasyou - Contestar

    Unfortunately if you tear the black cable you will need to replace it !!!

    Wayne Lyell -

    Chris West the screwdriver that probably came with the kit was pentalobe to get the first two screws out to open the case. you need a .6mm Y tip driver for internal. its deceptively Phillips looking but is not it only has three blades in a Y, not 4 in a +

    Jeremiah Kjensmo - Contestar

    I called the y tip a triangle tip until I read these comments. Thanks for the correction

    Kayla Tobin -

    Hello is it if I put wrong screw can damage the board?

    alicenine84 - Contestar

    Care should be taken while removing the last 1.0mm screw, on the far right in the picture. This screw is screwed into another screw (or standoff) beneath the bracket. This standoff may come unscrewed and upon removing the bracket you may find the screw and standoff are still attached to the bracket. Do not lose this part if you decide to separate them , the standoff is not a normal phillips, and may require a special driver to reinstall. I used the phillips to start it back in, and relied on the screw to tighten it upon reassembly.

    Benji - Contestar

    I know this is late bit a trick I use to put the standoffs in (had to do 2 cause someone lost the screws I was replacing) is to take the screw that goes in it srew them together loosely to give it a fake phillips head then gently screw both into the spot the standoff goes in. you can then take the phillips out (may need to put a spudger between the screw and standoff to keep the standoff down then use a tiny flathead to gently tighten the standoff down. its a few steps but makes life easier if you need to replace it quickly.

    Stephen Patterson -

    I was able to remove the first 1.0 mm three tri-point Y000 screw from the bracket but I cannot for the life of me get the other 1.0 mm screw undone or the one 1.3 mm screw undone. Any tips?

    I tried pressing down a bit harder and I even put the first screw back in to see if it helped me loosen the other two but it did not work.

    My screwdriver was doing the job up until this point, and I’m worried I’ll strip the screw if I keep trying.

    Would appreciate any advice!

    jrosegoep - Contestar

    Dear IFixit: First, I want You to know I love your repair guides. I consider You to be the absolute best repair manuals available. But, hopefully as your friend I am going to point out once the bracked is removed a 2.0 mm Standoff screw should appear. It’s 1 of 2 screws holding the Antena Flex Cable in place. Rob

    Robert Schmidt - Contestar

  17. Reemplazo de la pantalla del iPhone 7 Plus: paso 17, imagen 1 de 2 Reemplazo de la pantalla del iPhone 7 Plus: paso 17, imagen 2 de 2
    • Desconecta el conector del conjunto del sensor del panel frontal de su zócalo en la placa lógica.

    • Este conector de prensa también debe reconectarse de un extremo a la vez para minimizar el riesgo de flexión.

    Make sure that the orientation of the cable when you attach is correct! See the picture for the correct orientation. If it gets installed 180 degrees out(i.e., the ribbon goes up instead of down, then the earphone, front camera, and Home button will be inoperative. Ask me how I know!?! Worked great when installed correctly!

    Kevin Reilly - Contestar

    Thanks Kevin. I would be stuck if I hadn't read your comment!?! Great input.

    Lukas Watts -

    That's save my life!thanks god!

    neg -

    I also made this mistake! Thank goodness it didn’t break anything.

    That Guy - Contestar

  18. Reemplazo de la pantalla del iPhone 7 Plus: paso 18, imagen 1 de 1

    When removing the old adhesive from the edges, duct tape can be useful. Simply use small strips of duct tape and your spudger to press the tape’s adhesive side carefully into the edges of the phone’s display and slowly peel the duct tape away from the display. The duct tape should pick up the remaining adhesive and carry it away from the edges. use the tip of the spudger to gently scrape away any remaining dirt or film from the crease around the edge and repeat the action with a new strip of tape to pick up any dirt, adhesive or grime from the surface. This should save considerable time.

    Benji - Contestar

    Thank you for including a link to the iPhone Display Adhesive Replacement guide, this was very helpful!

    Robert O'Brien - Contestar

    is it really necessary to remove the display? the screen connectors are delicate and I fear re-assembly errors. I changed the battery and did not remove any screen connectors. no problems.

    jacobra - Contestar

  19. Reemplazo de la pantalla del iPhone 7 Plus, Inicio / Sensor ID Táctil: paso 19, imagen 1 de 1
    • Retira los cuatro tornillos Y000 que sujetan el soporte sobre el sensor de inicio / ID Táctil:

    • Un tornillo de 1.1 mm

    • Tres tornillos de 1.3 mm

    • Durante el reensamblaje, ten cuidado de no apretar demasiado estos tornillos, o el botón de inicio podría no funcionar

    Why is the screw over top of the home button so difficult to get out… has anyone else experienced this..? This is twice now I've struggled to get that screw

    Brandon - Contestar

    The screw to the left holding the heatshield is never mentioned in this guide

    Beerbo - Contestar

    No reason to touch that screw unless you’re removing the shield—in which case, this step instructs you to remove it.

    Jeff Suovanen -

    The link that was mentioned takes you to the heat shield for iphone 7 plus. There’s a slight difference in the two models.

    Jason Glenn -

    To clarify: the regular/smaller iPhone 7 has no screw on the far left there. The 7 Plus does, but there’s no need to touch it unless you’re removing the large metal shield covering the back of the display. The procedure in the guide is correct.

    Jeff Suovanen -

    So I stripped the screw furthest to the left, how can i possibly remove it now? Can I just buy a new LCD shield and home bracket button and screw and will that work just fine on the new screen replacement? this stripped screw of mine is not coming out

    Bryan Ferrer - Contestar

    That should work, as long as you can still get the home button/sensor out without damage. For removing a stripped screw this size, I’d probably try supergluing it to the driver—or else just drill the top of the screw off and then remove the bracket, leaving the screw shaft embedded in the old display. Good luck!

    Jeff Suovanen -

    I used the same driver for all of these screws. Had to apply a lot of pressure before trying to unscrew it and it was fine.

    jessica harlow - Contestar

    This is wrong, the size you need is Y00 for the 1.1mm screws and Y000 for the 1.3mm one.

    Robert Clark - Contestar

    The heads on those screws are identical. I’ve never had any trouble using a Y000 for all of them. Use whatever works for you I guess.

    Jeff Suovanen -

    I’ve managed to strip the screw on the right hand side - not the far right, just right of the home button. Any ideas on how to get it out without glue (I don’t have any)

    Christie Ellen - Contestar

    My screwdriver is too big to get out the screws

    Coolinee Kerman - Contestar

    My eyesight isn’t what it used to be. That said, the replacement screen that arrived already had screws in the two outside positions. It took me a minute to figure this out when I was trying to install the home button. I couldn’t figure out why the screws weren’t going in. I thought the holes were filled or something… Nope. screws. Took them out and used them.. all good.

    Critter - Contestar

    My 7 had quite a bit of loctite holding these bad boys on. I stripped the one to the right of the home button and after using many “sentence enhancers” I was able to remove it using good tweezers and quite a bit of hand strength. I think that heating up the screws here is not an option because the cables lie underneath the plate and would probably get damaged from the amount of heat needed to loosen the loctite. Be patient here, and maybe have spare Y000 drivers because you may damage your driver getting these screws out.

    P Park - Contestar

    If your having trouble. I recommend you guys to buy the Y00o driver at amazon. It look golden. It works very will .

    Jonathan curz - Contestar

    Read instead of: “Remove the four Y000 screws”. “Remove the four Philips 00 screws”. Thats the case what occurs to me.

    Henk - Contestar

    Hi all, I’m really hoping someone will be able to give me a hand here, so the 1.1mm screw on top of the home button is stripped, and absolutely refuses to get out. I have tried the superglue technique mentioned and am worried it may have even glued the screw to the bracket. The only solution I can think of is to bend the home button bracket on either side of the middle screw, and use the bracket itself to remove the screw from the home button. I have ordered a new home button bracket either way, does anybody have any other ideas? Should I even attempt what I am proposing?

    Thanks in Advance.

    llamalulu42 - Contestar

    This worked for me take a Stanley blade and saw a grove across the screw with the edge ofcourse then heat the home button with hair dryer for a couple of minutes take the blade and press it into the groove you scored and turn it

    Paul -

    Does the ground strap go over or under bracket?

    Marcos Polos - Contestar

    over the bracket

    David Proudman -

    my home button does not work anymore! do you know why?

    josé - Contestar

    I magically used an X-acto knife tip to lift the edges of the home button screw to loosen it, and then turned it slightly with the X-acto blade tip in the screw slot to get it started, then the 000 screwdriver could finish it.

    Jim Pflasterer - Contestar

    I can’t stress how important it is to not overtighten the one on the button. I undertightened the center one at first in fear, and then tightened it more when I realized the button was loose. It ended up ruining the home button :(

    Brendon Parker - Contestar

    I was completely unable to get the screw directly over the homebutton off. I definitely stripped it some. Here’s some tips!

    1. If you are trying to unscrew and it skips instead of locking in—STOP. Apply more pressure, and then try again. Keep doing this until it comes out. If you continue turning without doing anything, you’ll strip the head of the screw and end up in a way worse situation.

    2. If your screw is stripped, first try putting a rubber band between the screwdriver and the screw to fill the gap. Duct tape has worked for many people as well.

    3. If you can’t get the screw directly above the home button off of the home button, I found this video that shows how to remove the home button without unscrewing the screw!! Bend the protective plate up 90° on both sides of the home button so the bent plate now fits through the home button hole. Then you can continue to

    the next steps and remove the home button with the plate still attached to it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTCQA-jn...

    silas - Contestar

    Don’t know if I did something wrong, but the home button no longer works. I’ll see if I can get someone to repair it.

    David Proudman - Contestar

    Found a software workaround, go to General > Accessibility > Assistive Touch. Now you don’t need the home button to work to use the phone

    David Proudman -

    I enabled assistive touch before making a go on this part. Screws are very small, easy to strip, and difficult to find if they go flying when you;re just trying to seat them properly.

    jack jones - Contestar

    I’ve never been so stressed at trying to assemble something, O_O I should really get some glasses. I just reassembled all the screws, tried to not screw too tight, but how does one know? Maybe they could include “only twist 3 times, or 2…and maybe provide an ocular. Those screws are very very very tiny, and yes - be careful, because if you attach the right screw first, the left one can be catapulted if not secured and just “set” waiting to screw in. Thankful for the magnetism, but also had to find myself holding the screw in place while securing or else it would just attach to the screwdriver and come out. I'm TOTALLY looking forward to turning this ON after all assembled based on all the disheartened comments…..oy. Here. We. Go.

    Nicole Crome - Contestar

    There’s a small square rubber piece that has a screw hole in it. does anyone know if it goes over the home button? I missed it when I took it apart, but then , there it is on my table.

    MajorCouillon - Contestar

    It slips over one of the posts that the pentalobe screws in step 1 go through. Like a mitten over a hand. It’s incredibly hard to see where the slit is in that tiny rubber piece though.

    Jared Cook -

    What do you do if you overtighten the screws? I assume that is why my home button won't click

    Andrew Targett - Contestar

    How can you tell if you’ve over-tightened the screws or if the home button isn’t working for some other reason (other physical damage, shorted out, etc.)?

    Jared Cook - Contestar

    Die Schraube auf dem Home-Button ist wohl von Apple gewollt schwer zu entfernen. Man sollte sie daher zuerst herausdrehen; denn, ist die Unterlage unterm iPhone nicht hart genug und man drückt jetzt mit Kraft über den Schraubendreher auf die Schraube, wird der Home-Button hinausgedrückt, dabei verbiegt sich die Halterung und besonders schlimm, das eine untere Flachbandkabel reißt ab und der Home-Button ist unbrauchbar.

    Hartmut Kruse - Contestar

  20. Reemplazo de la pantalla del iPhone 7 Plus: paso 20, imagen 1 de 1
    • Retira el soporte que asegura el sensor de inicio / ID Táctil.

  21. Reemplazo de la pantalla del iPhone 7 Plus: paso 21, imagen 1 de 3 Reemplazo de la pantalla del iPhone 7 Plus: paso 21, imagen 2 de 3 Reemplazo de la pantalla del iPhone 7 Plus: paso 21, imagen 3 de 3

    Well, I just damaged the home button connector in step 31. It is completely off the cable. What now? Can I buy this home button?

    LadyTech - Contestar

    I think you can not do it because your phone is not identify for new cable.

    Ali Alsaed - Contestar

    Best thing to do here is to NOT pry up on the connector, but to insert the pry tool on the left side until the connector is dislodged.

    Oscar Moreno - Contestar

    Good tip. Worked perfectly. Thx.

    Klaus M -

    That worked perfectly, thank you!

    Emily Kretschmer -

    use one pry tool to hold down, another to pull up.

    Christa - Contestar

    I did it. :-( i broke it

    Peter Keller - Contestar

    Anyone having difficulty reconnecting the two ? I’ve been trying for ages with no luck.

    Patrick McKenna - Contestar

    Same problem here - can reconnect them once the new LCD is being installed. Not sure what the trick is.

    edcraigslistaccount -

    my Homebutton don´t work after I reconnect all, I checked all flex cables but it still dont work. what can I do?

    Dr. Dieter - Contestar

    so, i’m working on an iPhone 7. I was very careful not to break anything, I even bought an iOpener heat pack and applied it, and everything went off without a hitch, but when I tested the button, It does not work, would it help to reconnect it or something?

    Thanks a lot!

    Peter Keller - Contestar

    iPhone 7 home “buttons” can be really fussy. You’ll find some good troubleshooting tips here and here. Hope this helps!

    Jeff Suovanen -

    Broke my cable. The picture is not clear but you have to separate the thin silver end of cable from what looks like a black piece of rubber. I pulled up on it from under the black rubber like the picture shows and broke mine.

    bart.hutchings - Contestar

    This helped me SO much. Watch it before removing home button. Around 4:56ish

    https://youtu.be/An9kUJshRjA

    Gina Torres - Contestar

    Thank you so much!

    Jakob Kloppenborg -

    That’s a very good view. Thank you!

    johanbogg -

    Well, I just damaged the home button connector in step 21. It is completely off the cable. What now? Can I buy this connector ?

    dima shynin - Contestar

    I’m having a really hard time reconnecting the two together. Any advice?

    Ben Carter - Contestar

    I used the tweezers in step 21 to separate this connector. I squeezed the tweezers shut then put the flat edge of the points between the connector and slowly released the tweezers. The connector separated really easy.

    sschaffer - Contestar

    This tip worked a treat. Thanks!

    Admin4CBowra -

    any tips on reconnecting the connector. I assume it needs to be snuggly fit back in. I can’t seem to connect the two agin. Is it supposed to ‘snap’ together or should I use an adhesive?

    rwalz - Contestar

    Figured it out. I just needed to make sure I aligned them better when feeding the home button backthrough

    rwalz -

    勢い余ってケーブルを

    ブッちぎってしまいました(>_<)

    MARU - Contestar

    Hi, After fixing Iphone 7 Plus screen, my touch sensor is not working, What is the alternative .. Please help me . Thanks

    kalyan c - Contestar

    I found it quite difficult to reconnect the home button cable connector. After putting everything back together, my iPhone said there was an error with the TouchID. I disassembled the phone again, pried off the home button connector and found that I had not lined it up properly with the mated part. I had to push the connector upwards (toward the top of the phone) in order for it to seat properly. It almost felt unnatural to push the connector so far up to make it seat properly. I tested the phone again before reassembling and everything worked fine. If you break the cable on this home button piece, you can only buy a generic home button (about $8 here on Amazon) that will allow you to use the button for navigation but it will not work for TouchID (you will have to use your phone permanently unlocked or use a numeric code to unlock). The original home button is specifically mapped to your phone and cannot be replaced.

    awillimd - Contestar

  22. Reemplazo de la pantalla del iPhone 7 Plus: paso 22, imagen 1 de 2 Reemplazo de la pantalla del iPhone 7 Plus: paso 22, imagen 2 de 2
    • Con cuidado levanta el conector subyacente y aléjelo del cable de inicio / ID Táctil.

    • Es muy fácil dañar tu iPhone durante este paso. Trabaja despacio y ten cuidado cuando haces palanca con tu herramienta. Si dañas el hardware Touch ID, solo puede ser reemplazado por Apple.

    • Si el conector no se levanta fácilmente, usa un secador de pelo o iOpener para calentar y ablandar el adhesivo que asegura el conector, y luego intente de nuevo.

    • No intentes desconectar el conector por completo; simplemente gíralo ligeramente para que el cable del sensor de inicio / ID Táctil subyacente se pueda extraer.

    Make sure that you fold this cable out when fitting your replacement before you fasten the shield back down. I didn’t but managed to loosen 2 screws on the shield to get the cable out.

    chris_sawyer - Contestar

    If you have isopropyl alcohol on hand. You can use it to help weaken the adhesive temporarily when lifting up the adhered home button.

    Ben - Contestar

    Just one tiny drop of isopropyl alcohol or it will reach the lcd screen.

    Stefano Restuccia -

    Heat is absolutely vital during this step. Care should be taken and you should work very slowly. A new playing card will be useful in separating the ribbon from the device, using heat periodically to soften the adhesive as you go along. The ribbon cable changes size between the connector and the button, creating a weak area that can begin to rip if stressed. Use a card flat against the frame to slowly separate the cable from the frame.

    Benji - Contestar

  23. Reemplazo de la pantalla del iPhone 7 Plus: paso 23, imagen 1 de 1
    • Al calentar el área alrededor del sensor de inicio / ID Táctil ayudará a suavizar el adhesivo que sostiene su cable delicado en su lugar, lo que facilita la extracción segura.

    • Da la vuelta al ensamblaje de la pantalla. Usa un secador de pelo o prepara un iOpener y aplícalo al borde inferior de la pantalla durante aproximadamente 90 segundos para suavizar el adhesivo que se encuentra debajo.

    If you don’t have that heating tool, a hair straightener n a T-shirt worked just fine for me

    www.tertlegerl - Contestar

    A hair dryer works well too. 2mins is all you need

    Mr Tegs - Contestar

    I did with a heat gun instead. I found the i opener not helpful.

    David Gordon - Contestar

    I need just 1 min with my hair drier, then the screen starts to pop and crackle

    Andrew Sims - Contestar

  24. Reemplazo de la pantalla del iPhone 7 Plus: paso 24, imagen 1 de 3 Reemplazo de la pantalla del iPhone 7 Plus: paso 24, imagen 2 de 3 Reemplazo de la pantalla del iPhone 7 Plus: paso 24, imagen 3 de 3
    • Utilice un pico de apertura para separar suavemente el adhesivo que sujeta el cable del sensor de inicio / ID Táctil en la parte posterior del panel de visualización.

    It cannot be stressed enough that this is the one part of this repair that you can’t screw up. Anything else you’ll deal with during this repair can be easily replaced (The screen, and the sensor/microphone/camera assembly). Tearing this cable means an expensive trip to the apple store. or a very unhappy customer if you’re doing this for someone. Heat is your friend. I don’t even use a spudger or a guitar pick for this one, I use a new playing card to pull this up. Even with the card, you have to be careful. The edge of the playing card can nick the cable if you’re not careful to get it under the ribbon cable. If the adhesive isn’t soft enough for the card to get it up, apply more heat. Again, you can’t screw this step up. It’s all or nothing.

    Spartan99 - Contestar

    Thanks for the tip! worked great!

    Isaac Ham -

    Do you know what I need to do if I damage the cable?

    Hey hermano -

    Well, no visible damage but the home button won’t work. I contacted a local Apple Authorized Service Center to check options. Since I had personally replaced the screen assembly, they wouldn’t even look at it per Apple policy. They said they would jeopardize their Apple Authorization if they even looked at it. Seems like more of the “Right to Repair” problem to me. Frustrated, but at least I have the accesibility home button working.

    bandman - Contestar

    Make sure the home button screws aren’t overtightened; that often causes issues. If there’s any damage to the button cable, a repair shop with a skilled microsolderer can patch a new cable on and restore functionality. iPhone 7 home button not working after screen replacement? Worst case scenario, you can also buy a screen repair from Apple, and they’ll include a new home button. I am not a lawyer, but the response you’re describing from the AASP sounds way out of bounds. Good luck!

    Jeff Suovanen -

    I don’t know why this step does not include a major warning about it being by far the most challanging step. I started before reading the comments and most likely screwed my home button with it,

    I don’t know if it is a broken cable or if it was too much heat later…but I scratched the cable on the first try with the plectrum. It took lots of heat to soften the adhesive and then it worked WAY better for me to start removing the connector from the near side of the home button. And not, as shown, on the far side.

    Wish I had known that before - the homebutton ist not working anymore now (and it’s not the screws).

    Robert -

    Just keep in mind that this is a very delicate step that requires a lot of patience. the part is attached to the body of the phone so firmly and there is no gap to put the opening pick under. So the way I did it was applying a good amount of heat onto the part and not from behind. I did it constantly for 5 minutes, a few minutes at a time, then I pulled the connected up slightly (a little too much pressure on the pull and you will break the wire). Pull it constantly and If the heat has been enough to melt the adhesive, it should come off easily and slowly.

    ashkan eslami fard - Contestar

    Hi, a little thing to help : i heatened up and then insert a cutter blade to start. Work better

    Crasset Renaud - Contestar

    Okay the home button is connected, as touch id works, but I can’t get any motion out of it. I backed off the screws, but that didn’t help. What else can I try?

    kathwick2 - Contestar

    The home button on an iPhone 7 Plus doesn’t move at all. Anything you feel during normal operation is a small vibration from the Taptic Engine that tricks your brain into thinking the button is moving.

    markpetereit -

    Salve, vorrei un vostro aiuto, ho un problema con il tasto home (il tasto è originale preso dal vecchio display rotto) una volta sostituito il Touch ID funziona perfettamente (l’iPhone si sblocca e legge l’impronta digitale) il tasto invece no (il click per intenderci) cosa può essere? Grazie!

    bernabbo - Contestar

    I had to use the iOpener tool twice before the adhesive was soft enough to remove the cable with the pick.

    sschaffer - Contestar

    How do I get the home button out? I got the ribbon up.. just not sure how the button comes out

    Ash - Contestar

    Hi, i replaced the screen and home button, the home button was a bit difficult. When i turn on the Phone, touch id works fine but not home button function. Any idea ?

    Jim - Contestar

    More precisely, i was wondering if the home button could not work while touch idea does…

    Jim -

    Wow…I did a lot of praying during this step.

    tomnape - Contestar

    This was a very difficult step… I found using heat wasn't removing the adhesive for my home button. Found a video online that recommended using a playing card and a tiny bit of rubbing alcohol on the corner and slowly sliding it under. I was able to finally remove my home button using this tip.

    ryan pouliot - Contestar

    Heat via hairdryer applied for a solid 3 minutes worked for me.

    natjpollard - Contestar

    Thank the stars that I looked at these comments. I managed to do this and transferred the home button successfully. The pick is not good enough to do this job. The suggestion to use a new playing card helped. I also found that if you use a single edged razor to ply apart the bezel from the screen then when you apply heat with the heat gun the bezel will melt and bend a bit out of shape allowing you to use the playing card to lift the home button strip away from the bezel. The adhesive on the old home button strip was enough to stick it to the new screen bezel without having to buy new adhesive.

    David Gordon - Contestar

    Thanks for the tip on the new playing card and rubbing some isopropyl alcohol on the corner of the card! I also peeled back the metal plate on the broken screen to get that bracket out of the way for better access to the cable. After applying heat and slowly and steadily working up the cable with the card, the home button popped out in proper working order.

    Nick Nave - Contestar

  25. Reemplazo de la pantalla del iPhone 7 Plus: paso 25, imagen 1 de 1
    • Retira el conjunto de sensor de inicio / ID Táctil levantándolo por la parte frontal de la pantalla.

    • Para reinstalar, primero introduce el cable a través del orificio en la parte frontal de la pantalla.

    • Tu parte de reemplazo puede venir con un tornillo extra Y000 ya instalado en el botón de Inicio. Remueve el tornillo innecesario así puedes reinstalar el soporte de botón de inicio.

    • Sigue esta guía para colocar adhesivos de repuesto en tu pantalla.

    True to this picture, the home button can only be removed (and put back in place) through the front of the LCD assembly.

    Talon - Contestar

    OHMYGOD! Thank. you for this! After ruining *three* displays while inserting the home button from the back, I finally saw this comment…

    In my defense I had no internet access through some of these replacements… but really, I’m sorry to say, this merits a MAJOR warning on the guide.

    Cam F -

    Very good comment Talon. That was the first thing I was looking for here. There should be a bullet point in step 24 - Carefully remove home button from front of display being careful not to damage cable.

    Tracey - Contestar

    Had an issue when putting the screen back on, the side where the cables attach would not sit flush. At first I thought the cables were pushing the screen up. Turned out to be the battery cable shield was just a fraction too far down toward home button. After loosening screws, nudging it up slightly and screwing back in, the screen sat flush as it should. In case anyone else has same issue.

    jbarry - Contestar

    Is there anything special about reassembling the "home" button ?

    I tried several times with several buttons but none works.

    Lambiel - Contestar

    must use original button

    Christa -

    My phone is no more turning on after I replace the screen, no reaction if I press home button or power button

    cheryl.iseli - Contestar

    Why doesn’t this tutorial also cover the earpiece assembly?

    James - Contestar

    This guide is missing the camera transfer and the stupid little black sticker on the earpiece assembly that causes the earpiece not to work if that sticker is not transferred. This guide is wholly incomplete

    Mason Schild - Contestar

    This guide is meant for the ifixit parts, not other third-party screens.

    Ben Carter -

    James and @computermason—You’ll want to look up the correct guide for your repair, especially if you’re not using one of the kits for which this guide is designed. The guide for transferring all the smaller components is here.

    Jeff Suovanen - Contestar

    No home button functionality? I just watched a video on YouTube from two years ago saying that the iPhone 7 and 7+ have to be taken to an Apple repair center for the home button to work. Is this still the case? If so why didn’t you tell me this before I ordered this! Please confirm before I start warning everyone not to purchase from you!

    Gregory Haycock - Contestar

    @ghaycock If you’re replacing a screen, the home button will work fine as long as you carefully remove it from the old screen and transfer it to the new one, exactly as explained in the guide. The button itself can’t be replaced without help from Apple (which is why iFixit doesn’t sell home buttons for this model).

    Jeff Suovanen -

    @jeffsuovanen If you’re replacing a screen, the home button will work fine as long as you carefully remove it from the old screen and transfer it to the new one, exactly as explained in the guide. The button itself can’t be replaced without help from Apple (which is why iFixit doesn’t sell home buttons for this model).

    Jeff Suovanen - 06/11/2019

    Jeff Suoven-I bought a new home button from Ifixit for this phone (along with a digitizer assembly) and it doesn’t work.

    Jeff Steffens -

    One thing I don’t see mentioned is the replacement of the rubber gaskets that are on the pentalobe holes. The replacement screen did not come with these on it. I was able to remove them from the OEM screen, but there was no easy way to get them to adhere to the new screen. If they move just a little, you might not be able to properly thread the pentalobe screws. Worst case is that they fall into the body of the phone during this last step of re-assembly. At that point, you’ve already started to have the screen stuck to the adhesive, so you would need to redo the entire adhesive gasket.

    You can see the gaskets in this picture: https://d3nevzfk7ii3be.cloudfront.net/ig...

    Here they are near the new screen: https://drive.google.com/open?id=14FwpSB...

    Andre LeBlanc - Contestar

    Thank you! I was wondering what those things did, and even lost one but later was lucky enough to find it.

    Ben Carter -

    I saw one mention about those small gaskets in a guide and now I cannot find it. I was able to slip them off the old screen and onto the new one. I would think this is an important step to help seal those holes for the waterproofing. They should edit these screen replacement guides to include this step. Thanks for mentioning it in this guide.

    sschaffer -

    If your home button doesn’t work after transferring to the new screen you might have a faulty screen. I spent a lot of time chasing all the suggestions here, but eventually resolved the issue by installing a replacement screen.

    nigel - Contestar

    WARNING: When you reassemble the phone, the little screws… You have to be VERY careful to not put any pressure on them until they’re really well seated, otherwise you will flick the screws into another dimension… they’re so small they literally just vanish out of existence lol. I ended up losing two of the smallest screws, one per bracket, and everything seems fine so far.

    The glue/seal is also nearly impossible to get right. Just mash it down into the general area that it belongs if it gets stretched/twisted and can’t go in perfectly. Some glue is better than no glue, just assume that any repaired iPhone isn’t water resistant at all.

    Nicholas Tenney - Contestar

    The biggest issue I'm having now Is replacing the gasket that goes around the home button. The original one got stretched out and the new on is too thick to seat correctly into the hole without being exposed and potentially coming off of the home button after a while.

    Eric R Deshields - Contestar

    I ordered a replacement screen from ifixit, but contrary to the description it arrived without the ancillary parts attached. So I had to transfer the front camera & sensor assembly, and the lcd shield. In case anyone else needs to do this, be sure when transferring the lcd shield that the screen cable sits properly underneath it (ie as far up towards the top of the screen as possible) or else the rectangular block on the cable will foul the loudspeaker.

    If this happens, the bottom right corner of the screen will stand very slightly proud of the case, and you will end up with a pressure spot on the screen.

    See Pressure spot on iPhone after screen replacement..

    Neil Wilson - Contestar

    Well I transferred all the parts properly, but the front camera wasn’t working. Reseating it fixed the camera but then when I closed the screen it cracked. I backed out to the old screen which is held together by tape, but miraculously everything including the camera and Touch ID is fine. Better luck next time.

    jack jones - Contestar

    I did not realize that the much cheaper 3rd party replacement I purchased also required the further steps of removing and replacing front facing camera and speaker. I was pretty bummed initially as it looked intense…however i totally pushed through using another ifixit guide and saved $50. My only advice to a first timer would be get a $15 heat gun or the bean bag microwave thing, the hardest part is getting it open.

    Cramps Delight - Contestar

    The cable is more than fragile and immediately broke right off my phone! Mine is no good anymore, but I wanted to warn everyone else just one more time…BE SO SUPER GENTLE and PATIENT…and even then, I’m not totally convinced that it is possible!! I was doing so well, right up to the point when I got to the one part that only Apple can fix and that will totally ruin your repair!!! SHAT!!!

    Good Luck all!!!

    jenn ross - Contestar

    I don't understand whether I need to glue the ribbon back down on the new screen. I have not been sent any adhesive for it. The guide mentions replacing adhesive for the screen, but do you mean the home button ribbon itself? If so, what should I use?

    charlie B - Contestar

    I can’t get the home button to stay in place when reataching it to the phone. Anyone know what I’m doing wrong?

    johanbogg - Contestar

    The ribbon in steps 16 and 17, when reconnecting and sealing the phone, is really something to be careful with. I feel like I smooshed it in, and while the phone works after the replacement, I feel like the right side of the phone, near the power button, isn’t quite set in 100 properly. I wish I would have taken better note of how it looked prior to removing the broken screen. Hopefully, it will settle in better once the adhesive sets. At this point, however, the fact that I got through the process with what I would call 99% success is a win for me. Just be careful of the aforementioned ribbon when setting the new screen on.

    Mike K - Contestar

    So I put the home button onto my new screen and the touch ID works however, when you press down on the button to return home for example, it doesn’t work. Any ideas what might be causing this? I made sure not to tighten the screws too much when reinstalling.

    Hayden - Contestar

    The home bottom sensor cable does not plugin into the new screen, if put it back to old screen it plugin nicely and directly , but on the new screen it does not stay, it does not plug in the new screen, what to do?

    mohamed elzaiady - Contestar

    The comments suggest the home button is well stuck down.

    Does the home button need adhesive to stick it back onto the new screen? If so, what do you use/where do you get it?

    Thanks

    Andrew Murtha - Contestar

    Very disappointed. Front camera and home button not working. And overheating too. I would like a refund Ifixit.

    Xavi Rojas - Contestar

Conclusión

Compara tu nueva pieza de repuesto con la pieza original; es posible que debas transferir los componentes restantes o quitar los adhesivos de la pieza nueva antes de instalarla.

Para volver a montar tu dispositivo, sigue los pasos anteriores en orden inverso.

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Paige Reisman

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Only the glass is broken on my screen. I don't need a new digitizer. Is there a way to just replace the glass? Seems like that would be much cheaper. Thanks!

Justin Brockbank - Contestar

Unfortunately, by the nature of the technology, cracked glass likely means your digitizer is out of commission (does touch still register on the cracked screen?). Below that is the LCD, and that might not be broken (if the image is fine, then the LCD is likely fine). The problem is that these components are VERY VERY difficult to separate. This makes the individual replacements a nightmare. I hate to say anything is impossible, but separating these components will feel impossible without expensive tools and extensive knowledge. It will also likely end in a mess of broken components. When there is a will, there is a way. But the separation project will demand a lot of will.

Scott Havard -

Our store is having trouble with the earpiece speaker working after screen repair on just the 7 Plus, not with the 7. We have tried different techniques and still get figure what we are doing wrong. Has anyone else had this problem and know the solution?

Joe Cox - Contestar

My earpiece speaker also won't work with new screen... this is frustrating. Any solution

Ben -

There are some connections for the earpiece speaker that can be a little tricky to get properly connected during reassembly. If you look at the third photo in step 22 of the iPhone 7 Plus teardown you can see four copper pads on the cable, and four protruding copper connections on the speaker. For starters, make sure that these are all clean. When reassembling, make sure that the metal pads on the cable firmly touch the metal pins on the speaker. These are actually electrical connections, and are a little tougher to seat properly because they don't snap in like press or ZIF connectors. If the metal is all lined up and pressed against each other, then electricity should be flowing and sound should result! If the earpiece speaker was not removed and this guide was followed as is, it is most likely an issue with the connectors in step 19 of this guide.

Scott Havard -

I am an amateur and have successfully transferred all components to a replacement screen earphone and home button as well as the large metal bracket on the back without a problem. During the process though the flex cable for the ear piece gave me some issue because the flex cable is actually 2 separate pieces that are held together by some adhesive. Underneath it there are some connectors that have to line up perfectly. If you are doing repairs on a hot surface that adhesive will become more likely to separate when you try to relieve it from the broken screen. Keep that in mind. If it does come separated like mine did during replacement simply line the connectors up and give it a squeeze for a few seconds to get the adhesive to take then let it cool down before re installation.

Trent Cunningham -

Make sure when you are connecting the earpiece ribbon cable you attach it the correct way. It seems like it should be connected with the excess of the ribbon cable going upwards but that is incorrect and will render the speaker useless. You have to make sure when you connect it the the excess is going downwards. This will make the ribbon cable appear as though it is twisted tangled but that is how it has to be connected. I wish I could upload pictures

Trent Cunningham -

why do you need to change the touch ID sensor? if your replacement screen comes with a touch ID, do you still need to swap it?

kjding - Contestar

For security reasons, each iPhone's Touch ID sensor is uniquely paired to the logic board at the factory. If you replace your screen without transferring over your original home button, you will lose Touch ID functionality. If your replacement screen came with a replacement home button anyway, take it off and carefully replace it with your original home button.

Jeff Suovanen -

For the 7, the home button also must detect a fingerprint in order for the home button functionality to work. Because the security feature turns off the TouchID function, the iPhone stops trying to detect a fingerprint and makes the home button not work at all. You want to keep the original home button and be careful not to rip the cable because for this particular generation of iPhone, there is no replacing the home button.

Gunitz427 -

Can i use iSclack on 6 step?

Val - Contestar

Absolutely. The iSclack isn't strong enough to fully separate the display without first cutting the adhesive, but you can certainly use it to create that initial gap under the display so you can fit a tool underneath.

Jeff Suovanen -

I changed my display that came with no earpiece speaker, it doesn't work anymore after i switched, i tried pressing it firmly on the 4 copper things still nothing, another problem i got is my phone doesn't make call neither receives them, it restarts! HELP

Kevin Subhash - Contestar

I am curious as to why you chose to use the suction cup to lift the screen. In my experience, as long as you are careful, the iSesamo or Jimmy opening tools are safer and more reliable. The suction cup is more likely to slip and rip the digitizer and lcd cables.

Gunitz427 - Contestar

The suction cup isn't meant to forcibly separate the screen; the display adhesive is too strong for that anyway. The suction cup should be used only to create enough of a gap to slip your tool in and start cutting the adhesive. Once the adhesive is cut, you can lift the display using the suction cup as a handle, but it shouldn't require any force. If you try to force your way in with an iSesamo it'll probably still work, but you're much more likely to leave visible damage.

Jeff Suovanen -

I am having the same issue as Kevin Subhash, the repair attempt I did, the phone will restart when making or receiving a call. It did this with the replaced screen and now with the cracked screen after I put it back on to try and get the phone back in working order.

Eddie - Contestar

Can someome please tell me the name and size of screwdrivers needed to take apart the iPhone 7 plus? After thoroughly researching this topic I was under the impression that I needed a 0.6 mm why TriPoint or Tri Wing screwdriver I ordered it and it does not fit for the very first step. After looking further on steps and pictures it shows the screwdrivers being different sizes meaning I would need different size screwdrivers correct? I have a ton of screwdrivers however this is the first iPhone 7 I have taken apart. So I was trying to make sure I had all the correct size of screwdrivers extremely frustrated because I have already ordered what I thought I needed and it's working? Any help would be greatly appreciated

chris west - Contestar

The tools needed are listed at the top of this guide—you need a P2 pentalobe driver to remove the first two screws and open the iPhone. For the tri-point screws you need a Y000 driver (just one size). For additional repairs beyond the scope of this guide, you may also need a single small Phillips/JIS driver (00 or 000 should work) and either a small flat-head or a standoff driver bit. Not all driver types/sizes are standardized, so different tool manufacturers may call them something else. If you plan on doing any other electronics repair, save yourself the headache of tracking down individual drivers and just get a 64-bit kit or something similar. Good luck!

Jeff Suovanen -

I replaced an iPhone 7 plus screen and even with the old screen back on I get just a light no display

Matt Miller - Contestar

hallo

after i changed my display the iphone is so slow no any tone no any vibertaion ….. and it will take 4 min to turn on ……

please help !!

Elektro Kochen - Contestar

Same for me, iPhone seems to work fine apart from it being Extremely slow to start and respond to screen input on all ”home” screens…..inside the apps it works fine..ang suggestions?

Erik Engström -

I would double check all your screw lengths. I had a customer bring in a disassembled phone with all the screws stuck to the speaker. I’m using a digital caliper to try and find the appropriate screws based off of this guide and none of them are matching up. I have no 1.3mm screws and several much longer screws that don’t seem to be on the guide at all.

comprensoldotna - Contestar

The screw lengths here are accurate, but only to the nearest 0.1 mm. You can’t do much better than that because the screw manufacturing tolerances aren’t that tight; with an accurate digital caliper, you can pull the same screw from several phones and get slightly different measurements on each one. I’ve done what you’re doing (reassembled a phone from a mixed pile of screws) and it’s definitely not easy! You can use these measurements as a guide, but you also have to use a light touch and be willing to back out and try another screw if the one you’re installing doesn’t quite seem to fit. Also, remember that your customer may have already installed some screws in the wrong place and left you with others that don't belong anywhere in this guide. Good luck!

Jeff Suovanen -

Successful digitizer swap. Home button doesn’t work at all. I re-disassembled and checked all connections and still nothing. Doesn’t work at all. Any advice for troubleshooting. I used the ifixit kit and this is my 3rd or fourth iPhone repair. So I was very careful with the ribbon cables and connectors. This is an iPhone 7 Plus. Any help greatly appreciated.

Burt

burtaderholdt - Contestar

I’ve repaired my wife’s iPhone 7Plus with success. It’s working really good. I

I took my time with it. It was hard since I couldn’t find my reading glasses and lights were mediocre. The instructions were very clear and helpful.

On home button, I have to be really really careful and manage to place it on the new screen and now it works great.

>> I would suggest to people repairing the iPhone to use a LED Magnifying Lamp that’ll clamp to a work desk. That will help a lot. I was using my head lamp that I used for camping and it was ok. <<

Joseph Wagnon “Pepe” - Contestar

Yo guys are never going to believe this but I just received my new iphone 7+ LCD Screen and Digitizer Full Assembly and I was cutting open the bubble wrap with a pair of scissors and I managed to cut off the head of the longer of the two cables stuck on the side of the LCD. Moral of the Story -Make sure you cut open the bubble wrap at the top and not down the side. !!! $99 down the poo poo hole !?%$^&&**

Sean Wren - Contestar

It’s worth mentioning that you may need to do a hard reset after installing the assembly to get it to work.

Mike Wooldridge - Contestar

Worked like a charm! Had the job done in about an hour. Touch ID still works, which was a huge relief. Perfect fit part(s) and the proper tools to do the job. Thanks for making it easy.

Scott M - Contestar

Just finished replacing the screen and it works perfectly although the colors on the screen a somewhat washed out. Imagine this problem arises with aftermarket screens. Fortunately, I had also purchased the adhesive seal (in case I damaged the one with the screen!!!). However the replacement screen does not include a seal. And also disappointing is the fact that the pentalobe screw brackets do not include the washer seals - had to retrieve them from the original broken screen (not sure tho’ if they’ll do the seal job they’re supposed to do!!)

Pat Barry - Contestar

New screen no touch response. Have repaired many, many phones over the years, and this is a first. Checked cables, reinstalled broken screen. Broken still works aside from the area most cracked, but new screen, only home button from old screen works, though it does turn on. Just no response on touch screen. Maybe the above-mentioned hard reset, or just a defective part? I know I can depend on the ifixit parts, but this was replacement screen was bought by the friend of the phone owner, off amazon…

Christa - Contestar

@kitabel This can sometimes happen if the display or touch panel came from a different manufacturer than the one that was on the phone originally. You can usually cure it by simply trying a different screen. It doesn’t necessarily mean your screen is defective (although that’s another possibility)—it’s usually more of a calibration issue than a defect. This page explains how to identify the manufacturer of your display so you can make sure your second attempt will be more successful. Good luck!

Jeff Suovanen -

just whatever you all do, do NOT long screw the board. likewise for the screws facing the glass. if you put a long screw where a short screw goes, it will add pressure to or break the glass entirely, and then its back to square one with an added 5 days wait for delivery of a new screen if you’re one of those people who dont have many on hand. :)

Crystal S - Contestar

I have a broken screen and home butto , I did not realize that this repair kit does not come with a home button. Reading through the other posts I see that the home button is paired to the logic board… sooo how can I replace my home button? Thanks for your help!

angelinamariee16 - Contestar

This too me two and half hours, but worked! Minor issue until I figure out how to resolve it is that I have some minor light bleed bottom right of the screen. No clue what’s caused it.

pierre.jalon1 - Contestar

I bought a “for parts” iPhone and want to just swap this screen out for my cracked screen.. Is there any reason I would need to switch the home button? The new one has a button in place already. Thanks

Mike - Contestar

Replacement buttons won’t work, sorry. Keep the original button and carefully transfer it to your new screen, as explained in the guide.

Jeff Suovanen -

Iphone 7 Plus, had the screen replaced once in a mall, they didn’t use proper adhesive and the screen felt low quality. Bike ride in the rain, water ingress killed the large speaker and Taptic stopped working. Screen broke again and I fixed it myself this time with tools, parts, adhesive and this excellent guide (and the speaker replacement one too). Everything works wonderfully including Touch ID. My daughter now has an iPhone 7 Plus. Thanks Paige and all the people who posted helpful comments that made this soooo easy.

Kola - Contestar

The repair went smooth!It took me roughly 30min. Like the instruction say, use heat for the glue so you do not damage the sensitive instruments. Everything else will go smooth. Like always, good step-by-step instruction, good replacement parts, and tools. Thank you iFixit. Keep this business model and I will be a loyal customer as long as repairs are needed. Actually one complaint, I never get a free sticker for my laptop : ( Its good advertisement…hahaha.

mtderosier - Contestar

Thank you for your comment and for sharing your experience. You are awesome. :)

Kadan Sharpe -

Ugh. I tried it and the earpiece speaker didnt work. also the homebutton didnt work as well.

Virginia Borrelli - Contestar

I can't stress enough the importance of the screw lengths. If you use a longer screw up near the earpiece it can actually break your screen or it can show up through the glass!!

Trent Cunningham - Contestar

I am about to try this. My phone is cracked pretty bad and has a few black spots. The screen still works, as far as touching is concerned so I assume just the LCD display is damaged. Would this product solve the problem? iPhone 7 Plus Screen

Just wanted to make sure before I started. Thanks!

cavemanblake1 - Contestar

That should be the right part! Be sure to read through the guide and guide comments. Good luck with the repair!

Arthur Shi -

The kit comes with the adhesive for the screen but no mention on how to replace that/install it.

Michael Morse - Contestar

Hi Michael,

Here is a guide to apply the screen adhesive, and here is a general guide for custom-cut adhesive. Hope those help!

Arthur Shi -

Question: Is the iPhone still water-proof after replacement?

Miguel Bentivegna - Contestar

Hi Miguel,

The phone will not retain water resistance after you open it.

Arthur Shi -

question, Is there any problem with the phone if you didnt remove the battery connector when replacing the screen and also by noy disconnecting the battery connector will it cause the screen not to work when replacing it ?

Miguel - Contestar

Hi Miguel,

If you do not disconnect the battery, there is a chance that the display’s backlight may blow out when you reconnect the LCD. To check, turn on the phone and shine a flashlight at the screen. If you can see graphics on the dark display, then the backlight is not working.

Arthur Shi -

Did it, but I broke the front panel sensor ribbon cable. Trying again with a new camera assembly and a iHold EVO this time!

Paul - Contestar

Looks like after apple replaced my battery and screen a few years ago, in 2018, they now use the Y000 tri point for steps 12, 16 and 16. My poor little Y000 screwdriver is now worn out and can’t remove the final screw on top of the home button !!!!

buy - Contestar

Hello, it seems this guide shows me how to remove the broken screen, but doesn’t show me how to install the new screen. Am I missing something?

Brian Carroll - Contestar

Hi Brian,

To install the new screen, follow the instructions in reverse order. Be sure to take note of any special reassembly bullets, which are marked with a pin.

Arthur Shi -

what interface does the iphone 7 screen use? im curious to see if i could recycle some to use as a cheapo hdmi monitor

dsi lite - Contestar

The instructions for disassembly are nicely laid out and complete to follow, easily. The simple instruction of reverse the process to re-assemble, which is the most difficult it would be best to have some additional assembly notes. 1. Putting the top connector, as it has to be twisted to lay properly, is simplest to do first with the screen aligned at the top of the phone so that it would resemble a stenographers tablet. This way the connector just lays over the socket without torque trying to turn it up. Then once connected close the top and reopen like a book putting the proper twist into it to match the rest of the procedure. 2. Start out putting everything into a rectangle cake tray with a white paper on the bottom. This will catch and the extremely small screws as you try to push to reinsert them should they fly. They will crawl up the magnetized screwdriver and hide or pop across the table. Use the black spudger pointed end to align the bracket holes and screw holes.

Richard Jones - Contestar

Dose anybody know if there are specific spots on the Screen or in the Body for Force touch? (I don’t mean 3D-Touch). After I changed the battery of my phone force touch stoped working. I also bought a new (refurbished) display and force touch didn’t want to work with it too.. so I think maybe the Problem is that the adhesive is maybe missing on or some spots needs extra adhesive or so in order to make forcetouch work?

any ideas?

Cheers

Fabian - Contestar

First time phone screen and battery replacement and all works great! I took my sweet time. I was initally stuck trying to remove the home button system from the old screen. Turns out the cheap Y screwdrivers I was using have worn out. Had to go out and buy a proper screwdriver set and this afternoon I got back to work to transferring the home button. Another setback was when I was testing the screen before I redid the screws (just in case the screen didn’t work). The screen works but the touch feature wasn’t. Turns out I had to reseat the 2 cables into the sockets properly (took a few tries). Presto! The phone now works so I got to work reassembling the brackets and screws. A 6 year old phone with a brand new screen and battery and this was my first time doing it! Saved me a lot of money and it was fun doing it. Thank you so much for helping me with this guide. :) -ozgeek81

ozgeek81 - Contestar

You failed to show how to remove the front facing camera and put on new screen (so now I don’t have a front facing camera nor functional earpiece). Thankfully I don’t necessarily need either of those & the iPhone (which is my old phone that I’m going to use as an iPod since I removed the SIM card) still works. Did not install adhesive strip in case I decide to spend an unanticipated $45 for the front camera replacement (unless you want to send me one gratis).

Steve Chilcote - Contestar

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