Repair guide : Rear Case iPhone 7

Level : Hard Time : 60 min Author : Louis O.
95 people have done this repair successfully ! Why not you?

Because of repetitive falls, your iPhone 7 has a broken or cracked rear case ? We know it's essential to you, so follow advices from experts at SOSav in order to fix all your problems ! With this repair guide, save money and do it yourself !


Symptoms : 

  • Bent rear case
  • Broken case
  • Damaged case
Some advice before you start
Repair - Repair guide: Rear Case iPhone 7
Guide format : Pdf Integrate

Step 1

Before disassembling the rear case of your iPhone 7, you have to securely turn it off.

Maintain the power button on the top for a few seconds.

Then slide to the right to "power off" button in red.

Your iPhone 7 is now turned off.

Step 2

With a pentalobe screwdriver, remove the two screws circled in red.

Those screws are on both sides of the dock connector.

Those two screws hold the bottom part of the display assembly to the iPhone.

Step 3

With a hairdryer, heat up the edge of the iPhone' screen as shown in red on picture 2.

This consists in peeling the seal between the screen and the rear panel.

Step 4

Then put the suction cups as near as possible to the home button.

Pull the cup enough to let a gap appear.

Put an opening pick between the display and rear case.

Step 5

Take a second opening pick and slide it around between the display and rear case.

Step 6

Start again on the right side.

Careful when sliding the pick because the screen connection cable are on this side.

Step 7

You can now open the iPhone by swinging the display up from the left side, like opening a book !

Step 8

Use the Triwing screwdriver, to remove the four screws circled in red on the picture.

Then with tweezers, remove the lower connector bracket

Step 9

The lower connector bracket is now removed.

Step 10

Use a nylon spudger to disconnect the display connector .

Step 11

Then unlock the second display connector.

Step 12

With a cruciform screwdriver, remove the two screws that maintain the front panel sensor assembly connector bracket.

Remove the bracket with tweezers.

Step 13

The bracket is now removed.

Step 14

Disconnect the proximity/front camera cable.

The complete display assembly is now removed from the iPhone 7.

Step 15

Disconnect the battery by lifting the connector from the logic board.

Step 16

Then start removing the tape at the bottom of the battery.

Step 17

Repeat that step with the left tape.

Step 18

Grab the tape by pulling it gently.

Do the same with the second tape.

If the tape breaks when pulling it, do not hesitate to use the hairdryer to remove it more easily with the nylon spudger.

Step 19

Once both tapes are removed, lift the battery with the nylon spudger.

The battery of your iPhone 7 is now removed.

Step 20

Remove the 2 screws circled in red with a Triwing screwdriver.

Those screws hold the volume and power buttons connector bracket.

Step 21

Once unscrewed, remove the bracket with a pair of tweezers.

Step 22

Disconnect the power and volume button cable with the nylon spudger.

Step 23

Still with the nylon spudger, disconnect the back camera.

Step 24

Remove the five screws circled in red with a cruciform screwdriver.

Step 25

Remove the bracket with a pair of tweezers.

Step 26

Remove the last screw with a cruciform screwdriver.

Step 27

You can remove the grounding pin with a pair of tweezers.

Step 28

Use a flat head screwdriver to remove the 4 rivet screws circled in red.

Those screws maintain the logic board to the rear panel.

Step 29

Disconnect the antenna the the nylon spudger's tip.

Step 30

Then do it again with the second antenna.

Step 31

Use the spudger with the flat side and unlock the dock connector.

Step 32

Remove the WiFi antenna connector with the spudger's tip.

Step 33

Put the nylon spudger under the logic board and start lifting it.

The iPhone 7 logic board is now disassembled.

Step 34

Use a cruciform screwdriver to remove the two screws circled in red .

Those screws hold the back camera bracket.

Step 35

Use tweezers to grab and remove the camera.

Step 36

Still using the spudger, remove the back camera from its socket.

Step 37

Remove the two screws circled in red with a cruciform screwdriver.

Step 38

Then with tweezers, remove the WiFi antenna.

Step 39

There's still a screw left on the flash bracket, remove it with a cruciform screwdriver.

Step 40

Use tweezers again and remove the metal bracket.

Step 41

Remove the three screws circled in red with a cruciform screwdriver.

Those screws hold the volume/vibrator buttons.

Step 42

Use tweezers again and grab the bracket that hold the small vibrator button and vibrator cable.

Step 43

Then lift the cable and start peeling it.

Do not remove the cable just yet !

Step 44

With the nylon spudger, peel off the microphone and the camera flash.

Step 45

Remove the two cruciform screws that hold the power button.

Step 46

Gently remove the cable from the rear panel.

Step 47

You can now remove the cable from the rear panel.

Step 48

Start removing the 11 cruciform screws holding the dock connector.

Step 49

Then with a pair of tweezers, remove the vibrator connector bracket.

Step 50

Use the spudger again and unclip the vibrator connector to remove it from its socket.

Step 51

Still with the flat side of the spudger, lift the speaker and remove it.

Step 52

Remove the three cruciform screws that hold the dock connector. 

Step 53

Peel off the dock connector cable by sliding the spudger under the cable.

Step 54

With the iSesamo, peel off the rear case plastic bracket as shown on the picture.

Step 55

Do the same with the other side of the phone.

Step 56

Grab the cable with tweezers and remove it from the rear case.

Step 57

Remove the last cruciform screws on the top of the rear case.

Step 58

Remove the grounding bracket with tweezers.

Step 59

The rear case of your iPhone 7 is now disassembled.

You can replace it by a new on.

To reassemble your iPhone 7 follow this guide in reverse order.

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