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iPhone 7 Screen Replacement Guide

If you have been putting off replacing your smashed, cracked or damaged iPhone 7 screen, our iPhone 7 screen replacement guide will walk you through each step so you can save yourself time and money by doing it yourself. If your iPhone 7 has an unsightly crack, you can install a new front outer glass lens with our iPhone 7 Screen Replacement Kit. When your phone is experiencing dead pixels, discoloration or other damage, you can get it back up and running properly with our iPhone 7 LCD + Digitizer Screen Replacement Kit + Tools Pro-Series.

Tools You Will Need:

  • Spudger
  • Fine-tipped curved tweezers
  • Precision knife set
  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Pentalobe screwdriver
  • Tri-point screwdriver

Step 1:

Power down your phone

Step 2:

Remove the two pentalobe screws at the bottom of the phone using a pentalobe screwdriver.

Step 3:

To remove the display assembly from the rear case, gently slip a precision knife between the metal frame of the phone and the plastic frame of the screen. If you are struggling, a little heat will help soften the adhesive; point a hair dryer on the lowest setting to help move the process along.

Step 4:

Gently open the iPhone (it opens like a book along the side) being extremely careful not to damage the delicate ribbon cables on the right side. You will notice a metal plate held down with four tri-point screws which protects the connections to the main board. Note: these screws are different sizes, so be sure to remember where each one goes.

Step 5:

With the metal plate out of the way, unplug the battery ribbon and unclip the two screen ribbons.

Step 6:

Unscrew the other metal plate at the top of the phone which protects another ribbon cable. The screen now comes free from the phone.

Step 7:

Remove the metal plate from the back of the screen; there are three tri-point screws on either side. (Keep screws organized!) Remove one more screw at the top holding down the back plate and two additional screws above that hold down the earpiece bracket.

Step 8:

Once the earpiece bracket is out of the way, pop out the earpiece. Next remove the front camera ribbon cable with the camera and all of the sensors attached to it.

Step 9:

Remove the four screws holding the home button bracket in place; remove the bracket and the metal back plate. Once the back plate is off, remove the home button by unclipping the connection.

Step 10:

Time to start transferring the components onto the new screen. Work your way backwards to put each piece back. Once you reconnect the screen, plug your battery in to test if it works properly before screwing in all the metal plates.