Gadgets fix phone Boards

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  1. Step 1 Pentalobe ScrewsBefore you begin, discharge your iPhone battery below 25%. A charged lithium-ion battery can catch fire and/or explode if accidentally punctured.
    • Before you begin, discharge your iPhone battery below 25%. A charged lithium-ion battery can catch fire and/or explode if accidentally punctured.
    • Power off your iPhone before beginning disassembly.
    • Remove the two 3.4 mm pentalobe screws on the bottom edge of the iPhone.
    • Opening the iPhone’s display will compromise its waterproof seals. Have replacement seals ready before you proceed past this step, or take care to avoid liquid exposure if you reassemble your iPhone without replacing the seals. 14 comments
  2. Step 2 iPhone 7 Opening Procedure
    • Heating the lower edge of the iPhone will help soften the adhesive securing the display, making it easier to open.
    • Use a hairdryer or prepare an iOpener and apply it to the lower edge of the iPhone for about a minute in order to soften up the adhesive underneath. 23 comments
  3. Step 3
    • Attach a suction cup to the lower half of the display assembly, just above the home button.
    • Be sure the suction cup does not overlap with the home button, as this will prevent a seal from forming between the suction cup and front glass.
    • If your display is badly cracked, covering it with a layer of clear packing tape may allow the suction cup to adhere. Alternatively, very strong tape may be used instead of the suction cup. If all else fails, you can superglue the suction cup to the broken screen. 7 comments
  4. Step 5
    • Slide the spudger to the left along the lower edge of the iPhone.
    • Twist the spudger to widen the gap between the display and rear case. 4 commentsStep 6Slide the spudger up the left side of the iPhone, starting at the lower edge and moving towards the volume control buttons and silent switch.
    • Do not pry along the top edge of the phone, you risk damaging the plastic clips securing the display. One comment
  5. Step 7
    • Insert the flat edge of a spudger into the bottom right corner of the device.
    • Twist the spudger to widen the gap between the display assembly and the rear case.
    • Slide the flat end of the spudger up the right side of the phone to break up the adhesive holding the display in place.
    • Do not insert the spudger further than the adhesive to avoid damaging delicate ribbon cables along the right edge. One comment
  6. Step 8
    • Pull up on the suction cup to lift up the display and open the iPhone.
    • Do not raise the display more than 10º as there are ribbon cables along the right edge of the device connecting the display to the logic board. 3 comments
  7. Step 9
    • Pull up on the small nub on the suction cup to remove it from the front panel. Add a comment
  8. Step 10
    • Slide an opening pick along the top edge of the iPhone, between the rear case and front panel, to break up the remaining adhesive holding the screen in place.
    • Be careful not to damage the plastic clips on the top edge of the phone. 3 comments
  9. Step 11Don't try to fully separate the display yet, as several fragile ribbon cables still connect it to the iPhone's logic board.
  10. Step 12 Battery DisconnectionRemove four tri-point Y000 screws securing the lower connector bracket, of the following lengths:TOOL USED ON THIS STEP:Magnetic Project Mat$19.99
    • Remove four tri-point Y000 screws securing the lower connector bracket, of the following lengths:
    • Three 1.2 mm screws
    • One 2.4 mm screw
    • Throughout this repair, keep track of each screw and make sure it goes back exactly where it came from to avoid damaging your iPhone. 25 comments
  11. Step 13
    • Remove the lower connector bracket. 5 comments
  12. Step 14
    • Use the point of a spudger to lift the battery connector out of its socket on the logic board.
    • Bend the connector cable up slightly to prevent it from making contact with the socket and providing power to the phone. 4 comments
    • Step 15 Display Assembly
  13. Make sure the battery is disconnected before you disconnect or reconnect the cables in this step.
    • Use a spudger or a fingernail to disconnect the two lower display connectors by prying them straight up from their sockets on the logic board.
    • To reconnect these cables, press down on one end until it clicks into place, then repeat on the opposite end. Do not press down on the middle. If the connector is even slightly misaligned, the connector can bend, causing permanent damage.
    • If you have a blank screen, white lines on the display, or partial or complete lack of touch response after reassembling your phone, try disconnecting and carefully reconnecting both of these cables and make sure they are fully seated. 9 comments
  14. Step 16
    • Remove the two 1.3 mm Phillips #000 screws securing the bracket over the front panel sensor assembly connector.
    • Some phones could be Y000. Apple started using Y000 for these at some point in the middle of the product’s lifecycle. 21 comments
  15. Step 17
    • Disconnect the front panel sensor assembly connector from its socket on the logic board.
    • This press connector should also be reconnected one end at a time to minimize the risk of bending. 3 comments
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  17. Step 19 SIM Card
    • Insert a SIM card eject tool or a paperclip into the small hole in the SIM card tray.
    • Press to eject the tray.
    • This may require a significant amount of force. However, ensure the eject tool is properly aligned beforehand as to not damage the eject mechanism inside the phone.
    • Remove the SIM card tray assembly from the iPhone.
    • When reinserting the SIM card, ensure that it is in the proper orientation relative to the tray. 3 comments
  18. Step 20 Logic Board Connectors
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the rear-facing camera connector. Add a comment
  19. Step 21Remove the following Phillips screws securing the rear camera bracket to the rear case:
    • Remove the following Phillips screws securing the rear camera bracket to the rear case:
    • One 1.3 mm screw
    • One 2.5 mm screw 2 commentsStep 22Remove the bracket.
    • Remove the brack
  20. Remove the two 1.2 mm tri-point screws securing the upper cable bracket.
    • Remove the two 1.2 mm tri-point screws securing the upper cable bracket. 3 comments
  21. Step 25
    • Remove the upper cable bracket. Add a comment
  22. Step 26Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the upper cable connector.
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the upper cable connector. One comment
    • Step 27Remove the four Phillips screws securing the Wi-Fi antenna:Remove the four Phillips screws securing the Wi-Fi antenna:
    • Three 1.2 mm screws
    • One 1.7 mm screw 6 comments
  23. Step 28
    • Remove the top left antenna. One comment]
    • Step 29Remove the following Phillips screws:
    • Remove the following Phillips screws:
    • One 1.3 mm screw
    • One 2.2 mm screw Add a comment
  24. Step 30Remove the bracket.
    • Remove the 2.2 mm standoff screw from the grounding bracket.
    • Standoff screws are best removed using a standoff screwdriver or bit.
    • In a pinch, a small flathead screwdriver will do the job—but use extra caution to ensure it doesn’t slip and damage surrounding components. 8 comments
  25. Step 32
    • Use tweezers to gently bend the logic board grounding bracket out of the way. 5 comments
  26. Step 33 Logic Board
    • Use the point of a spudger to lift the two antenna cable connectors up off of the sockets on the logic board. Add a comment
  27. Step 34Use tweezers to gently derout the antenna cables from the metal bracket on the logic board.Use tweezers to gently derout the antenna cables from the metal bracket on the logic board.
  28. Step 35
    • Use the point of a spudger to disconnect the lower cable connector. One comment
  29. Step 36Remove the following screws:
    • Remove the following screws:
    • One 1.4 mm Phillips screw
    • Three 2.2 mm standoff screws
    • Standoff screws are best removed using an [linked product missing or disabled: IF145-343-1] and driver handle.
    • In a pinch, a small flathead screwdriver will do the job—but use extra caution to ensure it doesn’t slip and damage surrounding components. Add a comment
  30. Step 37
    • Use the point of a spudger to move the SIM card eject plunger out of the logic board’s way. Add a comment
  31. Step 38
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to gently lift the battery connector end of the logic board up.
    • Make sure you’re not pulling against any cables. If you feel resistance, check all cables, connectors, and components are clear of the board. Add a comment
  32. Step 39Lift the battery connector end of the logic board and pull it up and out of the rear case.
    • Be careful not to snag the logic board on any cables.