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Apple's top-of-the-line smartphone for 2021. Released September 24th, the iPhone 13 Pro Max sports a 6.7" ProMotion OLED display, a new triple rear camera system, and 5G connectivity. Successor to the iPhone 12 Pro Max.

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Torn cable on back of board

I accidentally ripped a ribbon cable on the back of my board when removing. What does it go to and is there a way to fix it if it’s critical?

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Wish I'd seen this in Apple's manual or elsewhere before I ripped it.


Has this been solved and if so how do i do it? mine just tore while trying to replace a broken flashlight


mine broke too. Please let us know what this is for


I wish I'd seen this in Apple's manual or anywhere before I ripped it.


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I haven’t seen this on a 13 pro yet but I have on the 12 pro. What you have circled is actually an IC for the antenna and it is soldered to the board, the flex runs down to the bottom of the board. I think the phone should still boot but I am not sure about the implications of cell functionality.

I think at the moment since this model is new you would need to get a donor board and de-solder the IC and transfer it to your board. It will require microsoldering and a lot of skill as I don’t think there will be any alignment marks to line it up when soldering.

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Where can you get the part from?


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Pop the black connector off that's still on the board. Post a pic of the torn ribbon in the phone. It could be the ribbon for the power button.

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