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iPhone 14 Pro Max Front-Facing Camera Assembly Replacement

What you need

  1. iPhone 14 Pro Max Front-Facing Camera Assembly Replacement, Remove the pentalobe screws: step 1, image 1 of 2 iPhone 14 Pro Max Front-Facing Camera Assembly Replacement, Remove the pentalobe screws: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Power off your iPhone before beginning disassembly.

    • Remove the two 6.8 mm-long pentalobe P2 screws at the bottom edge of the iPhone.

  2. iPhone 14 Pro Max Front-Facing Camera Assembly Replacement, Mark your opening picks: step 2, image 1 of 3 iPhone 14 Pro Max Front-Facing Camera Assembly Replacement, Mark your opening picks: step 2, image 2 of 3 iPhone 14 Pro Max Front-Facing Camera Assembly Replacement, Mark your opening picks: step 2, image 3 of 3
    • If inserted too far, an opening pick can damage your device. Follow this step to mark your pick and prevent damage.

    • Measure 3 mm from the tip and mark the opening pick with a permanent marker.

    • You can also mark the other corners of the pick with different measurements.

    • Alternatively, tape a coin to a pick 3 mm from the tip.

  3. iPhone 14 Pro Max Front-Facing Camera Assembly Replacement, Tape over any cracks: step 3, image 1 of 3 iPhone 14 Pro Max Front-Facing Camera Assembly Replacement, Tape over any cracks: step 3, image 2 of 3 iPhone 14 Pro Max Front-Facing Camera Assembly Replacement, Tape over any cracks: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • If your iPhone has a cracked screen, keep further breakage contained and prevent bodily harm during your repair by taping over the glass.

    • Lay overlapping strips of clear packing tape over the iPhone's screen until the whole face is covered.

    • Wear safety glasses to protect your eyes from any glass shaken free during the repair.

    • If you can't get the suction cup to stick in the next few steps, fold a strong piece of tape (such as duct tape) into a handle and lift the screen with that instead.

    • If all else fails, you can superglue the suction cup to the screen.

  4. iPhone 14 Pro Max Front-Facing Camera Assembly Replacement, Anti-Clamp instructions: step 4, image 1 of 3 iPhone 14 Pro Max Front-Facing Camera Assembly Replacement, Anti-Clamp instructions: step 4, image 2 of 3 iPhone 14 Pro Max Front-Facing Camera Assembly Replacement, Anti-Clamp instructions: step 4, image 3 of 3
    Tool used on this step:
    Anti-Clamp
    $24.95
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    • The next three steps demonstrate the Anti-Clamp, a tool we designed to make the opening procedure easier. If you aren't using the Anti-Clamp, skip down three steps for an alternate method.

    • For complete instructions on how to use the Anti-Clamp, check out this guide.

    • Pull the blue handle backwards to unlock the Anti-Clamp's arms.

    • Slide the arms over either the left or right edge of your iPhone.

    • Position the suction cups near the bottom edge of the iPhone—one on the front, and one on the back.

    • Squeeze the cups together to apply suction to the desired area.

    • If you find that the surface of your iPhone is too slippery for the Anti-Clamp to hold onto, you can use tape to create a grippier surface.

  5. iPhone 14 Pro Max Front-Facing Camera Assembly Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 3 iPhone 14 Pro Max Front-Facing Camera Assembly Replacement: step 5, image 2 of 3 iPhone 14 Pro Max Front-Facing Camera Assembly Replacement: step 5, image 3 of 3
    • Pull the blue handle forwards to lock the arms.

    • Turn the handle clockwise 360 degrees or until the cups start to stretch.

    • Make sure the suction cups remain aligned with each other. If they begin to slip out of alignment, loosen the suction cups slightly and realign the arms.

  6. iPhone 14 Pro Max Front-Facing Camera Assembly Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 3 iPhone 14 Pro Max Front-Facing Camera Assembly Replacement: step 6, image 2 of 3 iPhone 14 Pro Max Front-Facing Camera Assembly Replacement: step 6, image 3 of 3
    • Support your iPhone on something sturdy such as a hardcover book so it rests hands-free and parallel to the ground; this makes it easier to work with in the following steps.

    • Use a hair dryer to heat along the bottom edge of the iPhone. The screen should feel slightly too hot to touch.

    • For complete instructions on how to use a hair dryer, check out this guide.

    • Wait one minute to give the adhesive a chance to release and present an opening gap.

    • Insert an opening pick under the screen's plastic bezel when the Anti-Clamp creates a large enough gap.

    • If the Anti-Clamp doesn't create a sufficient gap, apply more heat to the area and rotate the handle a quarter turn.

    • Don't crank more than a quarter turn at a time, and wait one minute between turns. Let the Anti-Clamp and time do the work for you.

    • Skip the next two steps.

  7. iPhone 14 Pro Max Front-Facing Camera Assembly Replacement, Heat the bottom edge: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • If you're using a suction handle, follow the next two steps to loosen the screen.

    • Use a hair dryer or a heat gun to heat the bottom edge of the iPhone for 90 seconds or until the screen is slightly too hot to touch.

    • Never leave your hair dryer in one spot for an extended period of time.

  8. iPhone 14 Pro Max Front-Facing Camera Assembly Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 8, image 1 of 3 iPhone 14 Pro Max Front-Facing Camera Assembly Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 8, image 2 of 3 iPhone 14 Pro Max Front-Facing Camera Assembly Replacement, Insert an opening pick: step 8, image 3 of 3
    • Apply a suction handle to the bottom edge of the screen, while avoiding the very edge of the glass.

    • Pull up on the suction cup with firm, constant pressure to create a slight gap between the screen and the frame.

    • Insert an opening pick into the gap under the screen's plastic bezel.

    • The adhesive holding the screen in place is very strong; creating this initial gap takes a significant amount of force. If you're having a hard time opening a gap, apply more heat, and gently rock the screen up and down to weaken the adhesive until you create enough of a gap to insert your opening pick.

  9. iPhone 14 Pro Max Front-Facing Camera Assembly Replacement, Heat the right edge: step 9, image 1 of 2 iPhone 14 Pro Max Front-Facing Camera Assembly Replacement, Heat the right edge: step 9, image 2 of 2
    • Use a hair dryer to heat the right edge of the iPhone (the edge with the power button) for 90 seconds or until the screen is slightly too hot to touch.

  10. iPhone 14 Pro Max Front-Facing Camera Assembly Replacement, Separate the right adhesive: step 10, image 1 of 3 iPhone 14 Pro Max Front-Facing Camera Assembly Replacement, Separate the right adhesive: step 10, image 2 of 3 iPhone 14 Pro Max Front-Facing Camera Assembly Replacement, Separate the right adhesive: step 10, image 3 of 3
    • Slide the opening pick around the bottom right corner of the iPhone to separate its adhesive.

    • Continue sliding up the right edge of the iPhone until you reach the top right corner.

    • Don't insert your pick more than 3 mm, as you may damage internal components.

    • Leave the pick in the top right corner before continuing.

  11. iPhone 14 Pro Max Front-Facing Camera Assembly Replacement, Heat the top edge: step 11, image 1 of 1
    • Use a hair dryer to heat the top edge of the iPhone for 90 seconds or until the screen is slightly too hot to touch.

  12. iPhone 14 Pro Max Front-Facing Camera Assembly Replacement, Slice the top edge adhesive: step 12, image 1 of 3 iPhone 14 Pro Max Front-Facing Camera Assembly Replacement, Slice the top edge adhesive: step 12, image 2 of 3 iPhone 14 Pro Max Front-Facing Camera Assembly Replacement, Slice the top edge adhesive: step 12, image 3 of 3
    • Insert your pick underneath the top right edge of the phone. Slide it around the top-right corner and half way across the top edge stopping right before the earpiece speaker cut-out.

    • Don't insert your pick more than 3 mm, as you may damage the top sensors.

  13. iPhone 14 Pro Max Front-Facing Camera Assembly Replacement, Heat the left edge: step 13, image 1 of 2 iPhone 14 Pro Max Front-Facing Camera Assembly Replacement, Heat the left edge: step 13, image 2 of 2
    • Use a hair dryer to heat the left edge of the iPhone for 90 seconds or until the screen is slightly too hot to touch.

  14. iPhone 14 Pro Max Front-Facing Camera Assembly Replacement, Screen information: step 14, image 1 of 1
    • There are delicate cables along the left edge of your iPhone. Don't insert your pick here, as you may damage the cables.

  15. iPhone 14 Pro Max Front-Facing Camera Assembly Replacement, Slice the left edge adhesive: step 15, image 1 of 2 iPhone 14 Pro Max Front-Facing Camera Assembly Replacement, Slice the left edge adhesive: step 15, image 2 of 2
    • Insert a second opening pick in the bottom left corner of the iPhone.

    • Twist both picks simultaneously until the left edge clips release.

    • Apply the twisting force gradually.

    • If you're having trouble separating the adhesive, reheat the left edge.

  16. iPhone 14 Pro Max Front-Facing Camera Assembly Replacement, Open the iPhone: step 16, image 1 of 3 iPhone 14 Pro Max Front-Facing Camera Assembly Replacement, Open the iPhone: step 16, image 2 of 3 iPhone 14 Pro Max Front-Facing Camera Assembly Replacement, Open the iPhone: step 16, image 3 of 3
    • Rotate your iPhone so the right edge faces you.

    • Open your iPhone by swinging the screen up from the right side, like the front cover of a book.

    • Lean the screen against something to keep it propped up while you're working on the phone.

    • If you don't have anything at hand to lean the screen against, your suction handle can do the trick.

    • During reassembly, lay the screen in position, align the clips along the top edge, and carefully press the top edge into place before snapping the rest of the screen down. If it doesn't click easily into place, check the condition of the clips around the perimeter of the screen and make sure they aren't bent.

  17. iPhone 14 Pro Max Front-Facing Camera Assembly Replacement, Unfasten the battery connector cover screws: step 17, image 1 of 2 iPhone 14 Pro Max Front-Facing Camera Assembly Replacement, Unfasten the battery connector cover screws: step 17, image 2 of 2
    Tool used on this step:
    Magnetic Project Mat
    $19.95
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    • Use a Y000 screwdriver to remove the eight screws securing the battery connector cover:

    • Six 1.3 mm-long screws

    • One 1.6 mm-long screw

    • One 1.9 mm-long 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.

    • During reassembly, this is a good point to power on your iPhone and test all functions before you seal the screen in place. Be sure to power your iPhone back down completely before you continue working.

  18. iPhone 14 Pro Max Front-Facing Camera Assembly Replacement, Remove the battery connector cover: step 18, image 1 of 3 iPhone 14 Pro Max Front-Facing Camera Assembly Replacement, Remove the battery connector cover: step 18, image 2 of 3 iPhone 14 Pro Max Front-Facing Camera Assembly Replacement, Remove the battery connector cover: step 18, image 3 of 3
    • Grasp the connector cover with a pair of tweezers and slide it downwards to clear the flex cables.

    • Remove the connector cover.

  19. iPhone 14 Pro Max Front-Facing Camera Assembly Replacement, Disconnect the battery: step 19, image 1 of 2 iPhone 14 Pro Max Front-Facing Camera Assembly Replacement, Disconnect the battery: step 19, image 2 of 2
    • Use the pointed end of a spudger to disconnect the battery cable by prying the connector straight up from its socket.

    • Try not to damage the black silicone seal surrounding this and other board connections. These seals provide extra protection against water and dust intrusion.

    • Bend the connector slightly away from the logic board to prevent it from accidentally making contact with the socket and providing power to the phone during your repair.

  20. iPhone 14 Pro Max Front-Facing Camera Assembly Replacement, Disconnect the display cables: step 20, image 1 of 2 iPhone 14 Pro Max Front-Facing Camera Assembly Replacement, Disconnect the display cables: step 20, image 2 of 2
    • Use the pointed end of a spudger to disconnect the first display cable by prying the connector straight up from its socket.

    • To re-attach press connectors like this one, carefully align and press down on one side until it clicks into place, then repeat on the other side. Do not press down on the middle. If the connector is misaligned, the pins can bend, causing permanent damage.

  21. iPhone 14 Pro Max Front-Facing Camera Assembly Replacement: step 21, image 1 of 2 iPhone 14 Pro Max Front-Facing Camera Assembly Replacement: step 21, image 2 of 2
    • Use the pointed end of a spudger to disconnect the second display cable by prying the connector straight up from its socket.

  22. iPhone 14 Pro Max Front-Facing Camera Assembly Replacement, Remove the screen: step 22, image 1 of 2 iPhone 14 Pro Max Front-Facing Camera Assembly Replacement, Remove the screen: step 22, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the screen.

    • Apply new adhesive where it's necessary after cleaning the relevant areas with isopropyl alcohol (>90%).

    • During reassembly, pause here if you wish to replace the screen adhesives.

  23. iPhone 14 Pro Max Front-Facing Camera Assembly Replacement, Unfasten the earpiece speaker screws: step 23, image 1 of 1
    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the two 1.6 mm-long screws securing the earpiece speaker.

  24. iPhone 14 Pro Max Front-Facing Camera Assembly Replacement, Pry up the earpiece speaker: step 24, image 1 of 2 iPhone 14 Pro Max Front-Facing Camera Assembly Replacement, Pry up the earpiece speaker: step 24, image 2 of 2
    • Insert the pointed end of a spudger underneath the right edge of the earpiece speaker.

    • Tilt the back of the spudger downwards to pry up the earpiece speaker.

    • The top right edge of the earpiece speaker is equipped with a rubber gasket. During reassembly, make sure the gasket lines up with its recess in the frame correctly.

  25. iPhone 14 Pro Max Front-Facing Camera Assembly Replacement, Remove the earpiece speaker: step 25, image 1 of 2 iPhone 14 Pro Max Front-Facing Camera Assembly Replacement, Remove the earpiece speaker: step 25, image 2 of 2
    • Use a pair of tweezers or your fingers to remove the earpiece speaker.

  26. iPhone 14 Pro Max Front-Facing Camera Assembly Replacement, Disconnect the camera and sensor cable: step 26, image 1 of 3 iPhone 14 Pro Max Front-Facing Camera Assembly Replacement, Disconnect the camera and sensor cable: step 26, image 2 of 3 iPhone 14 Pro Max Front-Facing Camera Assembly Replacement, Disconnect the camera and sensor cable: step 26, image 3 of 3
    • Use a spudger to disconnect the camera and the sensor cables by prying the connectors straight up from their sockets.

  27. iPhone 14 Pro Max Front-Facing Camera Assembly Replacement, Remove the front-facing camera and sensor assembly: step 27, image 1 of 2 iPhone 14 Pro Max Front-Facing Camera Assembly Replacement, Remove the front-facing camera and sensor assembly: step 27, image 2 of 2
    • Use a pair of tweezers or your fingers to remove the front-facing camera and sensor assembly.

Conclusion

If possible, turn on your device and test your repair before installing new adhesive and resealing.

Compare your new replacement part to the original part—you may need to transfer remaining components or remove adhesive backings from the new part before installing.

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

Take your e-waste to an R2 or e-Stewards certified recycler.

Repair didn’t go as planned? Try some basic troubleshooting, or ask our Answers community for help.

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With this newer Face ID module, is this thin and small enough to fit inside a MacBook Pro screen as a dynamic Island?

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