Introduction

Prereq only, battery removed.

  1. Remove the following screws securing the logic board to the rear case:
    • Remove the following screws securing the logic board to the rear case:

      • Two 2.4 mm standoff screws

        • Standoff screws are best removed using an iPhone Standoff Screwdriver Bit 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.

      • One 2.1 mm Phillips #00 screw

  2. Carefully raise—but do not remove—the logic board, lifting it from the bottom edge nearest the Lightning connector.
    • Carefully raise—but do not remove—the logic board, lifting it from the bottom edge nearest the Lightning connector.

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  4. Do not remove the logic board. At this point it is still tethered to the rear case via an antenna connector.
    • Do not remove the logic board. At this point it is still tethered to the rear case via an antenna connector.

    • Continue carefully lifting the bottom side of the logic board until it is vertical.

  5. Gently lay the logic board upside-down, with the top portion resting against the rear case of the iPhone. Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the antenna connector from its socket on the back of the logic board.
    • Gently lay the logic board upside-down, with the top portion resting against the rear case of the iPhone.

    • Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the antenna connector from its socket on the back of the logic board.

  6. Lift and remove the logic board out of the iPhone.
    • Lift and remove the logic board out of the iPhone.

Conclusion

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

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