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Remove the 2x pentelobe screws from the bottom of the phone.
  • Remove the 2x pentelobe screws from the bottom of the phone.

  • Insert your iSesamo tool into the bottom left-hand corner of iPhone 7 Plus and gently pry upwards to release the corner. Heat may be needed to help release the LCD Assembly from the frame.

  • Gently work your iSesamo tool around the outer edges of the device. Be careful not to insert the iSesamo tool too deep into the body of the phone as you may damage internal components that you cannot see.

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Gently lift the screen upward and down to release the retention clips from the top portion of the device and swing the assembly open to the right.
  • Gently lift the screen upward and down to release the retention clips from the top portion of the device and swing the assembly open to the right.

  • Notice that there are two sets of plates that must be removed. The upper plate covers the flex cable for the earpiece speaker FPC, and the camera FPC's. The lower plate covers the fingerprint FPC, LCD FPC and the battery connector.

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  • Three screws hold the upper FPC plate in place. These are all #000 tri-tip screws.

  • Four screws hold the lower FPC plate in place. These are also #000 tri-tip screws.

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  • Using a Nylon Spudger gently pry up the earpiece speaker flex at the top.

  • Disconnect the FPC's at the bottom of the phone that go to the fingerprint sensor FPC and the LCD/Digitizer flex.

  • Remove the LCD Assembly from the housing and prepare to disassembly the LCD Assembly and small parts.

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  • Remove the five screws holding the earpiece speaker retaining plate in place. These are #000 phillips head screws.

All the screws here are not clarified of their lengths

Cong Trieu - Reply

  • Now that the earpiece speaker retaining plate is removed the earpiece speaker should easily lift off the device.

  • Using the flat end of a nylon spudger gently pry the earpiece speaker FPC away from the assembly. This piece is held on by double sided adhesive but should easily come up with some gentle prying.

It is very easy to damage this flex cable. Do not pry from the connector end of the cable. This is where two flex cables are sandwiched together. It is very easy to separate the two and permanently damage it. Prying the speaker pads up first ensures the flex cables don't separate.

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  • Using your #000 tri-tip screwdriver remove the four screws holding the home button backplate in place.

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  • Using your needle tip tweezers gently pry the home button connector and detach it from the home button flex.

  • Using the flat end of your nylon spudger gently pry the home button away from the back side of the frame.

  • The home button should pass through the hole in the middle of the LCD assembly and fall to your work mat.

  • The home button will not work if it is replaced with an aftermarket part as it is still serialized to the logic board. If you damage this you will have to seek service through apple to restore fingerprint capability. (This will probably result in device replacement.)

I found it easier to hold the home button connector with reverse tweezers and then pry with spudger :)

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  • Remove the five #000 Tri-tip screws and the one #000 Phillips screw that hold the LCD backplate in place.

  • Feed the LCD and Fingerprint sensor cables through the LCD backplate.

Please provide more details for Step 6 (Remove the earpiece speaker and FPC). I accidentally broke the cable while trying to seperate it from the screen. The angle at which you attempt to loosen the adhesive with the splunger makes all the difference. I think going from the bottom up may be the best way, I broke it going in from the left side. Otherwise thanks for your dedication to providing disassembly guides for these complicated electronic devices.

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Conclusion

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

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