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Repair guide : Dock Connector iPhone 7

Level : Hard Time : 45 min Author : Alexandre
360 people have done this repair successfully ! Why not you?

You can't charge your iPhone 7 anymore ? It does not recognize your phone or you can't connect it to iTunes? Because of your defective dock connector, your have battery issues and you can't save anything to your computer ?  

Here at SOSav, we'll tell you everything you need to know to replace your defective dock connector in just a few minutes. Follow the repair guide to have a like new iPhone 7 and save money .


Symptoms : 

  • Charging issue
  • iTunes does not recognize your iPhone
  • Your iPhone does not charge
Some advice before you start
Repair - Repair guide: Dock Connector iPhone 7
Guide format : Pdf Integrate

Step 1

Before disassembling the dock connector of your iPhone 7, you have to securely turn it off.

Maintain the power button on the top for a few seconds.

Then slide to the right to "power off" button in red.

Your iPhone 7 is now turned off.

Step 2

With a pentalobe screwdriver, remove the two screws circled in red.

Those screws are on both sides of the dock connector.

Those two screws hold the bottom part of the display assembly to the iPhone.

Step 3

With a hairdryer, heat up the edge of the iPhone' screen as shown in red on picture 2.

This consists in peeling the seal between the screen and the rear panel.

Step 4

Then put the suction cups as near as possible to the home button.

Pull the cup enough to let a gap appear.

Put an opening pick between the display and rear case.

Step 5

Take a second opening pick and slide it around between the display and rear case.

Step 6

Start again on the right side.

Careful when sliding the pick because the screen connection cable are on this side.

Step 7

You can now open the iPhone by swinging the display up from the left side, like opening a book !

Step 8

Use the Triwing screwdriver, to remove the four screws circled in red on the picture.

Then with tweezers, remove the lower connector bracket

Step 9

The lower connector bracket is now removed.

Step 10

Use a nylon spudger to disconnect the display connector .

Step 11

Then unlock the second display connector.

Step 12

With a cruciform screwdriver, remove the two screws that maintain the front panel sensor assembly connector bracket.

Remove the bracket with tweezers.

Step 13

The bracket is now removed.

Step 14

Disconnect the proximity/front camera cable.

The complete display assembly is now removed from the iPhone 7.

Step 15

Disconnect the battery by lifting the connector from the logic board.

Step 16

Still with the nylon spudger, disconnect the back camera.

Step 17

Then disconnect the dock connector.

Step 18

Remove the 2 screws circled in red with a Triwing screwdriver.

Those screws hold the volume and power buttons connector bracket.

Step 19

Once unscrewed, remove the bracket with a pair of tweezers.

Step 20

Remove the WiFi antenna connector with the spudger's tip.

Step 21

Remove step by step : 

-The four screws circled in yellow with a flatheadscrewdriver.

- The five screws circled in red with a cruciform screwdriver.

Step 22

Remove the bracket with a pair of tweezers.

Step 23

Remove the last screw with a cruciform screwdriver.

Step 24

You can remove the grounding pin by grabbing it with a pair of tweezers .

Step 25

Disconnect the power and volume button cable with the nylon spudger.

Step 26

Put the spudger under the logic board and start lifting again.

Step 27

The logic board of your iPhone 7 is now removed.

Step 28

Start removing the 11 screws holding the dock connector.

Step 29

Then with a pair of tweezers, remove the vibrator connector bracket.

Step 30

Remove the vibrator connector.

Step 31

Place the nylon spudger under the vibrator (taptic engine) and remove it.

Step 32

Still with the spudger, lift the speaker and remove it.

Step 33

Remove the 3 screws that holds the dock connector bracket with a cruciform screwdriver. 

Be meticulous because the two screws hidden by the black tapes hold the connector pin .

Step 34

Peel off the dock connector cable by sliding the spudger under the cable.

Step 35

With the spudger's tip, take off the plastic bracket from the rear panel and do the same of the other side.

Step 36

Now grab the dock connector and remove it from the rear panel.

Step 37

The dock connector of your iPhone 7 is now completely removed.

You can replace it by a new one.

To reassemble your iPhone 7 follow this guide in reverse order.

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