Repair guide : Proximity and Light Sensor + Front Camera Cable iPhone 7

Level : Medium Time : 30 min Author : Louis O.
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Your iPhone 7 does not take selfies anymore ? You can't use FaceTime ? Fix this problem with our experts at SOSav ! Follow the steps from our repair guide to replace the proximity sensor/front camera cable in just a few minutes. You'll save up to three times the price in a repair shop, so get ready.


Symptoms :

  • Proximity sensor cable ripped
  • Front camera black screen
  • App does not launch
  • Can't use FaceTime
  • Screen does not lock when making phone calls
Some advice before you start
Repair - Repair guide: Proximity and Light Sensor + Front Camera Cable iPhone 7
Guide format : Pdf Integrate

Step 1

Before disassembling the  proximity sensor / front camera cable  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

Use the nylon spudger to disconnect the front camera cable from the logic board.

The complete screen is now disassembled.

Step 14

Remove the five cruciform screws from the earpiece speaker bracket.

Step 15

Then remove the bracket with a pair of tweezers.

Step 16

Then gently remove the front camera with the nylon spudger flat side to free to the earpiece speaker.

Step 17

Grab the earpiece speaker with tweezers and remove it.

Step 18

Put the nylon spudger under the front camera cable to start peeling off the screen.

Step 19

Continue by removing the microphone and then the proximity sensor.

The proximity sensor is very fragile, you have to remove it very carefully.

Step 20

The proximity/light sensor/front camera cable of your iPhone 7 is now disassembled.

You can replace it by a new one.

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

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