iPhone 7 charging port replacement

A job I’d not encountered before, but after looking at a few youtube videos it certainly looked possible. Probably the most nervous hour-and-a-half I’ve had for a while, with plenty of opportunity for breaking expensive components all the way through!

Getting the screen off is the first of the challenges, as it’s glued down on the iPhone 7…

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The lower picture shows the phone with all the components removed. Apparently the job can be done without removing the main circuit board (merely lifting it up) but I chose not to go down that route for fear of breaking anything. Although tedious, removing everything is the safest option. At this point the new charging port (pictured) can be inserted, and the reassembly process started