How To Repair iPhone 7 Touch Screen Not Working

Blake May 06, 2017

iPhone users may have experienced such a frustrated moment - the screen of the iPhone suddenly freezes, no matter how hard they poke or how many times they restart, it just gives no response. And we all know a phone with a frozen screen equals nothing more than a brick - you can do nothing with it. So, what repair shops usually do with iPhone 7 touch screen not working issue? First of all, clean the screen. In the second place, try a force reboot of the iPhone 7. If the issue continues, try to restore the iPhone from a Backup. Still not working? The next step is to erase it and set it up as new, which means resetting it to a factory state (remember to make a backup before doing that). If none of these steps work, then the issue may be related to physical screen display defects, since everyone may have accidentally damaged their phone without knowing themselves. In such an event, broken screen repair or iPad & iPhone LCD repair could be a perfect solution.


iPhone 7 Touch Screen Not Working


If you’ve forcibly rebooted the iPhone 7, you’ve restored the iPhone 7 from a backup, you’ve set up the iPhone 7 as new, and you have repaired the broken screen and LCD, and the touchscreen is still unresponsive, it’s time to change your thinking and look for a totally different solution. REWA here presents you a refreshing logic board solution regarding to the unresponsive touchscreen issue of iPhone 7. If you have any questions or different opinions, please feel free to contact us!


iPhone 7 Touch Screen Not Working Repair


1. Phone Disassembling


Turn on the phone, the touch function is incapacitated. Remove charging port screws and detach the display assembly. Disconnect flex cables and remove logic board screws. Then take out the logic board.


Phone Disassembling


2. Malfunction Diagnosing

Test resistance of the display assembly connector with a digital multimeter. The resistance of pin 10 displays abnormal value (470 under normal circumstances).


Malfunction Diagnosing


Roll out the maintenance drawing for reference.


Roll out the maintenance


Pin 10 worked as AP_TO _TOUCH _MAMBA _CONN _L signal. The signal was connected with CPU AT2 pin via inductor FL3904.


CPU AT2 pin via inductor FL3904


The circuit between pin 10 and inductor FL3904 displays normally.


inductor FL3904 displays normally


Test resistance from inductor FL3904 to CPU, the device displays normal value. Then we can draw the conclusion that inductor FL3904 was damaged.


Test resistance from inductor FL3904


3. Malfunction RepairingTake down the inductor with soldering iron.


Malfunction Repairing


Solder tins on the copper wire. After that, connect the two bonding pads of the inductor with the copper wire. Then cut off the rest of it with a sculpture knife.


Solder tins on the copper wire


Test pin 10 resistance with digital multimeter again, this time we get a normal value, which means the problem has been fixed.


Test pin 10 resistance


4. Function TestingClean the bonding pad with PCB cleaner.


Function Testing


Assemble the phone and test. Touch function is back to normal.


Assemble the phone and test


For more details on iPhone 7 touch screen not working repair guide, please go to REWA YouTube channel.

And you can check our other guide: iPhone 7 home button not working; iPhone 7 Touch ID not working; Samsung Galaxy S7 edge glass replacement.







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