How to Replace Your iPhone SE Screen in a Flash (Part 1)

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Learning how to replace your iPhone SE screen can be very confusing because this part comes with the front assembly, earpiece speaker, and EMI shield already installed which makes it easier to repair. All you need to do is to remove the old screen and transfer the home button to the new screen in order for the Touch ID to function.

While removing the old screen, make sure you do it gently so that you do not end up damaging the home button cable.

How to replace your iPhone SE screen

  1. Remove the pentalobe screws: Before doing this, make sure to discharge your iPhone battery below 25%. If not, it can explode (a charged lithium-ion battery can explode if punctured). Then power it off.

Before you proceed, discharge your iPhone battery below 25%. A charged lithium-ion battery can catch fire and/or explode if accidentally punctured.

2. Tap the display glass: If your display glass is cracked, keep the breakage within a reasonable limit to prevent further damage. Placing a clear tape over the iPhone display until it is covered. This will keep the glass pieces from splashing in your face. Make sure you wear glasses to protect your eyes.

 

Lay overlapping strips of clear packing tape over the iPhone's display until the whole face is covered.

3. Display separation prevention

In the following steps you will be pulling the display up out of the phone body. The display is composed of a glass screen and a plastic bezel with metal clips.

With the tool as seen above, pull the display out of the body. If the glass begins to separate from the plastic, as shown in the first image, slide a plastic opening tool between the plastic frame and the metal phone body to pry the metal clips out of the case.

4. Press a suction cup on the screen just a little above the home button and make sure it tight.

If you don't have an iSclack, use a single suction cup to lift the front panel:

 

5. Hold the iPhone down with one hand, pull up on the suction cup to slightly separate the home button end of the front panel from the rare case.

The front panel is attached with clips, and there are several ribbon cables connecting it to the rest of the phone. Your goal here is to release the clips and open the phone only enough to disconnect the cables. Go slowly and carefully to avoid damage.

6. Pull the plastic nub to release the vacuum seal on the suction cup. Remove the suction cup from the screen.

Do not try to completely remove the front panel assembly from the rear case, as there are several delicate ribbon cables connecting them.

7. Remove the Touch ID cable bracket by opening the phone just enough to reveal the metal bracket covering the home button cable.
Note: Do not open the phone too far or you risk damaging the home button cable.
Open the phone just enough to reveal the metal bracket covering the home button cable.
8. Once that is done, disconnect the home button cable connector by using the tip of a spudger to lift the home button cable connector up out of its socket.
Be sure you're separating the cable connector from its socket, and not prying the entire socket up. The socket is on its own glued-down cable that can be pried up if you aren't careful.
9. Once the connector has been released, pull the home button end of the assembly away from the rear case, using the top of the phone as a hinge. Open the display to about a 90ยบ angle, and lean it against something to keep it propped up while you’re working on the phone. Then add a rubber band to keep the display securely in place while you work. This prevents undue strain on the display cables just like this:
9. Remove the two 1.6mm Philips #000 crews securing the metal battery connector bracket to the logic board.
Remove the two 1.6 mm Phillips #000 screws securing the metal battery connector bracket to the logic board.
10. Remove the metal battery connector bracket from the iPhone
Remove the metal battery connector bracket from the iPhone.
11. Use the flat end of a spudger (a tool that has a wide flat-head screwdriver-like end that extends as a wedge) to gently lift the battery connector up from ts sockets on the logic board.
Use the flat end of a spudger to gently pry the battery connector up from its socket on the logic board.
We will be stopping here today. I’m sure by the end of this, you will be able to replace your iPhone SE screen yourself.

 

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