Disassembly of the mobile device Apple iPhone SE (2nd generation) (Apple iPhone SE A2275, A2296, A2298) with each step description and the required set of tools.

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Teardown difficulty:
Hard
Duration:
17 min

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Step 1. Before disassembling!

⚠ī¸ Before disassembling, do not forget to turn your phone off.

⚠ī¸ Be sure to note the location of the screws before disassembling. To avoid damage, the removed screws and individual pieces (as gaskets or brackets) must be laid out in the appropriate order, or the screws and their holes in the phone must be marked with colored markers.

When assembling the device, screwing the screw in the wrong place may damage the device or its part. 


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Step 2. Remove the tray

Use the Key tool (aka Needle) or Paperclip. Push the tip all the way into the hole until the tray ejects, and then pull the tray out.


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Step 3. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver (precision star-shaped 0.8 mm aka Pentalobe), unscrew/drive 2 screws out at the end of the phone.


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Step 4. Open the display module

⚠ī¸ Pay attention! Disassembly has a maximum 3rd difficulty because the process begins with the disassembly of the display module. If you have no experience or are not sure of your skills, we strongly recommend that you contact a specialized service center.

We recommend using a special heating device such as a separator machine, heat gun, or heating mat. It will simplify the process. You can use a home hairdryer, but you will have to make a nozzle by hand or have a suitable one in the kit to gently heat and concentrate the heat flow in the right place.

ℹī¸ī¸ The surface of the display module must be heated to soften the adhesive underneath. The approximate heating temperature is 50° C / 125° F.

Use a thin plastic film or pick for separation. To facilitate the process, you can use isopropyl alcohol. It is often most difficult to pass the tool between the parts to be divided. Choose the far edge from the FFC cables or buttons.

Do not use a lever or any force for separation that could damage the elements inside. The process can be seen in our video entirely so as well as in detail, at the end of the instructions.


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Step 5. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew 3 screws and remove the bracket holding the connectors.


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Step 6. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew 4 screws and remove the bracket holding the connectors.


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Step 7. Disconnect the battery connector

Disconnect the battery connector as soon as possible.

ℹī¸ī¸ The Apple iPhone SE 2 (2nd generation) model has a battery A2312 with 1850 mAh capacity (aka rechargeable battery).

⚠ī¸ It is highly recommended to disconnect the connector to avoid possible short circuits during disassembly.

Also, try not to use a metal tool to disconnect the rechargeable battery connector or do it carefully.


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Step 8. Disconnect the connectors

Pry up the connectors: left cable for camera, loudspeaker, sensors, the right one for display module and remove the display module.


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Step 9. Unscrew the screws

Using two screwdrivers (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000) and (Phillips 2.5 mm iPhone), unscrew two screws and remove the bracket holding the camera.


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Step 10. Remove the rear camera

Pry up the connector and remove the rear camera.


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Step 11. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew two screws and remove the bracket holding one connector.


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Step 12. Remove the antenna

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew 4 screws and remove the antenna unit.


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Step 13. Remove the antenna

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew two screws and remove the antenna unit.


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Step 14. Remove the antenna

Using two screwdrivers (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000) and (Phillips 2.5 mm iPhone), unscrew two screws and remove the antenna unit.


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Step 15. Unscrew the screws

Using two screwdrivers (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000) and (Phillips 2.5 mm iPhone), unscrew two screws securing the PCB.


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Step 16. Disconnect the connectors

Pry up the cables' connectors for power volume buttons cable, flash, microphones, wireless charging, lightning port, TapTic engine (vibration motor).


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Step 17. Remove the motherboard

Carefully remove the printed circuit board. There is no need to use a lever or try to reach the board by force. Make sure that nothing is getting in the way or holding the board.

⚠ī¸ Do not bend the circuit board when removing it or push tools under it. Unbeknownst to yourself, you can damage components or cables from the inside.


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Step 18. Unscrew the screws

Using two screwdrivers (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000) and (Tri-point Y00), unscrew 3 screws and remove the bracket holding the lightning port.


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Step 19. Remove the loudspeaker

Disconnect an antenna connector, using a screwdriver (Philips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew two screws, and remove the loudspeaker assembly.


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Step 20. Remove the cable

Remove the cable connecting the loudspeaker's antenna with a large flat cable.


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Step 21. Remove the vibration motor

Using two screwdrivers (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000) and (Phillips 2.5 mm iPhone), unscrew two screws.

Disconnect the connector and remove the vibration motor (Taptic engine).


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Step 22. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew two screws and remove the bracket.


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Step 23. Remove the cable

Using a screwdriver (Phillips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew 4 screws and remove the cable with a lightning port and microphones.


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Step 24. In the housing remained

In the housing remains a battery.

Detailed disassembly instructions of Apple iPhone SE (2nd generation) in the video, made by our mobile repair & service center:

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Disassembling\Repair has hard complexity and takes about 17 minutes in time. Our manual is suitable for all models Apple iPhone SE (2nd generation) — Apple iPhone SE A2275, A2296, A2298 released for markets in different countries.



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