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Disassembly of the mobile device Apple iPhone SE with each step description and the required set of tools.


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Step 1. Remove the tray

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

⚠️️ Pay attention! The tool must be inserted into a hole on the edge of the phone's housing. Do not press too hard. It may break the tray eject mechanism.


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Step 2. 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 3. Remove the bracket

Gently lift the display module and remove the bracket holding fingerprint sensor connector. Try to use a non-metal or plastic tool to avoid any damage because the motherboard is still battery-powered.


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Step 4. Disconnect the connector

Disconnect the fingerprint sensor connector.

After, lift the display vertically because at the end display module - are connectors, are still held by bracket.


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Step 5. Unscrew the screws

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


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Step 6. Disconnect the battery connector

Disconnect the battery connector as soon as possible.

ℹ️️ The Apple iPhone SE model has a battery TIS 2217-2548 with 1624 mAh capacity (aka rechargeable battery).

⚠️️ 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 7. Unscrew the screws

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


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Step 8. Disconnect the connectors

Disconnect connectors and remove the display module.


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Step 9. Remove the rear camera

Bend up the protective layer. Disconnect the connector and remove the rear camera.


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Step 10. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver (Philips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew three screws and with a barrel-screwdriver (Philips 2.5 mm iPhone) unscrew four screws.


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Step 11. Disconnect the connectors

Disconnect connectors on the printed circuit board.


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Step 12. Remove the motherboard

Turn over the printed circuit board, disconnect one connector and remove the circuit board. There is no need to use a lever or try to reach the circuit board by force. Make sure that nothing is getting in the way or holding the circuit board.

⚠️️ 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 13. Unscrew the screws

Using a screwdriver (Philips 1.5 mm PH000), unscrew seven screws.


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Step 14. Remove the loudspeaker

Pry around the edges and remove the loudspeaker assembly.


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Step 15. Remove the charging port

Peel back the flat cable, carefully move under and around with a tool to remove the main part of the cable with microphone, lightning port (charging port).


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Step 16. In the housing remained

ℹ️️ In the housing remained:

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

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Disassembling\Repair has hard complexity and takes about 9 minutes in time. Our manual is suitable for all models Apple iPhone SE released for markets in different countries.



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