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Repair and disassembly information for the second-generation iPhone SE that was announced and released in April of 2020.

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How do I replace my back glass

My back glass is broken and I don’t want to pay for a repair from apple

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Hi Daniel,

Unfortunately, from the iPhone 7 to the iPhone 13, this has been the ugliest repair there is on an iPhone. The problem is, the back glass is glued onto the main chassis of the phone with very strong glue, and to complicate matters the camera bezel overlaps the glass, which means you can't just set down a replacement piece of glass onto it without removing the bezel. Which is bad, because the bezel is spot welded onto the chassis.

So you have two options for replacing the back glass.

  1. Replace the entire midframe housing. That means gutting the phone; taking every single component out of your old phone and transferring them to a new chassis. It's a big job with lots of opportunity to break something that only Apple can fix.
  2. Painfully and laboriously chip out the glass from the existing housing. Generally it's professionally done with a precision laser that burns away the adhesive and makes the job doable. At-home repairs are usually done with the help of a heat gun. The problem with that is that it's very easy to overheat interior components such as the rear camera, flash and charging coil, rendering them non-functional. You can also end up damaging any of the flex cables that run across the rear of the chassis, including the lightning port, side button cable, power button cable, WiFi cable and cellular antenna cable.
    Once you have all the glass out, you're then faced with another choice; how to get the replacement glass back on over the camera bezel. Two choices here as well:
    1. Buy a glass with an oversize hole that will go over the bezel. Since the bezel will no longer overlap the glass, water tightness is compromised but can be at least partially compensated for by using some kind of sealant in the gap.
    2. Break the welds on the bezel, place the glass, then replace the bezel. I've never heard of anyone being able to reweld the bezel, so your next best option would be to use some kind of adhesive to secure it in place.

You can mitigate the possibility of heat damage to the internal components by removing everything before you start, but if you do that you're basically in the same situation you'd be in with replacing the entire rear housing.

Oh, and replacing the glass is only an option if your case is intact; if it's bent then you'll definitely want to go back to option 1, replacing the entire housing.

Now, I haven't looked into this for a 2020 iPhone SE, but my daughter-in-law broke her iPhone X and after some diligent searching I was able to find sellers on eBay that were offering to use a laser machine to replace broken rear glass for something like $35 USD. I thought that was a pretty good deal and would have tried it, except for the fact that the frame was bent, meaning the straight glass replacement wasn't possible so I ended up replacing the entire housing. It went fairly well, but somehow the ambient light sensor stopped working so I had to replace it and lost the ability of the phone to do Face ID. With your phone that's not an issue, fortunately.

Good luck; let us know what you decide to do, Daniel.

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Hi

There’s 2 ways you can go about this

1)you can replace the Housing which includes the metal frame

Here’s the guides for that

iPhone 8 Lightning 커넥터 어셈블리 교체

Then

iPhone 8 Rear Camera Replacement

Once you have done these 2 guides you will need to remove the pull tabs from under the battery

If your unsure on how to do this here’s the guide you will need

iPhone 8 배터리 교체

There could be a couple other things to transfer over to a new housing like the buttons and possibly a couple brackets but these guides should be enough,if you need any help with any of it just let me know:-)

Or the 2nd option is to separate the glass from the housing which is quite hard but not impossible

You will need to use the guides mentioned before to get the majority of parts out of the housing

Here’s a video on replacing the back glass

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=U7vKvbniJ7...

Like I said it’s not impossible but is far from easy so do which one you thing best suits you

Also the iPhone 8 and SE 2020 have the same parts and use the same guides that’s why I have iPhone 8 guides linked:-)

if you need any help just ask me

Hopefully this helps

Any questions please ask

Thanks:-)

iPhone 8 배터리 이미지

안내서

iPhone 8 배터리 교체

난이도:

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30 minutes - 2 hours

iPhone 8 Lightning 커넥터 어셈블리 이미지

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iPhone 8 Lightning 커넥터 어셈블리 교체

난이도:

운영

1 - 2 hours

iPhone 8 Rear Camera 이미지

안내서

iPhone 8 Rear Camera Replacement

난이도:

운영

20 - 45 minutes

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