iPhone SE Earpiece Speaker Replacement & Repair Guide

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What does this iPhone SE earpiece speaker replacement guide cover?

The supreme guide to iPhone SE earpiece speaker replacement covers. Opening your phone. Removing the screen. Removing the speaker. Reassembling.

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Before you start – iPhone SE earpiece speaker replacement

Use this method to repair a damaged ear speaker on an iPhone SE. The guide covers everything you need to do.

If the glass is also broken on your device, it is best to tape the front display to prevent injury.

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Remove the screws using the pentalobe screwdriver

Switch the power off and make sure you have the right tools (see guide below). You also need a new battery.

Remove the screws either side of the charging port, using the pentalobe screwdriver.

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Apply the suction cup to the screen

Place the suction cup onto the screen. Place it lower down near the home button. Gently pull upward, so you can see the gap between the frame.

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Gently work the phone screen open

Gently use the case opener tool. Work it around the gap until it becomes loose.

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Open the phone screen slightly

Locate the metal bracket which covers the home button cable. Prise the bracket off the phone. Remove it from the phone.

(When re-assembling make sure the edge of the bracket with 2 slits is facing the battery).

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Remove the home button cable

Carefully prise up the home button cable connector from it’s socket.

Now you can open the phone screen up.

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Remove the screws attaching the battery connector

The screen needs to be pulled back. Be careful not to pull it too far. This is because the cables are still attached. Take out the 2 screws that are holding the battery connector down.

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Remove the battery connector

The battery connector shield is now loose. Keep the screws safe. Now take the shield out.

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Disconnect the battery cable

Using the case opener tool disconnect the battery, by gently releasing the battery cable connector from it’s housing.

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Move On To Step 10

Remove the front panel bracket

Remove the highlighted screws and remove the bracket.

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Disconnect the camera, sensor & LCD cables

Remove 3 cables behind the bracket. The front camera cable, the LCD cable and the sensor cable.

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Remove the screen from the phone

Now you can fully detach the screen from the phone.

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Move On To Step 13

Remove the screws housing the earpiece

Remove the Phillips screws indicated.

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Move On To Step 14

Unclip the earpiece speaker bracket

Unclip the speaker bracket outwards, so it unclips from the screen. Now remove the earpiece bracket.


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Move On To Step 15

Remove the earpiece from the phone

DO NOT touch the gold contacts on the screen. When reassembling the phone, install the earpiece speaker and bracket in one piece.

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Well done you did it!

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