Common Issues

iPhone SE

If you’re an iPhone SE user, you appreciate your device’s compact efficiency and prowess. However, when unexpected damages or the inevitable wear and tear hinder your device’s performance, it can disrupt your daily flow. Thankfully, CPR Cell Phone Repair is at your service to address all prevalent iPhone SE challenges. Whether it’s a shattered screen, water damage, a weakening battery, or a malfunctioning camera, we’ve got the insights and solutions for all your iPhone SE concerns right here.
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iPhone SE Battery Replacement

As iPhoneSEs age, their batteries start to have problems holding a charge and lasting an entire day. There is nothing more frustrating than picking up your phone at noon to find that it only has 30% battery left. Thankfully, there is an easy fix to this problem. iPhone SE battery replacement requires a little bit of elbow grease and precision, but if done properly, you can have an iPhone SE with a brand new battery that lasts all day.

You have a variety of options when it comes to replacing your iPhone SE battery. From professional technicians to do-it-yourself guides, you will be on your way to a new battery in no time. The experts at CPR Cell Phone Repair have created this iPhone SE battery replacement guide, so you know what your options are.  

iPhone SE Battery Replacement Cost

First things first, the iPhone SE battery price. If your iPhone SE is still under warranty through AppleCare, you’re in luck! Replacing the battery is covered under AppleCare, and it won’t cost you anything more than a trip to the Apple Store. If your iPhone isn’t under warranty and you didn’t extend AppleCare services, battery replacement from Apple costs $79.

But given how long the lines at an Apple Store can be, and if your idea of fun isn’t waiting in line for hours on end, you have other options. CPR Cell Phone Repair offers the most affordable iPhone SE battery replacement. Our expert technicians know exactly how to replace and iPhone SE battery quickly and efficiently. We even offer drop-off service, so you don’t have to wait around for your device. Most repairs can be turned around in 24 hours or less, so if you need an iPhone SE Battery find your local CPR Cell Phone Repair store today.

iPhone SE Battery Replacement Kit

If you want to try the do-it-yourself method, there are iPhone SE battery replacement kits, which are new to the market. You can find one on Amazon or from iFixit. The little kit comes with a new battery, battery adhesive strips, a Spudger, a pentalobe screwdriver, an opening tool, and a suction handle. The kit includes everything you need to replace your iPhone SE battery yourself. Most kits cost under $30, but you have to be careful when choosing the DIY method. Not using the proper caution could mean that you might accidentally damage your iPhone beyond repair, so go slowly and be careful. The professionals at CPR want to make sure you know exactly what to do, so here’s a DIY guide to help with the replacement.

How to Replace iPhone SE Battery – DIY Guide

Replacing the iPhone SE battery is doable, but you have to be careful and move slowly. One wrong move could completely damage your phone. Before you start, make sure your battery is below 25% charged and power it off. This will prevent it from exploding or catching fire.

  1. Unscrew and remove both Pentalobe screws from the bottom of the phone. You will find them on each side of the charging port.
  2. Attach a suction cup with a ring to the iPhone screen. Make sure the cup is placed right above the Home button.
  3. Hold the device down with one hand and gently pull up on the suction cup, then take an opening tool, like a Spudger, and pull the edges of the back case down. Move from the bottom of the phone towards the right side, counter clockwise around the entire phone.
  4. Use extreme caution with this step. The screen is attached with clips, and there are ribbon cables that connect the screen to the rest of the device. Go slowly, so you don’t damage the wires. After the screen has been disconnected from the back case, remove the suction cup.
  5. Carefully open the device just enough to see the metal bracket that attaches the home button cable to the device.
  6. Gently pry up this bracket and remove the cable from the socket.
  7. When putting the phone back together, put this cable back in place and snap the bracket carefully back in place.
  8. Once this cable has been released, you can fully open the iPhone. Be careful to only open from the bottom up as the top part is still attached to the case with ribbon cables.
  9. You can only open the display up 90 degrees. After it is open, lean it against something to prop it open.
  10. Unscrew the Phillips #000 screws that hold the battery bracket connected to the logic board.
  11. Take out the connector and set it aside.
  12. Use the opening tool to remove the battery connector from the case.
  13. Do this very carefully to ensure that you do not destroy the logic board socket.
  14. Remove the four screws that are holding the front panel assembly cable bracket to the logic board and remove the bracket from the case.
  15. Make sure to keep track of what screws came from where so they are put back in the right place. Each screw is a different size and putting the wrong one in the wrong place can ruin the logic board.
  16. Using the opening tool, disconnect the sensor cable and the front facing camera as well as the LCD cable connector.
  17. Then disconnect the digital cable connector, and now you can set the disconnected screen down.
  18. Using the opening tool edge, unfold the battery adhesive and pull it away from the device. With the adhesive now exposed you must cut it in the middle of both white adhesive strips.
  19. Pull the strips away from the phone and stretch them with slow and consistent tension until they pull away from the phone.
  20. Do this same process for the second strip of adhesive.
  21. You can now remove the battery.
  22. Place a plastic card between the battery and the case on the left-hand side. This is critical as going from the right can hurt the logic board.
  23. Remove the battery, replace with a new one, and follow these steps in reverse.

If you are having iPhone SE battery issues, don’t worry! There is a fix out there that can end your battery problems and get your phone back to tip-top shape. Bring your device into CPR Cell Phone Repair today for a fast and affordable iPhone SE repair service!

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iPhone SE Screen Replacement

If you love the iPhone SE as much we do, there’s no way that you’re going to let a cracked screen compromise the usability of your device. When you need solutions to your iPhone SE display problems, utilize CPR’s iPhone SE Screen Replacement & Repair Guide. CPR is here to provide information on everything from repair options and costs to free estimates and do-it-yourself repair instructions.

iPhone SE Screen Replacement Cost

iPhone SE screen replacement cost will vary depending on where you take the device, whether the device is under warranty, and the extent of damage to your device. To save you time and money, we have compiled a list of the best repair services at affordable prices. Note: All costs are based on spring 2017 pricing.


If your iPhone SE is covered under AppleCare+, you’re in luck! An iPhone SE glass replacement under warranty is only $29. However, accidental damage is not covered under AppleCare+, which means most screen replacements performed by Apple will be out-of-warranty repairs. At this time, the price for an out-of-warranty iPhone SE screen repair is $129.99.

CPR Cell Phone Repair

While prices fluctuate based on new phone releases, a majority of CPR Cell Phone Repair stores are performing iPhone SE screen repairs for approximately $99.99. In addition to professional services, CPR offers same day repairs, free estimates, and a limited lifetime warranty on all parts and workmanship associated with your repair. It’s hard to beat a deal like that!

iPhone SE Screen Replacement Kit

If you’re feeling brave, you might consider buying a DIY iPhone SE screen replacement kit. Although DIY repairs are riskier, they are often a less expensive repair option. There are a number of online retailers that sell complete kits that include all of the tools and replacement parts needed to complete the repair. Consider the following replacement kits if you’re in need of both tools and parts:

If you already have the repair tools and only need to purchase the screen, we recommend the following option:

How to Replace iPhone SE Screen – DIY

Because iPhone SE screen replacement is a moderately difficult repair, we highly recommend you utilize a professional repair service. However, if your attention to detail is impeccable and you’re properly equipped with replacement parts and repair tools, follow the step-by-step instructions below to perform an iPhone SE screen repair like a pro!

Tools and Parts Required for Repair:

  • iSclack
  • Phillips #000 screwdriver
  • Spudger
  • Tweezers
  • Replacement iPhone SE screen
  1. Power down your iPhone SE.
  2. Place packing tape over the cracked screen to prevent the glass from cracking more or cutting your fingers.
  3. Unscrew the screws on either side of your charging port.
  4. Place your iPhone SE between the suction cups of your iSclack. Center the suction cups on either side of the screen and open the handles of the iSclack to firmly suctioning the cups to the screen.
  5. Close the handles of the iSclack to release the suction and pull the front panel away from the back case. If the front panel is not lifting up, you may need to use a plastic spudger or opening tool. Gently insert the prying tool below the home button. NOTE: Do not lift front panel all the way up as there are several ribbon cables connected to it.
  6. Once the front panel is raised just enough to see the ribbon cables, use your tweezers or spudger to carefully push up and remove the metal bracket to reveal the home button cable. NOTE: Be very careful when handling the home button cable. If the cable is damaged, the home button may function when transferred to the new device, but the Touch ID will not.
  7. Using your spudger, gently remove the home button cable from its socket.
  8. Now that the front assembly is free of cables, you may open the device completely, leaving the front assembly hinged at a 90-degree angle.
  9. Locate the battery connector bracket that is secured to the logic board with two screws. Remove the two screws.
  10. Remove the battery connector bracket.
  11. Using the angled edge of the spudger, carefully remove the battery connector from its socket.
  12. Remove the four screws that are fastening the front display cable bracket to the logic board. NOTE: Keep track of which screw came out of which hole as they are different sizes.
  13. Remove the front display cable bracket.
  14. Disconnect the front camera ad sensor cable using the angled edge of the spudger.
  15. Disconnect the LCD cable connector.
  16. Detach the digitizer cable.
  17. Detach the front assembly completely from the back of the phone.
  18. On the front display, locate the home button. Remove the screw that is securing the home button cable.
  19. Move the home button cable out of the way so you can see the two screws holding the home button bracket in place. Remove these two screws.
  20. Extract the home button bracket.
  21. Carefully wedge the spudger beneath the home button cable to separate it from the front display.
  22. Cautiously push the home button away from the front panel, keeping in mind you may need to remove the packing tape from the front of the phone. NOTE: If the button is not budging, apply heart and attempt again.
  23. Using the spudger, pry the home button completely off of the display.
  24. Follow steps 3-23 in reverse order to install the new iPhone SE screen. NOTE: Be mindful to properly transfer and reconnect all of the cables and brackets to ensure proper installation.

If this repair seems too complex or you’re simply too busy, depend on your local CPR Cell Phone Repair store. If there are no options for iPhone SE screen replacement near you, don’t sweat it! CPR offers mail-in repair services. Simply contact the CPR store nearest you to learn more.

And remember, the best way to avoid future iPhone SE screen damage is protection! While you’re at your local CPR store, be sure to browse our wide variety of iPhone SE tempered glass and cases by OtterBox, LifeProof, Mophie and more.

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The Limited Lifetime Warranty

Issues Warranty

In addition to being able to repair nearly any small electronic gadget that comes through our doors, and being able to complete most repairs in less than two hours, we also guarantee the quality of our workmanship and the quality of our parts for a full 6 months!

What does it mean for you?

If, at any time during our limited lifetime warranty period, the original repair fails because of the quality of the part we installed or the workmanship in repairing the device, we will fix it for FREE. No questions asked. Can’t beat a guarantee like that!

All CPR Stores are independently owned and operated. As such, not all stores may offer the same warranty.