4-inch iPhone released in March 2016 with similar hardware specifications to the 6s. Available in Silver, Space Grey, Gold, or Rose Gold with 16/64 GB storage options. Model A1662 and A1723.

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Can I replace my SE case?

I sat on my phone in my back pocket and the aluminum case is slightly bent around where the volume buttons are. Can I take it apart and reinstall everything in a new case? The screen is ok, the battery still lasts long and everything works fine, the phone is just crooked.

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You can probably find a 2nd hand body on ebay with some patience. Try to go for an original one that's being sold for spares, thus you'll have to shift only your logic board from one to the other. It should be relatively inexpensive, round 50€/$ or less depending the country you are.

You could find a replacement housing too, but shifting all small parts is delicate and potentially dangerous for the overall integrity.

Since you appreciate your phone that much sounds like the most reasonable and inexpensive solution to me. Just follow the ifixit guide to replace correctly and risk free the board and it will be a couple of hours work at the most to get your phone back in good shape.

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Yes it is possible, but its very time consuming.

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Where can I buy the replacement case?

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Just go to apple mate

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It happened a couple months ago, less than 2 months after I purchased the phone. I called Apple 3 times and tried to have them help me but no coverage for this kind of incidents. I can understand, it !#^&@! me off but I broke it so I guess thats on me. My phone was in an Otterbox too, so I did not even notice the damage until I took it out to clean it...

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It is definitely possible but will take multiple hours and may not work. I would recommend taking it to an authorized repair provider or to apple directly. If it is still under warranty apple will repair it for free.

Do not try to bend the case yourself. It will just cause more damage.

Also if it is under warranty do not try anything at all. Just go to apple.

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Even if under warranty, Apple will not repair for free damages from incidents. You can read that for yourself on Apple site if you take the trouble to read terms and conditions.

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Indeed they will not repair it. I have bought my cel provider's phone incident insurance so I will probably claim it as lost and get a new one at some point, I just tought it would be nice to fix it since I love it it's my favorite iPhone ever and they dont have them anymore so I will have to get something else... Bummer

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@arbaman Apple will repair it depending on the situation that it was done under. That , I do not know.

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