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Changes to Apple Watch SE Screen Replacement Introduction

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Device
Apple Watch SE
Type
replacement
Thing
Screen
Title
Apple Watch SE Screen Replacement
Introduction
Use this guide to replace a broken, cracked, or defective display on your Apple Watch SE.
You’ll need '''replacement adhesive''' to reattach components when reassembling the device.
Time Required Min
1 hour
Time Required Max
2 hours
Difficulty
Moderate
Conclusion
To reassemble your Apple Watch SE follow these instructions in reverse order to reattach the screen and the battery.
Apply a little bit of high isopropyl alcohol (>90%) to a Q-tip or use a cleaning pad to gently remove the leftover adhesive on the edges of the watch case and the screen before installing new adhesive.
Take your e-waste to an [[E-Waste|R2 or e-Stewards certified recycler|new_window=true]].
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Summary
How to replace a cracked or damaged Retina LTPO OLED screen (a.k.a. display assembly) on your Apple Watch SE.

Guide Prerequisites

Tools

  • iOpener x1 added.
  • iFixit Opening Picks (Set of 6) x1 added.
  • Curved Razor Blade x1 added.
  • Safety Glasses x1 added.
  • ESD Gloves x1 added.
  • Tweezers x1 added.
  • Spudger x1 added.
  • Tri-point Y000 Screwdriver x1 added.

Parts

  • Precut Adhesive Card x1 added.

Flags

  • In Progress added.