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Droid Mini XT1030 Cracked Screen Replacement Help

Has anyone had any experience with taking apart a Droid Mini?

I bought a replacement and this will be my first time taking apart a phone.

If you don't have any device specific help, do you have any general tips or general guides?

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I just did this phone and would say it is medium difficulty.

  1. First note that the battery does not come off or is easily disconnected, so be sure to turn off the phone.

# Next use a safe pry tool and starting at power button work off back cover. A little tough to get started in places, even used a metal pry tool on one part, so go slow and careful.

  1. Now you have a black back cover held on with 13 screws T5. Remove all of those
  2. Down over the batter is Black plastic "strap" it has some adhesive remove this.
  3. also remove the hidden sim card tray which is the volume button. It just slides out.
  4. on top of the phone the black cover has a small tab that you can lift using a pair of tweezers. It comes off easy after you do this.
  5. Now you should be able to lift off the logic board and battery together from the top. Don't go all the way there is one connector on the back. Just a pop off plug connector.
  6. Now there is a frame around the LCD/Digitizer that comes off with a little heat from hair dryer. Unless yours came with the a new frame. They can be separated with a little heat from hair dryer. If you are ordering a new part and can get it with the frame do so. It has very thin area for adhesive and I had trouble getting glass to stay on.
  7. Once you clean up the fram you will insert the new LCD/Digitizer into the frame. You will need double sided adhesive tape if you get just LCD/Digitizer and to cut it thin. Like I said this barely held the glass down when I went around the edge so maybe a little on the lCD is called for but I didn't want to damage it. Also when inserting the new LCD/Digitizer be careful of the connections on the cables particular the one that goes to the home buttons. I bumped it and had to take the whole phone when they didn't work, luckily the connector was just loose.
  8. My shop is IPhone Fix and you can visit us at I-phone-fix.com

Update (01/13/2017)

Sorry this took so long Sarah. I didn't get an email letting me know I had a question. Anyway I usually get my parts form Mengtor. They are located in City of industry, CA, but are online as well. Very good company that is good on returns as well. They do have a $50 minimum order. Usually not a problem with todays cost of screens.

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These directions were awesome! I did all of this, but my earpiece speaker isn't working. I opened it back up to check connections and now my power button doesn't work. Any suggestions?

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I just ordered one as well. Let me know how it goes.

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I am going to guess that it won't go well. I'm still looking for any guide.

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I just did mine and it was a fiasco. The available replacement screens do not work for some reason. The phone turns on, makes sounds, vibrates; the home, screen, and back keys light up, the connectors are all correct but the screen is dark. I did an exchange for the LCD/Digitizer combo and same results.

Taking the phone apart is not a big deal, no different than other Motorola and Samsung phones and you can see many DIY guides on Youtube, the messy part is that the screen is glued to the frame and you need a heat gun to remove it to re-attach you need a special double sided 3M 2mm tape if you want it back to original, otherwise superglue will do.

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So did you end up putting old screen back on?

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Where did you find the screens and parts?? I cannot find any.

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Look on eBay. Here is a link to the one I bought. http://www.ebay.com/itm/USA-OEM-Digitize...

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this phone is relatively easy to take apart, aside from the adhesive used to hold the lcd to the front /middle housing.

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