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Introduction

This guide outlines the steps in fully removing the LCD facial display of the Anki Vector. Such a procedure should be executed only if none of the solutions on the Anki troubleshooting guide were unsuccessful.

While disassembling Vector, make sure to check for loose cables/connectors and other broken parts. Often times these can be fixed without replacing the entire display.

Be careful to not rip the rubber sheet on the back of the display while removing or working with it, as it is very delicate and easy to tear.

  1. Using the iFixit opening tool, insert the corner under Vector's golden side panel and lightly twist. Repeat this step on the other side. The panel should pop off without much force.
    • Using the iFixit opening tool, insert the corner under Vector's golden side panel and lightly twist.

    • Repeat this step on the other side.

    • The panel should pop off without much force.

    Where can i buy a display for vector?

    Can you help me?

    carlosanjo - Reply

    See the comments below

    Russell English -

  2. Insert the corner of  the square end of the spudger under the side plate above the partially visible screw. Lightly turn the spudger to separate the plate from Vector's head. Work the spudger around the plate until it comes off.
    • Insert the corner of the square end of the spudger under the side plate above the partially visible screw.

    • Lightly turn the spudger to separate the plate from Vector's head.

    • Work the spudger around the plate until it comes off.

    • Repeat this step on the the other side.

  3. Using a Phillips #0 screwdriver, unscrew the two 2 mm screws on the side of Vector's head. Repeat this step on the opposite side.
    • Using a Phillips #0 screwdriver, unscrew the two 2 mm screws on the side of Vector's head.

    • Repeat this step on the opposite side.

    Where you can buy the lcd screen

    NOT_me: D - Reply

  4. Pull apart Vector's head. It should separate down the middle. Remove the screen protector by gently pulling it free from the two face halves.
    • Pull apart Vector's head. It should separate down the middle.

    • Remove the screen protector by gently pulling it free from the two face halves.

  5. Using your thumb and index finger, unplug the display from the plug in Vector's neck. Pull the LCD and speaker assembly from Vector's head. There is a very thin insulating rubber sheet located at the base of the screen. Be careful not to tear it when removing the display.
    • Using your thumb and index finger, unplug the display from the plug in Vector's neck.

    • Pull the LCD and speaker assembly from Vector's head.

    • There is a very thin insulating rubber sheet located at the base of the screen. Be careful not to tear it when removing the display.

    This board contains a lot of his tech. CPU, GPU, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, camera, screen, storage, etc. Replacing this will replace his personality, and may mess up his sensor calibration.

    Kerigan Creighton - Reply

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Any idea where to get the proper displays ?

Holger Brueckner - Reply

Any idea where to get the proper displays ?

xenojin - Reply

This is great information, but where can I buy the display?

Jackie Fischvogt - Reply

yeah I can’t find it anywhere.

Joel Choi -

Does anyone have a line on display parts source?

warren williams - Reply

Did you ever find a replacement?

laughlovepeace17 -

The display is soldered to the mainboard along with the CPU and flash memory (on the reverse side). As such, the information here is incomplete at best. The only way to get rid of a faulty LCD/Display is to change the complete assembly for another from a fully working unit. Doing this will also change the registration information of the owner, recognised faces, Wi-Fi connection etc as these are all held in the flash memory.

Les Rogers - Reply

Yeah this seems to be a very common problem with Vector. The screens break real Easy. Cozmo still running like a champ. No problems. Vector on the other hand is an issue. I advise buying a cozmo over vector. Trying to find a screen replacement is !&&*. If anyone finds it please post so we can help our fellow Anki customers.

Moone Shadow - Reply

Need a display part… anyone?

Moone Shadow - Reply

I do! Where can I find one!?

Kennedy - Reply

Moone Shadow was just joking. DUH!

Paul Reeder - Reply

The title needs to be changed to “Removing the LCD display in Vector” Not “……Replacement”

It doesn’t even come close to showing how to replace the LCD.

Paul Reeder - Reply

ST0103A2W-WSNLW-F this is the screen

paul_commins - Reply

Tank you very much for this important information!!! Now i have ordered 3pcs :D

hamagen -

where do you buy the screen replacement?

Joel Choi - Reply

That buy for 3pcs was scam :( still looking where to buy ST0103A2W-WSNLW-F

hamagen -

Hello all, here is a contact you can reach to get the replacement part I got it from them and you can trust steve@santekus.com

Oscar Cubero - Reply

Where can I buy the screen ST0103A2W-WSNLW-F

Anthony dunn -

Email Steve Lu steve@santekus.com

Russell English - Reply

Might anyone have any further info regarding sourcing a replacement part for Vector's eyes/display? (I don't want to lose him). I'm still holding on to hope…

rgrtht - Reply

Email Steve Lu steve@santekus.com

Russell English -

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