Introduction

This guide will show you how to take apart your device and replace its Digitizer Touch Screen.

Be cautious not to smudge or scratch the screen during replacement.

Image 1/3: Place the device face down on a flat surface. Image 2/3: Remove the back panel with the plastic opening tool by sliding the tool around the edge of the panel. Image 3/3: Remove the back panel with the plastic opening tool by sliding the tool around the edge of the panel.
  • Power off the device before you begin disassembly.

  • Place the device face down on a flat surface.

  • Remove the back panel with the plastic opening tool by sliding the tool around the edge of the panel.

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Image 1/3: Unplug the middle, red-tipped ribbon from the device by lifting up on it. This can be done with your hands or with tweezers. Image 2/3: The ribbons are fragile. Take care not to damage the ribbon while removing it. Image 3/3: The ribbons are fragile. Take care not to damage the ribbon while removing it.
  • Remove thirteen 3.7 mm Phillips #00 screws

  • Unplug the middle, red-tipped ribbon from the device by lifting up on it. This can be done with your hands or with tweezers.

  • The ribbons are fragile. Take care not to damage the ribbon while removing it.

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Image 1/3: Unplug the double ribbon from the device by pulling out on it with a pair of tweezers. Image 2/3: The ribbons are fragile. Take care not to tear or damage the ribbons when removing them from the device. Image 3/3: The ribbons are fragile. Take care not to tear or damage the ribbons when removing them from the device.
  • Unplug the camera ribbon by pulling out on it with a pair of tweezers.

  • Unplug the double ribbon from the device by pulling out on it with a pair of tweezers.

  • The ribbons are fragile. Take care not to tear or damage the ribbons when removing them from the device.

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Image 1/3: The ribbons are fragile. Take care not to damage the ribbons when removing the base of the device. Image 2/3: The ribbons are fragile. Take care not to damage the ribbons when removing the base of the device. Image 3/3: The ribbons are fragile. Take care not to damage the ribbons when removing the base of the device.
  • Carefully lift the internal base of the device from the screen, also threading the ribbons through the slots.

  • The ribbons are fragile. Take care not to damage the ribbons when removing the base of the device.

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  • Remove four 2.7 mm Phillips #00 screws.

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Image 1/3: Use caution when touching the LCD screen with your hands. It may leave unwanted residue and finger prints. Image 2/3: Use caution when touching the LCD screen with your hands. It may leave unwanted residue and finger prints. Image 3/3: Use caution when touching the LCD screen with your hands. It may leave unwanted residue and finger prints.
  • Carefully use tweezers to lift the LCD screen from the digitizer touch screen.

  • Use caution when touching the LCD screen with your hands. It may leave unwanted residue and finger prints.

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Conclusion

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

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