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.

Power off the device before you begin disassembly.
  • 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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Remove thirteen 3.7 mm Phillips #00 screws
  • 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.

At this step, i have 2-3 more screws at the top-right of the board.

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At this step pay attention, not all the screws are identical! Mark the position of them.

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  • 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.

It’s very important to unplug the right ribbon for the next step !

It’s an easy way to unplug the left ribbon too because it came more easy to unplug the double ribbon by lift the small motherboard at the bottom left.

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  • Carefully lift the internal base of the device from the screen, also threading the ribbons through the slots.

  • Be sure to remove the tape above the right ribbon (not shown here) and pull it through the frame like the one in the middle. Not removing the tape can cause the ribbon to tear, possibly destroying the charging board.

  • 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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  • 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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Attention: this procedure has a big trap, in which I fell by following it: I have broken the glued connection between USB/power plug-in unit (on the right-side bottom) and its strip cable (visible on the right side and going into a whole on the right side bottom). Result: when I finished the assembly and tried to start the tablet, I only get the 3 blinking of the power LED, saying the the power connection is not OK.

The instructions should mention, that we have to disconnect also the power/USB strip-cable and take it out the whole, without braking the glued connection !!! - So, the photo in Etape 5 should show also the strip-cable still connected to the USB/power plug-in unit (green element on right-side bottom) !! - This in not the case on your Etape 5 photo and I am wondering how you could re-establish this connection when re-assembling the board.

Consequence: I have to find and buy a new power/USB connector (called DC board) which has the strip-cable included, i.e. attached.

Really annoying !

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