Introduction

Is the screen of your device cracked and in need of replacement? This guide will walk you through the removal and replacement of your screen.

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  • Use iFixit plastic opening tool to make small opening in the side of the device, and continue opening back panel.

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Image 1/3: For large ribbon cable use plastic spudger or your fingers to release ribbon cable clip by pulling the black edges down and pulling ribbon cable out. Image 2/3: For ribbon cable on the left side, flip up black hinge to remove ribbon cable Image 3/3: Desolder fifth ribbon cable with soldering station.
  • There are 5 ribbon cables connected to the motherboard. Two of these cables are clipped on and one is soldered on. Remove the 4 ribbon cables you can clip off using the plastic spudger.

  • For large ribbon cable use plastic spudger or your fingers to release ribbon cable clip by pulling the black edges down and pulling ribbon cable out.

  • For ribbon cable on the left side, flip up black hinge to remove ribbon cable

  • Desolder fifth ribbon cable with soldering station.

    • If soldering is new for you, then follow this useful guide on soldering and desoldering connections.

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Image 1/3: Desolder Battery Image 2/3: Desolder antenna wire Image 3/3: Disconnect all  wires you desoldered
  • Desolder 2 speaker wires

  • Desolder Battery

  • Desolder antenna wire

  • Disconnect all wires you desoldered

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Image 1/1: Disconnect the wires you just desoldered.
  • Desolder the microphone wire

  • Disconnect the wires you just desoldered.

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  • Remove 4 screws that connect the motherboard to the device.

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  • Take off motherboard by lifting off right hand side and pulling sideways.

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  • Remove 4 screws on corners of the digitizer and lift off.

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Image 1/2: Place the screen face down in front of you facing downward and apply pressure with your thumbs around the outside of the glass to remove the screen. Image 2/2: Next, replace with your new screen and follow steps in reverse order to reassemble.
  • Now that the digitizer is disconnected from the screen you can replace the screen.

  • Place the screen face down in front of you facing downward and apply pressure with your thumbs around the outside of the glass to remove the screen.

  • Next, replace with your new screen and follow steps in reverse order to reassemble.

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Conclusion

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

Nicole Connelly

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