Introduction

Use this guide to replace the screen of the Creative Zen Microphoto.

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  • Slide off the back cover to reveal the battery.

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Image 1/1: Beginning with the notch directly beneath the battery, use the plastic opening tool to loosen the battery.
  • Removal of the battery may require some force.

  • Beginning with the notch directly beneath the battery, use the plastic opening tool to loosen the battery.

  • Once the battery is free, remove it from the device.

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Image 1/1: Use the plastic opening tool to separate the front and back covers.
  • Turn over the device.

  • Use the plastic opening tool to separate the front and back covers.

  • Move the opening tool around the perimeter of the device until the front cover detaches.

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  • Slowly detach the front cover from the rest of the device to reveal the interior.

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  • Insert the flat-head screwdriver into the notch on the bottom of the device. Pry the main board and screen from the outer shell of the device.

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Image 1/1: Remove the main board and screen from  the outer shell.
  • The power button will come loose upon removal of outer shell. When reassembling, align power button properly.

  • Remove the main board and screen from the outer shell.

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Image 1/2: Carefully remove the back cover. Image 2/2: Carefully remove the back cover.
  • No tools are needed. The prongs (pictured) will release easily to remove the back cover.

  • Carefully remove the back cover.

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Image 1/1: Using the flat-head screwdriver, carefully pry open the prongs on the sides of the device, and remove the main board from the screen.
  • Be gentle when removing the main board. The main board is attached to the front panel of the device by wires.

  • Using the flat-head screwdriver, carefully pry open the prongs on the sides of the device, and remove the main board from the screen.

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Image 1/3: Push the ribbon tab (sticking out below the main screen) backward through the square hole to remove the main board of the device. Image 2/3: Once the wiring is removed from the front panel, release the hinge at the bottom of the device. To do so, gently pry underneath the clip (pictured) with a plastic opening tool. The clip will pop up, and the motherboard can be completely removed. Image 3/3: Once the wiring is removed from the front panel, release the hinge at the bottom of the device. To do so, gently pry underneath the clip (pictured) with a plastic opening tool. The clip will pop up, and the motherboard can be completely removed.
  • Do not damage the ribbon tab (pictured). It is vital to the device.

  • Push the ribbon tab (sticking out below the main screen) backward through the square hole to remove the main board of the device.

  • Once the wiring is removed from the front panel, release the hinge at the bottom of the device. To do so, gently pry underneath the clip (pictured) with a plastic opening tool. The clip will pop up, and the motherboard can be completely removed.

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Image 1/1: DO NOT REMOVE THE TOP BLUE RUBBER COVER.
  • With a set of tweezers, Carefully pull off the the bottom blue cover and remove it from the 8 GB hard drive.

  • DO NOT REMOVE THE TOP BLUE RUBBER COVER.

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Image 1/1: Place the four screws in a small baggy for later reassembly.
  • Using a screwdriver, remove four Philip screws from the back of the screen.

  • Place the four screws in a small baggy for later reassembly.

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  • Carefully pull out the gold piece from the top of the hard drive.

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  • Carefully use your thumbs to pull out the screen (that is below the hard drive).

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Image 1/1: Remove the strip from the screen using your fingers or tweezers if needed.
  • Look for a black strip on the side of the screen.

  • Remove the strip from the screen using your fingers or tweezers if needed.

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  • With tweezers, lightly pull down on red strip in the middle of the back of the screen.

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Image 1/2: DO NOT FULLY DETACH THE TAB FROM THE DEVICE. Image 2/2: DO NOT FULLY DETACH THE TAB FROM THE DEVICE.
  • With the tweezers, carefully pull the red strip off of the back of the screen.

  • DO NOT FULLY DETACH THE TAB FROM THE DEVICE.

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Image 1/2: Pull out the screen from the device. Image 2/2: Pull out the screen from the device.
  • Carefully lift up the two pieces of the screen to reveal the actual back of the screen.

  • Pull out the screen from the device.

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Conclusion

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

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