Introduction

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

Slide off the back cover to reveal the battery.
  • Slide off the back cover to reveal the battery.

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Removal of the battery may require some force.
  • 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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Turn over the device.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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The power button will come loose upon removal of outer shell.  When reassembling, align power button properly.
  • 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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No tools are needed. The prongs (pictured) will release easily to remove the back cover. 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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Be gentle when removing the main board. The main board is attached to the front panel of the device by wires.
  • 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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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.
  • 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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With a set of tweezers, Carefully pull off the the bottom blue cover and remove it from the 8 GB hard drive.
  • 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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Using a screwdriver, remove four Philip screws from the back of the screen.
  • 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.
  • 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). Carefully use your thumbs to pull out the screen (that is below the hard drive).
  • Carefully use your thumbs to pull out the screen (that is below the hard drive).

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Look for a black strip on the side of the screen.
  • 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.
  • With tweezers, lightly pull down on red strip in the middle of the back of the screen.

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With the tweezers, carefully pull the red strip off of the back of the screen. 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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Carefully lift up the two pieces of the screen to reveal the actual back of the screen. 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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