Introduction

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

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

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  2. 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.

    • 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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    • 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.

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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.

    • 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.

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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.

    • 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.

    • 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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    • 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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    • 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.

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Conclusion

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

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