Introduction

If your screen is cracked or not functioning correctly, follow this guide.

Parts

No parts required.

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  • First, disassemble the device, taking off the top and bottom panels. See the disassembly guide for further directions.

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Image 1/3: Clean all areas of the device, making sure to clear all crevices of dirt and grime.  Appropriate materials include: a water dampened cotton cloth, microfiber cloth, cotton swabs, and disposable wipes made for electronic devices. Image 2/3: If the device has a lot of dirt on the internal components, this may be the cause of the screen malfunction. Reassemble device at this point to see if it has fixed the problem. Image 3/3: If the device has a lot of dirt on the internal components, this may be the cause of the screen malfunction. Reassemble device at this point to see if it has fixed the problem.
  • Slide the internal components out of the case.

  • Clean all areas of the device, making sure to clear all crevices of dirt and grime. Appropriate materials include: a water dampened cotton cloth, microfiber cloth, cotton swabs, and disposable wipes made for electronic devices.

  • If the device has a lot of dirt on the internal components, this may be the cause of the screen malfunction. Reassemble device at this point to see if it has fixed the problem.

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  • Disconnect side clips of screen to detach the base of it from the main circuit board, using the metal spudger.

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Image 1/3: Pull gently to fully detach screen from device. Image 2/3: Pull gently to fully detach screen from device. Image 3/3: Pull gently to fully detach screen from device.
  • Carefully pull the screen up so that it is only attached at the top side.

  • Pull gently to fully detach screen from device.

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Image 1/2: Insert the end of the new screen into the opening of the silver bar, securing it in there to hold your new screen. Image 2/2: After the device is assembled, power the device on. The issue should be repaired.
  • To replace, purchase a new screen and locate the small silver bar located on the motherboard.

  • Insert the end of the new screen into the opening of the silver bar, securing it in there to hold your new screen.

  • After the device is assembled, power the device on. The issue should be repaired.

  • If the device screen is still defective, an issue with the motherboard or a greater malfunction could be the cause.

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Conclusion

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

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