Introduction

This guide will be showing you how to replace the LCD screen. Be sure to carefully remove components to avoid damaging the device.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/1: Place your device on a soft cloth to avoid scratching the screen.
  • Working on your device while powered on may result in electric shock. Make sure to unplug and power down your device before you begin.

  • Place your device on a soft cloth to avoid scratching the screen.

  • Flip your device over so back panel is facing upwards

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Image 1/2: Insert spudger in the slot below the micro SD card Image 2/2: You should hear clips releasing as you pry along the edges.
  • Do not use a lot of force as it can break the clips or the back panel.

  • Insert spudger in the slot below the micro SD card

  • You should hear clips releasing as you pry along the edges.

  • With the spudger tool, run along the edges of the backing undoing 20 plastic clips.

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Image 1/3: Carefully remove the tape to avoid damaging the device. Image 2/3: Remove '''ALL''' the yellow tape securing the  gold colored ZIF (Zero insertion force) connector and the battery. ''Discard '' or ''save'' the tape if you would like. Image 3/3: To unclip the connector. Go under the black tab with a spudger or finger nail and simply lift up.
  • Look at the images to locate the black tabs.

  • Carefully remove the tape to avoid damaging the device.

  • Remove ALL the yellow tape securing the gold colored ZIF (Zero insertion force) connector and the battery. Discard or save the tape if you would like.

  • To unclip the connector. Go under the black tab with a spudger or finger nail and simply lift up.

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Image 1/2: Locate the bundled cable connector and disconnect it by simply pulling it gently with your hands or using a spudger. Image 2/2: Use prying tools to carefully break the adhesive under the battery
  • Make sure to not bend or puncture the battery when removing it.

  • Locate the bundled cable connector and disconnect it by simply pulling it gently with your hands or using a spudger.

  • Use prying tools to carefully break the adhesive under the battery

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  • Locate the flat-top connector. Go under it with the spudger and simply lift up.

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  • To remove the camera, simply use the pointed end of the spudger and insert it in the corner and gently lift.

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Image 1/2: Remove two''' 3.51mm''' screws located on the bottom corners of the device with your '''Phillips #00 Screwdriver.''' Image 2/2: Carefully lift the casing and pull back the tape along with the soldered wire.
  • Be sure to have a magnetic mat or anything magnetic to hold your screws!

  • Remove two 3.51mm screws located on the bottom corners of the device with your Phillips #00 Screwdriver.

  • Carefully lift the casing and pull back the tape along with the soldered wire.

  • You can remove the soldered wire if you want or leave it connected. Refer to iFixit's guide on how to Solder How To Solder and Desolder Connections

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Image 1/3: Remove the two '''3.51mm''' screws that are located on the top corners of the device with the same phillips screwdriver.. Image 2/3: Next, unplug the ZIF connector and slide it out with the pointed side of the spudger. Image 3/3: To unclip the connector, go under the black tap and simply lift with your finger nail or spudger.
  • Make sure to have your magnetic board to hold your screws!

  • Remove the two 3.51mm screws that are located on the top corners of the device with the same phillips screwdriver..

  • Next, unplug the ZIF connector and slide it out with the pointed side of the spudger.

  • To unclip the connector, go under the black tap and simply lift with your finger nail or spudger.

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Image 1/1: Watch out for the ZIF connector!
  • Use little force or else you risk breaking the motherboard.

  • Watch out for the ZIF connector!

  • To remove the motherboard, grab the component on the top left and gently lift. Be careful with the clip holding the motherboard.

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Image 1/3: Gently move along the edges to lift the screen. Image 2/3: Gently move along the edges to lift the screen. Image 3/3: Gently move along the edges to lift the screen.
  • Now that every component is removed, use the flat side of the spudger and insert it on the bottom of the screen.

  • Gently move along the edges to lift the screen.

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  • If you have a damaged front case, take the opportunity to replace that as well.

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Conclusion

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

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