Introduction

This guide will show you how to replace the LCD of your tablet. It is important to figure out which part of your device is actually broken before you proceed.

Image 1/1: Place the small suction cup on a corner of the screen and lightly pull up to expose a seam between the screen and case.
  • Power down your device.

  • Place the small suction cup on a corner of the screen and lightly pull up to expose a seam between the screen and case.

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Image 1/3: Slowly slide the tool around the perimeter of the device, gradually prying up the screen. Image 2/3: It is normal to hear snaps as the spring clips holding the screen in place are released. Image 3/3: It is also normal to hear adhesive separating, as a small amount is used to help secure the screen.
  • Insert the plastic opening tool into the seam near the corner of the device.

  • Slowly slide the tool around the perimeter of the device, gradually prying up the screen.

    • It is normal to hear snaps as the spring clips holding the screen in place are released.

    • It is also normal to hear adhesive separating, as a small amount is used to help secure the screen.

At the bottom of the pad, it is not spring clip. You can activate the release of the clip at the two hole at the bottom of the pad by sliding a small level inside the rectangular hole - one on each side. There is some tape used to hold the screen as well.

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Image 1/3: Do not completely separate the screen from the case by more than a few inches, as they are still connected by three orange ribbon cables. Image 2/3: Safely place the device back on the table by laying the screen face down. Image 3/3: There will be some slight overlapping of the back of the case over the screen.
  • When the screen is free of all spring clips and adhesive, slowly open the device like a clam shell with the hinge being the left hand side of the device.

    • Do not completely separate the screen from the case by more than a few inches, as they are still connected by three orange ribbon cables.

  • Safely place the device back on the table by laying the screen face down.

    • There will be some slight overlapping of the back of the case over the screen.

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Image 1/2: Pry upward until the black tab moves 90 degrees, and gently pull the ribbon cable out of the port. Image 2/2: Pry upward until the black tab moves 90 degrees, and gently pull the ribbon cable out of the port.
  • Disconnect the ribbon cable by placing a plastic opening tool under the black plastic tab that is on the opposite side of the port as the ribbon cable.

  • Pry upward until the black tab moves 90 degrees, and gently pull the ribbon cable out of the port.

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Image 1/1: Pry upward until the black tab moves 90 degrees, and gently pull the ribbon cable out of the port.
  • Place a plastic opening tool under the black plastic tab on one of the ribbon cable ports.

  • Pry upward until the black tab moves 90 degrees, and gently pull the ribbon cable out of the port.

  • Repeat the previous process to remove the other ribbon cable.

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Image 1/1: The device that we wrote this guide for did not come with a battery, so we cannot include it in our own guide steps.
  • Remove the battery (secured by six screws and a white wire connector) by following the removal portion of this battery replacement guide.

    • The device that we wrote this guide for did not come with a battery, so we cannot include it in our own guide steps.

    • The battery is removed during all repairs to protect against short circuits, shocks, and internal damage to the device.

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Image 1/2: Start heating up the iOpeners. Image 2/2: Start heating up the iOpeners.
  • Remove the six FH-00 2.2mm screws on the screen using the Phillips #00 screwdriver.

  • Start heating up the iOpeners.

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Image 1/2: Remove the iOpeners and repeat on the other side of the screen. Image 2/2: Remove the iOpeners and repeat on the other side of the screen.
  • Place the iOpeners on the edge of the screen and wait 2-5 minutes.

  • Remove the iOpeners and repeat on the other side of the screen.

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Image 1/3: Place the small suction cup on the screen and slowly pull the screen from the LCD. Image 2/3: Do not pull hard on the screen. If it is still too hard to pull apart, reapply the heated gel packs to loosen the glue. Image 3/3: Do not pull hard on the screen. If it is still too hard to pull apart, reapply the heated gel packs to loosen the glue.
  • Slowly pry the screen open using the plastic opening tool.

  • Place the small suction cup on the screen and slowly pull the screen from the LCD.

  • Do not pull hard on the screen. If it is still too hard to pull apart, reapply the heated gel packs to loosen the glue.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, apply glue to the LCD and to the screen, press together, and follow these instructions in reverse order.

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