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Fairphone 4 Screen Replacement

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  1. Fairphone 4 Screen Replacement, Pry the back cover up: step 1, image 1 of 2 Fairphone 4 Screen Replacement, Pry the back cover up: step 1, image 2 of 2
    • Be sure to power off your phone before you begin.

    • Insert your thumbnail, or a prying tool like a spudger, into the notch at the bottom right of the back cover.

    • Pry the back cover up to start separating its plastic clips.

  2. Fairphone 4 Screen Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 3 Fairphone 4 Screen Replacement: step 2, image 2 of 3 Fairphone 4 Screen Replacement: step 2, image 3 of 3
    • Using your thumbnail or an opening pick, slide along the right side of the phone to loosen the plastic clips.

  3. Fairphone 4 Screen Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 3 Fairphone 4 Screen Replacement: step 3, image 2 of 3 Fairphone 4 Screen Replacement: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • Slide along the bottom of the phone to loosen the plastic clips.

  4. Fairphone 4 Screen Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 3 Fairphone 4 Screen Replacement: step 4, image 2 of 3 Fairphone 4 Screen Replacement: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • Slide along the left side of the phone to loosen the plastic clips.

    • Lift the back cover to release the rest of the plastic clips and remove it.

    • To reinstall the back cover press it firmly into place until you hear a snap from the plastic clips.

  5. Fairphone 4 Screen Replacement, Lever up the Battery: step 5, image 1 of 3 Fairphone 4 Screen Replacement, Lever up the Battery: step 5, image 2 of 3 Fairphone 4 Screen Replacement, Lever up the Battery: step 5, image 3 of 3
    • Use a fingernail or a prying tool at the marked notch to lever the battery out of its recess.

    • Lift the battery out of its recess and remove it.

    • Remove the battery.

  6. Fairphone 4 Screen Replacement, Unscrew the display: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the eight 4.8 mm-long Phillips screws.

  7. Fairphone 4 Screen Replacement, Create a gap: step 7, image 1 of 3 Fairphone 4 Screen Replacement, Create a gap: step 7, image 2 of 3 Fairphone 4 Screen Replacement, Create a gap: step 7, image 3 of 3
    • Flip the phone over so the screen faces up

    • Insert an opening pick between the screen and the frame.

  8. Fairphone 4 Screen Replacement, Slide along the edge: step 8, image 1 of 2 Fairphone 4 Screen Replacement, Slide along the edge: step 8, image 2 of 2
    • Slide the opening pick along the edge to the top right corner.

  9. Fairphone 4 Screen Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 2 Fairphone 4 Screen Replacement: step 9, image 2 of 2
    • Continue to slide the opening pick along the top of the phone.

  10. Fairphone 4 Screen Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 3 Fairphone 4 Screen Replacement: step 10, image 2 of 3 Fairphone 4 Screen Replacement: step 10, image 3 of 3
    • Slide the opening pick along the left side to the bottom left corner.

  11. Fairphone 4 Screen Replacement, Flip the screen over: step 11, image 1 of 3 Fairphone 4 Screen Replacement, Flip the screen over: step 11, image 2 of 3 Fairphone 4 Screen Replacement, Flip the screen over: step 11, image 3 of 3
    • Do not remove the screen yet. It's still connected to the phone with a connection cable.

    • Grab the screen and lift it straight up just enough to clear its pegs from the frame.

    • Rotate the display carefully clock-wise and flip it over to get access to the connector.

    • Place the display on the device with the screen facing downwards.

  12. Fairphone 4 Screen Replacement, Disconnect the cable: step 12, image 1 of 2 Fairphone 4 Screen Replacement, Disconnect the cable: step 12, image 2 of 2
    • Use an opening pick to pry up and disconnect the display connection cable.

    • Remove the screen.

    • Compare your new replacement screen to the original part—you may need to remove a front camera dust cover before you install it.

Conclusion

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

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8 Comments

20-40 Minutes? ... more like 10 ... and I wasn't even pushing it

Patrick Küster - Reply

Thanks for your comment! The time estimate was set a little too high, you're right. I've adjusted it!

Manuel Haeussermann -

Vielen Dank für die präzise Anleitung. Auf alle heiklen Punkte wurde hingewiesen. Habe es locker geschafft und war danach ganz stolz!

Johanna - Reply

I can confirm that you need a #0 screwdriver, not a #00, as has been changed in the latest unchecked version.

Jonathan - Reply

Hi Jonathan, thanks for you comment! While a #0 screwdriver will work, we recommend a #00 as Fairphone themselves do, see their website: "The only tool you will need is a Phillips #00 screwdriver to access all spare parts of the Fairphone 4."

Manuel Haeussermann -

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