Introduction

This Garmin had a cracked front glass/digitizer. Due to cost effectiveness I replaced the complete front panel. Replacement cost $20.

Image 1/3: Remove the holder as well as the power cord from the back of the GPS unit. Image 2/3: The Nüvi uses two screws that are hidden underneath the label on the bottom. Image 3/3: The Nüvi uses two screws that are hidden underneath the label on the bottom.
  • The cracked screen is clearly visible. LCD is still functioning, but obviously no touch function.

  • Remove the holder as well as the power cord from the back of the GPS unit.

  • The Nüvi uses two screws that are hidden underneath the label on the bottom.

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Image 1/3: Use a plastic opening tool to start splitting the front and back case. Image 2/3: Work your way around the separation line, gently applying continous pressure to the back case. Image 3/3: Work your way around the separation line, gently applying continous pressure to the back case.
  • Remove the label, then remove the two Torx T5 screws

  • Use a plastic opening tool to start splitting the front and back case.

  • Work your way around the separation line, gently applying continous pressure to the back case.

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Image 1/3: The ribbon cable and connector are covered with a strip of Kapton tape Image 2/3: Remove the tape. Use the plastic opening tool, or any other appropriate tool (i.e. guitar pick, fingernails etc), to remove the tape. Image 3/3: Remove the tape. Use the plastic opening tool, or any other appropriate tool (i.e. guitar pick, fingernails etc), to remove the tape.
  • Once the front and back case are split, do not yet totally remove it. The LCD is still attached via a ribbon cable.

  • The ribbon cable and connector are covered with a strip of Kapton tape

  • Remove the tape. Use the plastic opening tool, or any other appropriate tool (i.e. guitar pick, fingernails etc), to remove the tape.

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Image 1/3: Remove the On/Off switch Image 2/3: Remove the complete front assembly. Image 3/3: Remove the complete front assembly.
  • Once the tape is removed, flip the white clasp open, by moving it away from the cable end, disconnect the LCD.

  • Remove the On/Off switch

  • Remove the complete front assembly.

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Image 1/3: Move those tabs slightly back while applying pressure from the opposite side (front of the LCD) Image 2/3: Continue to push the tabs on the bezel away from the LCD assembly, pushing the LCD away from the bezel Image 3/3: Continue to push the tabs on the bezel away from the LCD assembly, pushing the LCD away from the bezel
  • The LCD assembly is held in the front bezel by seven plastic tabs.

  • Move those tabs slightly back while applying pressure from the opposite side (front of the LCD)

  • Continue to push the tabs on the bezel away from the LCD assembly, pushing the LCD away from the bezel

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Image 1/3: Remove the LCD from the front bezel Image 2/3: Totally separate the assembly from the bezel. Now it is time to replace it with a new assembly. Image 3/3: Totally separate the assembly from the bezel. Now it is time to replace it with a new assembly.
  • Ensure that the LCD assembly clears all the tabs.

  • Remove the LCD from the front bezel

  • Totally separate the assembly from the bezel. Now it is time to replace it with a new assembly.

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Conclusion

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

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After reinstalling LCD screen how do I reconnect the ribbon cable? Any tips would be GREATLY appreciated :) Thank You

John - Reply

Thank you! Saved me a new GPS!

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