Introduction

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

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.
  • 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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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.
  • 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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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.
  • 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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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.
  • 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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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
  • 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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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.
  • 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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