Introduction

Use this guide to replace your Garmin Nuvi 1490T display screen.

Power off your GPS before moving on.
  • Power off your GPS before moving on.

  • Locate the crevice that separates the frame from the body.

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Carefully insert the plastic prying tool into the crevice to separate the frame from the body.
  • Carefully insert the plastic prying tool into the crevice to separate the frame from the body.

  • Applying excessive force can lead to a damaged or scratched display screen.

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Slide the plastic prying tool around the perimeter to completely remove the frame. Slide the plastic prying tool around the perimeter to completely remove the frame.
  • Slide the plastic prying tool around the perimeter to completely remove the frame.

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After removing first frame your GPS should look like this
  • After removing first frame your GPS should look like this

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Remove the four 11.0 mm screws using the Torx T5 screwdriver. Remove the four 11.0 mm screws using the Torx T5 screwdriver. Remove the four 11.0 mm screws using the Torx T5 screwdriver.
  • Remove the four 11.0 mm screws using the Torx T5 screwdriver.

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Using the plastic prying tool, dislodge the  frame from the body of the device. Using your hands, completely disconnect the frame from the body. Set the pieces of the frame aside.
  • Using the plastic prying tool, dislodge the frame from the body of the device.

  • Using your hands, completely disconnect the frame from the body.

  • Set the pieces of the frame aside.

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Gently lift up the display screen using your fingers to make sure the only thing connecting it to the body is the ribbon cable. Gently lift up the display screen using your fingers to make sure the only thing connecting it to the body is the ribbon cable. Gently lift up the display screen using your fingers to make sure the only thing connecting it to the body is the ribbon cable.
  • Gently lift up the display screen using your fingers to make sure the only thing connecting it to the body is the ribbon cable.

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Remove the piece of tape that is covering the connecting point of the motherboard and display. Remove the piece of tape that is covering the connecting point of the motherboard and display.
  • Remove the piece of tape that is covering the connecting point of the motherboard and display.

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Using the plastic opening tool or your fingers,  lift up the ZIF connector  holding the ribbon cable in place. Carefully pull the ribbon cable out of the connector with tweezers or two fingers. Gently disconnect the display by pulling upward.  Set display aside.
  • Using the plastic opening tool or your fingers, lift up the ZIF connector holding the ribbon cable in place.

  • Carefully pull the ribbon cable out of the connector with tweezers or two fingers.

  • Gently disconnect the display by pulling upward. Set display aside.

  • If the display screen does not disconnect easily, make sure the ZIF connector is no longer holding it in place.

wow no idea what you are trying to say here...

Karen Dennis - Reply

You don't need to remove this. if you go to youtube there is a video of a little boy showing how to do this and it is much more helpful. This step is not clear and you can damage the device taking that ribbon off!

Karen Dennis - Reply

can you be more specific about video? I have no idea how to replace the flat cable into the ZIF connector

Alex - Reply

Conclusion

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

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