Introduction

Is your touch screen unresponsive? It might be time to replace the digitizer.

Place the device on the workspace so the screen is facing downward.
  • Place the device on the workspace so the screen is facing downward.

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Using the t5 screwdriver from the iFixit Pro Tool Kit, remove all four 5.6mm screws placing them safely on the table. Using the t5 screwdriver from the iFixit Pro Tool Kit, remove all four 5.6mm screws placing them safely on the table.
  • Using the t5 screwdriver from the iFixit Pro Tool Kit, remove all four 5.6mm screws placing them safely on the table.

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Grab a spudger from tool kit. Pry open sides of Nuvi gently with spudger (do not rip apart). Use plastic opening tool to pry ribbon slowly from white plastic bar.
  • Grab a spudger from tool kit.

  • Pry open sides of Nuvi gently with spudger (do not rip apart).

  • Use plastic opening tool to pry ribbon slowly from white plastic bar.

  • Separate the two pieces and place them on the table

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Using the spudger, gently pry the sides of digitizer open until it lifts open and remove the digitizer from the LCD screen. Using the spudger, gently pry the sides of digitizer open until it lifts open and remove the digitizer from the LCD screen.
  • Using the spudger, gently pry the sides of digitizer open until it lifts open and remove the digitizer from the LCD screen.

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Heat the connection between the digitizer ribbon’s  and  LCD Screen's ribbon with a hot soldering to separate the two.
  • Heat the connection between the digitizer ribbon’s and LCD Screen's ribbon with a hot soldering to separate the two.

  • After the connection is seperated, place the digitizer screen on your work surface.

  • Take the replacement digitizer and place it over the top of the LCD screen.

  • Align the ribbon of the digitizer and lay it over the LCD ribbon.

  • Place the solder underneath the digitizer ribbon and above the LCD ribbon; the area you need to solder is silver and at the bottom of the LCD ribbon.

  • Using the soldering iron, heat up the solder and attach the two ribbons.

  • Let the solder cool for an hour.

  • The soldering iron will be hot. Be careful to not burn yourself.

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Conclusion

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

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