Introduction

If your screen is unresponsive, flickering, blank, or has dead pixels, replacing your screen may solve the problem.

Turn off the device. Prepare an iOpener and lay it along one edge of the display for about 90 seconds to soften the adhesive underneath. Alternatively, you may use a heat gun or hair dryer to heat the adhesive.
  • Turn off the device.

  • Prepare an iOpener and lay it along one edge of the display for about 90 seconds to soften the adhesive underneath. Alternatively, you may use a heat gun or hair dryer to heat the adhesive.

  • Use a suction cup to pull up on the display and create a slight gap between the display and the phone's enclosure.

    • If your display is cracked, cover it with packing tape to help the suction cup adhere and to prevent glass shards from popping loose.

  • Insert an opening pick into the gap.

  • Slide the opening pick around the perimeter of the display, slicing through the adhesive that secures it.

Slowly pull the screen off the device with your hands.
  • Slowly pull the screen off the device with your hands.

  • Be careful to not pull too hard on the ribbon cable behind the display when lifting the screen off of the device.

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Using a screwdriver, remove the two black 3.5 mm T5 screws that secure the display cable connector bracket.
  • Using a screwdriver, remove the two black 3.5 mm T5 screws that secure the display cable connector bracket.

Use tweezers to remove the bracket that holds the display connector in place.
  • Use tweezers to remove the bracket that holds the display connector in place.

Use a spudger to remove the connector from the device, and remove the screen completely.
  • Use a spudger to remove the connector from the device, and remove the screen completely.

Conclusion

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

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hey, is the replacement screen meant to have adhesive on it already?

noisycrow - Reply

No, it does not. Just replaced my screen. The residual adhesive is good enough to keep it on temporarily, but I’m going to a local repair shop to grab something better.

Vitaliy Isikov -

I've got exactly same question as noisycrow

Miguel F - Reply

Is there no part for the Google Pixel screen replacement equal to this ?

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noisycrow - Reply

It’s also best to, if you haven’t already, look at your replacement part to get a feeling of how far you can go with the guitar pick or pry tool. It’s around 1/16th of an inch on the sides so you don’t want to go too far in and damage the display

Jason Stewart - Reply

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