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Introduction

Complete replacement of the assembled frame and touch screen display.

  1. Remove the back cover.
    • Remove the back cover.

  2. Remove the battery.
    • Remove the battery.

  3. With the help of a cross-head screwdriver, remove the 9 side screws that secure the back cover. Note: 1 of these screws is covered by an adhesive label. Remove the central screw next to the SIM card slot. Note: it's the shortest screw.
    • With the help of a cross-head screwdriver, remove the 9 side screws that secure the back cover.

    • Note: 1 of these screws is covered by an adhesive label.

    • Remove the central screw next to the SIM card slot. Note: it's the shortest screw.

  4. Disconnect the display connector. Disconnect the display connector.
    • Disconnect the display connector.

  5. Disconnect the ambient light sensor. Disconnect the ambient light sensor.
    • Disconnect the ambient light sensor.

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  7. Unplug the touch screen connector. Unplug the touch screen connector.
    • Unplug the touch screen connector.

  8. Unplug the connector that joins the two boards. Unplug the connector that joins the two boards.
    • Unplug the connector that joins the two boards.

  9. Unplug the main motherboard that is secured at 3 points. Unplug the main motherboard that is secured at 3 points. Unplug the main motherboard that is secured at 3 points.
    • Unplug the main motherboard that is secured at 3 points.

  10. With the help of a heater, heat the board attached with double-sided adhesive tape. With a thin tool, gently pry underneath the adhesive until it is fully detached. With a thin tool, gently pry underneath the adhesive until it is fully detached.
    • With the help of a heater, heat the board attached with double-sided adhesive tape.

    • With a thin tool, gently pry underneath the adhesive until it is fully detached.

  11. Remove the housed microphone. Remove the housed microphone.
    • Remove the housed microphone.

  12. Using the phone for leverage, remove the flat volume keys and turn off the device. Using the phone for leverage, remove the flat volume keys and turn off the device. Using the phone for leverage, remove the flat volume keys and turn off the device.
    • Using the phone for leverage, remove the flat volume keys and turn off the device.

  13. Remove the speaker. Remove the speaker.
    • Remove the speaker.

  14. Remove the ambient light sensor. Remove the ambient light sensor.
    • Remove the ambient light sensor.

  15. Remove the unique adhesive label on the phone.
    • Remove the unique adhesive label on the phone.

  16. Now, reassemble the pieces on the new display assembly with the frame and touch screen by reversing the steps of this guide.
    • Now, reassemble the pieces on the new display assembly with the frame and touch screen by reversing the steps of this guide.

Conclusion

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

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Smilzo

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Hi. Do you follow this procedure to replace a shattered screen? Where can I get the specialised little plastic tools designed to do this? Interesting. Thank.J.

jessemark05 - Reply

hello, generally the tools are found together with the new display that you buy.  otherwise you can buy them online or at ifixit shop

Smilzo -

Got the tools needed,thanks for reply. Do I have to follow this complete procedure just to replace the screen? Jesse.

jessemark05 - Reply

yes, this is the procedure to replace the complete frame display

Smilzo -

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