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Introduction

Use this guide to remove and replace the display in your Huawei P10 smartphone.

To protect your eyes from glass shreds and get a better grip to open the phone you might want to apply some tape onto the screen.

When reassembling apply new adhesive where it is necessary.

  1. Huawei P10 Display Replacement, Back Cover: step 1, image 1 of 3 Huawei P10 Display Replacement, Back Cover: step 1, image 2 of 3 Huawei P10 Display Replacement, Back Cover: step 1, image 3 of 3
    • Switch off your phone.

    • Remove the two Pentalobe P2 screws at the bottom.

    • Remove the SIM card tray.

    Das Honor 9 hat an der Unterkante keine Schrauben.

    Wie ist das Honor 9 zu öffnen?

    Michael Tuschek - Reply

    Vielleicht beantwortet diese Anleitung deine Frage ;)

    Tobias Isakeit -

    Hi, my P10 does not have screws, just two tiny holes. Do I push in here to unfasten? Einar, Norway

    Einar Ryvarden - Reply

    Hi Einar Ryvarden,

    in case you bought a used or refurbished phone, someone might have forgotten to put them back in. Since you have holes at the bottom edge next to the charging port this is likely. You can try to start with step 2 and see if you can lift the phone assembly (don’t forget to remove the SIM tray first). As far as I know there is no version of the regular Huawei P10 with no screws. However you there are none in the P10 lite and in the P10 plus, maybe one of the opening procedures for those phones might help you.

    Dominik Schnabelrauch -

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    • Insert a plastic opening tool between the display and the case starting at the bottom area of your phone.

    • Carefully pry the display with its parts out of the case.

    • Getting the prying tool in will require some effort, be careful not to slide the tool too much or you might slightly damage the housing.

    • After you pried out the bottom end, use the opening tool to open the clamps on both sides.

    Hi! I cannot find a way to insert the plastic opening tool. Any suggestions on how I can create a gap to start. Everything seems quit rigid.

    Also, where will I find your reply.

    vbr/lars.skoldebring@gmail.com

    lars.skoldebring - Reply

    Hi Lars, you might want to use a suction handle to lift the display and create a small gap to insert the plastic tool. If you don’t have a suction handle you can “build” a handle with tape that you stick onto the display in a shape similar to this —> __∏__ (also you may want to edit your post and remove your email address ;) )

    Tobias Isakeit -

    Hi,

    I’m stuck at this step for about two hours… There’s nothing I can do to open the case. Tried all kinds of opening tools and a suction handle. There is no gap at all between the display and the body. How can anything be inserted into a gap that practically does not exist? Please help.

    Mark Movshovich - Reply

    Sorry to hear that. You could try and lift the display by using a suction cup and pull to create a small gap for a tool to get in.

    Tobias Isakeit -

  3. Huawei P10 Display Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 2 Huawei P10 Display Replacement: step 3, image 2 of 2
    • Don't open the phone all the way, yet. The cable for the standby and volume buttons is still connected to the back cover.

    • Swing open the phone backwards.

    • Use a spudger to disconnect the power- and volume button flex cable.

    The cable is for the standby and volume buttons, not for the fingerprint sensor!

    JaL - Reply

    Thanks JaL, of course it is.

    Tobias Isakeit -

  4. Huawei P10 Display Replacement, Main and display flex disconnect: step 4, image 1 of 3 Huawei P10 Display Replacement, Main and display flex disconnect: step 4, image 2 of 3 Huawei P10 Display Replacement, Main and display flex disconnect: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • Remove the two Phillips #00 screws.

    • Use tweezers to remove both metal plates.

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    • Use a spudger to disconnect the interconnect, the battery and the display flex cable.

  6. Huawei P10 Display Replacement, Charging Board: step 6, image 1 of 2 Huawei P10 Display Replacement, Charging Board: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the four Phillips #00 screws.

    • Use Tweezers to remove the metal plate.

  7. Huawei P10 Display Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 2 Huawei P10 Display Replacement: step 7, image 2 of 2
    • Use a spudger to disconnect the main flex cable.

    • Use tweezers to disconnect the antenna cable and pull it out of the clamp holding it down to the charging board.

    Warum soll das Antennenkabel gelöst werden? M.E. schafft dieser Schritt nur ein Risiko das Antennenkabel/den Stecker zu beschädigen.

    Jan Bühler - Reply

  8. Huawei P10 Display Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 2 Huawei P10 Display Replacement: step 8, image 2 of 2
    • Use a spudger to disconnect the headphone jack and the loudspeaker flex cables.

    Ist das entfernen der Kopfhörerbuchse nötig? M.E. nicht - es besteht vielleicht ein geringes Risiko, diese beim Display entfernen zu beschädigen, aber vermutlich wird man diese eher lösen als beschädigen.

    Jan Bühler - Reply

  9. Huawei P10 Display Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 2 Huawei P10 Display Replacement: step 9, image 2 of 2
    • Do not damage any components sitting on the charging board while removing it.

    • Use a spudger to pry out the charging board.

    • Remove the charging board.

    Use the correct angle when putting the (new) charging board back. At the top of the charging board it must be underneath the edge.

    Raymond - Reply

    I didn’t remove the charging board (I didn’t look precisely enough and thought I had to remove the head phone socket which I put back again as it can stay in place) and it didn’t interfer.

    Jan Bühler - Reply

  10. Huawei P10 Display Replacement, Loudspeaker: step 10, image 1 of 2 Huawei P10 Display Replacement, Loudspeaker: step 10, image 2 of 2
    • Only insert the spudger as deep as 1/16 of an inch to avoid damage.

    • Use a spudger to carefully pry out the loudspeaker. There is some adhesive underneath so it might be a little bit sticky. You can use an iOpener to loosen it.

    • Remove the loudspeaker.

    • When reassembling your phone, apply new adhesive where it's necessary.

    Welchen Klebstoff sollte man hier verwenden?

    Funk Phenomenon - Reply

    Hallo Funk Phenomenon,

    um den Lautsprecher wieder anzubringen kannst du vorgeschnittene Klebestreifen bestellen. Solltest du hierfür keinen Anbieter finden, kannst du Streifen aus doppelseitigem Klebeband heraus schneiden.

    Dominik Schnabelrauch -

  11. Huawei P10 Display Replacement, Display: step 11, image 1 of 2 Huawei P10 Display Replacement, Display: step 11, image 2 of 2
    • Remove the antenna cable if you haven't already.

    • Use tweezers to remove the interconnect cable.

    • Use an iOpener to loosen the adhesive beneath the display. Especially take care of the upper and lower part of the display.

  12. Huawei P10 Display Replacement: step 12, image 1 of 3 Huawei P10 Display Replacement: step 12, image 2 of 3 Huawei P10 Display Replacement: step 12, image 3 of 3
    • Insert the tip of an opening pick between the display and the midframe on the bottom of the phone, near the home button.

    • Slide the opening pick along the bottom edge, to cut the adhesive.

    • Slide the opening pick to the bottom right corner and leave it there.

    • Insert another opening pick under the screen on the bottom left corner.

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    • Slide the opening pick under the screen around all edges of the phone.

    • If the adhesive gets tough to pry it is likely too cold. Use your iOpener or heat gun to reheat it.

  14. Huawei P10 Display Replacement: step 14, image 1 of 2 Huawei P10 Display Replacement: step 14, image 2 of 2
    • Carefully pull the display assembly away from the frame.

    • Remove the display assembly.

    Make sure that the flexible pcba is stuck to the screen!!

    I noticed that my home button was not working after I connected the new screen. Turns out there were two pieces of double sided tape on the screen. I needed to remove the non-sticking layer and stick the flexible pcba to the screen for the home button to work.

    teunkeusters - Reply

    Der Lautsprechergrill muss, sofern das neue Display keinen enthält, entfernt werden.

    Ich habe da jetzt ein unschönes Loch - fiel mir beim Testaufbau nicht auf :-( (und bedeutet jetzt eine Stunde arbeit es ggf. zu fixen)

    Jan Bühler - Reply

    You need to transfer the speaker grill if the new display doesn’t have one.

    Jan Bühler - Reply

Conclusion

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

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Any advice which adhesive to use? I’ve seen a russian replacement video, it looked like the guy was using some kind of silicone.

Tom My - Reply

I used B-7000 glue. It enables you to release the screen when a second replacement is needed.

teunkeusters -

Assuming I purchase a screen off of ebay, and replace it using this method, will the touch id still work?

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