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Introduction

Steps to disassemble the device in order to replace the screen or other components.

  1. Heat up the Back glass generously. BEWARE!! The back glass will be extremely hot, so be careful.
    • Heat up the Back glass generously.

    • BEWARE!! The back glass will be extremely hot, so be careful.

    • Remove the sim tray.

  2. With some alcohol and a suction cup pry the back glass from the frame gently. When you see a small gap, insert a spatula or pick to loosen up the adhesive.
    • With some alcohol and a suction cup pry the back glass from the frame gently.

    • When you see a small gap, insert a spatula or pick to loosen up the adhesive.

    • Slide the pick around the device to loosen the back glass.

    • BE CAREFUL OF THE FINGERPRINT SENSOR FLEX!. The flex connects at the top right corner of the device so do not enter the pick in too deep.

  3. Flip the Back Glass to the right and then unscrew the two Phillips screws holding the plate in place. Disconnect the Sub board flex along with the sensor flex, coaxial cable and battery flex.
    • Flip the Back Glass to the right and then unscrew the two Phillips screws holding the plate in place.

    • Disconnect the Sub board flex along with the sensor flex, coaxial cable and battery flex.

  4. Remove all the screws visible keeping the plates in place. Carefully unplug the camera connectors along with the screen connector.
    • Remove all the screws visible keeping the plates in place.

    • Carefully unplug the camera connectors along with the screen connector.

    • The cameras are loose and don't have any adhesive making them stick.

  5. The main board does have some thermal paste making it hard and sticky to remove. Heat up the front of the screen until it quite hot.
    • The main board does have some thermal paste making it hard and sticky to remove.

    • Heat up the front of the screen until it quite hot.

    • Gently pry and snap the main board out of the frame.

  6. Remember to remove the ear speaker and side keys if they are not included with your new frame. Gently remove the adhesive between the side key and the frame and lift up.
    • Remember to remove the ear speaker and side keys if they are not included with your new frame.

    • Gently remove the adhesive between the side key and the frame and lift up.

  7. Remove all the screws. The loud speaker unit does have some adhesive underneath it. Give it a good amount of heat to loosen up. Gently unclip and lift the unit out from the frame.
    • Remove all the screws.

    • The loud speaker unit does have some adhesive underneath it. Give it a good amount of heat to loosen up.

    • Gently unclip and lift the unit out from the frame.

    • Watch out for the flex cables running from underneath it!.

  8. Disconnect the sub board flex and the coaxial cable. Lift the sub board up and pull it towards you.
    • Disconnect the sub board flex and the coaxial cable.

    • Lift the sub board up and pull it towards you.

  9. Apply a lot of heat from the front
    • Apply a lot of heat from the front

    • Use alcohol to loosen up the adhesive.

    • Gently pry from underneath and slide until the battery is loose.

    • BE CAREFUL NOT TO BEND OR PUNCTURE THE BATTERY AS IT COULD LEAD TO AN EXPLOSION OR SMOKE EMITTING FROM THE BATTERY.

  10. Apply new adhesive to the back glass. If you are re-using the old frame make sure all the old adhesive is removed. Otherwise the back glass will not sit flush .
    • Apply new adhesive to the back glass.

    • If you are re-using the old frame make sure all the old adhesive is removed. Otherwise the back glass will not sit flush .

  11. Follow all the disassembly steps to reassemble the device.
    • Follow all the disassembly steps to reassemble the device.

    • the last step would be to connect the fingerprint sensor and placing the plate covering the connectors back along with the two screws.

  12. Power on the handset and test.
    • Power on the handset and test.

Conclusion

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

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Where can I take my p20 lite for fixing the broken screen

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