Introduction

Use this guide to remove and replace the display of a Huawei P8.

Image 1/2: Remove the trays for the SD card and the SIM card. Image 2/2: Remove the trays for the SD card and the SIM card.
  • First switch off your phone.

  • Remove the trays for the SD card and the SIM card.

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Image 1/1: If the screen is cracked you might want to use some tape to protect your eyes from glass shreds and get a better grip to open the phone.
  • Remove the two Pentalobe P2 screws located at the bottom next to the USB C port.

  • If the screen is cracked you might want to use some tape to protect your eyes from glass shreds and get a better grip to open the phone.

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  • Use an iSclack or a suction handle to separate the display unit from the rear panel.

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  • Remove the two Phillips #000 that hold down the two metal clamps covering the front camera, the display and battery flex connectors.

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Image 1/3: Unplug the battery flex connector with a Spudger. Image 2/3: Remove the metal clamp covering the flex connector of the front camera. Image 3/3: Remove the metal clamp covering the flex connector of the front camera.
  • Use a tweezer to remove the metal clamp covering the display and the battery flex connector.

  • Unplug the battery flex connector with a Spudger.

  • Remove the metal clamp covering the flex connector of the front camera.

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Image 1/3: Remove the front camera. Image 2/3: Remove the front camera. Image 3/3: Remove the front camera.
  • Unplug the headphone jack and the front camera flex connectors.

  • Remove the front camera.

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Image 1/3: Unplug the vibration motor flex connector. Image 2/3: Disconnect the antenna cable. Image 3/3: Disconnect the antenna cable.
  • Unscrew the four Phillips #000 screws that hold down the motherboard of your Huawei P8.

  • Unplug the vibration motor flex connector.

  • Disconnect the antenna cable.

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Image 1/3: Disconnect and remove the antenna cable with a tweezer. Image 2/3: Disconnect and remove the antenna cable with a tweezer. Image 3/3: Disconnect and remove the antenna cable with a tweezer.
  • Unplug the display flex connector from the main board with a Spudger.

  • Disconnect and remove the antenna cable with a tweezer.

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Image 1/2: Remove the liquid contact indicator that sits on top of the last screw holding down your main board. Image 2/2: Remove the liquid contact indicator that sits on top of the last screw holding down your main board.
  • Use a spudger to disconnect the flex cable of the power and volume buttons.

  • Remove the liquid contact indicator that sits on top of the last screw holding down your main board.

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Image 1/2: Lift up the main board with a spudger and remove it. Image 2/2: Lift up the main board with a spudger and remove it.
  • Unscrew the Phillips #000 screw.

  • Lift up the main board with a spudger and remove it.

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Image 1/3: Loosen the adhesive around the mid frame with an iOpener. Image 2/3: In particular take care of the adhesive under the top and bottom of the display. Image 3/3: When the glue is softened you can use a spudger to get behind the display through the camera bay and get between the frame and the display.
  • Remove the adhesive tape which is covering the display flex cable.

  • Loosen the adhesive around the mid frame with an iOpener.

  • In particular take care of the adhesive under the top and bottom of the display.

  • When the glue is softened you can use a spudger to get behind the display through the camera bay and get between the frame and the display.

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Image 1/3: Insert just the tip of the opening pick and slide it along the right side to sparate the display from the frame. Image 2/3: Insert just the tip of the opening pick and slide it along the right side to sparate the display from the frame. Image 3/3: Insert just the tip of the opening pick and slide it along the right side to sparate the display from the frame.
  • Insert an opening pick in the gap where you separated the display from the mid frame.

  • Insert just the tip of the opening pick and slide it along the right side to sparate the display from the frame.

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  • Insert another opening pick at the top of the phone and loosen the adhesive under the upper part of the display.

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  • Insert just the tip of the opening pick and slide it along the left side of the phone to sparate the display from the frame.

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Image 1/2: Flip the opening pick a little to separate the display from the mid frame. Image 2/2: If you notice that there is still some adhesive which isn't loosened, [https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iOpener+Heating/25705|use the iOpener] to loosen it and slide once more along the mid frame with an opening pick.
  • Loosen the adhesive under the bottom part of the display unit with the opening pick.

  • Flip the opening pick a little to separate the display from the mid frame.

  • If you notice that there is still some adhesive which isn't loosened, use the iOpener to loosen it and slide once more along the mid frame with an opening pick.

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Image 1/2: The display flex cable should easily go through the recess in the mid frame while removing the display. Image 2/2: The display flex cable should easily go through the recess in the mid frame while removing the display.
  • Lift up the display and remove it.

  • The display flex cable should easily go through the recess in the mid frame while removing the display.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order. Reapply adhesive where necessary.

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