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Introduction

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

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    • First switch off your phone.

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

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    • Remove the two Torx T2 screws located at the bottom next to the device's Micro USB port.

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

    Torx 2 also works :)

    Dennis Meerveld - Reply

    Tried pentalobe drivers but had to get a Torx 2 in the end, possibly some variation across regional models.

    Ben Raphael - Reply

    Pentalobe screws on my p8…

    In the kit,i have only T2…

    joska Horvath - Reply

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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 #00 screws that secure the front camera and display/battery connector brackets

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    • Use a tweezer to remove the bracket covering the display and the battery flex connector.

    • Unplug the battery flex connector with a Spudger.

    • Remove the bracket covering the flex connector of the front camera.

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    • Unplug the headphone jack and the front camera flex connectors.

    • Remove the front camera.

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    • Use a spudger to disconnect the power/volume cable and fold it out of the way.

    • Remove the liquid contact indicator.

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    • Remove the five Phillips #00 screws that hold down the motherboard of your Huawei P8.

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    • Unplug the vibration motor flex connector.

    • Disconnect the antenna cable.

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    • 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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    • Remove the motherboard from the phone.

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    • Carefully peel up the flex cable of your loudspeaker.

    • If the cable is difficult to peel, heat the loudspeaker assembly with an iOpener or a heat gun.

    • Lift up the loudspeaker assembly with a spudger and remove it.

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    • Free the end of the first adhesive pull tab to get a good grip on it.

    • Pull the adhesive tab in a slow constant movement to free the battery.

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    • Free the end of the second adhesive pull tab.

    • Pull the adhesive tab in a slow constant movement.

    • Should those adhesive tabs snap, you might want to use an iOpener to heat and soften them a little bit so you can pry out the battery with a spudger.

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    • Remove the vibration motor gasket.

    • Remove the vibration motor.

    • There is some adhesive under the vibration motor and its gasket. If you are not able to remove them, use an iOpener to loosen the adhesive a little bit.

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    • Remove the power and volume button flex cable.

    • Remove the four Phillips #00 screws.

    • Use a tweezer to remove the plastic bracket which is covering the corner of the headphone jack.

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    • Use a spudger to disconnect the headphone jack flex cable.

    • Use a tweezer to remove the first daughter board which was connected to the headphone jack.

    • Remove the second daughter board including the headphone jack.

    • Both daughterboards are clamped into the mid frame and a little bit tricky to remove. Try to grab them near the holes for the Phillips #00 screws to not damage any contacts.

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    • Remove the gasket which was placed under the daughterboard in the top right corner of your phone.

    • Remove the earpiece speaker with a tweezer. Take care of its connectors while doing so.

    • Remove the front camera gasket.

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    • Before reassembly compare your new replacement part with the old one and check for any additional components that might need to be transferred.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order. Reapply adhesive where necessary and transfer the rubber gaskets and sealings of your old frame to the new one.

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2 Comments

Cracking guide, although mentioning the need to removed the stuck down power and volume buttons could be a great addition.

Michael McDaid - Reply

Hi,

aftet a quiet small shock this phone just stopped calling. everything works includind sms data and wifi, but no call.

could it be fixed by antenna replacement?

thanks !

friton - Reply

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