Introduction

Use this guide to replace the display including the frame of your Huawei P9 Lite.

Start on the bottom left corner of the back cover with an opening pick. Work your way around counterclockwise and carefully pry the plastic tabs open one by one.
  • Start on the bottom left corner of the back cover with an opening pick.

  • Work your way around counterclockwise and carefully pry the plastic tabs open one by one.

When reaching the top right corner of the phone switch to a plastic card. There is adhesive underneath the back cover that holds it to the battery and the metal plate at the top.
  • When reaching the top right corner of the phone switch to a plastic card.

    • There is adhesive underneath the back cover that holds it to the battery and the metal plate at the top.

    • Be careful with the flex cable at the right hand side.

  • Use the plastic card to lever the back cover away and loosen it from the adhesive.

When the back cover is freed from the adhesive you can pop it off by hand completely.
  • When the back cover is freed from the adhesive you can pop it off by hand completely.

Hi! Im so sad! At the begginig of the operation i ve broken the white seal/connector that in one side is connected to the board and the other side is "glued" to the battery. Can someone help me? how can i solve this?? There is no image displayed on the screen. but there is vibration, sound, notifications... can someone help me please???

Diogo - Reply

Loosen the 9 Phillips #00 screws that hold the metal plate with the sensor. If there are any water indicators on top of the screws, take them off and set them aside. Unplug the fingerprint sensor connector from the motherboard.
  • Loosen the 9 Phillips #00 screws that hold the metal plate with the sensor.

    • If there are any water indicators on top of the screws, take them off and set them aside.

  • Unplug the fingerprint sensor connector from the motherboard.

    • Don't take away the plate, yet. The NFC antenna is still glued to it.

  • Peel off the the flex cable of the NFC antenna that is adhered to the metal plate.

Remove the SIM card tray. Remove the SIM card tray.
  • Remove the SIM card tray.

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Disconnect the motherboard flex, the battery flex and the antenna cable. Disconnect the motherboard flex, the battery flex and the antenna cable. Disconnect the motherboard flex, the battery flex and the antenna cable.
  • Disconnect the motherboard flex, the battery flex and the antenna cable.

Disconnect the display flex and the power and volume button cable. Disconnect the display flex and the power and volume button cable.
  • Disconnect the display flex and the power and volume button cable.

Unplug the rear camera and the headphone jack. Unplug the rear camera and the headphone jack.
  • Unplug the rear camera and the headphone jack.

Take the camera and the headphone jack out of their recesses. Take the camera and the headphone jack out of their recesses.
  • Take the camera and the headphone jack out of their recesses.

Use a spudger to lift the motherboard carefully. Remove the motherboard including the front camera.
  • Use a spudger to lift the motherboard carefully.

  • Remove the motherboard including the front camera.

Take out the top microphone and the earpiece speaker. Take out the top microphone and the earpiece speaker.
  • Take out the top microphone and the earpiece speaker.

On the bottom of the phone remove the following screws: Three 2.9 mm Phillips #00 screws
  • On the bottom of the phone remove the following screws:

    • Three 2.9 mm Phillips #00 screws

    • Four 3.8 mm Phillips #00 screws

  • Now you can grab the loudspeaker unit and take it out.

Unplug the motherboard flex cable and disconnect the antenna cable. Put both cables aside.
  • Unplug the motherboard flex cable and disconnect the antenna cable.

  • Put both cables aside.

Now remove the daughter board. Carefully peel off the contact of the vibration motor and take it out. Also remove the bottom microphone in its rubber housing.
  • Now remove the daughter board.

  • Carefully peel off the contact of the vibration motor and take it out.

  • Also remove the bottom microphone in its rubber housing.

Now you can pry out the battery using a spudger at the indicated spot. The display flex cable runs underneath the battery in the center. The display flex cable runs underneath the battery in the center.
  • Now you can pry out the battery using a spudger at the indicated spot.

    • The display flex cable runs underneath the battery in the center.

Good guide, repaired without problems

Enrico - Reply

Really good guide - mine seemed to have a lot more glue holding things down but eventually got it all apart, One additional thing - if you need to transplant the power and volume buttons from the old frame, they just sit in an opening on the side, but be aware that they may be glued into place.

Rich Jeffery - Reply

Conclusion

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

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