Introduction

Use this guide when you need to replace your display due to a clumsy mistake.

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  • Remove the four Torx T5 screws from the back panel.

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Image 1/1: Apply leverage downwards to the spudger in order to remove the back panel.
  • Wedge a spudger in between the front and back panel.

  • Apply leverage downwards to the spudger in order to remove the back panel.

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Image 1/1: Be careful of the wires still connected to the other end of the battery. Do not pull or damage may occur.
  • Slide the battery out from under the brown wire-tape.

    • Be careful of the wires still connected to the other end of the battery. Do not pull or damage may occur.

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  • Slowly pull the white plug from its receptor. Grasp its sides firmly with a pair of tweezers and gently wiggle from side to side.

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  • Unscrew the 2 Philips #00 screws on each end of the motherboard.

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  • Pull off the black memory card slot piece with tweezers.

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  • Unscrew the 2 Philips #00 screws on each side of the charging port.

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  • Disconnect 2 brown wire-tape ends from each end of the motherboard. Gently pull straight out with tweezers.

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Image 1/1: Glue connecting the auxiliary port to the casing may make it difficult to remove. Gently apply force as needed.
  • Pull the motherboard and screen component diagonally up and left away from the auxiliary port entrance to remove.

  • Glue connecting the auxiliary port to the casing may make it difficult to remove. Gently apply force as needed.

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  • Disconnect the 2 brown wire-tape ends from the left side of the battery slot on the motherboard using tweezers.

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Image 1/3: Peel the black tape back from the wire-tape using tweezers. Image 2/3: Lift the black, hinged, plastic lock with tweezers to release the wire-tape. Image 3/3: The screen and motherboard components can now be separated from each other.
  • Disconnect the large brown wire-tape from the motherboard.

    • Peel the black tape back from the wire-tape using tweezers.

    • Lift the black, hinged, plastic lock with tweezers to release the wire-tape.

    • The screen and motherboard components can now be separated from each other.

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  • Unscrew the 2 Philips #00 screws from the bottom edge of the screen component.

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Image 1/1: Lift up so that the black plastic hinge piece swings open and the tape can be removed.
  • Take off the brown wire-tape from the small circuit board component.

  • Lift up so that the black plastic hinge piece swings open and the tape can be removed.

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Image 1/3: Use a Slot SL1.5 screwdriver to pry the touchscreen shell from the display component using the 4 slots around the entire component Image 2/3: Use a Slot SL1.5 screwdriver to pry the touchscreen shell from the display component using the 4 slots around the entire component Image 3/3: Use a Slot SL1.5 screwdriver to pry the touchscreen shell from the display component using the 4 slots around the entire component
  • Warning: If you are too rough with the screwdriver, you can permanently damage the display.

  • Use a Slot SL1.5 screwdriver to pry the touchscreen shell from the display component using the 4 slots around the entire component

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Conclusion

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

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