Introduction

In this guide, you will be instructed step-by-step through the replacement process of your broken Le Pan S screen. Please note that this screen is attached to the plastic casing using adhesives and will require special attention during the steps outlined below. The LCD display will be removed first in order to prevent potential damage to the parts. Pay careful attention when using the heat gun or blow dryer in order to avoid skin burns.

Image 1/1: This cover is adjacent to the volume button on the side of the Le Pan S.
  • Remove the two 3.5 mm Phillips #00 screws that are covered by the micro SD port.

  • This cover is adjacent to the volume button on the side of the Le Pan S.

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Image 1/2: Do this beside the volume button and the micro SD cover. Image 2/2: Pry open the rest of the Le Pan S by dragging the spudger across the side.
  • Insert the spudger between the front and back panel in order to pry them apart.

  • Do this beside the volume button and the micro SD cover.

  • Pry open the rest of the Le Pan S by dragging the spudger across the side.

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  • Once the front and back faces are completely separated, remove the back cover to reveal the inside components.

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Image 1/2: The best method to complete this is to pull the bundled cable connector out with your hands. Pull towards the wires and away from the electrical board. Use the spudger to further coax the cable out. Image 2/2: If you are replacing your battery, make sure to dispose of it properly.
  • Disconnect the battery from the circuitry and lay it out of the way.

  • The best method to complete this is to pull the bundled cable connector out with your hands. Pull towards the wires and away from the electrical board. Use the spudger to further coax the cable out.

  • If you are replacing your battery, make sure to dispose of it properly.

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  • Remove the tape covering the end of the flat ribbon cable.

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Image 1/2: Repeat for the cable's other end attached near the top of the tablet. Image 2/2: Repeat for the cable's other end attached near the top of the tablet.
  • Disconnect the display cable connector by gently pulling the white connection head out of its base.

  • Repeat for the cable's other end attached near the top of the tablet.

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Image 1/1: This can be done by using a plastic opening tool, spudger, or fingernail to lift the retaining flap.
  • Disconnect the flat ribbon cable by disconnecting the zero insertion force (ZIF) connector.

  • This can be done by using a plastic opening tool, spudger, or fingernail to lift the retaining flap.

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  • Remove the six 2.5 mm Phillips #00 screws securing the green electrical board.

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  • Use the spudger to remove the vibration controller.

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  • Remove the four 3.5 mm Phillips #00 screws holding the speakers in place.

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Image 1/2: Be careful not to break the Wi-Fi antenna cable that is still soldered to the plastic casing. Image 2/2: Be careful not to break the Wi-Fi antenna cable that is still soldered to the plastic casing.
  • Flip the green electrical board back so that the screen is separated from the green board.

  • Be careful not to break the Wi-Fi antenna cable that is still soldered to the plastic casing.

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  • Remove the seven 3.5 mm Phillips #00 screws that connect the grey backing to the screen.

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  • Take the gray backing off of the screen so that only the back of the LCD display is showing.

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Image 1/1: Place the display in an area where it will not be damaged.
  • Remove the LCD display by lifting up carefully.

  • Place the display in an area where it will not be damaged.

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Image 1/1: Use a heat gun or hairdryer to help loosen any adhesive present on the screen.  Start with a low, evenly applied heat and slowly increase the temperature as needed.
  • Flip the device over to the front.

  • Use a heat gun or hairdryer to help loosen any adhesive present on the screen. Start with a low, evenly applied heat and slowly increase the temperature as needed.

  • If you do not have a heat gun or hairdryer, use the metal opening tools mentioned in Step 16.

  • Use the plastic spudger and the plastic opening tool to prop the screen off of the adhesive at one corner.

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Image 1/1: Continue this process until all the sides of the screen are disconnected from the Le Pan S.
  • Slide the metal opening tools across the sides of the screen in order to separate the adhesive away from the screen.

  • Continue this process until all the sides of the screen are disconnected from the Le Pan S.

  • Make sure to scrape off any remaining adhesive from the housing before adding the new screen and adhesive.

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Conclusion

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

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