Introduction

A damaged screen inhibits view and touchscreen functionality of the device. A screen replacement is necessary when the damage to the screen prevents the device from being used to its maximum capacity. When following this guide, be careful not to cause harm to any of the other internal components as they are very fragile.

  1. Remove the barcode covering the screws on the lower back of the Leap Pad.
    • Remove the barcode covering the screws on the lower back of the Leap Pad.

  2. Remove the two 5mm screws that were covered by the sticker.
    • Remove the two 5mm screws that were covered by the sticker.

  3. Take plastic opening tool and pry off the outer protective child proof casing, starting from the bottom.
    • Take plastic opening tool and pry off the outer protective child proof casing, starting from the bottom.

  4. Remove the 7mm screw to the right of the cartridge dock, two 8mm screws in the top left, and the nine 8mm screws holding the the green shell.
    • Remove the 7mm screw to the right of the cartridge dock, two 8mm screws in the top left, and the nine 8mm screws holding the the green shell.

  5. Take off the hard plastic casing, exposing the motherboard and battery.
    • Take off the hard plastic casing, exposing the motherboard and battery.

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  7. The battery will be glued down, so use the flat end of the spudger to pry out the battery pack. Then using your fingers, grab the wire at the connection point and unplug the battery connector. Replace the battery with a new one. The battery will be glued down, so use the flat end of the spudger to pry out the battery pack. Then using your fingers, grab the wire at the connection point and unplug the battery connector. Replace the battery with a new one.
    • The battery will be glued down, so use the flat end of the spudger to pry out the battery pack. Then using your fingers, grab the wire at the connection point and unplug the battery connector. Replace the battery with a new one.

  8. Disconnect the three wires that will be visible on top of the motherboard. The wires need to be disconnected by pulling them up vertically. Disconnect the three wires that will be visible on top of the motherboard. The wires need to be disconnected by pulling them up vertically. Disconnect the three wires that will be visible on top of the motherboard. The wires need to be disconnected by pulling them up vertically.
    • Disconnect the three wires that will be visible on top of the motherboard. The wires need to be disconnected by pulling them up vertically.

  9. Unscrew the four screws holding the motherboard into the housing. Unscrew the four screws holding the motherboard into the housing.
    • Unscrew the four screws holding the motherboard into the housing.

  10. Lift the motherboard up exposing the fourth and final wire. Once you life up the motherboard you will need to pull down on the wire to disconnect. Lift the motherboard up exposing the fourth and final wire. Once you life up the motherboard you will need to pull down on the wire to disconnect. Lift the motherboard up exposing the fourth and final wire. Once you life up the motherboard you will need to pull down on the wire to disconnect.
    • Lift the motherboard up exposing the fourth and final wire. Once you life up the motherboard you will need to pull down on the wire to disconnect.

  11. Remove and replace motherboard.
    • Remove and replace motherboard.

  12. Remove the side grips simply pulling them both vertically exposing eight screws. Remove the side grips simply pulling them both vertically exposing eight screws.
    • Remove the side grips simply pulling them both vertically exposing eight screws.

  13. Using the screwdriver with the PH1 bit, unscrew all nine of the exposed screws holding the plastic base down and remove the base.
    • Using the screwdriver with the PH1 bit, unscrew all nine of the exposed screws holding the plastic base down and remove the base.

  14. Using the screwdriver with the PH00 bit, unscrew the twelve screws holding the screen casing down.
    • Using the screwdriver with the PH00 bit, unscrew the twelve screws holding the screen casing down.

  15. Separate the screen from the casing and circuit board.
    • Separate the screen from the casing and circuit board.

  16. Replace screen.
    • Replace screen.

Conclusion

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

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7 Comments

I need a source for the LCD screen. Anyone have a connection?

rhilscher - Reply

Where would i purchase the new screen?

gaildavies282 - Reply

You cannot get the screens. I had to get one from a parted device. Best you could try for is finding one the correct size with the connector in the proper place that is 50 pin.

crhouk - Reply

I bought mine on eBay for 15.00.

Joel Marcarelli - Reply

Could you send the link to where you bought yours

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