Introduction

If the screen on your GPS is broken, cracked, or malfunctioning, follow these steps to replace it.

Place the device on a flat surface with the screen facing down.
  • Place the device on a flat surface with the screen facing down.

  • Remove the screws on the four corners of the device with a phillips head, size 0 screwdriver.

  • Be sure to keep track of where you place the screws. A magnetic project mat works great for this.

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Using the plastic opening tool, gently pry apart the front and back casing panels around the edges of the device. While doing this the clips will gently be pried apart allowing you to separate the front and back casings.
  • Using the plastic opening tool, gently pry apart the front and back casing panels around the edges of the device. While doing this the clips will gently be pried apart allowing you to separate the front and back casings.

  • There is a ribbon cable that will still connect the front panel to the motherboard.

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The ribbon cable is attached to the motherboard by a ZIF (Zero Insertion Force) connector. Using the nylon or metal spudger, gently pop up the ZIF connector tab and remove the ribbon cable.  This will allow you to separate the front panel from the motherboard.
  • The ribbon cable is attached to the motherboard by a ZIF (Zero Insertion Force) connector.

  • Using the nylon or metal spudger, gently pop up the ZIF connector tab and remove the ribbon cable. This will allow you to separate the front panel from the motherboard.

  • Gently pull the front panel away and set it on your workstation.

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Use the plastic opening tool to push back the casing clips that hold the screen in place. Applying light pressure against these clips will allow you to safely remove the screen from the front casing.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to push back the casing clips that hold the screen in place.

  • Applying light pressure against these clips will allow you to safely remove the screen from the front casing.

  • Once the screen has been removed, gently place it down on your workstation.

I'd like to know where the author got the replacement screen. I've tried a variety of online leads but no luck for my model (rv5365t-lmb, which is very similar to that pictured).

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Conclusion

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

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