Introduction

The LCD screen is located directly on top of the motherboard and is attached by a cable underneath, which will need to be removed as well to replace the screen

Warning: The following guide is likely to ruin the water resistance of the device.

Parts

No parts required.

To avoid burning your hands, make sure to hold only the thin edges of the iOpener.
  • To avoid burning your hands, make sure to hold only the thin edges of the iOpener.

  • Heat the iOpener. Instructions on how to do this can be found here: iOpener Instructions

  • Firmly press the frame of the band against the iOpener, and hold it in place for about 90 seconds.

  • When using the iOpener, make sure to wrap it partially around the sides.

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Using a spudger, lightly press upwards against one corner of the frame, then the other along the corner of the short edge.
  • Using a spudger, lightly press upwards against one corner of the frame, then the other along the corner of the short edge.

  • Alternating between the same two corners, continue pressing until there's about a 1-2 mm gap between that end of the frame and the body.

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Do not pull the frame away too quickly. The screen may be stuck to the frame, and pulling on it could cause damage. If the screen is still attached, lightly push on the screen with a finger and it should pop out. Insert the spudger into the gap under the frame, and lightly slide it about 3/4 of the way down one of the long edges, then repeat with the other.
  • Do not pull the frame away too quickly. The screen may be stuck to the frame, and pulling on it could cause damage. If the screen is still attached, lightly push on the screen with a finger and it should pop out.

  • Insert the spudger into the gap under the frame, and lightly slide it about 3/4 of the way down one of the long edges, then repeat with the other.

  • If the frame doesn't simply pop off, try sliding the spudger the rest of the way down the long edges, and lightly lift the frame with your fingers.

  • When re-assembling, make sure the frame's microphone hole is on the same side as the sensor board underneath.

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Do not rip the yellow ribbon cable from the motherboard.
  • Do not rip the yellow ribbon cable from the motherboard.

  • Gently lift the LCD screen from the components using your fingertips.

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Lightly pry up the black connector from the motherboard using a spudger.
  • Lightly pry up the black connector from the motherboard using a spudger.

  • Pull the entire LCD screen gently upward to detach the yellow ribbon cable.

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Conclusion

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

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Where do you buy the lcd screens from?

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