Introduction

You've shattered your screen and now you can barely use your phone without covering your hand in cuts. With this guide, you'll be able to replace that screen with a slick new one.

  1. Power off the device before disassembly to avoid damage or harm from electrical surges.
    • Power off the device before disassembly to avoid damage or harm from electrical surges.

    • Remove the two 4.5mm screws in the bottom left and right corners of the device using a T4 Torx Screwdriver.

  2. Holding the device in your hand, push the screen towards the top of the phone until it disconnects from the base of the phone.
    • Holding the device in your hand, push the screen towards the top of the phone until it disconnects from the base of the phone.

    • Use a plastic opening tool to lift the screen from the phone.

    • Do not try to completely detach the screen; cables are still connected to the device and can be damaged.

    • Use tweezers to remove the yellow tape covering the lcd/digitizer cable connector.

    • Carefully lift up the black locking tab to release the lcd/digitizer cable.

      • The cable connector is located on the bottom right section of the phone.

    • Lift up the screen further to reveal another cable at the top of the device connecting the motherboard to the screen.

      • This connector is located on the top right section of the phone.

    • Use tweezers to lift the black bar on top of the ZIF connector.

      • Pull the ribbon cable out of the connector with tweezers.

    • Now that there are no cables connecting the screen to the motherboard, remove the screen.

    • Remove the two 2.0mm T4 Torx screws near the top of the screen.

    • Remove the metal plate protecting the front camera and ear speaker with tweezers.

    • Using a plastic openining tool, lift up the front camera and ear speaker assembly.

    • Remove the assembly with tweezers.

Conclusion

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

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