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.

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.

Add Comment

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.

Add Comment

Use a plastic opening tool to lift the screen from 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.

Add Comment

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.
  • 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.

Add Comment

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

Add Comment

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.
  • 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.

Add Comment

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

  • Remove the assembly with tweezers.

Add Comment

Conclusion

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

2 other people completed this guide.

Brendan Baronia

Member since: 04/14/2015

620 Reputation

2 Guides authored

Team

Cal Poly, Team 4-4, Maness Spring 2015 Member of Cal Poly, Team 4-4, Maness Spring 2015

CPSU-MANESS-S15S4G4

5 Members

6 Guides authored

0 Comments

Add Comment

View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 0

Past 7 Days: 3

Past 30 Days: 22

All Time: 1,109