Introduction

Replacing the touch screen requires the use of a heat gun. Mishandling a heat gun can cause serious burns so use caution while handling it.

Parts

No parts required.

Turn off the device before beginning your repair.
  • Turn off the device before beginning your repair.

  • Using a heat gun, carefully apply heat around the edges of the display to soften the glue. Heat should be applied to the point where the phone isn't too hot to touch, but close enough.

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Using the small plastic opening tool, pry and slide all the way around the phone while carefully lifting up on the display. The screen is secured by two-sided tape located on the edge. The screen is secured by two-sided tape located on the edge.
  • Using the small plastic opening tool, pry and slide all the way around the phone while carefully lifting up on the display.

  • The screen is secured by two-sided tape located on the edge.

Do not lift the screen too far or you may tear the LCD connection flexi. Check next images to see where it is, bottom and opposing side to the buttons

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Once display is fully unglued from the frame, carefully lift it up and locate the display connector. Using the same small plastic tool, carefully remove the yellow tape off the connector. Now carefully undo the black connector lock by lifting it up in the direction of the red arrow.
  • Once display is fully unglued from the frame, carefully lift it up and locate the display connector.

  • Using the same small plastic tool, carefully remove the yellow tape off the connector.

  • Now carefully undo the black connector lock by lifting it up in the direction of the red arrow.

    • Do not pry on the gray part of the connector.

  • Lastly slide the display cable off the connector. It should easily slide off, if not make sure the black lock is fully unlatched.

Very well put together. Worked fine for me.

A guitar pick will work as well as the plastic tool, but it might be a little harder to work with.

Jon Gregory - Reply

Conclusion

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

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Will the glue work againg when reassambling?

Rodolfo Coss - Reply

Rodolfo, no - the glue cannot be reused during reassembly. There should be a step 4.

Step 4: enclosed you will find a rectangle of double-sided adhesive. Use scissors/knife to trim off thin strips of adhesive, and place these around the edge of the housing where the glue was previously bonded (remove any residual glue from the housing before placing the adhesive).

You can get the gist of it by watching from 9:52 on this youtube video on replacing a Moto G screen (different phone, same principle): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdRJsQUl...

Now reverse the first 3 steps.

Mark Eldridge - Reply

what if the black strip behind display get torn off while lifting the screen?

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