Introduction

This guide shows how to repair a disfunctional Palm Treo 680 LCD Screen/Touch Screen.

Image 1/2: Slide the battery cover off the device. Image 2/2: Slide the battery cover off the device.
  • Press down on the small rectangular button on the back of the phone with your index finger.

  • Slide the battery cover off the device.

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  • Remove the battery by grasping it and pulling it toward you.

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Image 1/2: Be sure to remove the stylus in order to access the screw. Image 2/2: Be sure to remove the stylus in order to access the screw.
  • Unscrew the 0.266 inch top-left screw with a T6 Torx Screwdriver.

  • Be sure to remove the stylus in order to access the screw.

Use a T5 Torx screwdriver instead of a T6. T6 is too big.

Rhebakah Thomas - Reply

I found T5 too large as well. T4 seeems to work

Absent Minded Professor - Reply

Image 1/2: Unscrew the 0.266 inch screw with the T6 Torx Screwdriver. Image 2/2: If there is a red Palm sticker covering the screw, just puncture it to access the screw.
  • Using the spudger, remove the rubber rectangular cover located in the upper right hand side of the device.

  • Unscrew the 0.266 inch screw with the T6 Torx Screwdriver.

    • If there is a red Palm sticker covering the screw, just puncture it to access the screw.

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  • Remove the remaining two 0.266 inch screws at the bottom of the device.

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Image 1/3: Use a spudger to carefully separate the back panel from the front panel to access all the various components inside the phone. Image 2/3: Separate the covers from the left side of the device as indicated in the picture. The right side contains orange ribbons that are easily damaged. Image 3/3: Separate the covers from the left side of the device as indicated in the picture. The right side contains orange ribbons that are easily damaged.
  • Turn the phone 90 degrees to the right, so the screen is facing the right side.

  • Use a spudger to carefully separate the back panel from the front panel to access all the various components inside the phone.

  • Separate the covers from the left side of the device as indicated in the picture. The right side contains orange ribbons that are easily damaged.

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Image 1/3: Using a pair of tweezers, carefully peel off this piece of silver tape. Image 2/3: Remove the screen from the front pannel. Image 3/3: Remove the screen from the front pannel.
  • Take the front the pannel and notice that the screen is attached by a piece of silver tape.

  • Using a pair of tweezers, carefully peel off this piece of silver tape.

  • Remove the screen from the front pannel.

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Image 1/2: Do the same thing for the other flap on the opposite side. Image 2/2: Do the same thing for the other flap on the opposite side.
  • Obtain a small metal spudger and flip up the 2 tiny plastic flaps that hold the tiny orange ribbons in place.

  • Do the same thing for the other flap on the opposite side.

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Image 1/3: Flip the screen over another a 180 degrees and place pressure on the bottom ribbon (Where my left thumb is). Image 2/3: Slightly Pull apart the touch screen from the LCD screen by placing your thumbs where my thumbs are. DO NOT PULL THE TWO SCREENS COMPLETELY APART YET. Image 3/3: This part is tricky and might take some maneuvering and a little bit of force, but it is possible.
  • Flip the screen over a 180 degrees and take off the metal piece that cushions the screen.

  • Flip the screen over another a 180 degrees and place pressure on the bottom ribbon (Where my left thumb is).

  • Slightly Pull apart the touch screen from the LCD screen by placing your thumbs where my thumbs are. DO NOT PULL THE TWO SCREENS COMPLETELY APART YET.

    • This part is tricky and might take some maneuvering and a little bit of force, but it is possible.

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Image 1/3: Carefully peel the touch screen away from the LCD screen. Image 2/3: Now you should have both the touch screen and LCD screen detached from one another. Image 3/3: Now you should have both the touch screen and LCD screen detached from one another.
  • Move your thumbs to the other corner of the screen and repeat the same procedure in step 9.

  • Carefully peel the touch screen away from the LCD screen.

  • Now you should have both the touch screen and LCD screen detached from one another.

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Conclusion

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

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where can i get the new touch scree, actually my mobile has fallen down and broken the touch scree. i am a resident in India, Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad........at Ramkote.... please give me message at chinthala.prasad@yahoo.com please

chinthalaprasad - Reply

These are very nice instructions. They are clear and detailed for anyone to follow. Thanks for putting together the steps and sharing it.

I have not tried all steps completely yet. But will do so. I will left with probably a question what to do with touch screen. My phone has

never fallen down nor damaged. It worked perfectly well and one fine day, touch screen stopped working. In any case, I will try.

RJ

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