Introduction

In this repair guide it will be described how to replace a broken screen on a Palm Vx orgainizer.

Take protective cover off of organizer.
  • Take protective cover off of organizer.

    • Note: cover slides off like pointer pen.

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Lay device face down on surface.
  • Lay device face down on surface.

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Heat each side for 30 seconds individually. Note: Be aware not to heat the screen, or any part to the point of damage.
  • Heat each side for 30 seconds individually.

    • Note: Be aware not to heat the screen, or any part to the point of damage.

    • Caution: Heating the metal case may cause burns.

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Pry off each side individually using a plastic pry bar. Note: Using a plastic pry bar will keep  from damaging the case.  DO NOT use a metal screwdriver or similar tool. Repeat for front and back of PDA.
  • Pry off each side individually using a plastic pry bar.

    • Note: Using a plastic pry bar will keep from damaging the case. DO NOT use a metal screwdriver or similar tool.

  • Repeat for front and back of PDA.

    • Note: Do not lose the green power button that may fall out.

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Remove the screen from the plastic casing.
  • Remove the screen from the plastic casing.

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In order to seperate the screen from the motherboard you must disconnect the ribbon attached to the screen. To do this, using tweezers, flip up the cable clamp that is connecting the ribbon to the screen.
  • In order to seperate the screen from the motherboard you must disconnect the ribbon attached to the screen.

  • To do this, using tweezers, flip up the cable clamp that is connecting the ribbon to the screen.

  • Once the clamp is up you can use the tweezers to gently detach the ribbon.

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Now you must flip up the adjacent clamp as well, using tweezers like before.
  • Now you must flip up the adjacent clamp as well, using tweezers like before.

  • After the clamp is flipped you can gently remove the second ribbon with tweezers.

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Before removing the screen you must detach one more wire, the battery connector.
  • Before removing the screen you must detach one more wire, the battery connector.

  • Using the tweezers, squeeze the connector attached to the wire and genlty pull.

    • Do not pull on the wire.

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Now that both ribbons and the wire are disconeccted, you can apply a downward pressure to the battery. You will have to carefully rotate the frame so that the battery can go through. Now that both ribbons and the wire are disconeccted, you can apply a downward pressure to the battery. You will have to carefully rotate the frame so that the battery can go through.
  • Now that both ribbons and the wire are disconeccted, you can apply a downward pressure to the battery. You will have to carefully rotate the frame so that the battery can go through.

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Conclusion

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

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