Introduction

In this guide, you will learn how to replace the display screen on your device

Use a philips #00 screwdriver to unscrew both 4.064mm screws at the top of the device which hold it together. Use a philips #00 screwdriver to unscrew both 4.064mm screws at the top of the device which hold it together.
  • Use a philips #00 screwdriver to unscrew both 4.064mm screws at the top of the device which hold it together.

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Press a plastic opening tool into the space between the front and back portions of the case. Run it along the perimeter of the device to unhook the many plastic tabs.
  • Press a plastic opening tool into the space between the front and back portions of the case.

  • Run it along the perimeter of the device to unhook the many plastic tabs.

  • Gently pull both sides apart.

    • The speaker is connected to the back cover so be careful when separating

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Use a soldering iron to remove the soldered connections on the motherboard For your safety and to ensure a correct repair, be sure to exercise caution when using the soldering iron. For more information about soldering, check out this guide.
  • Use a soldering iron to remove the soldered connections on the motherboard

    • For your safety and to ensure a correct repair, be sure to exercise caution when using the soldering iron.

    • For more information about soldering, check out this guide.

Unsoldering the motherboard is not necessary to replace the display. Once cables are disconnected from the mother board, the motherboard and the battery should remove as one complete piece.

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Use a philips #00 screwdriver to unscrew the three 4.064mm screws which attach the motherboard to the front of the device.
  • Use a philips #00 screwdriver to unscrew the three 4.064mm screws which attach the motherboard to the front of the device.

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Use your fingers to pop the three black tabs up to release the flat plastic data transfer cables. Use your fingers to pop the three black tabs up to release the flat plastic data transfer cables.
  • Use your fingers to pop the three black tabs up to release the flat plastic data transfer cables.

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Pull up the motherboard from the rest of the body.
  • Pull up the motherboard from the rest of the body.

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Using a plastic opening tool, pry the battery off of the rest of the body
  • Using a plastic opening tool, pry the battery off of the rest of the body

    • The battery is taped on with double sided tape. It would be a good idea to have another strip to reattach the battery.

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Using a spudger, separate the display surface and the front cover Be careful not to break the tabs that hold the display screen in place A second spudger may be necessary to help hold the position of the display screen
  • Using a spudger, separate the display surface and the front cover

    • Be careful not to break the tabs that hold the display screen in place

    • A second spudger may be necessary to help hold the position of the display screen

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Conclusion

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

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