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Introduction

This is a guide on how to replace the touch screen on a Palm Tungsten E.

  1. Remove the stylus and SD card. Using a T5 torx screwdriver, remove all 4 back panel screws.
    • Remove the stylus and SD card.

    • Using a T5 torx screwdriver, remove all 4 back panel screws.

    • The screws are small and can be lost easily. Be sure to place them in a secure area.

  2. Insert a plastic opening tool under the USB and power input slots. Slide the plastic opener along the seam and gently pry the cover from the PDA body to remove the cover completely. Slide the plastic opener along the seam and gently pry the cover from the PDA body to remove the cover completely.
    • Insert a plastic opening tool under the USB and power input slots.

    • Slide the plastic opener along the seam and gently pry the cover from the PDA body to remove the cover completely.

  3. Your device may not have a screen protector. If not, you can move on to step four. Remove the screen protector by lifting the hinge out of the plastic housing.
    • Your device may not have a screen protector. If not, you can move on to step four.

    • Remove the screen protector by lifting the hinge out of the plastic housing.

    • Remove the top cover by gently pulling it away from the device with a plastic opening tool or your fingers.

  4. Carefully remove motherboard from the standoffs without damaging the LCD flex connector. Using a spudger, unlock both sides of the flex connector block by pushing down.
    • Carefully remove motherboard from the standoffs without damaging the LCD flex connector.

    • Using a spudger, unlock both sides of the flex connector block by pushing down.

    • Remove motherboard completely.

    • Metal washers may pop out of the device during this step

  5. Remove buttons using fingers. Gently flex frame to release screen from plastic frame. Lift out screen.
    • Remove buttons using fingers.

    • Gently flex frame to release screen from plastic frame.

    • Lift out screen.

  6. Congratulations! You have successfully taken apart a Palm Tungsten E.
    • Congratulations! You have successfully taken apart a Palm Tungsten E.

  7. Reassemble the device in the reverse order of the tear down using the new screen in place of the old screen.
    • Reassemble the device in the reverse order of the tear down using the new screen in place of the old screen.

    • To reconnect the flex connector press up on the blocks with the spudger to ensure they click into place.

    • Be careful not to damage the flex connector.

Conclusion

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

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