Introduction

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

  1. Remove stylus and SD card.
    • Remove stylus and SD card.

    • Using T-5 torx driver, remove 4 back panel screws.

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

  2. Begin to remove back cover by inserting the plastic opening tool under the usb and power input slots.
    • Begin to remove back cover by inserting the plastic opening tool under the usb and power input slots.

    • Continue by sliding the plastic opener to the right at the markers shown until the cover releases.

    • Your device may not have a screen protector. If not, you do not need to complete step three. Please move on to step four.

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

    • Remove top cover by gently pulling away from the device with plastic tool

    • Carefully remove motherboard from the standoffs without damaging the LCD flex connector.

    • Using spudger( the black pencil-like tool shown in picture two), unlock both sides of the flex connector block (shown in the purple boxes in picture two) by pushing down.

    • Remove motherboard completely.

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

    • Remove buttons using fingers.

    • Gently flex frame to release screen from plastic frame.

    • Lift out screen.

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

    • 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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