Introduction

This guide will walk you through the process of replacing a broken, frozen, or unresponsive display screen on a Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9.

Parts

No parts required.

Insert a plastic opening tool between the back cover and screen of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 (as indicated in the photograph).
  • Insert a plastic opening tool between the back cover and screen of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 (as indicated in the photograph).

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Insert a second plastic opening tool 6 cm (~2.4 inches) away from the first tool.
  • Insert a second plastic opening tool 6 cm (~2.4 inches) away from the first tool.

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Slide the second plastic opening tool along the edge of the device to separate the back cover.
  • Slide the second plastic opening tool along the edge of the device to separate the back cover.

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Using your hands, remove the back cover.
  • Using your hands, remove the back cover.

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Using tweezers, peel away the green tape located on top of the two flexible ribbon cables.
  • Using tweezers, peel away the green tape located on top of the two flexible ribbon cables.

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Slide out the yellow flexible ribbon cable to disconnect it from the motherboard.
  • Slide out the yellow flexible ribbon cable to disconnect it from the motherboard.

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Remove green tape from lcd connector.
  • Remove green tape from lcd connector.

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Pull lcd cable out of connector.
  • Pull lcd cable out of connector.

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Slide metal tool around perimeter to release glue.
  • Slide metal tool around perimeter to release glue.

  • Be careful not to damage the yellow ribbon cable.

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Pull glass cover from main frame.
  • Pull glass cover from main frame.

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Pry screen from housing.
  • Pry screen from housing.

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Conclusion

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

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