Introduction

If your screen is not responding, use this guide to properly replace the screen.

Have the front of the device facing you.
  • Have the front of the device facing you.

  • Begin near one of the curved edges of the device.

  • Place plastic opening tool between the front and back panels.

  • If a plastic opening tool doesn’t work, using a metal spudger may work, but it may damage the plastic on the device.

  • Remember to remove the micro SD card (if present) before you begin.

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Once the plastic opening tool is fully inserted, wedge it around device’s edges to separate the panels.
  • Once the plastic opening tool is fully inserted, wedge it around device’s edges to separate the panels.

  • Lift the back panel off of the device.

  • The back panel will make a clicking noise while being lifted off of the device.

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  • Starting with the white ribbon cable, carefully flip up the retaining flap on the ZIF connector.

  • Slide out the ribbon cable.

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  • Flip up the retaining flap on the ZIF connector with the black ribbon cable.

  • Slide out the ribbon cable.

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  • Flip up the two ZIF connectors on the motherboard using the plastic opening tool.

  • Slide the orange ribbon cables out of the ZIF connectors.

This step omits the disconnection of the battery from the motherboard , which is shown disconnected in this picture but was connected in the previous step

Christopher Ford - Reply

  • Use a Phillips # 000 to remove six of the 4mm screws.

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  • Lodge the plastic opening tool under and lift the motherboard out of the tablet.

Replacing the broken screen, I stupidly unhooked the LCD with a metal screwdriver. It makes the sound of coming on but no picture. Is that the motherboard?

MARGARET - Reply

I replaced screen once before and had no problem except using a screwdriver this time.

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  • Lodge a Jimmy between the front of the screen and the side of the device.

  • Slide the Jimmy around the edge of the device, disconnecting the screen from the tablet.

  • The screen may crack during removal, so be wary of broken glass.

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  • Turn the tablet over and lodge the plastic opening tool under the screen to take it out of the device.

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Conclusion

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

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Will be trying this in the next couple of days, see there was no heat gun used to take the front glass off, I’m only replacing the LCD so does the touch glass need warming to remove or does it just jimmy off?

tcatt - Reply

I would Personally HIGHLY RECOMMEND Heat.

this Guide Perturbs me slightly.It never detaches the battery from motherboard and misses a couple of the Connectors it feels like its skipping steps.

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After replacing the digitizer, my soft keys do not function. The home button works just fine, but i cannot press the back button or the recent application button. Would this be due to a faulty digitizer? Or could it possibly be a faulty ‘ daughter board “? ( not positive if the home button working excludes this theory )

Lance Basinger - Reply

Hi, could you help me with how to change a LCD cable for same device. Many thanks

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