Introduction

Broken or shattered display screen? Go ahead and use this no fuss guide to replace it in no time.

Place the phone face down. Ensure that the side with the display screen is not facing you. Locate the back door and slide open. Remove the battery.
  • Place the phone face down. Ensure that the side with the display screen is not facing you.

  • Locate the back door and slide open.

  • Remove the battery.

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Remove the 7 Phillips 3.93 mm labeled screws by using the Phillips #00 Precision Screwdriver.
  • Remove the 7 Phillips 3.93 mm labeled screws by using the Phillips #00 Precision Screwdriver.

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Use the plastic opening tool to pry open the back cover.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to pry open the back cover.

  • Insert the tool into the SD card slot and pry around the entire phone.

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Remove one Phillips 3.93 mm screw from the bottom center of the phone.
  • Remove one Phillips 3.93 mm screw from the bottom center of the phone.

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Deck the Halls
With tools and Fix Kits
Carefully disconnect the 3 labeled ribbons. To remove, place tool under the ribbon and pull slowly to avoid tearing. Carefully disconnect the 3 labeled ribbons. To remove, place tool under the ribbon and pull slowly to avoid tearing. Carefully disconnect the 3 labeled ribbons. To remove, place tool under the ribbon and pull slowly to avoid tearing.
  • Carefully disconnect the 3 labeled ribbons. To remove, place tool under the ribbon and pull slowly to avoid tearing.

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Pull the motherboard back and out to the left. Make sure the motherboard is faced straight up, as shown in the photo. Place your tool under the labeled ribbon and pull gently to detach the ribbon cable from the motherboard.
  • Pull the motherboard back and out to the left. Make sure the motherboard is faced straight up, as shown in the photo.

  • Place your tool under the labeled ribbon and pull gently to detach the ribbon cable from the motherboard.

  • At this point, the motherboard should be completely detached from the rest of the phone.

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Next, detach the labeled cable . Pull gently on the black gate and use a tool to pull out the cable. Detach the labeled digitizer chip by gently prying a tool under the chip and pulling it up and out.
  • Next, detach the labeled cable . Pull gently on the black gate and use a tool to pull out the cable.

  • Detach the labeled digitizer chip by gently prying a tool under the chip and pulling it up and out.

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Heat iOpener in microwave for one minute on the highest power setting. Let the iOpener sit on the device for about 90 seconds. This step is necessary to loosen the glue under the display screen. Be careful, the glue is very sticky!
  • Heat iOpener in microwave for one minute on the highest power setting. Let the iOpener sit on the device for about 90 seconds. This step is necessary to loosen the glue under the display screen. Be careful, the glue is very sticky!

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Place the suction cup on the screen. Make sure not to place the cup on the cracked area.
  • Place the suction cup on the screen. Make sure not to place the cup on the cracked area.

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Pull gently to detach the screen.
  • Pull gently to detach the screen.

  • Once detached, gently remove the ribbon from the shown slot. At this point, you can replace the cracked screen with a new one.

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Conclusion

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

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Info correct - replaced my screen no prob.

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