Introduction

Follow this guide to replace a cracked or broken screen on you Sony Walkman NWZ-E438.

Unscrew the 2 screws in the back of the device using the Phillips PH000 screwdriver.
  • Unscrew the 2 screws in the back of the device using the Phillips PH000 screwdriver.

  • This will be the only screwdriver you will need throughout the replacement guide(s).

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Using a small plastic prying tool, carefully pry off the back of the device.
  • Using a small plastic prying tool, carefully pry off the back of the device.

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Pull up the 2 copper strips connecting the outside of the device to the inside of the device.
  • Pull up the 2 copper strips connecting the outside of the device to the inside of the device.

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Using the small, plastic prying tool wedge it between the bottom of the frame and the outer frame.
  • Using the small, plastic prying tool wedge it between the bottom of the frame and the outer frame.

  • Slowly circle the device, popping the outside of the frame off.

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To remove the screen, use the fine point tweezers and lift up on the metal piece at the bottom of the frame.
  • To remove the screen, use the fine point tweezers and lift up on the metal piece at the bottom of the frame.

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To remove screen from metal backing, use fine point tweezers to go in between the screen and metal backing and slowly pull them apart.
  • To remove screen from metal backing, use fine point tweezers to go in between the screen and metal backing and slowly pull them apart.

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The screen will be removed.
  • The screen will be removed.

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Conclusion

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

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