Introduction

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

Unscrew the two screws on the back of the device using a Phillips PH000 screwdriver.
  • Unscrew the two screws on the back of the device using a Phillips PH000 screwdriver.

  • Keep the Phillips PH000 screwdriver aside for further steps in the guide. It will be the only screwdriver needed for this replacement.

Use a small prying tool to carefully pry open the back of the device.
  • Use a small prying tool to carefully pry open the back of the device.

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.

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.

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.

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

Conclusion

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

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