Introduction

This tutorial will guide you in replacing the LCD display and cover.

Remove the two black 6.4mm Phillips screws from the back of the device. Remove the two black 6.4mm Phillips screws from the back of the device. Remove the two black 6.4mm Phillips screws from the back of the device.
  • Remove the two black 6.4mm Phillips screws from the back of the device.

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Using a plastic opening tool, work your way around the edges of the device, carefully prying off the front panel. Using a plastic opening tool, work your way around the edges of the device, carefully prying off the front panel. Using a plastic opening tool, work your way around the edges of the device, carefully prying off the front panel.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, work your way around the edges of the device, carefully prying off the front panel.

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Remove the two 2.8 mm phillips screws located on either side of the device near the top. Remove the two 2.8 mm phillips screws located on either side of the device near the top.
  • Remove the two 2.8 mm phillips screws located on either side of the device near the top.

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Carefully pull the top piece away from the device. Carefully pull the top piece away from the device.
  • Carefully pull the top piece away from the device.

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Use the flat end of the spudger to flip up the retaining flap for the bluetooth module. Be sure to lift up on the retaining flap, and not the socket itself. Be sure to lift up on the retaining flap, and not the socket itself.
  • Use the flat end of the spudger to flip up the retaining flap for the bluetooth module.

  • Be sure to lift up on the retaining flap, and not the socket itself.

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Remove the two 1.8mm silver Phillips screws on the Bluetooth module. Lift up on and remove the Bluetooth module. The ribbon cable must first be removed in order to access the highlighted screw.
  • Remove the two 1.8mm silver Phillips screws on the Bluetooth module.

  • Lift up on and remove the Bluetooth module.

  • The ribbon cable must first be removed in order to access the highlighted screw.

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Remove the two 2.8mm silver Phillips screws on the sides of the frame. The two 2.8mm screws are on each side of the device. Insert a plastic prying tool between the bottom of the case and the motherboard.
  • Remove the two 2.8mm silver Phillips screws on the sides of the frame.

  • The two 2.8mm screws are on each side of the device.

  • Insert a plastic prying tool between the bottom of the case and the motherboard.

  • Pry up the assembly and lift it away from the case.

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Remove the yellow tape from the battery and volume control module. Save tape for reassembly. Save tape for reassembly.
  • Remove the yellow tape from the battery and volume control module.

  • Save tape for reassembly.

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Use a prying tool to pry under the volume control module. This module is glued on, using too much force may damage or warp the module. This module is glued on, using too much force may damage or warp the module.
  • Use a prying tool to pry under the volume control module.

  • This module is glued on, using too much force may damage or warp the module.

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Remove the tape from EMF shield and the LCD housing. Lift up on the volume control ribbon. Lift up on the volume control ribbon.
  • Remove the tape from EMF shield and the LCD housing.

  • Lift up on the volume control ribbon.

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Insert a plastic opening tool under the battery and lift up to remove it. The battery is glued on, too much force may damage the battery casing. The battery is soldered to the motherboard, care should be taken to not place too much stress on the wires.
  • Insert a plastic opening tool under the battery and lift up to remove it.

  • The battery is glued on, too much force may damage the battery casing.

  • The battery is soldered to the motherboard, care should be taken to not place too much stress on the wires.

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Remove the black shielding tape from above the Hard Drive. Peel the foam cover away from the hard drive. Use a plastic opening tool to remove the EMF chip from the motherboard.
  • Remove the black shielding tape from above the Hard Drive.

  • Peel the foam cover away from the hard drive.

  • Use a plastic opening tool to remove the EMF chip from the motherboard.

  • The hard drive is soldered onto the device. Be careful not to pull too hard on the hard drive.

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Remove the plastic bracket by pushing up with your thumb to expose the display connection. Remove the plastic bracket by pushing up with your thumb to expose the display connection. Remove the plastic bracket by pushing up with your thumb to expose the display connection.
  • Remove the plastic bracket by pushing up with your thumb to expose the display connection.

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Use the flat end of a spudger to flip up the retaining flap on the audio jack module. Use the flat end of a spudger to flip up the retaining flap on the audio jack module. Use the flat end of a spudger to flip up the retaining flap on the audio jack module.
  • Use the flat end of a spudger to flip up the retaining flap on the audio jack module.

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Peel back the ribbon for the audio jack and remove the 1.8mm silver Phillips screw. Peel back the ribbon for the audio jack and remove the 1.8mm silver Phillips screw.
  • Peel back the ribbon for the audio jack and remove the 1.8mm silver Phillips screw.

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Remove the mic casing by pushing up and in. Remove the headphone jack and the bottom casing. Remove the headphone jack and the bottom casing.
  • Remove the mic casing by pushing up and in.

  • Remove the headphone jack and the bottom casing.

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Use the prying tool to remove the LCD ribbon wire. Use the prying tool to remove the LCD ribbon wire.
  • Use the prying tool to remove the LCD ribbon wire.

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Lift up on the LCD ribbon and remove the two 1.8mm silver Phillips screws.
  • Lift up on the LCD ribbon and remove the two 1.8mm silver Phillips screws.

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Lift the motherboard away from the frame with your thumb to remove it from the device. Pull the volume control module through the space in the frame. If you are using the magnetic project pad or other magnetic surface to keep your screws, do not place the hard drive on or near the magnet.
  • Lift the motherboard away from the frame with your thumb to remove it from the device.

  • Pull the volume control module through the space in the frame.

  • If you are using the magnetic project pad or other magnetic surface to keep your screws, do not place the hard drive on or near the magnet.

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To remove the LCD display cover, first melt the glue with the iOpener tool. For more detailed instructions on how to use the iOpener, see iOpener Instructions
  • To remove the LCD display cover, first melt the glue with the iOpener tool.

  • For more detailed instructions on how to use the iOpener, see iOpener Instructions

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Carefully slide the iOpener wedge tool under the edge of the LCD display cover to separate it from the device. Slide the wedge under all edges of the cover. Once all of the glue has been broken, you can pull up on the cover to remove it.
  • Carefully slide the iOpener wedge tool under the edge of the LCD display cover to separate it from the device.

  • Slide the wedge under all edges of the cover.

  • Once all of the glue has been broken, you can pull up on the cover to remove it.

  • The flat side of the spudger tool also works for this step

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Remove the two 1.8 mm Phillips screws from both sides of the frame. Remove the two 1.8 mm Phillips screws from both sides of the frame. Remove the two 1.8 mm Phillips screws from both sides of the frame.
  • Remove the two 1.8 mm Phillips screws from both sides of the frame.

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Use a strong pry tool to lift the metal brackets away from the device. You will need to bend the metal slightly to remove it from the dimples. This step will require slight force to separate the frame.  Do not bend the brackets too far so that they can be replaced later. Once separated, pull the innermost frame containing the LCD display away from the brackets.
  • Use a strong pry tool to lift the metal brackets away from the device. You will need to bend the metal slightly to remove it from the dimples.

  • This step will require slight force to separate the frame. Do not bend the brackets too far so that they can be replaced later.

  • Once separated, pull the innermost frame containing the LCD display away from the brackets.

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Slide an opening pick under the LCD display to separate it from the rest of the device. The pry tool also works for this step. The pry tool also works for this step.
  • Slide an opening pick under the LCD display to separate it from the rest of the device.

  • The pry tool also works for this step.

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Lift the LCD display off of the frame to remove it from the device. Lift the LCD display off of the frame to remove it from the device.
  • Lift the LCD display off of the frame to remove it from the device.

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Conclusion

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

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