Introduction

Exercise caution when lifting the LCD screen, as any excessive pulling can damage the motherboard. Otherwise, the LCD screen is one of the easiest parts of the device to replace and only requires a small amount of unscrewing, prying and gluing.

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  • Make sure that the master power switch is set to the (O) position.

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Image 1/1: The circular plating is held by a mild adhesive. It will not be necessary to replace this adhesive during the reassembly process.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, gently pry off the circular plating over the camera lens.

  • The circular plating is held by a mild adhesive. It will not be necessary to replace this adhesive during the reassembly process.

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  • Use a #0 screwdriver to remove the two 2.5mm Phillips head screws located on the second layer of plating.

  • Remove the second layer of plating previously held down by the screws by gripping it with your fingers and pulling upward.

  • As there will be many screws being removed from the device, we recommend using a magnetic device such as the iFixit Magnetic Project Mat.

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  • Pry off the transparent plating and paper design using a plastic opening tool.

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  • Unscrew the (4) 2.5mm Phillips head screws from the third layer of plating using a #0 screwdriver.

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  • Turn the camera around and gently remove the plating that surrounds the LCD screen by grasping it with your fingers and pulling away from the device.

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Image 1/3: Exercise caution while performing this step, as any excessive pulling may tear the connector ribbon from the motherboard. Image 2/3: Exercise caution while performing this step, as any excessive pulling may tear the connector ribbon from the motherboard. Image 3/3: Exercise caution while performing this step, as any excessive pulling may tear the connector ribbon from the motherboard.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to lift the LCD screen, including the purple casing and set it aside, revealing the motherboard and connector ribbon.

  • Exercise caution while performing this step, as any excessive pulling may tear the connector ribbon from the motherboard.

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Image 1/3: If the iOpener tool is not available, use a hair dryer to heat the glue on the connector ribbon and then use a Q-tip dabbed in Isopropyl alcohol to dab the heated glue. Image 2/3: If the iOpener tool is not available, use a hair dryer to heat the glue on the connector ribbon and then use a Q-tip dabbed in Isopropyl alcohol to dab the heated glue. Image 3/3: If the iOpener tool is not available, use a hair dryer to heat the glue on the connector ribbon and then use a Q-tip dabbed in Isopropyl alcohol to dab the heated glue.
  • Heat the iOpener tool, then press the iOpener tool onto the connectors to heat the glue on the connector ribbon.

  • If the iOpener tool is not available, use a hair dryer to heat the glue on the connector ribbon and then use a Q-tip dabbed in Isopropyl alcohol to dab the heated glue.

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Image 1/1: Be cautious of very hot glue when peeling the connector ribbon off of the motherboard
  • Gently peel the connector ribbon being held down by the heated glue until it is completely removed.

  • Be cautious of very hot glue when peeling the connector ribbon off of the motherboard

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Conclusion

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

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