Introduction

Teaching you how to replace a crack screen.

Remove the two bottom screws.
  • Remove the two bottom screws.

  • The two bottom screws have a 2.44mm wide tops and are 5.44mm.

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Slide the spludger between the screen's rolled edge and the back of the tablet and pry apart carefully. Expect the tablet screen to make a cracking sound. Slide the spudger in the slit all the way around the perimeter of the tablet to fully separate the screen.
  • Slide the spludger between the screen's rolled edge and the back of the tablet and pry apart carefully. Expect the tablet screen to make a cracking sound.

  • Slide the spudger in the slit all the way around the perimeter of the tablet to fully separate the screen.

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Once the screen has fully separated from the back of the tablet, gently lift up the edges to remove the screen.
  • Once the screen has fully separated from the back of the tablet, gently lift up the edges to remove the screen.

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Next, disconnect the front facing camera ribbon (shown).  The ribbon is held to the motherboard by a small bar. Using the spudger to pry open the bar, pull the ribbon out to disconnect it.
  • Next, disconnect the front facing camera ribbon (shown). The ribbon is held to the motherboard by a small bar.

    • Using the spudger to pry open the bar, pull the ribbon out to disconnect it.

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Next, work on disconnecting the ribbon for the touch screen. The touch screen ribbon is larger than the camera ribbon and is located on the left side of motherboard.
  • Next, work on disconnecting the ribbon for the touch screen.

    • The touch screen ribbon is larger than the camera ribbon and is located on the left side of motherboard.

  • Using the spudger, gently pry the ribbon out from under the bar. Pull the ribbon and disconnect it from the motherboard.

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Next, work to disconnect the LCD screen ribbon. This ribbon is located on the right side of the motherboard. The ribbon is connected to the motherboard by a small bar. Using the spudger, pry the bar apart and slide the ribbon out.
  • Next, work to disconnect the LCD screen ribbon.

    • This ribbon is located on the right side of the motherboard.

    • The ribbon is connected to the motherboard by a small bar. Using the spudger, pry the bar apart and slide the ribbon out.

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Remove the two motherboard screws. To remove the first screw, expose the black strip. Then using a Philips head screwdriver, remove the first screw. Locate the second screw by looking to the bottom right of the motherboard. Remove the second screw with the Philips head screwdriver.
  • Remove the two motherboard screws.

    • To remove the first screw, expose the black strip. Then using a Philips head screwdriver, remove the first screw.

    • Locate the second screw by looking to the bottom right of the motherboard. Remove the second screw with the Philips head screwdriver.

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Locate the last connection to the LCD in the top right section of the tablet. The last connection is a ribbon connected to green wire, which is held down by tape.
  • Locate the last connection to the LCD in the top right section of the tablet.

  • The last connection is a ribbon connected to green wire, which is held down by tape.

    • Disconnect the ribbon by removing the tape connecting it to the plastic frame of the tablet.

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With the spudger, pry the LCD screen from the plastic screen holder.
  • With the spudger, pry the LCD screen from the plastic screen holder.

  • Use gentle, but firm force to pry the LCD away from the holder.

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Work the spudger all the way around until the LCD is free from the screen holder.
  • Work the spudger all the way around until the LCD is free from the screen holder.

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Finally, lift the LCD off, removing it from the screen holder and the motherboard.
  • Finally, lift the LCD off, removing it from the screen holder and the motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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