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Introduction

Your Xiaomi Redmi Note 8’s display can crack or break because of drops or unsuitable operation. Use this guide to replace a broken screen on a Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro smartphone.

This guide involves removing the back cover of the device, so you will need a replacement adhesive to reattach the back cover to the phone.

Before disassembling your device, be sure the battery is charged below 25%. If accidentally punctured or damaged, the battery can catch fire and/or explode; if discharged below 25%, the chances of fire/explosion is decreased.

Be sure to power off the smartphone before beginning this repair process.

Follow the iOpener Heating guide for instructions on using the iOpener.

Video Overview

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Screen Replacement

  1. Power off the phone by pressing the "Power" button located on the right side of the device. When the power options screen appears, press the "Power" option. Press the "Confirm Shutdown" option.
    • Power off the phone by pressing the "Power" button located on the right side of the device.

    • When the power options screen appears, press the "Power" option.

    • Press the "Confirm Shutdown" option.

  2. Insert and gently push the SIM card ejector tool (or an unfolded paperclip) into the small hole on the left side of the top edge of the phone. Press gently to eject the SIM tray.
    • Insert and gently push the SIM card ejector tool (or an unfolded paperclip) into the small hole on the left side of the top edge of the phone.

    • Press gently to eject the SIM tray.

    • Remove the SIM card tray from the device.

    • To reinsert the SIM card tray, orient the SIM card with the gold contacts facing up and the notch to the bottom right. Reinsert the SIM card by pressing the card gently into the SIM tray slot.

  3. Use a heat gun to lightly heat the edges of the back to soften the adhesive that connects the back cover to the rest of the frame. An iFixit iOpener, hair dryer, or hot plate can also be used to heat the edges. Using a heat gun, hair dryer, or hot plate will make the metal frame rather hot to the touch, so handle it with care.
    • Use a heat gun to lightly heat the edges of the back to soften the adhesive that connects the back cover to the rest of the frame.

    • An iFixit iOpener, hair dryer, or hot plate can also be used to heat the edges. Using a heat gun, hair dryer, or hot plate will make the metal frame rather hot to the touch, so handle it with care.

    • Be careful not to overheat the device –the OLED display, battery and other internal parts can be damaged by excessive heat. Approximately one minute should be enough to soften the adhesive.

    • An iFixit iOpener, hair dryer, or hot plate can also be used to heat the edges. Follow the iOpener Heating guide for instructions on using the iOpener.

  4. Apply a suction cup to the lower portion of the phone's backing and pull firmly to create a crack between the back cover and the rest of the phone. Insert a Jimmy tool, opening pick, or plastic card under the edge of the back cover.
    • Apply a suction cup to the lower portion of the phone's backing and pull firmly to create a crack between the back cover and the rest of the phone.

    • Insert a Jimmy tool, opening pick, or plastic card under the edge of the back cover.

  5. Once a plastic card is inserted in the seam, you can remove the suction cup. Use a plastic card or Jimmy tool to slice around the phone's seam, cutting through the adhesive. Use a plastic card or Jimmy tool to slice around the phone's seam, cutting through the adhesive.
    • Once a plastic card is inserted in the seam, you can remove the suction cup.

    • Use a plastic card or Jimmy tool to slice around the phone's seam, cutting through the adhesive.

  6. Remove the phone's back cover. If you have replacement adhesive strips, remove any remaining adhesive from the device frame using the Jimmy tool. If you have replacement adhesive strips, remove any remaining adhesive from the device frame using the Jimmy tool.
    • Remove the phone's back cover.

    • If you have replacement adhesive strips, remove any remaining adhesive from the device frame using the Jimmy tool.

  7. Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the 10 screws from the plastic motherboard cover.
    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the 10 screws from the plastic motherboard cover.

    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the seven screws from the plastic button module.

  8. Use a spudger to pry up the plastic motherboard cover. Remove the plastic motherboard cover. Remove the plastic motherboard cover.
    • Use a spudger to pry up the plastic motherboard cover.

    • Remove the plastic motherboard cover.

  9. Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect all flex cables leading to the motherboard. Use a pair of tweezers to gently disconnect the thin ribbon cable connecting to the motherboard's lower right-hand corner. Use a pair of tweezers to gently disconnect the thin ribbon cable connecting to the motherboard's lower right-hand corner.
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect all flex cables leading to the motherboard.

    • Use a pair of tweezers to gently disconnect the thin ribbon cable connecting to the motherboard's lower right-hand corner.

  10. Use the flat end of a spudger to gently pry up the motherboard. Remove the motherboard. Remove the motherboard.
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to gently pry up the motherboard.

    • Remove the motherboard.

  11. Remove the plastic button module using a pair of tweezers. Remove the plastic button module using a pair of tweezers. Remove the plastic button module using a pair of tweezers.
    • Remove the plastic button module using a pair of tweezers.

  12. Remove the superlinear speaker using a pair of tweezers. Remove the superlinear speaker using a pair of tweezers.
    • Remove the superlinear speaker using a pair of tweezers.

  13. Use the flat end of a spudger to pry up the end of the large orange flex cable.
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry up the end of the large orange flex cable.

    • Remove the large orange flex cable.

  14. Use the flat end of a spudger to pry up the USB-C assembly from the lower portion of the phone. Remove the USB-C assembly using a pair of tweezers. Remove the USB-C assembly using a pair of tweezers.
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry up the USB-C assembly from the lower portion of the phone.

    • Remove the USB-C assembly using a pair of tweezers.

  15. Disconnect the orange flex cable using a pair of tweezers. Use a pair of tweezers to gently remove the vibrator assembly. Use a pair of tweezers to gently remove the vibrator assembly.
    • Disconnect the orange flex cable using a pair of tweezers.

    • Use a pair of tweezers to gently remove the vibrator assembly.

  16. Use a pair of tweezers to remove the earpiece assembly. Use a pair of tweezers to remove the earpiece assembly.
    • Use a pair of tweezers to remove the earpiece assembly.

  17. Use a pair of tweezers to remove the small black plastic piece located near the phone's upper lefthand corner. Use a pair of tweezers to remove the small black plastic piece located near the phone's upper lefthand corner.
    • Use a pair of tweezers to remove the small black plastic piece located near the phone's upper lefthand corner.

  18. Use a pair of tweezers to disconnect the small orange flex cable. Gently remove the assembly with the small orange flex cable using a pair of tweezers. Gently remove the assembly with the small orange flex cable using a pair of tweezers.
    • Use a pair of tweezers to disconnect the small orange flex cable.

    • Gently remove the assembly with the small orange flex cable using a pair of tweezers.

  19. Use a pair of tweezers to grasp the black plastic strip in the bottom left-hand corner of the battery. Pull firmly on the black tab and wrap the adhesive strip around the tweezers. Continue pulling outwards until the entire adhesive strip is removed.
    • Use a pair of tweezers to grasp the black plastic strip in the bottom left-hand corner of the battery.

    • Pull firmly on the black tab and wrap the adhesive strip around the tweezers.

    • Continue pulling outwards until the entire adhesive strip is removed.

  20. Use the flat end of a spudger to pry up the battery. Remove the battery. Now, you can replace the phone's damaged screen-on-frame with a new screen-on-frame assembly.
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry up the battery.

    • Remove the battery.

    • Now, you can replace the phone's damaged screen-on-frame with a new screen-on-frame assembly.

Conclusion

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

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