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Sony Xplod CDX-MP30 Front Screen Motherboard Replacement

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Replace the motherboard that controls the front screen.

  • Author: Chao Chen
  • Time estimate: 30 minutes
  • Difficulty: Difficult

Make sure you can explore the Xplod very well.

Step 1 Front Screen Motherboard  ¶ 

Using the Phillips #0 Screwdriver, unscrew the 4 (length - 11.11mm) screws on the front screen.

Step 1 Front Screen Motherboard  ¶ 

Step 2  ¶ 

Use two fingers to create a small gap in the top of the faceplate, as indicated in the picture. Use two fingers to create a small gap in the top of the faceplate, as indicated in the picture. Use two fingers to create a small gap in the top of the faceplate, as indicated in the picture.

Step 2  ¶ 

  • Use two fingers to create a small gap in the top of the faceplate, as indicated in the picture.

Step 3  ¶ 

Insert the flat end of the Heavy-duty Spudger into the opening you created. Slide it to the right carefully, until you feel the screen pop off. Make sure you keep the face of the screen pointed down as you carefully lift off the freed black portion of the screen - as shown in the picture.

Step 3  ¶ 

  • Insert the flat end of the Heavy-duty Spudger into the opening you created.

  • Slide it to the right carefully, until you feel the screen pop off.

  • Make sure you keep the face of the screen pointed down as you carefully lift off the freed black portion of the screen - as shown in the picture.

Step 4  ¶ 

Gently grab the Front Motherboard - as indicated in the picture - and lift it from the rest of the screen. Gently grab the Front Motherboard - as indicated in the picture - and lift it from the rest of the screen.

Step 4  ¶ 

  • Gently grab the Front Motherboard - as indicated in the picture - and lift it from the rest of the screen.

Step 5  ¶ 

To remove the LCD, please refer to the iFixit soldering guide.

Step 5  ¶ 

  • To remove the LCD, please refer to the iFixit soldering guide.

  • Once the LCD screen is removed, you have unrestricted access to the front screen motherboard.