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If your screen is not responding, use this guide to properly replace the screen. If the digitiser is intact and you intend to reuse it, removal takes great care and plenty of patience.

  1. Have the front of the device facing you. Begin near one of the curved edges of the device (see photo two for visual example)
    • Have the front of the device facing you.

    • Begin near one of the curved edges of the device (see photo two for visual example)

    • Place plastic opening tool between the front and back panels.

    • If a plastic opening tool doesn’t work, using a metal spudger may work, but it may damage the plastic on the device.

    • Remember to remove the micro SD card (if present) before you begin.

    AWESOME!! I was trying to open it from the “NOT OK” place and you saved me to broken the screen… thanks!!

    David Leiva - Responder

  2. Once the plastic opening tool is fully inserted, wedge it around device’s edges to separate the panels. Lift the back panel off of the device.
    • Once the plastic opening tool is fully inserted, wedge it around device’s edges to separate the panels.

    • Lift the back panel off of the device.

    • The back panel will make a clicking noise while being lifted off of the device.

  3. Remove the adhesive film and flip up retaining flap on the ZIF battery connector.
    • Remove the adhesive film and flip up retaining flap on the ZIF battery connector.

    • Slide out orange battery ribbon cable.

    BEWARE!!! later on Samsung tablets the tab holding the main cable (marked “MAIN”) breaks as soon as you attempt to lift the tab to remove the ribbon! I reckon Samsung designed this breakabloe tab to not only avoid the warranty, but the render the tablet useless!

    graham chapman - Responder

    I also had this problem, the connector broke, even if i was very careful, i still can use the tablet, i pushed the “main” cable in place and used a little bit of hotmelt glue to hold it in place.

    Yannick - Responder

  4. Remove the adhesive film, lift the retaining tab and withdraw the white speaker ribbon. Remove the adhesive film, lift the retaining tab and withdraw the white speaker ribbon.
    • Remove the adhesive film, lift the retaining tab and withdraw the white speaker ribbon.

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  6. Lift the retaining tab and withdraw the black LCD ribbon. Lift the retaining tab and withdraw the black LCD ribbon. Lift the retaining tab and withdraw the black LCD ribbon.
    • Lift the retaining tab and withdraw the black LCD ribbon.

  7. Use Phillips # 000 to remove ten of the 4 mm .3 cm screws around the battery. Slide a plastic opening tool under the bottom of the battery close to the speakers and lift up.
    • Use Phillips # 000 to remove ten of the 4 mm .3 cm screws around the battery.

    • Slide a plastic opening tool under the bottom of the battery close to the speakers and lift up.

    • The large rectangular white and black piece is the entire battery, be careful not to puncture it.

  8. Flip up the two ZIF connectors on the motherboard using the plastic opening tool. Slide the orange ribbon cables out of the ZIF connectors. Remove the front-facing camera.
    • Flip up the two ZIF connectors on the motherboard using the plastic opening tool.

    • Slide the orange ribbon cables out of the ZIF connectors.

    • Remove the front-facing camera.

    This step omits the disconnection of the battery from the motherboard , which is shown disconnected in this picture but was connected in the previous step

    Christopher Ford - Responder

    Thanks for bringing this to our attention. We added the relevant battery disconnection steps—hope this helps!

    Kristen Gismondi - Responder

    If the model you are working on is the T585 you will need to carefully pry up the blue antennae cable and disconnect the sim card slot from the motherboard.

    Brendon Gould - Responder

  9. Disconnect the headphone jack from the motherboard.
    • Disconnect the headphone jack from the motherboard.

    • Use a Phillips # 000 to remove six 4mm screws.

  10. Lodge the plastic opening tool under and lift the motherboard out of the tablet. Be careful not to snag any connectors.
    • Lodge the plastic opening tool under and lift the motherboard out of the tablet.

    • Be careful not to snag any connectors.

    • Remove the metal bracket that was underneath the charging port and set aside.

    Replacing the broken screen, I stupidly unhooked the LCD with a metal screwdriver. It makes the sound of coming on but no picture. Is that the motherboard?

    MARGARET - Responder

    I replaced screen once before and had no problem except using a screwdriver this time.

    MARGARET - Responder

  11. The screen may crack during removal, so be wary of broken glass. Apply heat as necessary around the edges of the screen to loosen the adhesive, but be careful not to melt the plastic frame of the tablet. Starting on the side of the tablet near the bottom, heat the area and insert a metal jimmy or opening pick between the digitizer and the frame.
    • The screen may crack during removal, so be wary of broken glass. Apply heat as necessary around the edges of the screen to loosen the adhesive, but be careful not to melt the plastic frame of the tablet.

    • Starting on the side of the tablet near the bottom, heat the area and insert a metal jimmy or opening pick between the digitizer and the frame.

    • Separate the adhesive on the bottom of the tablet first, then work up the sides. The digitizer ribbon cable is located at the top and passes through a slot in the mid-frame. It is easily torn or damaged in the final stages of removing the glass.

    • If the glass is intact and you intent ro reuse it, take care not to insert the jimmy further than the width of the black screen border or you risk damaging the digitiser, which is a thin plastic film stuck to the bck of the glass.

    • The adhesive tends to stick to the plastic mid-frame rather than the glass but it will separate more easily and cleanly from the midframe if you can start it lifting at one point. This will also reduce the risk of damaging the digitiser film.

  12. Turn the tablet over and lodge the plastic opening tool under the screen to take it out of the device.
    • Turn the tablet over and lodge the plastic opening tool under the screen to take it out of the device.

    • The LCD panel is stuck to the mid-frame with double sided tape. Lift gently and progressively, giving the adhesive time to give way.

Conclusão

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

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Will be trying this in the next couple of days, see there was no heat gun used to take the front glass off, I’m only replacing the LCD so does the touch glass need warming to remove or does it just jimmy off?

tcatt - Responder

I would Personally HIGHLY RECOMMEND Heat.

this Guide Perturbs me slightly.It never detaches the battery from motherboard and misses a couple of the Connectors it feels like its skipping steps.

iCovers Customer Service -

After replacing the digitizer, my soft keys do not function. The home button works just fine, but i cannot press the back button or the recent application button. Would this be due to a faulty digitizer? Or could it possibly be a faulty ‘ daughter board “? ( not positive if the home button working excludes this theory )

Lance Basinger - Responder

Same problem here. Did u fix a fix?

Jesse Martucci -

Hi, could you help me with how to change a LCD cable for same device. Many thanks

Timur H - Responder

Hi, is it still possible to replace just the touchscreen which is cracked, the LCD seems fine and the touch sensitivity is still there. Iam looking for guidance as where to purchase a replacement screen and the correct adhesive tape to be used. Some advice would be greatly appreciated.

Colin Kelly - Responder

Look for a model number on the back of your tablet and search ebay, MobileSentrix, etc for a digitizer. The correct adhesive tape to use is Tesa 61395, sold by iFixit and elsewhere.

Patrick -

I only had to replace the digitizer on mine, lcd was good.

Heat did the trick for me. Start at the end with the bottom so it can hinge to finish. I also put packing tape on the edges so the glass might stay in place.

Thanks for the guide!

George Tedrick - Responder

Hey guys. Just changed mine. All is rightly connected, but when I hit the power button, I see lines from top to bottom instead of the samsung logo. As if the display could only proceed the vertical display. Any hints?

Mtler - Responder

Likely a damaged LCD or LCD cable.

Patrick -

Hello,

first of all thanks for the guide!!

After completing all the steps, i tried to turn it on. But nothing happened, screen was black. Only hear a „beep“ when plugging it off… Does anyone have an idea?

Thanks in advance!

Tobias - Responder

I am waiting on my digitizer I hope I ordered the right one

ill let you know how it goes

909 - Responder

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