LCD Screen Quick Start Guide - iPhone, iPad, Samsung +
LCD / Digitizer Screen Installation
Important: READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS, WATCH A REPAIR VIDEO AND TEST NEW SCREEN BEFORE Installing
Test the LCD / Digitizer Screen BEFORE installing/closing up device
Steps to follow:
IMPORTANT: Make sure your phone is charged
- Do not remove protective screen film/ cover
- Attach the flex cable from the new LCD or digitizer screen to your phone or tablet.
- Ensure the flex cables are seated correctly with a "clicking sound". Start at one end of the connector and use a gentle rocking motion while you work your way to the other end. (IMPORTANT: DO NOT BEND - CABLE IS VERY FRAGILE)
- WARNING - Do not press the left and upper corners of the screen, otherwise it may cause lines on the screen.
- Attach original home button and power on your phone or tablet
- Test if the image and touch screen (all letters) are working. Run for 10 minutes.
- If failure - clean connectors with 99% alcohol and repeat steps described above.
Damaged or defective items must be reported within 72 hours of receipt of order. Once installation begins, removing the screen's protective film and/or applying adhesive will void returns, refunds, and exchanges.
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IMPORTANT Screen Replacement Preparation
- Have a PC or another phone to watch video while doing repair
- Watch a repair video before starting the repair. Repair Videos »
- Back up your device via iCloud or iTunes before proceeding
- Keep track of screws.
Many screws will be removed and then re-installed when replacing the screen. These screws are of different size and length.
Mark each screw in order that you remove and related assembly with a number so that you can recognize them easily. If you put a screw into the wrong place, your phone could be damaged.
- Keep all pieces organized and numbered and work on a well lit WHITE paper base (like a napkin or paper towel) so that you can see any little pieces that might go missing.
- Confirm the phone is powered off before starting the repair.
- Cover the screen with packing tape to avoid injuries and to help the suction cup stick
- WARNING - Don’t force the connectors together until they are properly lined up. If a part doesn't fit quite right, don't force it. Take a step back and see if something's out of place such as a loose screw that's been magnetized to an ear speaker.
Additional household items that will help to have on hand:
- Scotch tape
- Hair dryer or heat gun
- Playing card or credit card
- Microfiber cloth
Treat Flex Cables Gently - Very Fragile
- Use tools instead of your finger during the installation. Otherwise, it will damage the screen!
- Check for any dust or debris in between the flex cables and motherboard. Clear it with a brush or an alcohol dipped cloth.
- Make sure the flex cables are properly connected with a “clicking” sound.
- Don't bend the flex cables.
Using Repair Tools
Review tools in Repair Tool Kit - here.
The tool kit includes different screwdriver heads and it is important to use the right one as to not strip the screw heads. NEVER over-torque a screw, it can easily damage something else or get stripped and stuck.
Static Free, Clean Environment
- Make sure you have a nice clean space to work in with minimal distractions. A room that's not carpeted would be ideal. Make sure to be careful and minimize static electricity which can damage your device.
- Use proper grounding techniques such as wearing an anti-static bracelet or touch a steel table leg to discharge any static before starting work on anything.
- If possible,
use latex gloves or work on rubber mat, one designed for anti-static or just a household table place mat.
- In particular, after failing to install an LCD assembly the first time, when you try to install it by connecting the connector to the motherboard the second time static will be generated and it will damage the IC on the flex cable or connector rendering the assembly defective.
Most screens come with a protective film to guard against scratches. DON'T remove this until the new part is secured in the phone. The glass screen attracts dust and fingerprints and the protective film will help reduce this.
Make sure to remove the red/purple static protection sheet from the metal on the back of the LCD (using small tab sticking out).
If you have trouble, check out our
Screen Repair Troubleshooting Tips »
Covers common issues and how to resolve
Good luck with your repair!
Be sure to keep all packaging in case you need to send anything back to us to ensure no breakage during delivery.
Phone repairs take patience and precision. RepairPartsPlus is not responsible for any damage to devices during installation.