Introduction-Changing the screen of an android tablet:
Some weeks ago I was on holiday. I had my acer Iconia a 200 tablet with me. Unfortunately it fell on the concrete floor one night. The glass of display was broken. This also meant you weren’t able to use your fingers to give commands everything had to be done with a nasty mouse. Some days ago I took heart and I’ve ordered a new LCD Screen and Digitizer Assembly. Today I have assembled the new parts to my Iconia a 200 tablet. It’s new working fine again. If you also smashed the screen of your android phone/ tablet this guide will be perfect for as it will explain you how to change the screen. I will guide you through every single step. Many of the shown steps should also work with other android tablets.
“This guide is aimed to safe you money by replacing the screen instead of buying a new tablet!”
Note: In my case it would have been enough if I replaced just the Digitizer Touch Screen without the LCD Screen. But as I didn’t know whether the LCD Screen got also damaged I decided to buy both. If you have similar problems and you just want to buy a Digitizer Touch Screen the only step you have to do more is detaching the broken glass from the LCD Screen and attaching the new glass to it. All the other steps shown will remain!
What you need:
- OEM Acer Iconia Tab A200 LCD Screen and Digitizer Assembly.
Etradesupply for example offers you worldwide shipping.
European customers may also check out Screen-shop.net.
- Difficulty: Moderate
- Time: ~45 min
- It’s best to start by removing the Micro SD- Card. Not removing the memory card can cause problems later down the road.
- Start by removing the plastic cover. It’s best to use a pick for that.
- You can remove three parts. The piece of plastic that’s covering the Micro SD-Card reader can’t be removed. Store the loose parts carefully.
- Open the four Phillips screws with a screw driver.
- Use guitar picks to detach the plastic cover from the display. Start at the left and the right side. Insert the pick between the plastic cover and the black gasket.
- Pull the battery cable connector away from its socket on the logic board. You can do this by hand, use a screw driver or use a plastic opening tool. Pull the plug gently along the horizontal axis to towards the battery. Removing the battery at that early stage can avoid short-circuits.
- Continue by removing the seven Phillips screws securing the battery to the case. Remove and store them in a box.
- Remove the power cord from its position. Use a screwdriver or a Plastic Opener to gently dissolute the magnet which is around the cable from the plastic.
- Pull the cable for the charger away from the centre of the logic board
- Pull the microphone cable connector away from the centre of the logic board. Remove the microphone gently by lifting it upwards.
- Continue by removing the three Phillips screws for the loudspeakers.
- Remove the flexible flat cable which is connecting the screen board with the display. To do so open the black part of the carrier like a book. You’ll then be able to detach the cable by pulling it along the face of the board away from the carrier.
- Disconnect the cable that’s connecting the screen board with the logic board. To do so pull gently away from each board. You might want to use a plastic opener again.
- Next we have to peel the inverter away from the body.
- You only need to bend it slightly upwards.
- Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the inverter connector up and off its socket on the logic board.
- Pull the display cable away from the logic board to disconnect it. Note: the display cable socket is very fragile. Do not apply any upward force to this socket, as it may break off the logic board. Pull the display cable parallel to the face of the logic board.
- peel the w-lan antenna away from the body.
- You only need to bend it slightly upwards.
- Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the w-lan antenna connector up and off its socket on the logic board.
- Remove the seven Phillips screws securing the logic board to the case. Store the screws in a safe place.
- Now you can remove the logic board. Store it in a safe place.
- Use the tip of a spudger to flip up the screen board. This board is glued onto the body. A new screen board will be included to your replacement screen.
- With the heat gun or blow dryer set to low, start heating the outer black border of the glass panel. Make sure to heat everything consistently.
- Gently lift the corner of the display glass with a guitar pick. With the guitar pick you can pry up the display to the plastic frame. Pry up the display along the edge of the display.
- Pull the display cable away from the display to disconnect it. To do so just pull the cable parallel away to the display surface.
- Finally you will have to separate parts as displayed in the bellow mentioned images.
- Remove the flexible flat cable for the screen from the screen board. Otherwise you later won’t be able to to fit the display properly together with the plastic frame.
- Open the black closing on the carrier by rotating the it towards beige carrier.
- Fit the display cable of your new display gently through the opening in the plastic frame.
- Detach the plastic covers from the edges of the lower side of the new display. Furthermore detach the piece of plastic which is marked with a blue dot from the opening of the camera.
- Now glue the new display into the plastic frame. Press the edges of the display blandly onto the frame.
- Remove the tape of the screen board.
- Glue the display board onto the plastic frame.
- Attach the display cable to the screen board. Feed the flexible flat cable into the mouth of the carrier. Finally close the black plastic of the beige carrier like a book.
- reassemble everything else in the right order.
- You should finally come up with a result like this:
I hope this guide on how to repair the display of your Iconia Android tablet was useful for you.
Did you manage to fix your android tablet? Tell us in the comment section!
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