Front Outer Glass Lens Screen Replacement Instructions November 17, 2015 11:14
Digital Supply USA is only a parts supplier there for doesn’t answer technical questions. Digital Supply USA specializes in sourcing high quality parts at the lowest prices.
Below are the instructions that the manufacturer sends out.
Tip 1: A lot of people prefer to use the video instructions on www.YouTube.com Simply put iPhone glass only replacement OR Galaxy glass only replacement in the search bar and tons of videos pop up.
Tip 2: You will see a lot of the older repair methods use glue. This method has been replaced with adhesive tape as the manufactures have determined that the adhesive tape typically lasts longer and is easier to use.
Front Top Outer Glass Lens Screen Replacement
Disclaimer: These instructions come straight from the manufacturer. Repair at your own risk. Digital Supply USA is not responsible for any broken items. Digital Supply USA is simply a parts supplier there for doesn’t answer technical questions.
Step 1- Front Glass
- Cut a piece of packaging tape the size of the screen and stick it on top of the glass screen. This will help you remove the broken pieces of glass later. (this is especially helpful if your screen has a lot of cracks)
- If your screen still has the outer screen protector on it then you may not need to use the tape.
- Use the plastic opening tool to pry open the back and front cases.
- Hold a hair dryer or heat gun about 3 inches from your phone. Heat the front glass lens for about 3 to 7 minutes (depending on how hot it is) to loosen the adhesive that holds the glass to the digitizer. The glass lens should be just too hot to touch. Don’t heat it hotter than this as you can damage the LCD digitizer.
- **you may not need to use heat if your screen is so cracked that you can see the digitizer below it and can peel the pieces of glasses off of the LCD digitizer.
- Using the guitar pick or plastic pry tool very carefully start separating the glass piece or pieces if it has been shattered from the digitizer.
- When you are separating the glass start at the top outer borders and work your way in towards the center and bottom.
- You may need to heat the glass multiple times to keep it hot as you do this.
- Be extra careful when you get to the bottom because the menu buttons are glued to the glass.
- Be careful not to damage the cables. Separate the screen from the top to the bottom to the point where you can see the menu/home button cables.
- Remove the speaker mesh cover from your old phone as you will need to transfer it to your new glass lens.
- Carefully remove the rest of the glass pieces and adhesive from the digitizer.
- You can use Alcohol, Windex or WD40 to help get the rest of the remaining adhesive off of the digitizer. Be careful not to use too much though.
- Make sure the glass lens and digitizer is smudge free. ( you can do this by using a lent free cloth)
- Cut a small piece of the adhesive tape and use it to keep the buttons in place.
- It is important to make sure the buttons line up exactly
- Put pieces of the adhesive tape on the 4 corners of the digitizer (top and bottom)
- If the new glass lens has a protective plastic film then remove it now. (be careful not to smudge the glass)
- Adhere the new glass lens to the digitizer. (most people find it easiest to start at the top and slowly work your way down.