Glass Lens Only Screen Replacement Instructions

Caution: Beware of imitations. These instructions are specifically designed for Digital Supply USA repair parts only. These parts have undergone the proper testing and have been specially coated with break resistant materials and ion-strengthened glass.

What You Need to Replace a Glass Screen

With our complete phone repair kit, you get the glass screen part and the specialized tools and adhesive for this repair. Here are additional household items that will help to have on hand.

  • Scotch tape
  • Hair dryer or heat gun
  • Wire or dental floss
  • Playing card
  • Microfiber cloth
  • Tweezers

Set up

  • Many screws will be removed and then re-installed when replacing the screen. These screws are of different size and length. Mark each screw and related assemble with number so that you can recognize them easily. If you put a screw into a wrong place, your phone could be damage.
  • Keep all pieces organized and numbered and work on a well lit white paper base so that you can see any little pieces that might go missing.
  • To prevent equipment damage, make sure you start your repair in a static-free environment. Use a rubber mat - one designed for anti-static or just a household table place mat. You can avoid electro-static by using proper grounding techniques such as wear anti-static bracelet.

Step 1: Preparing the Phone or Device for Repair

Before doing any repair work on a phone, switch off the phone and take out the battery. It's also a good idea to take precautions to prevent the broken glass from shattering when the old screen is removed from the phone. Apply Scotch tape over the broken glass can help to hold the shards together when the glass is removed.

Step 2: Loosening the Phone Glass

The glass screen is held in place by strong glue. Apply heat to the glass, using either a hair dryer or a heat gun, to melt the adhesive so that the glass can be removed. The heat must be directed at the edges of the glass until it starts to loosen. Once the adhesive loosens, slide the plastic prying tool (or playing card) between the top of the glass and the frame of the phone. Next, take the wire or floss and slide it into the gap that the plastic tool opens up. When the glue has sufficiently softened by the heat, the wire will easily slide from the top of the phone to the bottom, separating the glass screen from the LCD. Insert the picks as you go to keep the screen separated. This may take a few attempts so be patient.

Tip: Do not force or pry your screen apart. Heating the adhesive allows the screen to be separated. Using extreme force to pry the screen off can damage LCD and digitizer. A Full LCD Touch Screen is the easiest DIY repair.

Step 3: Cleaning and Preparing the LCD

Lift away the glass screen, revealing the LCD beneath. You will need to clean this display with a microfiber cloth to remove any dust or traces of adhesive. Once the LCD is completely clean, strips of double-sided tape should be applied to each edge. This tape will hold the new glass screen in place.

Step 4: Applying Adhesive

You need specialized double-sided adhesive tape or glue for the repair. This is very thin and fits perfectly around the edge of the replacement glass screen. The following applies whether you are using the tape or glue. If you are using the adhesive tape, just pull off each strip with tweezers and cut if need and apply until all edges. Also place strips of tape or glue to the middle of solid parts of screen at top and bottom. This adhesive will hold the new glass screen in place.

Examples of how to use Adhesive Tape & Glue.

Example of how to use adhesive tape 1

Example of how to use adhesive tape 2

Example of how to use the adhesive LOCA glue

Note: Replacement screens can be secured using adhesive tape strips or UV LOCA glue.

Step 5: Fitting the New Glass Screen

The final step in this repair process is to remove the protective plastic covering from the new phone glass screen and place it onto the phone. Press down firmly on each edge of the screen can help to create a firm seal between the glass and the adhesive tape.

Tips

  • These instructions are designed for Digital Supply USA repair parts use only. Digital Supply USA parts have been tested and treated to withstand the wear and tear put on them during normal use.
  • Many screws will be removed and then re-installed when replacing the screen. These screws are of different size and length. Mark each screw and related assemble with number so that you can recognize them easily. If you put a screw into a wrong place, your screen could be damage.
  • Keep all pieces organized and numbered and work on a well lit white paper base so that you can see any little pieces that might go missing.
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