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T Mobile Google G1 disassembly, screen replacement and repair



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Tools required for disassembly: Torx 6 screwdriver, Torx 5 screwdriver, Phillips screwdriver, plastic tool such as a guitar plectrum or credit card.

Remove your back cover, battery, sim and memory card. Now remove the four torx 5 screws, circled in red, and the torx 6 screw, circled in blue. T Mobile Google G1 disassembly stage 1 Run something like a credit card around the join of the battery compartment to release it. T Mobile Google G1 disassembly stage 2 Your phone should look like below. Remove the two screws circled at the top of the phone and lever off the connectors at the opposite end of the two wires, also circled in red. T Mobile Google G1 disassembly stage 3 Your phone should now look like below. The large connector, circled at the bottom of the phone, needs to be detached. This attaches like a plug and socket. Just lever it up to unplug. The other circled connector attaches in a different way. Remove the orange sticky tape, flick the black latch up and then slide the orange ribbon away from the phone. Now push the green circuit board at the bottom of the phone in the direction of the arrow. You should feel it click and release. T Mobile Google G1 disassembly stage 4 Lift the green circuit board up and after removing the sticky silver foil (this can be thrown away) you have access two more ribbon connectors. Each attaches like a plug and socket. Just lever them away from the circuit board to unplug. T Mobile Google G1 disassembly stage 5 Another ribbon needs to be disconnected. Peel the orange sticky tape away, flick the black latch up and then slide the orange ribbon away from the phone. The circuit board will now be free. T Mobile Google G1 disassembly stage 6 Your phone should now look like below. Remove the four small screws, circled in white and the two longer screws, circled in red. Now push your small screwdriver into the two gaps circled in blue. Be firm. This will release the phone control part (trackball, on/off button etc) on the other side of the phone. T Mobile Google G1 disassembly stage 7 Pry the user control part off and you phone will look like below. Now lift the screen away from the rest of the phone. T Mobile Google G1 disassembly stage 8 You phone should now look like below. On the reverse side of the screen (pictured below, left) there are four screws. Two small screws, circled in white, a larger screw circled in blue and another large screw opposite (move the arm of the slider across to access this screw). T Mobile Google G1 disassembly stage 9 Pry the phone apart, as shown below. T Mobile Google G1 disassembly stage 10 Your phone should now look like below. T Mobile Google G1 disassembly stage 11 Lift the metal part from right to left. It will still be connected by three ribbons on the underside of this part. T Mobile Google G1 disassembly stage 12 You now have access three more ribbon connectors. The two at the bottom attach like a plug and socket. Just lever them away from the phone to unplug. To detach the orange ribbon, remove the orange sticky tape, flick the black latch up and then slide the ribbon out. T Mobile Google G1 disassembly stage 13 Your phone should now look like below. Peel away the silver foil indicated by the arrow. This is not needed so don't worry about damaging it but be careful because the ribbons it is stuck to can tear. Also remove the speaker, circled in blue. T Mobile Google G1 disassembly stage 14 With the foil removed your phone should look like below. Another ribbon connector needs to be released (circled). To remove, flick the black latch up and then slide the orange ribbon out. Now use your credit card to lever the screen out. Start at the top then slide the screen out in the direction indicated by the arrows. T Mobile Google G1 disassembly stage 15 You should now have the LCD screen removed. Reverse the whole procedure for reassembly. If you've found this disassembly guide useful, please support formymobile.co.uk and order the tools and parts you need from our site. We ship worldwide! T Mobile Google G1 disassembly stage 16
If you have any questions about how to take apart and repair your broken T Mobile Google G1, email rob.lee@formymobile.co.uk. Or post a comment below for further help with T Mobile Google G1 disassembly.

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