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Thread: Has anyone actually done an LCD / digitizer replacement? (2G)

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    Default Has anyone actually done an LCD / digitizer replacement? (2G)
    Hello all!

    I needed to replace my 2G LCD/digitizer so followed the excellent video at [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1z0pw2VK7M]YouTube - iPhone Screen Replacement & Disassemble/TakeApart Directions[/ame]

    All was going fine, albeit very very fiddly as the producers of the video note! Then I came to one of the final steps, the actual take-out of the LCD/digitizer/glass.

    The video mentions that there are "three clips holding in the LCD, along each side" and that after removing one side of the LCD I should work on the other. But I can't figure out whether I need to do anything with the clips or whether somehow I should at this point be leveraging out the LCD (etc) assembly and the clips just let go as I gradually prize the assembly out.

    Has anyone else here managed to take do this job and if so could you offer any tips? Maybe there some other instructions I can refer to? As I try to lever out what I think is the whole assembly it feels like I'm taking out just the glass - perhaps I'm leveraging in the wrong place!

    Thanks in advance.

    Steve

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    it's just plastic molded to grab the side of the metal after you pop it up, there's nothing to do. Just stick a small flathead screwdriver under the tabs and pop up. You're replacing the digitizer/lcd/glass anyway so what are ya scared of? Pop that thing up, it's easy.

    There are no "clips" to do anything with. It's just molded plastic that is part of the LCD.
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