Zune HD LCD Screen Replacement Tutorial

This tutorial will show you how to replace the LCD screen in your Zune HD. To do this you'll have to almost completely disassemble your Zune.

Stuff you will need:

  • A few small screwdrivers (flat head, tri-wing)
  • Ziplock bags for screws and small parts
  • X-acto knife with the flat #17 blade

Click on the pictures for a larger version.
zune hd mobo removed Follow our Zune HD Battery Replacement Tutorial to remove the motherboard and battery.
zune hd power button Remove the power button (it slides right out)
zune hd usb cover

Remove the black cover on the bottom of the Zune HD. To do this you have to push it down and then towards you (if you're holding it like shown in the picture)

zune hd side button Remove the button on the side of the Zune HD. It sits on the post circled in green so you'll have to gently move it back & forth until it comes off.
zune hd peeling cables Pull on the two cables that used to be under the motherboard to peel them off the frame.
zune hd front panel clips This is probably the hardest part of the job. You have to separate the front cover from the frame. There are 7 clips that hold them together. The best way to do this is to start with the clips circled in green. Use your flathead screwdriver to push the black clip in the direction of the arrow as you pry between the frame and the front cover with your x-acto knife. There is some adhesive so this will take a while. Work on them until you get the three green clips separated.
zune hd front panel close This is a closer look at the clips. The part circled in green is one of the black clips that you have to pry in the direction of the arrow. The red shows the approximate size and shape of the clip on the frame..
zune hd frame separation This is what you'll see after you separate one side. Now just repeat the process on the other side.
zune hd frame separation 2 Here is a shot of the frame + lcd and the front cover + digitizer separated.
zune hd front panel off A better look at the lcd and the digitizer side by side.
zune hd lcd prying Now all you have to do is use your x-acto knife to pry off the old lcd screen. It is attached with some adhesive. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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