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Huawei Mate 9 Display Assembly Removal & Replacement

In this guide, we are going to show you how to remove and replace the display assembly on Huawei Mate 9 smartphone. These removal instructions have been made into 11 easy to follow steps. In order to remove the display assembly, you need to remove the SIM card tray, back cover, rear camera, front camera, motherboard, USB board and loudspeaker.

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Repair Tools Needed:
T2 Torx Screwdriver
Phillips #000 Screwdriver
Suction cup
SIM Card Eject Tool

1. Removing the SIM card tray and two T2 screws

First of all, switch off your Huawei Mate 9 and remove the SIM card tray use a SIM card eject tool.
Remove the two T2 screws located at the bottom next to the device’s USB Type-C port.

2. Separating the back cover

Use a suction cup to separate the display assembly from the back cover.

Lift up the display a little bit with a suction cup and insert a pick.
Slide the pick along the display edge on both sides.

Please don’t remove the back cover completely. The fingerprint and power button cable is still connected to the motherboard.

3. Disconnect the battery connector

In order to protect the internal components, we need to disconnect the battery connector.
Remove the screw securing the metal plate.

Remove the metal plate use tweezers.

Disconnect the battery connector from the motherboard.

4. Removing the back cover

Disconnect the battery connector with a spudger.

Now you can remove the back cover completely.

5. Removing the battery

Disconnect the display cable and main FPC from the motherboard.

Uncover the ends of the adhesive pull tabs to get a good grip on them.
Pull the adhesive tabs in a slow constant movement to free the battery.

Insert a card under the battery to separate the battery.
Because the battery is very thin, very easy to bend, I highly recommend you use the old card to pry the battery.

As you can see, there is a layer of foam glue used to fix the battery

6. Removing the motherboard

Remove eight screws with Phillips #000 Screwdriver.
Disconnect the light distance sensor connector.

Peel off the conducting fabric.
Unplug the camera connector from the motherboard. Now you can remove the front camera.

Remove the metal plate that covering the rear camera connector.

Disconnect the rear camera connector and take out the rear camera from its slot.

Disconnect the antenna cable from the motherboard.

Lift up the motherboard and remove it.

7. Removing the light distance sensor

Lift up the light distance sensor with tweezers.
The light distance sensor fixed to the middle frame by glues.

8. Removing the earpiece speaker

Lift up the earpiece speaker with tweezers. The earpiece speaker is securing to the phone body by glues.

9. Removing the USB Type-C port board

Remove five screws securing the USB Type-C port board and loudspeaker.

Unplug the antenna cable. Now you can remove the antenna cable from the phone.

Remove the metal plate that securing the main FPC.

Disconnect three cables from the USB board.

Lift up and remove the USB Type-C port board.

10. Removing the loudspeaker

Insert a pick under the loudspeaker and lift up the loudspeaker.

Now you can remove the loudspeaker.

11. Removing the vibrating motor

Lift up the vibrating motor with tweezers. The vibrating motor is securing to the phone body by glues.

If you are not a maintenance engineer, I suggest you buy a display assembly with frame, so replace the display assembly will be easier.

David Tian

David is the editor @ MyFixGuide. He loves technology, especially good at laptops and mobile phones. In his free time, he loves to take apart the latest mobile phones and laptops.

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