How to Fix a Broken Screen on a MetroPCS

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MetroPCS provides contract-free cellular coverage for many different phones. Some of the phones for which they offer service are the BlackBerry and various Samsung smartphones, such as the Galaxy. If the screen on your MetroPCS phone isn't functioning, it is likely a connection problem. To fix it, you must open the unit and reattach the ribbon cable.

Things You'll Need

  • Small Phillips screwdriver
  • Case opener tool
  • Turn off your MetroPCS phone and turn the phone over. Slide the battery door off of the unit and remove the battery. You will now need to access the screen on your phone. This will vary from model to model, but there are some common steps to accessing most smartphone screens.

  • Remove all of the screws from the rear of the phone with a small Phillips screwdriver.

  • Insert the end of a case opener tool (available from most electronics stores) into the seam, where the back frame meets the body of the unit. Work your way around until the back frame comes off.

  • Remove any screws covering the metal plate on the back of the phone. Some phones may not have a metal plate, in which case you will have direct access to the motherboard.

  • Locate the screen cable plugged into a port on the motherboard. It will likely be thick and orange. Some cables will be plugged into the underside of the motherboard. If this is the case, lift the motherboard out of the housing to access the underside. Remove any screws that may be holding the motherboard in place.

  • Unplug the screen ribbon cable and immediately plug it back in, making sure that it is secure. This should fix any connection problems of the screen.

  • Reverse the steps for reassembly of the phone.

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