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Use this guide to replace a broken or defective OLED Screen & Digitizer in your Huawei P30 Pro.

Note: This guide instructs you to replace only the screen while leaving the original frame and motherboard in place. However, some replacement screens for this phone come pre-installed in a new frame (a.k.a. chassis), which requires a very different procedure. Make sure you have the correct part before starting this guide.

Opening the Huawei P30 Pro will damage the waterproof sealing on the device. If you do not replace the adhesive seals, your phone will function normally but will lose its water-protection.

Due to the phone’s design, you need to remove the lithium-ion battery in order to remove the screen. Reusing a deformed battery after it been removed is a potential safety hazard. Replace it with a new battery.

Before disassembling your phone, discharge the battery below 25%. The battery can catch fire and/or explode if accidentally punctured, but the chances of that happening are much lower if discharged.

You’ll need replacement adhesive to reattach components when reassembling the device.

  1. Huawei P30 Pro Screen & Digitizer Replacement, Rear Glass: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Before you begin, switch off your phone.

    • Apply a heated iOpener to the back of the phone to loosen the adhesive beneath the back cover. Apply the iOpener for at least two minutes.

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    • Secure a suction handle to the bottom of the back cover, as close to the edge as possible.

    • If the phone's rear glass is cracked, the suction handle may not stick. Try lifting it with strong tape, or superglue the suction handle in place and allow it to cure so you can proceed.

    • Lift the back cover with the suction handle to create a small gap between the cover and the frame.

    • Insert an opening pick into the gap.

    • If you have trouble, apply more heat to further soften the adhesive. Follow the iOpener instructions to avoid overheating.

    • Slide the opening pick to the bottom right corner.

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    • Insert a second opening pick and slide it to the bottom left corner to cut the adhesive.

    • Leave the opening picks in place to prevent the adhesive from resealing.

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    • Insert a third opening pick at the bottom left corner.

    • In the next few steps whilst cutting around the rear camera make sure you only use the tip of the opening pick to avoid smearing the lens or damaging the camera.

    • Slide the tip of the opening pick from the bottom left corner along the side of the phone to cut the adhesive.

    • Leave the opening pick in its place at the top left corner to prevent the adhesive from resealing.

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    • If the adhesive becomes hard to cut, it most likely cooled down. Use your iOpener to reheat it.

    • Insert a fourth opening pick under the top left corner of the back cover.

    • Slide the opening pick along the top edge of the phone to cut the adhesive.

    • Leave the opening pick in the top right corner to prevent the adhesive from resealing.

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    • Insert a fifth opening pick at the top right corner of the phone.

    • Slide the opening pick along the right side to cut the remaining adhesive.

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    • Lift and remove the back cover.

    • Before installing fresh adhesive and reassembling, remove any remaining adhesive from the phone, and clean the glued areas with isopropyl alcohol and a lint-free cloth.

    • During reassembly, this is a good point to power on your phone and test all functions before sealing it up. Be sure to power your phone back down completely before you continue working.

    • Secure the new back cover with pre-cut adhesive or double-sided adhesive tape. After installing the rear glass, apply pressure for several minutes to help the adhesive form a good bond, such as by placing it under a stack of heavy books.

  8. Huawei P30 Pro Screen & Digitizer Replacement, Motherboard Cover with NFC & Charging Coil: step 8, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the ten Phillips #00 screws (4.3 mm length).

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    • Slide an opening pick under the black adhesive at the bottom right of the charging coil.

    • Carefully loosen the adhesive with the opening pick.

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    • Slide an opening pick under the black adhesive at the bottom left of the charging coil.

    • Carefully loosen the adhesive with the opening pick.

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    • Slide an opening pick under the left side of the motherboard cover.

    • Unhinge the left side of the motherboard cover by slightly rotating the opening pick.

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    • Push the motherboard cover out of the sockets at the top edge of the phone beginning with the top left corner.

    • Remove the motherboard cover including the NFC and charging coil.

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    • Use a spudger to pry up and disconnect the battery connector.

    • When you disconnect connectors like these, be careful not to dislodge the small surface-mounted components surrounding the socket.

  14. Huawei P30 Pro Screen & Digitizer Replacement, Daughterboard Cover: step 14, image 1 of 1
    • Remove the five Phillips #00 screws (4.3 mm length).

    • Some of these screws may be hidden under adhesive. Carefully peel the adhesive to uncover these screws.

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    • Slide an opening pick under the top edge of the daughterboard cover.

    • Pry up and unhinge the daughterboard cover by slightly rotating the opening pick.

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    • Remove the daughterboard cover.

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    • Use a spudger to pry up and disconnect the left main flex cable connector from the motherboard.

    • To re-attach press connectors like this one, carefully align and press down on one side until it clicks into place, then repeat on the other side. Do not press down on the middle. If the connector is misaligned, the pins can bend, causing permanent damage.

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    • Use a spudger to pry up and disconnect the right main flex cable connector from the motherboard.

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    • Use a spudger to pry up and disconnect the main flex cable connector from the daughterboard.

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    • Remove the main flex cable including the charging port by lifting it upwards and then pulling it in the direction of the motherboard.

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    • Peel the orange adhesive strip labeled with a 1 off the battery. The orange adhesive tape will rip along a small perforated line.

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    • Peel the orange adhesive strip labeled with a 2 off the battery. The orange adhesive tape will rip along a small perforated line.

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    • Peel the orange adhesive strip labeled with a 3 off the battery.

    • Pull up the orange adhesive strip to lift the battery out of its recess.

    • Although these new adhesive tabs are supposed to make the battery removal easier, these may require some force. In case you're having trouble removing the battery, you can apply a heated iOpener to the center of the display, to loosen the adhesive underneath.

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    • Swing the battery up to an upright position.

    • Peel the battery off the remaining adhesive.

    • Remove the battery.

    • During re-assembly, temporarily re-connect the battery to the motherboard to help align it correctly. Disconnect the battery after it is seated.

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    • Peel the battery's adhesive sticker off the midframe.

    • This step is mandatory if you are replacing the screen. However it is highly recommended to use a fresh adhesive sticker as well, when installing a new battery.

    • Secure the new battery with pre-cut adhesive or double-sided adhesive tape. In order to position it correctly, apply the new adhesive into the phone at the places where the old adhesive was located, not directly onto the battery. Press the new battery firmly into place.

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    • Use a spudger to pry up and disconnect the display flex cable from the motherboard.

  27. Huawei P30 Pro Screen & Digitizer Replacement, OLED Screen & Digitizer: step 27, image 1 of 1
    • Apply a heated iOpener to the screen and all edges of the phone for at least two minutes, to loosen the adhesive.

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    • Once the screen is warm to the touch, apply a suction cup to the left edge of the phone.

    • Pull the suction cup upwards and insert an opening pick in the gap between the display glass and the plastic bezel.

    • Cut the adhesive by sliding the opening pick to the top left corner of the phone.

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    • Insert a second opening pick and slide it to the bottom left corner of the phone to cut the adhesive.

    • Leave the opening picks in their place to prevent the adhesive from resealing.

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    • Insert a third opening pick under the bottom left corner of the phone.

    • Slide the opening pick along the bottom edge of the phone to cut the adhesive.

    • Leave the opening pick in the bottom right corner to prevent the adhesive from resealing.

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    • Insert a fourth opening pick at the bottom right corner of the phone.

    • Slide the opening pick along the right edge of the phone to cut the adhesive.

    • If cutting becomes too difficult, reheat and reapply the iOpener.

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    • Insert a fifth opening pick at the top right corner of the phone.

    • When nearing the front facing camera, only work with the tip of the opening pick to avoid damaging or smearing the camera.

    • Slide the opening pick along the top edge of the phone to cut the remaining adhesive.

    • Don't try to remove the display all the way yet—the display cable is still threaded through the frame and adhered on the inner side of the midframe.

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    • Thread the display flex cable through the gap in the midframe and remove the display.

    • Before installing a new display, remove all traces of the old adhesive from the frame, and clean the glued areas with isopropyl alcohol (>90%) and a lint-free cloth.

    • The best way to secure the new screen is with a sheet of custom-cut double-sided tape. Apply the tape to the back of the screen, then carefully feed the display cable through the frame. Align the screen and press it into place.

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To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

If possible, turn on your phone and test your repair before installing new adhesive and resealing the phone.

Take your e-waste to an R2 or e-Stewards certified recycler.

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Hello just wondering it is easier to replace without a new frame??

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Hi elizabethpatrinos,

the screen replacement without replacing the midframe is in general more straight forward and the faster procedure if you’re used to repairs like this. For a display with frame replacement you need to transfer all components of your old phone to your new frame which bears the risk of damaging them. However if your midframe is damaged or bent i strongly advise to replace the screen with the frame. Otherwise your new screen might not mount on your old and damaged frame correctly. At the same time the screen adhesive of the P30 Pro can be a little bit sticky and sometimes it can be hard to get an opening pick between midframe and the screen when only replacing the screen itself. For a beginner i’d advise to replace the screen with frame and to take your time for the repair (take care not to miss any components when transfering them to the new frame and be careful with them), if you feel confident with repairs like this you can replace the screen itself as well and save a little time.

Dominik Schnabelrauch -

Hi sandeep s,

opening the Huawei P30 Pro will damage the waterproof sealing on the device. If you do not replace the adhesive seals, your phone will function normally but will lose its water-protection.

Dominik Schnabelrauch -

Hi, could you please tell me which display replacement you used exactly?

I can only find genuine display replacements containing the frame and battery, which is quite expensive. I am searching for a genuine display only replacement part. Can you please help me with that?

Thank you in advance!

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