How to remove the display module from the Fairphone 2

 

It is quite easy to remove your Fairphone 2 display module.

You need to remove it when you want to:

  • Replace the display
  • Troubleshoot issues with your screen
  • Show the modular design


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Replace

When you replace an old display module with a new display module:

  • Make sure you run the latest update, otherwise, your display stays black
  • Make sure you hear or feel a click when you push the display back in place. You can see it when the display is aligned with the core module. There should be no split or dent
  • If your new display has transparent yellow protective tape on the lenses, remove it before you place the display back. 

Difficult to remove?

When it is difficult to remove the display you have two options.

The first option:

  1. Remove the battery from the phone
  2. Slide the two blue clips to the center until they click
  3. Take the phone between your two hand palms with the blue clips pointing to the top of your fingers
  4. Press your hands tight together
  5. Slide the hand that touches the display to the top - in the direction of the blue clips.

The second option is riskier:

  1. Remove the battery from the phone
  2. Slide the two blue clips to the center until they click
  3. Position the top of the phone on a corner of a blunt object - like a wooden table corner - in such a way that only the display module is leaning on it 
  4. Slide the Core Module down. You can apply moderate force.