Huawei P10 screen repair guide

Replace the cracked screen of your Huawei P10

  • P10
  • 31 Steps
  • Medium
  • 60 min.
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Introduction

Is your display broken? It's really easy to repair your Huawei P10! Each step has detailed photos to guide you through this screen replacement.

In this repair we replace the entire display unit, not just the broken glass. You may have to reuse some small parts from the old display unit for this screen replacement, depending on how your spare part is equipped.

The Huawei P10 is fairly easy to fix, because the screen isn't glued to the frame and there aren't many different screw types.

Unclipping the display is a little tricky, and you will need a Pentalobe screwdriver to unscrew the rear case.

Run a data backup before the repair, use a clean work surface and take enough time.

Also check your spare part before installation. If you find any visible errors, please contact your vendor before starting!

If you have questions, use the live chat on our website or write a comment.

Required tools

  • Hard Plastic Picks

    Hard Plastic Picks

    You need a flat but stable tool such as a pick to pry out parts that are glued in place.

    €2.00 at the iDoc store
  • For storing screws

    For storing screws

    We recommend storing your screws so you don’t mix up the various screws and small parts.

    €10.00 at the iDoc store
  • iPlastix

    iPlastix

    Taking apart the little pieces in your smartphone can be a big pain. The iPlastix is tough but thin with a blade thickness of just 0.15 mm, so it fits into even the smallest spaces, like the gap between the display and frame or under the logic board. The iPlastix is made of durable plastic and designed for a good grip, making this convenient tool the perfect assistant for every smartphone repair.

    €10.00 at the iDoc store
  • Plastic prying tool

    Plastic prying tool

    You need a flat plastic prying tool to disconnect the various plugs and connectors.

    €2.00 at the iDoc store
  • Steel Laboratory Spatula

    Steel Laboratory Spatula

    You need a flat and sturdy prying tool to disconnect glued parts.

    €7.00 at the iDoc store
  • Suction cup

    Suction cup

    A suction cup is perfect for lifting smooth surfaces such as displays or rear glass panels.

    €2.00 at the iDoc store
  • Samsung Toolkit, 17 pieces

    Samsung Toolkit, 17 pieces

    Whatever’s wrong with your phone, our tool kit can help you fix it. Each repair kit includes a steel laboratory spatula, an opening tool, a PicoFinish Phillips screwdriver, an iDoc magnetic pad and a suction cup, so you can tackle even tricky repairs for yourself. Your Samsung display’s really glued on? Not to worry – just use one of the four flat picks included in this kit to lift one corner of the display, and the other three to work your way around the rest of it. Not sure what goes where? Our detailed repair guides tell you exactly what tool you need for each step.

    €59.00 at the iDoc store
  • Pentalobe PL1 screwdriver

    Pentalobe PL1 screwdriver

    You need the right screwdriver for removing pentalobe PL1 screws.

    €13.00 at the iDoc store

Required replacement part

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Replacement parts and tools for this repair

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Getting started with the repair of your P10

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31 steps
  1. Switch off device

    P10 - Switch off device 01
    P10 - Switch off device 02
    P10 - Switch off device 03

    Turn off the device first to prevent short circuits.

    1. Press and hold the power button until the power off icon appears.
    2. Tap again to shut off the device.
  2. Remove SIM tray

    P10 - Remove SIM tray 01
    P10 - Remove SIM tray 02
    P10 - Remove SIM tray 03

    Remove the SIM holder.

    1. Slide a SIM tool into the small hole and pull out the holder.
  3. Unscrew the case

    P10 - Unscrew the case 01
    P10 - Unscrew the case 02
    • 2 × 3,0mm Pentalob
    1. Now remove the rear case screws to the right and left oft he USB port.

    Huawei is using Apple Pentalobe screws. You will need a Pentalobe PL1 screwdriver. You could strip the screw heads if you use another screwdriver.

  4. Remove rear case

    P10 - Remove rear case 01
    P10 - Remove rear case 02
    P10 - Remove rear case 03
    P10 - Remove rear case 04
    P10 - Remove rear case 05
    P10 - Remove rear case 06
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    P10 - Remove rear case 08
    • Connector

    Remove the rear case now.

    The display is not glued, but snap fitted on the long edges. It has positioning tabs on the top edge.

    1. Attach a suction cup on the display above the Home button.
    2. Pull on the suction cup and use a pick to pry open a small gap between case and display.
    3. Gently twist the pick to pry off the display.
    4. Once the display is released all around,fold it open.

    Attention:The display is still connected with a thin flex cable for the standby and volume buttons.

    1. Disconnect this flex cable from the mainboard with a plastic tool.
  5. Disconnect the battery

    P10 - Disconnect the battery 01
    P10 - Disconnect the battery 02
    P10 - Disconnect the battery 03
    P10 - Disconnect the battery 04
    • 1 × 2,5 mm Phillips
    • Battery Connector

    Disconnect the battery to prevent short circuits during repair.

    1. Remove the bracket over the battery connector. The cover has a screw on one side and a tab on the other.
    2. Unplug the connector with a plastic tool.
  6. Disconnect the flex cable

    P10 - Disconnect the flex cable 01
    P10 - Disconnect the flex cable 02
    P10 - Disconnect the flex cable 03
    P10 - Disconnect the flex cable 04
    P10 - Disconnect the flex cable 05
    P10 - Disconnect the flex cable 06
    • 4 × 2,5 mm Phillips
    • Connector
    1. Remove the marked screws
    2. Then carefully lift off the cover. The cover is hooked in at several points.
  7. Remove the mainboard

    • 5 × 2,5 mm Phillips
    • Connector
    • Antenna Cable
    • Display Connector

    We now remove the mainboard.

    1. Disconnect the marked connector 1.
    2. One of the screws has a white moisture indicator on top, which you can keep for later.
    3. Now remove the Phillips screws.
    4. Then disconnect the large connector from the mainboard and take out the cable.
    5. Disconnect the upper end of the small antenna cable with a twist of the tweezers.

    Be careful not to damage the socket on the mainboard.

    1. Then remove the bracket and separate the underlying connector.
    2. Now you can carefully pry out the mainboard with a flat tool.
  8. Remove the battery

    P10 - Remove the battery 01
    P10 - Remove the battery 02
    P10 - Remove the battery 03
    P10 - Remove the battery 04
    P10 - Remove the battery 05
    P10 - Remove the battery 06

    Remove the battery.

    1. The battery is glued to the case with two adhesive strips. One of the adhesive strips can be pulled out. Unstick its pull tab and slowly pull to remove the strip. Pull out the strip very flatly,so it doesn't rip.
    2. Now you can slide in a flat tool like the iPlastix from the released side.
    3. You can find links to all the tools in the info box below.

    Be careful not to bend the battery or scratch the case.

    1. Gradually slide the tool under the battery; don't pry too hard.
    2. If the glue is too strong,you canuse hot air to release it.
    Never heat the battery directly. Turn the device over and heat the display side.



  9. Remove the earpiece

    P10 - Remove the earpiece 01
    P10 - Remove the earpiece 02
    P10 - Remove the earpiece 03
    1. Pry out the lightly glued earpiece.
  10. Remove proximity sensor

    P10 - Remove proximity sensor 01
    P10 - Remove proximity sensor 02
    P10 - Remove proximity sensor 03
    1. Pry out the small chip with the proximity sensor. This sensor switches off your display when you hold the phone to your ear.

    On one side there's a small opening where you can insert a thin tool.

  11. Remove audio port

    P10 - Remove audio port 01
    P10 - Remove audio port 02
    P10 - Remove audio port 03
    P10 - Remove audio port 04
    • Audio Connector
    1. Unplug the audio jack connector and pry out the audio jack.
  12. Remove speaker

    P10 - Remove speaker 01
    P10 - Remove speaker 02
    P10 - Remove speaker 03
    P10 - Remove speaker 04
    P10 - Remove speaker 05
    • Speaker connector
    1. Disconnect the connector and pry out the speaker.
  13. Remove USB board

    P10 - Remove USB board 01
    P10 - Remove USB board 02
    P10 - Remove USB board 03
    P10 - Remove USB board 04
    1. Unplug the antenna from the USB board with a slight twist of the tweezers.
    2. The antenna cable is clipped to the board, so release the brackets.
    3. Make sure the screw that holds the USB board in place is removed.
    4. Once the USB board is free, you can take it out carefully.

  14. Remove antenna cable

    P10 - Remove antenna cable 01
    P10 - Remove antenna cable 02
    P10 - Remove antenna cable 03
    P10 - Remove antenna cable 04
    1. Pull the antenna cable out of its guide in the edge of the case.
  15. Remove vibration motor

    P10 - Remove vibration motor 01
    P10 - Remove vibration motor 02
    P10 - Remove vibration motor 03

    Remove the vibration motor.

    1. Slide a flat tool under its flex cable.
    2. Once the glue is released, you can take out the vibration motor.
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  17. Prepare new display

    P10 - Prepare new display 01
    P10 - Prepare new display 02

    Prepare the new display now.

    1. Compare the old one to the new one and reuse any missing small parts.
    2. Then remove the backing films from all adhesive surfaces.


  18. Insert the vibration motor

    P10 - Insert the vibration motor 01
    P10 - Insert the vibration motor 02
    P10 - Insert the vibration motor 03
    P10 - Insert the vibration motor 04
    1. Put the vibration motor in its opening and press it in.
  19. Insert antenna cable

    P10 - Insert antenna cable 01
    P10 - Insert antenna cable 02
    P10 - Insert antenna cable 03
    1. Then put the antenna cable back in its guidein the edge of the case.

    The bent end of the cable goes towards the USB board.

  20. Insert USB board

    P10 - Insert USB board 01
    P10 - Insert USB board 02
    P10 - Insert USB board 03
    P10 - Insert USB board 04
    • Antenna Cable
    1. Put the USB board back in its place.
    2. Position the antenna plug over its socket and gently press it on.
    3. Stick the cable back into the brackets on the USB board.
  21. Insert speaker

    P10 - Insert speaker 01
    P10 - Insert speaker 02
    P10 - Insert speaker 03
    P10 - Insert speaker 04
    • Speaker connector
    1. Put the speaker in its place and press it on.
    2. Then plug on the speaker's connector.
  22. Insert audio port

    P10 - Insert audio port 01
    P10 - Insert audio port 02
    P10 - Insert audio port 03
    P10 - Insert audio port 04
    • Audio connector

    Put the audio jack in its opening and press it in.

    Attach the audio jack's connector.

    The connector should engage with a slight click.

  23. Insert proximity sensor

    P10 - Insert proximity sensor 01
    P10 - Insert proximity sensor 02
    P10 - Insert proximity sensor 03
    1. Place the proximity sensor in its opening and press it in.

    The golden contacts have to be facing up.

  24. Insert the earpiece

    P10 - Insert the earpiece 01
    P10 - Insert the earpiece 02
    P10 - Insert the earpiece 03
    1. Then put the earpiece in its opening and press it in.

    The small tab on the edge must point upwards.

  25. Insert the battey

    P10 - Insert the battey 01
    P10 - Insert the battey 02
    P10 - Insert the battey 03
    1. Put the battery in the device and press it in.

    Leave enough space on all sides and make sure the connector doesn't get squeezed in.


  26. Insert the mainboard

    • 6 × 2,5 mm Phillips
    • Connector
    • Antenna Cable
    • Display Connector
    1. Put the mainboard back in the device and press it in. Be careful not to get any cables stuck underneath.
    2. Check if the cameras are sitting properly.
    3. Then attach the large connector to the mainboard.
    4. Put on the bracket and make sure the tab engages.
    5. Position the antenna connector over its socket and press it in.
    6. Place the flex cable with the arrow over the battery. The arrow has to point upwards.
    7. Now fasten the mainboard with the Phillips screws.
    8. If possible, put the moisture indicator back on the bracket screw.
  27. Connect flex cable

    P10 - Connect flex cable 01
    P10 - Connect flex cable 02
    P10 - Connect flex cable 03
    P10 - Connect flex cable 04
    • Connector
    • 4 × 2,5 mm Phillips
    1. Now attach the connector of the wide flex cable to the USB board.
    2. Place the connector cover on the USB board and screw it on. Make sure that the metal tabs engage correctly at the top and bottom.

    Don't forget the screw for the USB board.

  28. Connect the battery

    P10 - Connect the battery 01
    P10 - Connect the battery 02
    P10 - Connect the battery 03
    P10 - Connect the battery 04
    P10 - Connect the battery 05
    • Battery Connector
    • 1 × 2,5 mm Phillips
    1. Connect the battery to the mainboard.
    2. Attach the bracket, engage the tab and screw in the other side.
  29. Attach the rear case

    P10 - Attach the rear case 01
    P10 - Attach the rear case 02
    P10 - Attach the rear case 03
    P10 - Attach the rear case 04
    P10 - Attach the rear case 05
    P10 - Attach the rear case 06
    • Fingerprint connector
    1. Put the rear case next to the display and connect the flex cable to the mainboard.
    2. Then fold the display into the rear case andslide in the tabs on the top edge.
    3. Now snap-fit the display into the case.
  30. Attach rear case screws

    P10 - Attach rear case screws 01
    • 2 × 3,0 mm Pentalob
    1. Fasten the two Pentalobe screws next to the USB port.

    Always use a Pentalobe PL1 screwdriver, because other profiles will strip the screw heads.

  31. Insert the SIM tray

    P10 - Insert the SIM tray 01
    P10 - Insert the SIM tray 02
    P10 - Insert the SIM tray 03
    1. Put your SIM or SD cards back in and insert the SIM tray.
  32. Test the display

    P10 - Test the display 01
    P10 - Test the display 02
    P10 - Test the display 03
    P10 - Test the display 04
    1. Turn on your device and test the display brightness by sliding the brightness slider to minimum and maximum.
    2. Then rag any app across the screento test the touch function. Pull the app around the entire edge and then zigzag it across the screen. The app should always follow your finger.

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