Huawei P9 - Replacing the display

The screen is broken or remains black.

  • P9
  • 38 Steps
  • Medium
  • 45 min.
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Introduction

In this guide, we show you how to replace your P9’s defective display. You need this repair if the glass is cracked or no longer responds to touch, or if the LCD remains black or flickers.

Required tools

  • Hartplastik-Plektren

    Hartplastik-Plektren

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

    €1.00 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
  • Tweezers

    Tweezers

    We recommend using tweezers to remove screws and various small parts from your device.

    €16.00 at the iDoc store
  • Steel Laboratory Spatula

    Steel Laboratory Spatula

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

    €9.00 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
  • Pentalobe PL1 screwdriver

    Pentalobe PL1 screwdriver

    You need the right screwdriver for removing pentalobe PL1 screws.

    €10.00 at the iDoc store
  • Phillips PH00 screwdriver

    Phillips PH00 screwdriver

    You need the right screwdriver for removing PH00 screws.

    €10.00 at the iDoc store

Required replacement part

  • Huawei P9 Display Gold mit Rahmen

    Huawei P9 Display Gold mit Rahmen

    Wenn dein Display zu Glasscherben wird, macht das Handy kein Spaß mehr. Ein kaputter Touchscreen lässt sich schwer bedienen, wenn überhaupt. Ersetze den kaputten Bildschirm deines Huawei P9 durch ein neues. Wenn das Glas zerbrochen ist, der Touchscreen nicht mehr auf Berührungen reagieren will, oder das LCD ständig flackert oder schwarz bleibt, schafft dieses neue Display-Assembly schnell Abhilfe. Auch bei direkter Sonneneinstrahlung sorgt das leuchtstarke LCD für eine gleichmäßige Ausleuchtung. Dein neues Display bietet stabile Steckverbindungen, um das Verbinden der LCD- und Touchscreen-Kabel zu erleichtern. Wie immer haben wir das Ersatzteil getestet, um sicherzustellen, dass es unserem hohen Qualitäts- und Funktionalitätsstandard gerecht wird.

    €39.00 at the iDoc store
  • Huawei P9 Display Schwarz mit Rahmen

    Huawei P9 Display Schwarz mit Rahmen

    Wenn dein Display zu Glasscherben wird, macht das Handy kein Spaß mehr. Ein kaputter Touchscreen lässt sich schwer bedienen, wenn überhaupt. Ersetze den kaputten Bildschirm deines Huawei P9 durch ein neues. Wenn das Glas zerbrochen ist, der Touchscreen nicht mehr auf Berührungen reagieren will, oder das LCD ständig flackert oder schwarz bleibt, schafft dieses neue Display-Assembly schnell Abhilfe. Auch bei direkter Sonneneinstrahlung sorgt das leuchtstarke LCD für eine gleichmäßige Ausleuchtung. Dein neues Display bietet stabile Steckverbindungen, um das Verbinden der LCD- und Touchscreen-Kabel zu erleichtern. Wie immer haben wir das Ersatzteil getestet, um sicherzustellen, dass es unserem hohen Qualitäts- und Funktionalitätsstandard gerecht wird.

    €39.00 at the iDoc store
  • Huawei P9 Display Weiß mit Rahmen

    Huawei P9 Display Weiß mit Rahmen

    Wenn dein Display zu Glasscherben wird, macht das Handy kein Spaß mehr. Ein kaputter Touchscreen lässt sich schwer bedienen, wenn überhaupt. Ersetze den kaputten Bildschirm deines Huawei P9 durch ein neues. Wenn das Glas zerbrochen ist, der Touchscreen nicht mehr auf Berührungen reagieren will, oder das LCD ständig flackert oder schwarz bleibt, schafft dieses neue Display-Assembly schnell Abhilfe. Auch bei direkter Sonneneinstrahlung sorgt das leuchtstarke LCD für eine gleichmäßige Ausleuchtung. Dein neues Display bietet stabile Steckverbindungen, um das Verbinden der LCD- und Touchscreen-Kabel zu erleichtern. Wie immer haben wir das Ersatzteil getestet, um sicherzustellen, dass es unserem hohen Qualitäts- und Funktionalitätsstandard gerecht wird.

    €39.00 at the iDoc store
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Getting started

If you get stuck or have questions, you can post a comment for each step. We’d be happy to help.

38 steps
  1. Switching off your device

    P9 - Switching off your device 01
    P9 - Switching off your device 02
    1. Switch off your device. Press and hold the power button until a menu appears. Select “Power off” and tap again to confirm.
  2. Removing the SIM card tray

    P9 - Removing the SIM card tray 01
    P9 - Removing the SIM card tray 02
    P9 - Removing the SIM card tray 03
    1. Insert your SIM tool into the little opening on the tray to unlock the tray.
    2. Remove the SIM tray and, if applicable, the SIM and microSD cards.
  3. Removing the enclosure screws

    P9 - Removing the enclosure screws 01
    • 2 × 2,8 mm P1 Pentalob-Schrauben
    1. Unscrew and remove the two screws at the bottom of the device that keep the enclosure closed.
  4. Lifting the display

    P9 - Lifting the display 01
    P9 - Lifting the display 02
    P9 - Lifting the display 03
    P9 - Lifting the display 04
    P9 - Lifting the display 05

    Be very careful during this step. You could hurt yourself on broken glass. Use gloves or cover the display with tape.

    1. Place the suction cup as far down on the display as possible, for example where it says “Huawei.” If the glass is too cracked for the suction cup to generate a vacuum, you can cover the display with tape.
    2. Pull on the suction cup while using the pick to push the back cover against the table. As soon as a gap appears between the display and the enclosure, you can carefully insert the pick.
    3. Also move the pick along the edges to disconnect the display from the sides. Continue to pull carefully on the suction cup.
    4. The fingerprint sensor is installed in the back cover. A flexible flat cable connects this sensor to the motherboard. Be careful when you take off the display to avoid damaging the cable or board.

    5. Carefully lift the display. Slowly open the device at the short upper edge like a book. Now you should be able to see the connection cable.
    6. Disconnect the cable from the motherboard by carefully inserting the spudger below the contact and disconnecting it.
  5. Disconnecting the battery contact

    P9 - Disconnecting the battery contact 01
    P9 - Disconnecting the battery contact 02
    P9 - Disconnecting the battery contact 03
    P9 - Disconnecting the battery contact 04
    P9 - Disconnecting the battery contact 05
    • 2 × 2,5 mm PH00 Phillips-Schraube
    • Antenna Cable
    1. Disconnect the white antenna cable from the motherboard to uncover the screw below it.
    2. Remove the two screws that hold the plate in place.
    3. Using the tweezers, carefully remove the plate. The plate is hooked onto the motherboard both at the screw holes and in the middle.
    4. Using the spudger, carefully disconnect the battery contact.
    5. Then disconnect the wide flexible flat cable that goes to the lower board from the motherboard.
  6. Removing the rear camera

    P9 - Removing the rear camera 01
    P9 - Removing the rear camera 02
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    • 2 × 2,5 mm PH00 Phillips-Schrauben
    1. Remove the two screws that hold the plate in place.
    2. Remove the plate.
    3. Disconnect the camera’s plug contact from the motherboard by inserting the spudger under the contact.
    4. Remove the camera from the enclosure.
  7. Removing the control buttons

    P9 - Removing the control buttons 01
    P9 - Removing the control buttons 02
    1. Disconnect the connection to the motherboard.
    2. The control buttons are glued to the display frame. Insert the steel spatula between the buttons and the frame. Start on one side.
    3. Then continue on the other side.
    4. Remove the buttons.
  8. Disconnecting the display contact

    P9 - Disconnecting the display contact 01
    P9 - Disconnecting the display contact 02
    P9 - Disconnecting the display contact 03
    • 1 × 2,5 mm PH00 Phillips-Schraube
    1. Remove the screw that holds the plate in place.
    2. Remove the plate from the motherboard.
    3. Disconnect the display contact from the motherboard. Insert your spudger at the edge of the plug contact and carefully pry it out of the socket.
  9. Removing the motherboard

    P9 - Removing the motherboard 01
    P9 - Removing the motherboard 02
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    • 2 × 2,5 mm PH00 Phillips-Schrauben
    1. Two screws hold the motherboard in the enclosure. Remove the screws.
    2. The board is also clamped into the enclosure. Use the spudger in the middle of the right side to detach it.
    3. Then put the spudger in the upper left corner and carefully pry out the board.
    4. Remove the board.
  10. Removing the earpiece

    P9 - Removing the earpiece 01
    P9 - Removing the earpiece 02
    1. The earpiece is glued into the enclosure so you have to carefully detach it using the steel spatula. Insert the spatula from above and carefully pry it out.
    2. Remove the earpiece from the recess in the enclosure.
  11. Removing the proximity sensor

    P9 - Removing the proximity sensor 01
    P9 - Removing the proximity sensor 02
    1. The proximity sensor is glued to the enclosure. Insert the spatula from above to detach the sensor.
    2. Remove the proximity sensor.
  12. Removing the adhesive strips

    P9 - Removing the adhesive strips 01
    P9 - Removing the adhesive strips 02
    P9 - Removing the adhesive strips 03
    P9 - Removing the adhesive strips 04
    P9 - Removing the adhesive strips 05
    • Klebestreifen / Adhesive Stripes
    1. Fold the battery connection cable over to uncover the ends of the adhesive strips.
    2. The battery is glued to the enclosure in three places (marked in green). You can pull the upper two adhesive strips by the ends.
    3. Detach the two ends of the adhesive strips from the battery so you can pull on them.
    4. Then pull one adhesive strip after the other. Pull them as flat as possible at a consistent speed so the strips won’t tear.
  13. Removing the battery

    P9 - Removing the battery 01
    P9 - Removing the battery 02
    P9 - Removing the battery 03
    P9 - Removing the battery 04

    Be very careful during this step. Use a flat, blunt tool like the round end of the steel laboratory spatula to avoid damaging the battery.

    1. The lower edge of the battery’s still glued on. Carefully lift the battery with the steel spatula and then insert the spudger.
    2. Using the spudger, carefully continue prying it out and detaching the glue.
    3. Remove the battery.
  14. Removing the headphone jack

    P9 - Removing the headphone jack 01
    P9 - Removing the headphone jack 02
    P9 - Removing the headphone jack 03
    P9 - Removing the headphone jack 04
    • 2 × 2,5 mm PH00 Phillips-Schrauben
    1. There’s a plate holding the headphone jack in place. Remove the two screws.
    2. Remove the plate and uncover the connection.
    3. Disconnect the jack’s contact from the little board.
    4. Remove the headphone jack.
  15. Removing the USB port

    P9 - Removing the USB port 01
    P9 - Removing the USB port 02
    P9 - Removing the USB port 03
    P9 - Removing the USB port 04
    P9 - Removing the USB port 05
    • 1 × 2,5 mm PH00 Phillips-Schraube
    • Antenna Cable
    • Speaker Connector
    • Flexible Flat Cable
    1. Using the spudger, disconnect the wide flexible flat cable from the little board.
    2. Then disconnect the white antenna cable.
    3. Disconnect the speaker contact from the board.
    4. Unscrew the screw holding the board in place.
    5. Remove the board.
  16. Removing the antenna cable

    P9 - Removing the antenna cable 01
    P9 - Removing the antenna cable 02
    1. Carefully remove the antenna cable from the guide.
  17. Removing the vibrator motor

    P9 - Removing the vibrator motor 01
    P9 - Removing the vibrator motor 02
    P9 - Removing the vibrator motor 03
    1. The vibrator motor is glued to the enclosure. Using the steel spatula, carefully detach the motor. Insert the spatula between the enclosure and the motor’s connections.
    2. Then detach the motor and remove it.
  18. Removing the antenna

    P9 - Removing the antenna 01
    P9 - Removing the antenna 02
    P9 - Removing the antenna 03
    P9 - Removing the antenna 04
    1. The little antenna is glued to the enclosure. Carefully insert the steel spatula between the antenna and the enclosure to detach the antenna.
    2. If necessary, carefully lift the antenna using the tweezers.
    3. Remove the antenna.
  19. Removing the speaker and the flexible flat cable

    P9 - Removing the speaker and the flexible flat cable 01
    P9 - Removing the speaker and the flexible flat cable 02
    P9 - Removing the speaker and the flexible flat cable 03
    1. The speaker is also lightly glued to the enclosure. Using the spatula, carefully detach it from the enclosure.
    2. Remove the speaker.
    3. The flexible flat cable is lightly glued to the enclosure. Insert the steel spatula between the enclosure and the cable to remove it.
  20. Preparing the new display

    P9 - Preparing the new display 01
    1. In the new display’s enclosure, all the adhesive surfaces are covered with red protective film. Remove the protective film before you start with assembly.
  21. Installing the flexible flat cable and the speaker

    P9 - Installing the flexible flat cable and the speaker  01
    P9 - Installing the flexible flat cable and the speaker  02
    P9 - Installing the flexible flat cable and the speaker  03
    P9 - Installing the flexible flat cable and the speaker  04
    1. Put the wide flexible flat cable back in place and press it carefully untill it sticks to the enclosure.
    2. Put the speaker back in the lower left corner of the enclosure and press it on gently so it will stick to the enclosure.
  22. Installing the antenna

    P9 - Installing the antenna 01
    P9 - Installing the antenna 02
    1. Put the antenna back in the enclosure. The two little tabs in the enclosure will help you with positioning.
    2. Gently press on the antenna so it will stick better.
  23. Installing the vibrator motor

    P9 - Installing the vibrator motor 01
    P9 - Installing the vibrator motor 02
    P9 - Installing the vibrator motor 03
    1. Put the motor in the little recess on the lower right edge and then press it on so it will stick.
  24. Installing the USB port

    P9 - Installing the USB port 01
    P9 - Installing the USB port 02
    P9 - Installing the USB port 03
    P9 - Installing the USB port 04
    • 1 × 2,5 mm PH00 Phillips-Schraube
    1. Put the board in the enclosure.
    2. Fasten the board with a screw.
  25. Installing the antenna cable

    P9 - Installing the antenna cable 01
    P9 - Installing the antenna cable 02
    P9 - Installing the antenna cable 03
    P9 - Installing the antenna cable 04
    • Antenna Cable
    1. Connect the white antenna cable.
    2. Put the antenna cable back in the guide at the edge of the enclosure.
  26. Installing the headphone jack

    P9 - Installing the headphone jack 01
    P9 - Installing the headphone jack 02
    P9 - Installing the headphone jack 03
    P9 - Installing the headphone jack 04
    P9 - Installing the headphone jack 05
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    • Earpiece Connector
    • Flexible Flat Cable Connector
    • Speaker Connector
    • 2 × 2,5 mm PH00 Phillips-Schrauben
    1. Now connect the speaker to the board.
    2. Press the contact of the wide flexible flat cable into the socket.
    3. Put the headphone jack in the recess in the enclosure.
    4. Connect the jack to the little board again.
    5. Put the plate back on to secure the jack.
    6. Attach the plate to the jack with the two screws.
  27. Inserting the battery

    P9 - Inserting the battery 01
    P9 - Inserting the battery 02

    If your battery doesn’t already have adhesive strips, make sure you put on new ones before installing the battery. If you don’t stick the battery in place, it could move around in the enclosure and get damaged or damage other parts.

    1. Put the battery in the enclosure. Make sure it’s aligned properly. The battery contact has to be pointing to the camera openings.
    2. Press the battery on firmly so the glue will stick.
  28. Installing the proximity sensor

    P9 - Installing the proximity sensor 01
    P9 - Installing the proximity sensor 02
    1. Put the proximity sensor in the recess and press it in firmly so the glue will stick.
  29. Installing the earpiece

    P9 - Installing the earpiece 01
    P9 - Installing the earpiece 02
    1. Put the earpiece in the recess.
    2. Press it on a little so the glue will stick better and seal it.
  30. Installing the motherboard

    P9 - Installing the motherboard 01
    P9 - Installing the motherboard 02
    P9 - Installing the motherboard 03
    • 2 × 2,5 mm PH00 Phillips-Schrauben
    1. Put the board back in the enclosure. Press it on a little so it will click into the enclosure.
    2. The board has a little hole on the upper right and another one on the lower left. A tab on the enclosure has to go into each one. This will help you position the board.
    3. Use the two screws to fasten the board to the enclosure.
  31. Connecting the display

    P9 - Connecting the display 01
    P9 - Connecting the display 02
    P9 - Connecting the display 03
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    • Display Connector
    • 1 × 2,5 mm PH00 Phillips-Schraube
    1. Connect the display contact to the motherboard.
    2. Put the plate back on the contact.
    3. Use the screw to attach the plate to the motherboard.
  32. Installing the control buttons

    P9 - Installing the control buttons 01
    P9 - Installing the control buttons 02
    P9 - Installing the control buttons 03
    1. Put the control buttons back on the frame. The little tabs on the frame will help you with positioning. The tabs have to go through little round holes in the buttons.
    2. Press the buttons on firmly so the glue will stick.
    3. Connect the plug contact to the motherboard.
  33. Installing the rear camera

    P9 - Installing the rear camera 01
    P9 - Installing the rear camera 02
    P9 - Installing the rear camera 03
    P9 - Installing the rear camera 04
    P9 - Installing the rear camera 05
    • 2 × 2,5 mm PH00 Phillips-Schrauben
    1. Put the camera in the enclosure.
    2. Connect the contact to the motherboard by carefully pressing the connector into the socket.
    3. Put the plate back on to secure the contact.
    4. Fasten the plate with the two screws.
  34. Connecting the battery contact

    P9 - Connecting the battery contact 01
    P9 - Connecting the battery contact 02
    P9 - Connecting the battery contact 03
    P9 - Connecting the battery contact 04
    P9 - Connecting the battery contact 05
    • 2 × 2,5 mm PH00 Phillips-Schrauben
    1. Connect the wide flexible flat cable to the motherboard by gently pressing the contact into the socket until you hear it click into place.
    2. Now reconnect the battery.
    3. Put the plate back on to secure the contacts. The plate has to hook on both at the screw holes and in the middle.
    4. Fasten the plate with the two screws.
    5. Connect the antenna cable to the motherboard.
  35. Installing the display

    P9 - Installing the display 01
    P9 - Installing the display 02
    P9 - Installing the display 03
    P9 - Installing the display 04
    1. Put the back cover at the short upper edge of the display and carefully connect the fingerprint sensor’s contact. You have to hear the contact click into place.
    2. Close the device by folding down the back cover and pressing on the display.
  36. Fastening the enclosure screws

    P9 - Fastening the enclosure screws 01
    • 2 × 2,8 mm P1 Pentalob-Schrauben
    1. Use the two screws at the lower edge of the enclosure to close the device.
  37. Installing the SIM card tray

    P9 - Installing the SIM card tray 01
    P9 - Installing the SIM card tray 02
    1. Put the SIM tray and any cards back in your device. Make sure the tray is positioned properly.
  38. Testing the display

    P9 - Testing the display 01
    P9 - Testing the display 02
    1. Turn on your device and then drag any app across the entire screen. Drag the app once around the entire border and then in a zigzag across the screen. The app should always follow your finger. Then test the display brightness again by dragging the brightness slider to minimum and maximum.
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