OnePlus 2 - Replacing the display

The screen is broken or remains black.

  • OnePlus 2
  • 29 Steps
  • Medium
  • 60 min.
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Introduction

In this repair guide, we show you how to replace your OnePlus 2 defective display unit. You need this repair if the glass is cracked, the touchscreen no longer responds to touch, or the LCD remains black or flickers.

Required tools

  • Flache Plektren

    Flache Plektren

    You need a very flat tool such as a flat 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
  • Menda ESD Spudger

    Menda ESD Spudger

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

    €5.00 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
  • Plastic prying tool

    Plastic prying tool

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

    €1.00 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
  • Phillips PH00 screwdriver

    Phillips PH00 screwdriver

    You need the right screwdriver for removing PH00 screws.

    €10.00 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.

29 steps
  1. Switch off device

    OnePlus 2 - Switch off device 01
    1. Turn off your device by holding down the power button until the “Power off” option appears.
    2. Use your finger to confirm that you want to shut down your OnePlus 2 and wait until the screen goes blank.
  2. Removing the back cover

    OnePlus 2 - Removing the back cover 01
    OnePlus 2 - Removing the back cover 02
    1. Insert a thin, flat, tapered spudger into the gap at the corner of your smartphone. There are several clips on the outside under the back cover. You have to disconnect them by moving the spudger around the entire smartphone one time. Alternatively, you can detach the back cover using your fingernails.
    2. Then you can take off the back cover.
  3. Removing the SIM card tray

    OnePlus 2 - Removing the SIM card tray 01
    1. You can use the SIM Tool or a paperclip to remove the SIM card tray. Press the SIM Tool into the small hole in the SIM card tray to remove it.
  4. Removing the plastic cover

    OnePlus 2 - Removing the plastic cover 01
    OnePlus 2 - Removing the plastic cover 02
    OnePlus 2 - Removing the plastic cover 03
    OnePlus 2 - Removing the plastic cover 04
    OnePlus 2 - Removing the plastic cover 05
    OnePlus 2 - Removing the plastic cover 06
    • 6 × Gummiabdeckung
    • 18 × Phillips-Schraube
    1. Remove all 18 Phillips screws that hold the plastic cover in place.
    2. 6 Phillips screws are hidden under a rubber cover. Use a sharp object to lift out the cover.
    3. Lift out the logic board cover. Carefully insert the pointed tip of the ESD spudger and lift the black cover. Also pry it out at other points.
  5. Removing the battery

    OnePlus 2 - Removing the battery 01
    OnePlus 2 - Removing the battery 02
    OnePlus 2 - Removing the battery 03
    OnePlus 2 - Removing the battery 04
    OnePlus 2 - Removing the battery 05
    1. If your OnePlus 2 is still on, turn it off now by holding down the standby button for about three seconds and following the prompt on the display.
    2. Now you can detach the battery connector. Be very careful. Place the pointed tip of the spudger very slightly below the contact and carefully lift it up. The pictures show where you should put the spudger to avoid breaking off the little resistors even if it slips.
      The battery is slightly glued to the cover. You can warm it, ot remove it more easily.
    3. Now lift the battery with the spudger and then remove it.
  6. Disconnecting the dock and speaker cable

    OnePlus 2 - Disconnecting the dock and speaker cable 01
    OnePlus 2 - Disconnecting the dock and speaker cable 02
    OnePlus 2 - Disconnecting the dock and speaker cable 03
    OnePlus 2 - Disconnecting the dock and speaker cable 04
    OnePlus 2 - Disconnecting the dock and speaker cable 05
    1. Disconnect the dock connector and the display button cable.
      Make sure you don’t break off the resistors/coils that are soldered onto the logic board.Pry the dock connector from the outside
    2. Pull the flat cable off with metal spatula. The cable is sightly glued. Use the spatual to detach the glue.




  7. Removing the speakers

    OnePlus 2 - Removing the speakers 01
    OnePlus 2 - Removing the speakers 02
    OnePlus 2 - Removing the speakers 03
    1. Now you can disconnect the following connectors. Be very careful.
    2. Insert the flat end of the spudger below the cover at the level of the charging port and carefully lift the cover. The stereo speakers are under it.
      Make sure you don’t break off the resistors/coils that are soldered onto the logic board.
    3. Now you can remove them.
  8. Remove the main camera

    OnePlus 2 - Remove the main camera 01
    OnePlus 2 - Remove the main camera 02
    1. Now you can disconnect the rear camera connector. Be very careful.
    2. Now lift out the old camera.
  9. Remove the front camera

    OnePlus 2 - Remove the front camera 01
    OnePlus 2 - Remove the front camera 02
    1. Now you can disconnect the front camera connector. Be very careful.
    2. Now lift out the old camera.
  10. Disconnecting the buttons

    • 1 × Phillips-Schraube

    The standby button and volume buttons are attached to separate ribbon cables, which are installed onto a flat cable.

    1. First you have to remove the two black sticker on the standby and display connector. You can easily pull them off with a pair of tweezers.
    2. Disconnect the standby connector
    3. Remove the buttons
    4. Remove the cable
    5. Unscrew the screw that holds the mute button. Now you can remove the braket
    6. Remove the mute button
  11. Disconnecting the connectors on the logic board

    OnePlus 2 - Disconnecting the connectors on the logic board 01
    • Sensorkabel
    • Displaykabel
    • Antennenkabel
    1. Now you can disconnect the following three connectors. Be very careful.
    2. Place the pointed tip or flat end of the spudger very slightly below the contact and carefully lift it up. Make sure you don’t break off the resistors/coils that are soldered onto the logic board.
  12. Removing the logic board

    OnePlus 2 - Removing the logic board 01
    OnePlus 2 - Removing the logic board 02
    OnePlus 2 - Removing the logic board 03
    • 1 × Phillips-Schraube

    Please remove the little screw close the camera connector Achte darauf, die kleine Schraube unterhab der Kamers zu entfernen.

    1. Now you can carefully lift the logic board using the spudger and remove it by hand.
  13. Remove the sensor cable

    OnePlus 2 - Remove the sensor cable 01
    OnePlus 2 - Remove the sensor cable 02
    1. Now remove the two ribbon cables, which are lightly glued in place next to each other.
    2. It’s lightly glued to the frame. Carefully insert the flat end of the spudger below the cable and detach it.
    3. Now remove it.
  14. Disconnecting the antenna cable

    OnePlus 2 - Disconnecting the antenna cable 01
    1. Now you can remove the antenna cable.
  15. Removing the earpiece

    OnePlus 2 - Removing the earpiece 01
    OnePlus 2 - Removing the earpiece 02
    1. Remove the earpiece. Insert the pointed tip of the laboratory spatula or spudger below the earpiece. It’s sometimes glued firmly in place. If you still can’t detach the earpiece, you can use a heat gun to warm it slightly and soften the glue.
    2. Now remove it.
  16. Preparing the new display

    OnePlus 2 - Preparing the new display 01
    1. Not all available displays have the same features. If necessary, you may have to transfer more parts than the ones we talk about here before installing your new screen.
    2. Now remove the plastic film from the adhesive strips. (You can also do this later.)
  17. Installing the earpiece

    OnePlus 2 - Installing the earpiece 01
    • Now put the earpiece back in the appropriate position.
  18. Connecting the antenna cable

    OnePlus 2 - Connecting the antenna cable 01
    1. Now guide the antenna cable back through the little opening and connect it securely to the logic board.
  19. Connect the sensor cable

    OnePlus 2 - Connect the sensor cable 01
    OnePlus 2 - Connect the sensor cable 02
    1. Now put the seonsr cable back in their original positions.
    2. Attached the small black sticker
  20. Installing the logic board

    OnePlus 2 - Installing the logic board 01
    OnePlus 2 - Installing the logic board 02
    OnePlus 2 - Installing the logic board 03
    • 1 × Phillips-Schraube
    • Antennenkabel
    • Displaykabel
    • Sensorkabel
    1. Now put the logic board back in the frame.
    2. Make sure the cables don’t get under the logic board.
    3. Use the picture to check whether your logic board is positioned correctly.
    4. Insert the little placeholder on the display connector.
    5. Reconnect all the connectors to the logic board.

  21. Installing the buttons

    OnePlus 2 - Installing the buttons 01
    OnePlus 2 - Installing the buttons 02
    OnePlus 2 - Installing the buttons 03
    OnePlus 2 - Installing the buttons 04
    OnePlus 2 - Installing the buttons 05
    OnePlus 2 - Installing the buttons 06
    OnePlus 2 - Installing the buttons 07
    • 1 × Phillips-Schraube
    1. Install the mute button.
    2. Fix it with the bracket using the screw
    3. Install the standby button and the volume buttons again. Use the spatula to press them into the appropriate positions.
  22. Install the front camera

    OnePlus 2 - Install the front camera 01
    OnePlus 2 - Install the front camera 02
    1. Now connect the new camera.
    2. Then put the adhesive strips back on.
  23. Install the main camera

    OnePlus 2 - Install the main camera 01
    OnePlus 2 - Install the main camera 02
    1. Now connect the new camera.
  24. Inserting the speakers

    OnePlus 2 - Inserting the speakers 01
    • Now install the cover with the stereo speakers and put them back in the appropriate positions.
  25. Installing the dock connector and speaker cables

    OnePlus 2 - Installing the dock connector and speaker cables 01
    OnePlus 2 - Installing the dock connector and speaker cables 02
    1. Now put the dock connector and speaker cables back in their original positions.
    2. The dock connector cable just goes on the speaker cable where the old glue holds it in place.
  26. Installing the battery

    OnePlus 2 - Installing the battery 01
    OnePlus 2 - Installing the battery 02
    OnePlus 2 - Installing the battery 03
    1. Put the battery back in and connect it.
  27. Attaching the plastic cover

    OnePlus 2 - Attaching the plastic cover 01
    OnePlus 2 - Attaching the plastic cover 02
    OnePlus 2 - Attaching the plastic cover 03
    • 18 × Phillips-Schraube
    • 6 × Gummistöpsel
    1. Now put the cover back on.
    2. Then fasten all the Phillips screws again.
    3. Don’t forget to put the little rubber plugs back in.
  28. Inserting the Sim tray

    OnePlus 2 - Inserting the Sim tray 01
    • Insert the sim tray
  29. Attaching the back cover

    OnePlus 2 - Attaching the back cover 01
    1. It’s very easy to put the back cover back on. Put it on in the correct position and press it on all the way around the phone until it’s completely clicked into place.
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