It's been a few months since I replaced my digitizer , so I don't remember the specifics, but its not that tricky. You carefully pull the digitizer from the display. You can use the edge of a flat screwdriver or razor blade. Since you are replacing the digitizer, you need not worry about damaging it. The most difficult part is inserting the new ribbon cable back into the connector. You need tweezers or needlenose pliers for that.