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As always, we disconnect the battery first to prevent electrifying anything, including ourselves, as we dig deeper.

Three Phillips #00 screws and a metal bracket hold the battery connector to the logic board.

Hmm, this is beginning to feel very familiar.

In the 3GS, the display assembly was easy to take out, but the battery was a pain. In the 4 and 4S, the display assembly took 38 steps to remove, while the battery was a breeze. We like to think that Apple has started tailoring to our preferences in allowing us to remove both the display assembly and the battery in only a couple of steps.

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