Introduction

Remove the display screen in order to fix a broken screen.

  1. If the display is damaged use clear packing tape to contain any glass shards.
    • If the display is damaged use clear packing tape to contain any glass shards.

    • Make sure the entire surface of the display is covered with tape.

    • Wear safety glasses to protect your eyes.

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  2. Power off your phone.
    • Power off your phone.

    • Remove the SIM card from the left side of the phone by pressing the small hole and allowing it to eject using the 0.8 screwdriver head.

    • Remove the two 4mm screws on the bottom of the phone using the Torx T3 screwdriver.

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    • Press the small suction cup just above the home button.

    • While lifting up on the suction cup insert an opening pick into the crevice between the screen and back casing to pry the screen off carefully.

    • Carefully separate the two halves to avoid tearing the volume rocker ribbon cable.

    • Using the opening tool, disconnect the volume rocker ribbon cable from the base of the phone freeing the two halves of the phone.

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    • Using the J000 screwdriver head, remove the three 3mm screws holding the bracket in place.

    • Remove the silver bracket that was held into place by the three screws just removed.

    • Disconnect the battery connection cable by using the plastic opening tool and applying light pressure upwards on the cable.

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    • Unscrew the 1mm screw on the top left side of the phone

    • Maneuver the bracket off slowly

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    • Disconnect the 9 cables along the top and right side of motherboard using the plastic opening tool

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    • Unscrew the 3mm screw located on the top left side of the phone with a flat head

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    • Unscrew the four 2mm screws along the right side of the motherboard with a philips head

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    • Carefully lift up the motherboard and using the spudger pry camera from the camera holder

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    • Lift off bottom plastic piece with flat antenna cables

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    • We recommend you clean your microwave before preceding to heat up the iOpener.

    • Place the iOpener in the center of the microwave.

    • Heat the iOpener for thirty seconds.

    • Be careful not to overheat the iOpener and always wait at least three minutes before reheating the iOpener

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    • Lay the iOpener on side 1 of the phone for 90 seconds before attempting to open the front panel

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    • Using the Suction Cup to slightly lift the screen, pry one opening pick into side of the phone.

    • Insert another opening pick next to the first one.

    • Slowly slide the two Picks to the corners of the phone.

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    • Place the iOpener on side 2 of the phone for 90 seconds.

    • Insert another pick into side 2 of the phone.

    • Slowly slide the pick to the next corner.

    • If necessary, reheat the iOpener. Don't reheat it more than once every 3 minutes.

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    • Place the iOpener on the 3rd side of the phone for 90 seconds.

    • Place a pick in the corner of the phone.

    • Slowly slide the the pick to the opposite corner of the phone.

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    • Place the iOpener on the last edge of the phone for 90 seconds.

    • Place the pick in the corner.

    • Slowly slide the pick to the opposite corner.

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    • Carefully separate the screen from the front panel of the phone by inserting the picks farther towards the center and pulling the screen off.

    • Slowly and carefully do this to avoid breaking, bending or shattering the screen.

    • If part of the screen isn't easily coming off try reheating the iOpener and placing it on the problem area.

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    • Remove the screen slowly.

    • Pull the cable out of the hole carefully.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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