Introduction

This will show how to take apart the outer case of the device so repairs can be made.

First start by peeling off the outer rubbery covering on the bottom of the device.
  • First start by peeling off the outer rubbery covering on the bottom of the device.

  • CAUTION: This part is very fragile, so it is recommended that a blow dryer is used on the covering to heat it up. Simply blow dry the covering while slowly peeling it away, and the covering will not tear.

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After removing the rubber covering, unscrew the five 4.9mm Phillips screws in the holes of the plastic casing.
  • After removing the rubber covering, unscrew the five 4.9mm Phillips screws in the holes of the plastic casing.

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After unscrewing all five screws, remove the plastic casing. The back should now look like the picture shown.
  • After unscrewing all five screws, remove the plastic casing. The back should now look like the picture shown.

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The inner metal casing is latched inside the outer white plastic shell, so insert a pry tool underneath the metal casing and pry it apart from the shell. It should make a click when it comes apart. It should make a click when it comes apart.
  • The inner metal casing is latched inside the outer white plastic shell, so insert a pry tool underneath the metal casing and pry it apart from the shell.

  • It should make a click when it comes apart.

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Remove the outer casing.
  • Remove the outer casing.

  • The exposed logic board should look like this.

Remove the 3 connectors from the logic board to the antennas before removing the logic board from the metal surround.

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Conclusion

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

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This guide also applies to model A1408.

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