Insert a plastic opening tool into the seam between the rear case and the screen.
  • Insert a plastic opening tool into the seam between the rear case and the screen.

  • Work the plastic opening tool around the perimeter of the device to completely remove the rear case.

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Use the flat end of the nylon spudger to flip up the retaining flap of the Zero Insertion  Force (ZIF) connector holding the orange motherboard ribbon cable in place.
  • Use the flat end of the nylon spudger to flip up the retaining flap of the Zero Insertion Force (ZIF) connector holding the orange motherboard ribbon cable in place.

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  • Use the flat end of the nylon spudger to flip up the retaining flap of the ZIF connector holding the black motherboard ribbon cable in place.

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  • Use the pointed end of the nylon spudger to pop up the battery connector.

  • When reconnecting the battery cable after replacing the battery, press the battery connector with your finger until it clicks into place.

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  • Use the flat end of the nylon spudger to pry up the battery.

    • The battery is secured with adhesive. Some force is required to detach battery from the device.

    • If removing motherboard is necessary, it may be easier complete this step with the motherboard simultaneously later.

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  • Working from top to bottom, you will remove all screws with a #000 Phillips head driver, (20) total.

  • (2) screws located in the top corners. NOTE: These screws will be in the speakers.

  • (4) screws located along the top of the battery, (3) along each side of the battery, and (3) along the bottom of the battery.

  • (1) screw in the middle of the motherboard on the side with the orange ribbon cable, (4) screws in the bottom of the motherboard .

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  • Make sure that the battery is disconnected from the motherboard by unplugging the ribbon cables.

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  • Before you remove the entire assembly, first unplug side buttons and cameras from the motherboard using tweezers.

  • The motherboard is easiest to remove simultaneously with the battery. Refer to Step 5 for more details.

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  • While the device is open, this is your opportunity to check and see if there is any other damage to the motherboard or other associated parts.

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Conclusion

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

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