Locate the antenna (shown in red box) at the top of the phone when closed.
  • Locate the antenna (shown in red box) at the top of the phone when closed.

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Using your thumb and index finger, grip the antenna near its base and unscrew counter clockwise.  Once loose, remove the antenna by pulling it from its insert hole.
  • Using your thumb and index finger, grip the antenna near its base and unscrew counter clockwise. Once loose, remove the antenna by pulling it from its insert hole.

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  • Locate the back side of the phone.

  • The battery is the large main compartment (red box).

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  • Use your finger to slide the latch (circled) upwards.

  • While holding the latch up, pull the battery off the phone.

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  • The back of the phone will look like this when the battery is correctly removed.

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  • Peel the rubber indicated toward the top of the phone

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  • Remove the screw that sits underneath the rubber covering.

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  • Remove the five (5) total screws using a Philips head screwdriver.

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  • Use spudger and insert it towards the bottom of the phone as pictured.

  • Carefully working yourself around the phone with the spudger, pry it open. This may require a bit of force.

  • The volume control button will be loose, so make sure to take it out once the rear case is fully removed.

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  • The back case should now be completely removed and the motherboard will be visible.

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  • Disconnect the gold connection patch

  • Use a spudger or finger to disconnect the piece.

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  • Using a spudger, lift the motherboard out of the phone case as pictured.

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  • The motherboard should now be completely removed from the phone.

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  • Once the motherboard has been removed, peel the keyboard as pictured.

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Conclusion

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

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