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Parts & Tools

Introduction

The guide is for replacing the phone's external screen.

Parts

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  1. With the back camera on the top side and facing you, find a notch on the bottom right side of the phone. Unclip the cover by raising it up from the notch and sliding a flat rigid tool along the edge.
    • With the back camera on the top side and facing you, find a notch on the bottom right side of the phone.

    • Unclip the cover by raising it up from the notch and sliding a flat rigid tool along the edge.

  2. Remove the battery. Remove 3 screws from each side with a  Phillips 00 screwdriver. Unclip the screen by sliding a flat rigid tool  between the black and the blue side-band.
    • Remove the battery.

    • Remove 3 screws from each side with a Phillips 00 screwdriver.

    • Unclip the screen by sliding a flat rigid tool between the black and the blue side-band.

    • Pop off the blue side-band to be exposed to the motherboard.

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  4. Remove 2 black plastic buttons from each side, exposing metallic padding.
    • Remove 2 black plastic buttons from each side, exposing metallic padding.

    • Gently pry the metallic padding off the motherboard with a flat rigid tool.

    • Carefully separate the clip-on tabs while lifting the motherboard away from the screen.

    • Forcefully separating the motherboard from the screen can further damage your device.

  5. The screen connector is located near the back camera  and charger port. Remove the attached screen by gently tugging the cord that connects it to main frame.
    • The screen connector is located near the back camera and charger port.

    • Remove the attached screen by gently tugging the cord that connects it to main frame.

    • Pull gently to avoid damaging the connected cable.

  6. After screen removal, you should be left with the old screen and a plug-in tab . Leave the motherboard and inner screen in one piece.
    • After screen removal, you should be left with the old screen and a plug-in tab .

    • Leave the motherboard and inner screen in one piece.

    • If the inner screen is cracked, replacing the outer screen is useless.

  7. Work backwards by carefully sliding in the new screen's plug-in tab into the screen connector.
    • Work backwards by carefully sliding in the new screen's plug-in tab into the screen connector.

    • The phone will not have sensitivity if the plug-in tab is damaged.

Conclusion

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

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