Image 1/2: Press the button with one hand while applying downward pressure with the other hand on the middle of the phone to slide the battery cover off. Image 2/2: Remove the battery cover completely and set it aside.
  • Locate the button near the bottom of the back of the phone.

  • Press the button with one hand while applying downward pressure with the other hand on the middle of the phone to slide the battery cover off.

  • Remove the battery cover completely and set it aside.

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Image 1/1: Locate the notch on the top right of the battery compartment.
  • Locate the rectangular battery in the middle of the phone.

  • Locate the notch on the top right of the battery compartment.

  • Slide your fingernail in the notch, then lift upwards on the top of the battery to remove it from the phone.

  • Set the battery aside.

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Image 1/2: Use the T6 Torx Screwdriver to remove all three screws. Image 2/2: Use the T6 Torx Screwdriver to remove all three screws.
  • Make sure the back of the phone is facing upwards.

  • Use the T6 Torx Screwdriver to remove all three screws.

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Image 1/2: Use your thumb to push up on the notch, separating the back half of the phone from the keyboard and screen in the front. Image 2/2: Slide the opening tool in between the two halves of the phone.
  • Locate the notch in the back of the phone.

  • Use your thumb to push up on the notch, separating the back half of the phone from the keyboard and screen in the front.

  • Slide the opening tool in between the two halves of the phone.

  • Continually apply upward pressure with the opening tool to pop the back casing off of the main body.

  • You should now have five parts: The battery cover, the battery, the screws, the back casing, and the main body of the phone.

  • Set the back casing aside.

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Image 1/1: Remove the four screws from the back of the phone with the T6 Torx Screwdriver.
  • Do not separate the front casing from the rest of the phone during this step. Keep the phone face-down on a flat surface.

  • Remove the four screws from the back of the phone with the T6 Torx Screwdriver.

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Image 1/2: Hold the phone so the screen faces downward, and remove the front casing. Image 2/2: Hold the phone so the screen faces downward, and remove the front casing.
  • If two keyboard components and a small black port protector fall out during this step, place them to the side.

  • Hold the phone so the screen faces downward, and remove the front casing.

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Image 1/2: If the keyboard components did not fall off while removing the front casing, remove them from the front casing and place them to the side. Image 2/2: If the keyboard components did not fall off while removing the front casing, remove them from the front casing and place them to the side.
  • The 2 keyboard components highlighted in the picture may fall out of the front casing but remain stuck together.

  • If the keyboard components did not fall off while removing the front casing, remove them from the front casing and place them to the side.

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Image 1/2: If the port protector did not fall off when removing the front casing and keyboard components, remove it and set it to the side. Image 2/2: If the port protector did not fall off when removing the front casing and keyboard components, remove it and set it to the side.
  • The port protector is shown in the picture and located on the upper left side when looking at the screen of the phone.

  • If the port protector did not fall off when removing the front casing and keyboard components, remove it and set it to the side.

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Image 1/2: You should now have 7 main components: battery cover, battery, back casing, front casing (including both keyboard pieces), port protector, battery housing and logicboard with screen attached. Image 2/2: You should also have 7 screws.
  • You should be able to easily remove the battery housing from the logic board by simply pulling them apart.

  • You should now have 7 main components: battery cover, battery, back casing, front casing (including both keyboard pieces), port protector, battery housing and logicboard with screen attached.

  • You should also have 7 screws.

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Image 1/1: With the screen facing down, '''++gently++''' use both thumbs to push down and ''slightly'' out on the 2 highlighted hooks attaching the bottom of the screen to the logic board.
  • Caution, be careful not to break the plastic hooks highlighted in the photo, be gentle.

  • With the screen facing down, gently use both thumbs to push down and slightly out on the 2 highlighted hooks attaching the bottom of the screen to the logic board.

  • With caution repeat this for the 2 hooks attaching the top of the screen to the logic board.

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Image 1/3: There is a small strip on the upper left of the screen that is connected to the logic board by a small black clip.  It is highlighted in the picture. Image 2/3: Holding the screen and logic board together, use the plastic opening tool to push the clip into the ''up'' position as shown in the picture. Image 3/3: With the clip in the ''up'' position, remove the screen from the logic board.
  • This step requires extreme caution to avoid snapping off the small black clip highlighted in the picture.

  • There is a small strip on the upper left of the screen that is connected to the logic board by a small black clip. It is highlighted in the picture.

  • Holding the screen and logic board together, use the plastic opening tool to push the clip into the up position as shown in the picture.

  • With the clip in the up position, remove the screen from the logic board.

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Conclusion

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

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