Image 1/2: Remove the plastic backplate by pulling up on the bottom of the cover. Image 2/2: Remove the plastic backplate by pulling up on the bottom of the cover.
  • Place the phone on a flat surface with the screen facing down.

  • Remove the plastic backplate by pulling up on the bottom of the cover.

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  • Remove the battery by pulling up from the top of the battery.

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Image 1/2: Warning: One screw will have warranty tape covering the screw. Removing this screw will likely void the phones warranty. Image 2/2: Warning: One screw will have warranty tape covering the screw. Removing this screw will likely void the phones warranty.
  • Remove the two screws midway up the phone on the left and right sides using a T6 Torx Screwdriver.

  • Warning: One screw will have warranty tape covering the screw. Removing this screw will likely void the phones warranty.

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Image 1/2: Insert a plastic spudger into the screen where speaker resides. Image 2/2: I recommend going from the side. There are two layers to the cover. You need to make sure you get underneath the bottom layer if you plan on reusing this cover.
  • Flip the phone over so the keyboard faces up.

  • Insert a plastic spudger into the screen where speaker resides.

  • I recommend going from the side. There are two layers to the cover. You need to make sure you get underneath the bottom layer if you plan on reusing this cover.

  • Gently lift up plastic screen cover until screen cover separates from screen.

  • Continue until screen cover is completely removed.

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Image 1/3: Slide the tool around the entire perimeter of the phone until the plastic siding is completely removed. Image 2/3: Slide the tool around the entire perimeter of the phone until the plastic siding is completely removed. Image 3/3: Slide the tool around the entire perimeter of the phone until the plastic siding is completely removed.
  • Insert the spudger into the top of the plastic siding on the front of the phone and lift up until the siding lifts up.

  • Slide the tool around the entire perimeter of the phone until the plastic siding is completely removed.

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  • The keyboard should slide off of the phone now that the plastic siding has been removed.

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Image 1/3: There is a gold ribbon on the top left of the phone. Lift up this ribbon gently until it is detached from the phone. Image 2/3: Note: When reassembling, the ribbon should be reattached before replacing the top screws. Image 3/3: Note: When reassembling, the ribbon should be reattached before replacing the top screws.
  • To detach the screen, there are two screws at the top of the phone to be removed. Use the T6 Torx Screwdriver to remove the screws.

  • There is a gold ribbon on the top left of the phone. Lift up this ribbon gently until it is detached from the phone.

    • Note: When reassembling, the ribbon should be reattached before replacing the top screws.

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Image 1/3: Use pressure to unlatch the screen from the clips. Image 2/3: Now that these clips have been undone, the screen should lift up easily. Image 3/3: Now that these clips have been undone, the screen should lift up easily.
  • There are two clips on each side of the phone. Insert a plastic spudger between the clips and the screen.

  • Use pressure to unlatch the screen from the clips.

  • Now that these clips have been undone, the screen should lift up easily.

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  • Now there are four screws that need to be removed. They are located at the bottom of the phone and can also be removed using a T6 Torx Screwdriver.

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  • Now the motherboard will lift up out of the plastic backing of the phone.

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Image 1/3: There is another torx screw near the middle of the motherboard on the left side. Image 2/3: Using the T5 Torx Screwdriver, remove the screw and the metal casing. Image 3/3: Note: Distinguish this screw from the others for reassembly purposes.
  • Flip over the motherboard.

  • There is another torx screw near the middle of the motherboard on the left side.

  • Using the T5 Torx Screwdriver, remove the screw and the metal casing.

    • Note: Distinguish this screw from the others for reassembly purposes.

  • Detach the clip holding the track pad in.

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Image 1/1: Now you are ready to reassemble the phone
  • Remove the trackpad from the motherboard.

  • Now you are ready to reassemble the phone

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No need to full disassemble the phone. Just remove the back and the battery and unscrew the T5 screw, presto 20 minutes saved.

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