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  1. Pry off the back and separate it from the front of the phone case. You will see the battery once the cover is removed.
    • Pry off the back and separate it from the front of the phone case. You will see the battery once the cover is removed.

  2. On both sides of the battery, there is a lighter grey half-circle. This is the best place to use your fingers to gently lift the battery free of the housing. On both sides of the battery, there is a lighter grey half-circle. This is the best place to use your fingers to gently lift the battery free of the housing.
    • On both sides of the battery, there is a lighter grey half-circle. This is the best place to use your fingers to gently lift the battery free of the housing.

  3. Using a small plastic opening tool, remove the lower rear cover.
    • Using a small plastic opening tool, remove the lower rear cover.

  4. Remove six screws from the midframe of the device.
    • Remove six screws from the midframe of the device.

  5. Remove the midframe from the phone.
    • Remove the midframe from the phone.

  6. Gently pry the back the plastic tabs that secure the motherboard to the case. Slowly work your way around the case until the tabs until the motherboard comes free.
    • Gently pry the back the plastic tabs that secure the motherboard to the case.

    • Slowly work your way around the case until the tabs until the motherboard comes free.

    • Remove the motherboard.

    • The keypad and navigation ball may become loose and fall away from the motherboard.

  7. Carefully detach the antenna from the two clips on the side of the motherboard. Carefully disconnect the antenna from the motherboard.
    • Carefully detach the antenna from the two clips on the side of the motherboard.

    • Carefully disconnect the antenna from the motherboard.

  8. Carefully disconnect the ribbon cable on the bottom right of the motherboard.
    • Carefully disconnect the ribbon cable on the bottom right of the motherboard.

  9. Remove the screen so that it does not get damaged. Remove the screen so that it does not get damaged.
    • Remove the screen so that it does not get damaged.

  10. Lift the up motherboard from the bottom edge to reveal to ribbon cables. Carefully disconnect the two ribbon cables connecting the motherboard and display.
    • Lift the up motherboard from the bottom edge to reveal to ribbon cables.

    • Carefully disconnect the two ribbon cables connecting the motherboard and display.

    • Remove the motherboard.

  11. Replace the entire center piece of the case to replace the antenna.
    • Replace the entire center piece of the case to replace the antenna.

Conclusion

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

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