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Introduction

Work area should be lint free, clean and well lit.

Parts

No parts specified.

  1. Open the rear panel to expose the battery and the chassis assembly. Remove the battery.
    • Open the rear panel to expose the battery and the chassis assembly. Remove the battery.

  2. Use a small, non-marring plastic opening tool  to remove the lower-rear cover. (Credit cards and guitar picks work great.)
    • Use a small, non-marring plastic opening tool to remove the lower-rear cover. (Credit cards and guitar picks work great.)

  3. Use a T6 Torx screwdriver to loosen and remove the six screws from the chassis as shown.
    • Use a T6 Torx screwdriver to loosen and remove the six screws from the chassis as shown.

    • Flip the phone over to the front and remove the plastic bezel.

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  5. Remove the midframe from the back of the phone, which should now be free after removing the screws.  The green motherboard should now be exposed.
    • Remove the midframe from the back of the phone, which should now be free after removing the screws. The green motherboard should now be exposed.

  6. Remove the front-cover by carefully prying the side release tabs, located on the side of the phone.
    • Remove the front-cover by carefully prying the side release tabs, located on the side of the phone.

  7. Gently pry the side release tabs to lift the flexing keypad from the frame. The navigation ball may come loose at this point. Set it aside with the keypad for reassembly. The navigation ball may come loose at this point. Set it aside with the keypad for reassembly.
    • Gently pry the side release tabs to lift the flexing keypad from the frame.

    • The navigation ball may come loose at this point. Set it aside with the keypad for reassembly.

  8. Gently lift the motherboard.
    • Gently lift the motherboard.

    • Locate the screen's ribbon cable underneath the motherboard, and detach it from the phone.

  9. Carefully pry at the sides of the screen until the display assembly is free.  Remove the display from the motherboard unit. Carefully pry at the sides of the screen until the display assembly is free.  Remove the display from the motherboard unit.
    • Carefully pry at the sides of the screen until the display assembly is free. Remove the display from the motherboard unit.

Conclusion

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

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