1. Depress the battery cover release button and remove the battery cover
    • Depress the battery cover release button and remove the battery cover

    • Remove the battery from the phone before continuing.

    • Slide the yellow button toward the battery to eject the SIM card

    • Remove the MicroSD card from the SD slot (if present)

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  2. There will be a silver bezel around the edge (the dog ate mine!)
    • There will be a silver bezel around the edge (the dog ate mine!)

    • Insert pry tool near the padlock icon and gently work your way around the bezel to pry it off and reveal the screws.

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    • Grab your T5 Torx screwdriver, and remove all 8 screws

    • Be careful when taking out screws. The silver ones go in the corners, black ones in the middle

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    • With the 8 screws removed, you can gently pry the back cover off. Be gentle, as it is still connected by a ribbon cable

    • Gently pry ribbon cable off, and then you will have the back cover fully removed

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    • The next step is to remove the board.

    • There are 3 ribbon cables connected to it

    • Disconnect the first ribbon cable

    • When you remove the second ribbon cable it will reveal the third ribbon cable

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    • With the 3 ribbon cables disconnected you can gently pry the board up and away from phone

    • With the board removed, you can then simply lift out the LCD display

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    • Once the LCD is removed, the handset disassembled.

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Conclusion

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

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