Introduction

This guide details how to remove and replace the phone's LCD screen if it has broken.

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  • With the back of the device facing you, press down on the button while sliding the battery casing away from the speaker to remove it.

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  • Use a plastic opening tool or fingernails to unclip the two hinges of the speaker covering and remove it.

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  • Remove the battery by pushing against it from the right and then pulling towards you.

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  • Remove the four screws indicated in the picture with a #T6 Torx Bit screwdriver and set them aside.

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Image 1/3: Start with the seam indicated in the picture and slide the plastic opening tool until the case is seperated. Image 2/3: Start with the seam indicated in the picture and slide the plastic opening tool until the case is seperated. Image 3/3: Start with the seam indicated in the picture and slide the plastic opening tool until the case is seperated.
  • Use a plastic opening tool or your fingernails to remove the plastic backing.

  • Start with the seam indicated in the picture and slide the plastic opening tool until the case is seperated.

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Image 1/1: Place the four screws released from the phone in a plastic bag.
  • Unscrew the four screws indicated in the picture with #T6 Torx Bit screwdriver.

  • Place the four screws released from the phone in a plastic bag.

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  • The black battery casing and logic board can now be separated for the following steps.

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Image 1/1: '''Warning''': Some of the phones have an adhesive between the silver part and the battery housing, so it could stick to the black piece you just removed.
  • The silver piece is not attached to the logic board in any way, and can be taken off by lifting it up with plastic opening tools.

  • Warning: Some of the phones have an adhesive between the silver part and the battery housing, so it could stick to the black piece you just removed.

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Image 1/2: Hold on to the keyboard while unfastening the clips. Image 2/2: The keyboard will detach once the clips are unfastened.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to lift up the two black clips indicated in the picture.

  • Hold on to the keyboard while unfastening the clips.

  • The keyboard will detach once the clips are unfastened.

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Image 1/1: Use a plastic opening tool to unfasten the clip as shown.
  • With the screen facing you, you will be able to see a small grey plastic clip.

  • Use a plastic opening tool to unfasten the clip as shown.

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Image 1/2: Use a plastic opening tool unclip the top two clips shown in red, and then the bottom two clips. This releases the screen. Image 2/2: Flip logic board over and remove screen.
  • Flip the logic board over to the other side.

  • Use a plastic opening tool unclip the top two clips shown in red, and then the bottom two clips. This releases the screen.

  • Flip logic board over and remove screen.

  • Make sure to hold the screen, it could fall after being unclipped.

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Image 1/1: After removing the original screen, keep the logic board facing you the way it was.
  • NOTE: If you are not replacing the LCD screen, move on to the next step.

  • After removing the original screen, keep the logic board facing you the way it was.

  • Take the new screen and slip the flexible piece of connecting circuitry under the grey plastic flap that you pried up in step 10.

  • Handle the screen carefully as it is fragile.

  • Push it gently but firmly until it does not move any further to the left, then close the grey flap.

  • After this, the screen can be pushed down and clicked back into place.

  • To reassemble the phone, reverse instructions.

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