Image 1/2: Using your finger, slide the silver cover release button towards the top of the device. Image 2/2: Lift and remove the back cover.
  • Turn the device upside down.

  • Using your finger, slide the silver cover release button towards the top of the device.

  • Lift and remove the back cover.

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Image 1/1: Remove the battery.
  • Using your fingernails, lift the sides of the battery.

  • Remove the battery.

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Image 1/1: Using your finger, gently lift the top of the SIM card.
  • Orient the device so the screen is facing the ground.

  • Using your finger, gently lift the top of the SIM card.

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Image 1/1: The card will break in half if you  apply too much force when pulling out the card.
  • Gently pull out the SIM card.

  • The card will break in half if you apply too much force when pulling out the card.

make sure to takeout memory card also.

Trying to open the back part with card still installed is a BIG NO NO.

ralph - Reply

I ordered a new speaker and as soon as it came it I jumped on here to look at the directions. followed the directions exactly and now it works again. Only suggestion is to be careful removing ear piece cover, there are 4 small fragile plastic prongs at the top that can easily break. I broke 2 but phone still works! Thanks for the help!

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  • Using a T6 Torx Screwdriver, remove the four torx screws located on the bottom half of the device.

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Image 1/1: Using a spudger, remove the ear piece cover.
  • Orient the device so that the screen is facing you.

  • Using a spudger, remove the ear piece cover.

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  • Using a T6 Torx Screwdriver, remove the two torx screws located in the top corners of the device.

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Image 1/1: The headphone jack can break if the chassis is pulled too forcefully.
  • Remove the back chassis by gently pulling the chassis back and forth.

  • The headphone jack can break if the chassis is pulled too forcefully.

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Image 1/1: Using a pair of tweezers, lift and remove the following:
  • Orient the device so the screen is facing the ground and the top of phone is facing you.

  • Using a pair of tweezers, lift and remove the following:

    • The two round connectors on the top of the mother board.

      • The round connectors are hooked into the mother board.

    • The flat connector in the lower corner of the mother board.

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Image 1/1: The connectors underneath the mother board are delicate and easily damaged.
  • Using your fingers, carefully lift and remove the mother board.

  • The connectors underneath the mother board are delicate and easily damaged.

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Image 1/1: The ribbon cable connectors are delicate and easily damaged.
  • Using a pair of tweezers, remove the three ribbon connectors.

  • The ribbon cable connectors are delicate and easily damaged.

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  • Remove the mother board by lifting the board upward.

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Image 1/2: Remove the faceplate by lifting the plate upward. Image 2/2: Remove the faceplate by lifting the plate upward.
  • Using a pry tool, lift up on the four tabs located on the edges of the faceplate.

  • Remove the faceplate by lifting the plate upward.

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  • Using a plastic pry tool, lift and remove the three tabs securing the trackpad restrainer to the trackpad.

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Image 1/1: Remove the trackpad restrainer.
  • Flip the device over. The screen is facing upwards.

  • Remove the trackpad restrainer.

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Image 1/1: The ribbon cable attaching the trackpad to the mother board can break if the trackpad is pulled too quickly and forcefully.
  • Slowly remove the trackpad by gently pulling the trackpad away from the device.

  • The ribbon cable attaching the trackpad to the mother board can break if the trackpad is pulled too quickly and forcefully.

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Conclusion

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

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