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  • Press down on the battery release button and slide the back cover up with your thumb.

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  • Pry from the top of the battery to pull it out.

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Image 1/1: Remove the sim card.
  • Slide the metal sim card cover to the unlock position.

  • Remove the sim card.

  • The arrows on the sim card enclosure indicate the lock and unlock positions.

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Image 1/1: The T5 Torx screws may be covered by a white sticker.
  • Remove the two T5 Torx screws circled at the top of the phone.

  • The T5 Torx screws may be covered by a white sticker.

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Image 1/1: You may have to work a spudger underneath to release the plastic clips.
  • Remove the red cover at the bottom of the phone.

  • You may have to work a spudger underneath to release the plastic clips.

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Image 1/3: Use a spudger to pry the front cover away from the side panels. Image 2/3: Work the spudger around the entire phone until the front cover is free. Image 3/3: Work the spudger around the entire phone until the front cover is free.
  • Be careful not to damage the front cover's plastic clips while trying to separate it from the phone.

  • Use a spudger to pry the front cover away from the side panels.

  • Work the spudger around the entire phone until the front cover is free.

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  • Remove the keyboard.

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  • Remove the four T6 Torx screws located on the corners of the keyboard frame.

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  • Now remove the left and right side panels.

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Image 1/3: Be sure to unhook the screen housing from the motherboard before continuing.  Refer to the square indicated in the second picture. Image 2/3: Now remove the screen housing. Image 3/3: Now remove the screen housing.
  • Remove the keyboard frame.

  • Be sure to unhook the screen housing from the motherboard before continuing. Refer to the square indicated in the second picture.

  • Now remove the screen housing.

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Image 1/1: The ribbon cable is located at the top left of the phone above the screen.
  • Unplug the ribbon cable from the board.

  • The ribbon cable is located at the top left of the phone above the screen.

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Image 1/1: Pry LCD screen from board.
  • Insert tool between LCD screen and board.

  • Pry LCD screen from board.

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  • Separate the motherboard from the back case.

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Conclusion

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

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