Introduction

This guide will show you how to:

  • Remove the battery
  • Remove the front panel
  • Replace the LCD screen
Hold the phone with the back facing you. Press the silver tab down and remove the cover.
  • Hold the phone with the back facing you.

  • Press the silver tab down and remove the cover.

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Pull up on the top edge of the battery to remove it.
  • Pull up on the top edge of the battery to remove it.

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Use a plastic opening tool to gently pry the bottom cover loose. Do not use excessive force at risk of damaging the antenna, which is under this casing. Pull the cover from the front of the phone after the back is loose.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to gently pry the bottom cover loose.

  • Do not use excessive force at risk of damaging the antenna, which is under this casing.

  • Pull the cover from the front of the phone after the back is loose.

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Remove the two top screws with a T5 Torx screwdriver. The screws are 8mm long.
  • Remove the two top screws with a T5 Torx screwdriver.

  • The screws are 8mm long.

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Gently pry off the top of the side casings. The side casings cannot be fully removed yet because they are screwed on at the bottom.
  • Gently pry off the top of the side casings.

  • The side casings cannot be fully removed yet because they are screwed on at the bottom.

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Use a plastic opening tool to detach the securing clips holding the the front panel in place.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to detach the securing clips holding the the front panel in place.

  • There are six securing clips total.

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Remove the front panel.
  • Remove the front panel.

  • You may need to apply some force because the front panel is attached to the rest of the device with adhesive.

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Use a T6 Torx screwdriver to remove the four screws located on the corners of the keyboard frame. The screws are 6mm long. The screws are 6mm long.
  • Use a T6 Torx screwdriver to remove the four screws located on the corners of the keyboard frame.

  • The screws are 6mm long.

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After the bottom two screws have been removed the side casings can be removed. After the bottom two screws have been removed the side casings can be removed.
  • After the bottom two screws have been removed the side casings can be removed.

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When all four screws are removed, the keyboard frame, screen housing, screen, and back casing can be separated. The screen frame hooks on to the top of the motherboard with a small tab on the motherboard. The screen frame hooks on to the top of the motherboard with a small tab on the motherboard.
  • When all four screws are removed, the keyboard frame, screen housing, screen, and back casing can be separated.

  • The screen frame hooks on to the top of the motherboard with a small tab on the motherboard.

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Place the motherboard on a flat surface with the LCD screen face up.
  • Place the motherboard on a flat surface with the LCD screen face up.

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Using a plastic opening tool, gently pull the connector directly up from the motherboard. Remove the LCD screen from the motherboard. The screen is attached to the motherboard with adhesive.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, gently pull the connector directly up from the motherboard.

  • Remove the LCD screen from the motherboard.

  • The screen is attached to the motherboard with adhesive.

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Conclusion

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

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