Image 1/1: Hold the phone with the back side facing you.
  • We did not have an actual back cover or battery for the phone we were given. Therefore, the first couple of steps will be without pictures.

  • Hold the phone with the back side facing you.

  • Press down on the silver tab towards the bottom end of the phone.

  • Carefully lift up the back casing to reveal the battery.

Add Comment

Image 1/1: The phone should now look like this.
  • Put your finger on the top left corner of the battery and lift the battery up and out of its housing.

  • The phone should now look like this.

Add Comment

Image 1/1:
  • Remove the two top screws using a T5 Torx screwdriver.

Add Comment

Image 1/2: The cover will now pull off easily. Image 2/2: The cover will now pull off easily.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to pry the edges of the bottom cover until it snaps loose.

  • The cover will now pull off easily.

Add Comment

Image 1/2: Start prying from wherever it is easiest to separate the silver and black plastic of the covers. Image 2/2: There are 5 securing clips on the front panel to disconnect.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to pry between the front and back cover.

  • Start prying from wherever it is easiest to separate the silver and black plastic of the covers.

  • There are 5 securing clips on the front panel to disconnect.

  • Pry gently to prevent breaking the plastic clips when removing the front panel.

  • Once all the clips have been freed, the front cover will lift away from the phone.

Add Comment

Image 1/1:
  • Lift the flexible keypad away from the device. It should come off easily.

Add Comment

Image 1/2: Lift the keyboard frame away from the device. Image 2/2: There may be a small amount of adhesive at the bottom of the frame that needs to be pulled away.
  • Use a T6 Torx Screwdriver to remove the four corner screws on the keyboard's housing.

  • Lift the keyboard frame away from the device.

  • There may be a small amount of adhesive at the bottom of the frame that needs to be pulled away.

Add Comment

Image 1/2: Image 2/2:
  • Detach each side casing by pulling them off gently from the phone.

Add Comment

Image 1/1:
  • Remove the back housing from the mother board.

Add Comment

Image 1/1:
  • Unhook the screen frame from the small tab at the top of the motherboard.

Add Comment

Image 1/2: There may be some adhesive behind the LCD screen. If needed, pry the LCD screen away from the motherboard using the plastic opening tool. Image 2/2: Remove the LCD screen from the motherboard
  • Using a plastic opening tool, detach the connector on the LCD screen from the motherboard.

  • There may be some adhesive behind the LCD screen. If needed, pry the LCD screen away from the motherboard using the plastic opening tool.

  • Remove the LCD screen from the motherboard

Add Comment

Conclusion

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

Joshua Ramos

Member since: 04/04/2012

65 Reputation

2 Guides authored

Team

Cal Poly, Team 14-11, Forte Spring 2012 Member of Cal Poly, Team 14-11, Forte Spring 2012

CPSU-FORTE-S12S14G11

5 Members

5 Guides authored

0 Comments

Add Comment

View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 0

Past 7 Days: 0

Past 30 Days: 3

All Time: 1,347