Introduction

With this replacement guide, you will learn step-by-step how to replace the back speaker.

First locate the two switches located on the lower backside of the phone. Simultaneously, push the two switches forward causing the back to "pop" off. The back cover should be fully detached from the phone.
  • First locate the two switches located on the lower backside of the phone.

  • Simultaneously, push the two switches forward causing the back to "pop" off.

  • The back cover should be fully detached from the phone.

Once the cover has been removed, the battery should be immediately visible.
  • Once the cover has been removed, the battery should be immediately visible.

  • The battery is situated in the top half of the phone.

  • Using either your finger or the spudger/prying tool, remove the battery from the back of the device.

  • Your battery has a specific orientation to it. Make sure the bronze/gold colored leads are aligned with the bronze/gold colored strips on your battery before reassembling.

Once the battery has been removed, locate the SIM card. The SIM card is typically located in the center of the phone, secured by a metal tray.
  • Once the battery has been removed, locate the SIM card. The SIM card is typically located in the center of the phone, secured by a metal tray.

Once you have located the SIM card, carefully remove it by sliding it upwards out of the metal tray. No tools are needed, just those fancy fingers.
  • Once you have located the SIM card, carefully remove it by sliding it upwards out of the metal tray. No tools are needed, just those fancy fingers.

  • Your SIM card has a specific orientation to it when it is replaced. Make sure the bronze/gold colored leads are aligned with the bronze/gold colored strips in the SIM card tray before reassembling.

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Gently force the spudger tool underneath the plastic flap that protects the camera lens. With the spudger tool underneath the flap, remove the plastic cover by lifting it away from the phone.
  • Gently force the spudger tool underneath the plastic flap that protects the camera lens.

  • With the spudger tool underneath the flap, remove the plastic cover by lifting it away from the phone.

Place the spudger tool underneath the front plastic flap. Once in place, use the spudger tool to lift and remove the plastic cover.
  • Place the spudger tool underneath the front plastic flap.

  • Once in place, use the spudger tool to lift and remove the plastic cover.

Locate both bronze colored Torx T6 3 mm screws. Unscrew the bronze screws with a Torx T6 screwdriver.
  • Locate both bronze colored Torx T6 3 mm screws.

  • Unscrew the bronze screws with a Torx T6 screwdriver.

Locate and unscrew the 4 Torx T6 3 mm silver screws on the back of the phone. Unscrew the 4 screws with a T-6 Torx Head Screwdriver.
  • Locate and unscrew the 4 Torx T6 3 mm silver screws on the back of the phone.

  • Unscrew the 4 screws with a T-6 Torx Head Screwdriver.

Separate the back, plastic panel from the front panel by prying the spudger between the two and sliding it across on both sides. Take hold of both halves of the phone and separate.
  • Separate the back, plastic panel from the front panel by prying the spudger between the two and sliding it across on both sides.

  • Take hold of both halves of the phone and separate.

Locate the back speaker on the back panel of the phone.
  • Locate the back speaker on the back panel of the phone.

Place the spudger tool underneath the back speaker component. Lightly force the back speaker off of the panel by lifting the spudger tool. When removing speakers, replacing or re-inserting them may result in looseness. This means that during re-assembly they may fall out or shift. An adhesive may be necessary to keep the speaker in place.
  • Place the spudger tool underneath the back speaker component.

  • Lightly force the back speaker off of the panel by lifting the spudger tool.

  • When removing speakers, replacing or re-inserting them may result in looseness. This means that during re-assembly they may fall out or shift. An adhesive may be necessary to keep the speaker in place.

Conclusion

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

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