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  • Remove the back cover of the phone

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  • Remove the battery

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Image 1/1: If you remove the screw in red, you void the warranty!
  • Unscrew the four screws using the T6 screw driver

  • If you remove the screw in red, you void the warranty!

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Image 1/2: This is difficult to remove, but it should come off if you do it with caution. Image 2/2: This is difficult to remove, but it should come off if you do it with caution.
  • Remove front silver trim by using plastic opening tools and wiggle it off.

  • This is difficult to remove, but it should come off if you do it with caution.

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  • Once you remove the rim cover, you should find two more screws on the top. Unscrew them using the T6 screw driver.

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  • Use the plastic removal tool to remove the entire back cover.

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  • Unplug the black antenna wire from the logic board.

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Image 1/2: They are orange and located on each side as well as on the top of the logic board Image 2/2: The cable circled in yellow is glued to the silver cap. Pull the ribbon cable upward towards the battery area.
  • Peel off the three ribbon cables

    • They are orange and located on each side as well as on the top of the logic board

    • The cable circled in yellow is glued to the silver cap. Pull the ribbon cable upward towards the battery area.

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  • Take out your logic board

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  • Unscrew six small gold screws

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Image 1/1: After this step, you will need a torx bit smaller than a T-4. The circled display assembly can be replaced as a unit if you wish. In that case, this is the final step.
  • Separate the screen from its frame

  • After this step, you will need a torx bit smaller than a T-4. The circled display assembly can be replaced as a unit if you wish. In that case, this is the final step.

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  • Heat the digitizer

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Image 1/2: Separate the digitizer from its screen Image 2/2: Be careful not to tear the ribbon cable on the left side of the digitizer. That will be removed in a later step.
  • Remove gold sticky film that attaches the digitizer to the screen

  • Separate the digitizer from its screen

    • Be careful not to tear the ribbon cable on the left side of the digitizer. That will be removed in a later step.

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Image 1/1: The screw in red is under the screen, be careful of the ribbon cable in the top left corner.
  • Move the digitizer to remove both circled screws with a T-4 bit.

    • The screw in red is under the screen, be careful of the ribbon cable in the top left corner.

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Image 1/1: Some kits do not have a bit small enough bit for these screws. If you do not have the proper bit, you should either buy one or simply replace the whole screen and digitizer assembly.
  • Remove the circled screws with a T-2 bit.

  • Some kits do not have a bit small enough bit for these screws. If you do not have the proper bit, you should either buy one or simply replace the whole screen and digitizer assembly.

  • The silver plate may be covering up the screws. If you do not see them, slide it to the other end of the assembly.

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  • Use a plastic opening tool to separate the assembly.

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Image 1/1: Pull the digitizer off the face of the phone and carefully guiding the ribbon cable out of the slot.
  • This ribbon cable comes out with a simple tug.

  • Pull the digitizer off the face of the phone and carefully guiding the ribbon cable out of the slot.

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Image 1/2: The entire back of the screen is glued to the assembly, making it more difficult to remove. Since this part is already broken, don't be afraid to force it out. Image 2/2: The entire back of the screen is glued to the assembly, making it more difficult to remove. Since this part is already broken, don't be afraid to force it out.
  • Remove the screen using the opening tools.

  • The entire back of the screen is glued to the assembly, making it more difficult to remove. Since this part is already broken, don't be afraid to force it out.

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Conclusion

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

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Superb wish I could get the heating instrument can u just describe?

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