Introduction

Replacing the display cable that connects the motherboard to the screen may resolve issues with the screen. This is a moderately difficult step that requires multiple tools.

Image 1/1: Slide the spudger into the small slot and lightly twist it.  This will cause the corner of the back panel to pop up.
  • Find the small slot on the bottom left corner of the back panel.

  • Slide the spudger into the small slot and lightly twist it. This will cause the corner of the back panel to pop up.

  • When the back panel is loose enough, use your fingers to remove it completely.

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  • With the back panel off, you should see a large white rectangle. This is the battery. Slide the spudger under the indent on the bottom right of the battery and pull it up.

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Image 1/1: The screw holes with the red circle around them hold screws with a 3.5 mm length.
  • Using the PH00 Phillips head screwdriver unscrew the screws holding the panel down, making sure to keep track of the position of the screws.

  • The screw holes with the red circle around them hold screws with a 3.5 mm length.

  • The screw holes with the orange circle around them hold screws with a 2.5 mm length.

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Image 1/2: Do this for each corner until the panel pops up. Image 2/2: Do this for each corner until the panel pops up.
  • Insert the plastic opening tool into a corner of the plastic panel and gently pry it away from the rest of the phone.

  • Do this for each corner until the panel pops up.

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Image 1/3: To disconnect the gold end pieces from the motherboard, take the tweezers and gently but firmly pull upwards.  Do this for both ends and the wire will disconnect. Image 2/3: To disconnect the gold end pieces from the motherboard, take the tweezers and gently but firmly pull upwards.  Do this for both ends and the wire will disconnect. Image 3/3: To disconnect the gold end pieces from the motherboard, take the tweezers and gently but firmly pull upwards.  Do this for both ends and the wire will disconnect.
  • Along the right side of the phone you will see a long black wire with 2 gold end pieces on the end. This is the display cable.

  • To disconnect the gold end pieces from the motherboard, take the tweezers and gently but firmly pull upwards. Do this for both ends and the wire will disconnect.

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Conclusion

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

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