Introduction

Be prepared with the tools that are listed and be cautious while going through the steps as some of the components maybe fragile.

Make sure device is disconnected and turned off. Locate the groove at the bottom left corner of the phone.
  • Make sure device is disconnected and turned off.

  • Locate the groove at the bottom left corner of the phone.

  • Insert the plastic opening tool in the groove and pry it open.

  • Lift the back cover of the phone using your hands.

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Pry the battery out from the back of the phone using the plastic opening tool.
  • Pry the battery out from the back of the phone using the plastic opening tool.

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Remove the 12 screws located at the back panel of the phone using a J000 screwdriver.
  • Remove the 12 screws located at the back panel of the phone using a J000 screwdriver.

  • The red circles are screw holes that hold the 3.5mm length Phillips screw.

  • The orange circles are screw holes that hold the 2.5mm length Phillips screw.

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Remove the back panel of the phone with your hand. Carefully remove the plastic back panel to avoid breaking it. Carefully remove the plastic back panel to avoid breaking it.
  • Remove the back panel of the phone with your hand.

  • Carefully remove the plastic back panel to avoid breaking it.

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Remove the antenna cable connectors using a spudger.
  • Remove the antenna cable connectors using a spudger.

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Unscrew the 2.5mm screws from the circuit board holding the speaker at the bottom of the phone.
  • Unscrew the 2.5mm screws from the circuit board holding the speaker at the bottom of the phone.

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Flip the ZIF flap up with tweezers. Remove  the ribbon cable with tweezers.
  • Flip the ZIF flap up with tweezers.

  • Remove the ribbon cable with tweezers.

  • The ribbon cable is sensitive and needs to be removed carefully to insure its integrity.

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Remove the speaker panel with the plastic opening tool. The panel is glued onto the device and will require extra force to remove.
  • Remove the speaker panel with the plastic opening tool.

  • The panel is glued onto the device and will require extra force to remove.

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Conclusion

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

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