Follow the Prerequisite Guide on how to Replace the Battery to prepare the phone for disassemble. Remove, but do not replace the battery.
  • Follow the Prerequisite Guide on how to Replace the Battery to prepare the phone for disassemble. Remove, but do not replace the battery.

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Remove all screws on the plastic case with a T6 Torx T-4 screwdriver, as shown.
  • Remove all screws on the plastic case with a T6 Torx T-4 screwdriver, as shown.

  • Blue Circle: T6 Torx, Length 5mm

  • Red Circle: T6 Torx, Length 4mm

  • The screen and other parts are now loose and can easily fall off.

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Separate the back cover from the phone. A plastic removal tool can be used here.
  • Separate the back cover from the phone. A plastic removal tool can be used here.

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Deck the Halls
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Remove the last two screws holding the motherboard to the device.
  • Remove the last two screws holding the motherboard to the device.

  • Orange Circle: 00 Philips head, Length 2 mm

  • The screen and other parts are now loose and can easily fall off.

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Gently pull up the motherboard. Some force may need to be applied.
  • Gently pull up the motherboard. Some force may need to be applied.

  • Some wires on the reverse side are still attached.

  • Make sure to line up the plastic connectors highlighted by the red circles when re-assembling.

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Break the break the data cable connection between the motherboard and the controller plate by gently pulling out the connecting wire with tweezers.
  • Break the break the data cable connection between the motherboard and the controller plate by gently pulling out the connecting wire with tweezers.

  • When the device is orientated as shown in the picture, apply the force parallel to the motherboard and away from the device, as depicted by the red arrows.

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The entire controller plate should now be free from the phone. All the buttons can now be taken off by gently pressing them out.
  • The entire controller plate should now be free from the phone. All the buttons can now be taken off by gently pressing them out.

  • If the touch-pad joysticks do not work, the entire plate needs to be replaced.

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Conclusion

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

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