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  1. Controller Plate/Buttons Replacement, Controller Plate/Buttons Replacement: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • Follow the Prerequisite Guide on how to Replace the Battery to prepare the phone for disassemble. Remove, but do not replace the battery.

  2. Controller Plate/Buttons Replacement: step 2, image 1 of 1
    • 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.

  3. Controller Plate/Buttons Replacement: step 3, image 1 of 1
    • Separate the back cover from the phone. A plastic removal tool can be used here.

  4. Controller Plate/Buttons Replacement: step 4, image 1 of 1
    • 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.

  5. Controller Plate/Buttons Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 1
    • 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.

  6. Controller Plate/Buttons Replacement: step 6, image 1 of 1
    • 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.

  7. Controller Plate/Buttons Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 1
    • 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.

Conclusion

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

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