Remove the back panel by using the plastic opening tool to carefully pry around the panel's edges.
  • Remove the back panel by using the plastic opening tool to carefully pry around the panel's edges.

    • The volume control button and the top power button may fall out during this step.

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Remove the copper plate covering the motherboard by desoldering the ten solder points so that the copper plate is free.
  • Remove the copper plate covering the motherboard by desoldering the ten solder points so that the copper plate is free.

  • The last point is hidden by the soldering iron.

  • Remove the copper plate once all the solder points are undone.

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  • Remove adhesive tape covering the three wires connected to the motherboard.

  • Desolder the solder points connecting the wires to the mother board.

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  • With a spudger, pry the battery from the back of the LCD screen.

  • The battery is attached with double sided foam tape. When prying, the tape will probably not come apart easy. This will result in the tape tearing and leaving residue.

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  • Remove old battery and dispose of it responsibly.

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Conclusion

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

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