Introduction

These instructions will demonstrate how to remove the main LCD screen from the KDDI Kyocera A5521K.

Pry, with a metal probe, the black covers that are located by the pivoting joints of the phone. Beneath the covers are screws. Beneath the covers are screws.
  • Pry, with a metal probe, the black covers that are located by the pivoting joints of the phone.

    • Beneath the covers are screws.

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Remove the screws using a Y0 screwdriver.
  • Remove the screws using a Y0 screwdriver.

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Use the iPod pry tool to remove the outer screen. Two screws are now visible. Be careful not to crack the screen upon removal.  It is adhered strongly to the phone.
  • Use the iPod pry tool to remove the outer screen.

    • Two screws are now visible.

    • Be careful not to crack the screen upon removal. It is adhered strongly to the phone.

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Use the Y0 screwdriver to remove the screws.
  • Use the Y0 screwdriver to remove the screws.

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Use the iPod pry tool to loosen the faceplate from the phone. Slide the pry tool along the entire crease of the faceplate to completely detach it.
  • Use the iPod pry tool to loosen the faceplate from the phone.

    • Slide the pry tool along the entire crease of the faceplate to completely detach it.

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Separate the faceplate from the phone. Separate the faceplate from the phone. Separate the faceplate from the phone.
  • Separate the faceplate from the phone.

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Firmly grab the flexible circuit with tweezers to detach (or use your fingers if you can manage a firm grip). Firmly grab the flexible circuit with tweezers to detach (or use your fingers if you can manage a firm grip).
  • Firmly grab the flexible circuit with tweezers to detach (or use your fingers if you can manage a firm grip).

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Carefully pry up the camera unit with a spudger. Be careful not to damage the camera unit. The camera should now be separated from the phone.
  • Carefully pry up the camera unit with a spudger.

    • Be careful not to damage the camera unit.

    • The camera should now be separated from the phone.

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Remove the flexible circuit shown using tweezers (or use your fingers if you can manage a firm grip). Remove the flexible circuit shown using tweezers (or use your fingers if you can manage a firm grip).
  • Remove the flexible circuit shown using tweezers (or use your fingers if you can manage a firm grip).

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Unplug the circuit connector. Unplug the circuit connector.
  • Unplug the circuit connector.

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Grab the phone with both hands. Turnover the phone so that the main screen faces you. Firmly grasp the edges between your thumbs and fingers.
  • Grab the phone with both hands.

  • Turnover the phone so that the main screen faces you.

  • Firmly grasp the edges between your thumbs and fingers.

  • Carefully push in the LCD screen from the remainder of the phone.

    • Be careful not to break the LCD screen.

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The LCD screen and circuit board should now be partly detached from the frame. The LCD screen and circuit board should now be partly detached from the frame.
  • The LCD screen and circuit board should now be partly detached from the frame.

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Turn over the phone. Separate the circuit board from the back of the LCD screen.
  • Turn over the phone.

  • Separate the circuit board from the back of the LCD screen.

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Remove the LCD screen from the phone. Remove the LCD screen from the phone. Remove the LCD screen from the phone.
  • Remove the LCD screen from the phone.

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Conclusion

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

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