Grip the lower portion of the back of the phone and slide downwards.
  • Grip the lower portion of the back of the phone and slide downwards.

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Lift battery at the rounded notch near the bottom of the phone.
  • Lift battery at the rounded notch near the bottom of the phone.

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Unscrew the four Torx screws from the backplate.
  • Unscrew the four Torx screws from the backplate.

  • The backplate may begin to separate from the keypad face. Do not try to remove it yet.

  • The screws are T5 Torx screws, 5.6mm.

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Swivel the phone open.
  • Swivel the phone open.

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Using the Spudger, gently pry up the U-shaped grey cover below the keypad.
  • Using the Spudger, gently pry up the U-shaped grey cover below the keypad.

  • The cover is secured with adhesive tape. The gentler this is removed, the easier it will be to reassemble.

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Remove the two Torx screws from below the cover.
  • Remove the two Torx screws from below the cover.

  • These are T5 Torx screws, 8.6mm.

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Gently work a spudger or a fingernail between the keypad face and the backplate.
  • Gently work a spudger or a fingernail between the keypad face and the backplate.

  • The pieces are clipped together most tightly at the bottom loop section.

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Separate the keypad face from the backplate. The keypad keys and the button component are both loose inside the phone, so take note of their orientation in case they become dislodged.
  • Separate the keypad face from the backplate.

  • The keypad keys and the button component are both loose inside the phone, so take note of their orientation in case they become dislodged.

  • Take note of the braided cord's state. Upon reassembly it should be returned to the same orientation.

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Holding the backplate away from the swivel, remove the 4 small Phillips screws and both stamped struts from the swivel assembly. Note that only the bottom strut has a tab. The screws are Phillips, 2.9mm
  • Holding the backplate away from the swivel, remove the 4 small Phillips screws and both stamped struts from the swivel assembly.

  • Note that only the bottom strut has a tab.

  • The screws are Phillips, 2.9mm

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The back housing is now disassembled, and the swivel assembly is revealed.
  • The back housing is now disassembled, and the swivel assembly is revealed.

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Remove the four black Phillips screws holding the swivel assembly to the LCD section of the phone. Be mindful of the screws, as they are very small.
  • Remove the four black Phillips screws holding the swivel assembly to the LCD section of the phone.

  • Be mindful of the screws, as they are very small.

  • The screws are Phillips, 2.4mm

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Gently remove the grey plastic cover at the top-rear of the LCD section with a spudger.
  • Gently remove the grey plastic cover at the top-rear of the LCD section with a spudger.

  • It is secured with adhesive tape, the more gently you remove this piece, the easier reassembly will be later.

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Remove the two Torx screws revealed under the grey cover.
  • Remove the two Torx screws revealed under the grey cover.

  • The screws are Torx T5, 5.6mm

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Gently pry off the front face, starting at the bottom slot.
  • Gently pry off the front face, starting at the bottom slot.

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Remove the Torx screws near the buttons.
  • Remove the Torx screws near the buttons.

  • The screws are Torx T5, 5.6mm

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Remove the black front plate. Remove the button overlay, taking note of its position for reassembly. There are small grey nubs that correspond to holes in the overlay.
  • Remove the black front plate.

  • Remove the button overlay, taking note of its position for reassembly. There are small grey nubs that correspond to holes in the overlay.

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Gently release the small grey retaining clips around the outside of the display assembly.
  • Gently release the small grey retaining clips around the outside of the display assembly.

  • Separate the display assembly from its backplate.

  • Take care; some of the side buttons may dislodge as the backplate is separated.

  • The LCD section is now disassembled.

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Conclusion

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

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