Introduction

This guide is useful if the circuit board of the phone needs to be replaced or repaired.

Image 1/3: While holding the phone with one hand, place the thumb of the other hand at the top of the battery cover. Image 2/3: Slide the battery cover toward the bottom of the phone to remove. Image 3/3: Slide the battery cover toward the bottom of the phone to remove.
  • To remove the battery cover, first turn the phone so that the keypad is face down.

  • While holding the phone with one hand, place the thumb of the other hand at the top of the battery cover.

  • Slide the battery cover toward the bottom of the phone to remove.

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Image 1/2: Pull the battery upward, while securing the phone with your other hand. Image 2/2: Gently remove the battery and place it to the side of the phone.
  • To remove the battery, first grab it using a finger on either side.

  • Pull the battery upward, while securing the phone with your other hand.

  • Gently remove the battery and place it to the side of the phone.

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Image 1/3: Use the plastic opening tool to remove the camera casing located at the top of the phone. Image 2/3: Use your fingers to pull out the gray antenna casing. Image 3/3: Use your fingers to pull out the gray antenna casing.
  • Move the battery and battery cover to the side and pick up the phone.

  • Use the plastic opening tool to remove the camera casing located at the top of the phone.

  • Use your fingers to pull out the gray antenna casing.

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Image 1/3: Pry the outer casing off of the phone by wedging the plastic opening tool between the casing and the phone, thus dislocating the tabs. Image 2/3: Place the outer casing to the side. Image 3/3: Place the outer casing to the side.
  • Hold the phone with one hand and the plastic opening tool with the other.

  • Pry the outer casing off of the phone by wedging the plastic opening tool between the casing and the phone, thus dislocating the tabs.

  • Place the outer casing to the side.

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Image 1/3: Remove the back half of the phone by using the plastic opening tool to pry apart the top half from the bottom half. Wedge the plastic opening tool tool around the edge of the phone to dislocate the tabs. Image 2/3: Once the tabs are dislocated, pull the back of the phone apart from the front half. Image 3/3: Once the tabs are dislocated, pull the back of the phone apart from the front half.
  • Using the T5 or T6 screwdriver, remove the six screws from the back of the phone, as shown in the first image.

  • Remove the back half of the phone by using the plastic opening tool to pry apart the top half from the bottom half. Wedge the plastic opening tool tool around the edge of the phone to dislocate the tabs.

  • Once the tabs are dislocated, pull the back of the phone apart from the front half.

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Image 1/3: Gently pull up on the tab to disconnect it from the connector. Image 2/3: Carefully remove the circuit board from the phone casing. Image 3/3: Carefully remove the circuit board from the phone casing.
  • On the rear phone casing, locate the ribbon cable tab and connector next to the SIM card port.

  • Gently pull up on the tab to disconnect it from the connector.

    • Carefully remove the circuit board from the phone casing.

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Conclusion

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

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