Introduction

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Using a 5-point pentalobe screwdriver, unscrew the 2 pentalobe on the bottom of the phone near the dock connector.
  • Using a 5-point pentalobe screwdriver, unscrew the 2 pentalobe on the bottom of the phone near the dock connector.

Push the back glass towards the top of the phone.
  • Push the back glass towards the top of the phone.

Using a #000 Phillips screwdriver, unscrew the 2 very small Phillips screws.
  • Using a #000 Phillips screwdriver, unscrew the 2 very small Phillips screws.

Using a plastic opener tool, pry up the battery connector shield. Be careful not to lose the smaller antenna connector shield under the top  connector sheild. Using a plastic opener tool, pry up the battery connector.
  • Using a plastic opener tool, pry up the battery connector shield. Be careful not to lose the smaller antenna connector shield under the top connector sheild.

  • Using a plastic opener tool, pry up the battery connector.

Pull upwards on the plastic tab. If it's the first time, you may have to use the plastic pry tool on the outside (right) edge of the battery to loosen battery first.
  • Pull upwards on the plastic tab. If it's the first time, you may have to use the plastic pry tool on the outside (right) edge of the battery to loosen battery first.

  • Then, out pops the battery.

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Disconnect the antenna cable from the logic board.
  • Disconnect the antenna cable from the logic board.

Unscrew the 2 phillips screws holding the shield covering the dock connector ribbon.
  • Unscrew the 2 phillips screws holding the shield covering the dock connector ribbon.

  • One of the screws is .2 millimeters longer than the other.

Disconnect the dock connector ribbon from the logic board. Pull the cable up and flow it to the side.
  • Disconnect the dock connector ribbon from the logic board.

  • Pull the cable up and flow it to the side.

Unscrew the 4 screws holding the large shield and the single screw holding the small shield. Unscrew the 4 screws holding the large shield and the single screw holding the small shield.
  • Unscrew the 4 screws holding the large shield and the single screw holding the small shield.

Using the plastic opening tool, pry up the 7 connectors on the top of the logic board.
  • Using the plastic opening tool, pry up the 7 connectors on the top of the logic board.

  • The back camera will come out, make sure you get the small piece of black plastic covering the back of the camera.

Unscrew the 2 flat head screws. Unscrew the 3 phillips head screws, the top one is covered by a small piece of black tape.
  • Unscrew the 2 flat head screws.

  • Unscrew the 3 phillips head screws, the top one is covered by a small piece of black tape.

Using your fingers or a plastic opening tool carefully pull out the logic board.
  • Using your fingers or a plastic opening tool carefully pull out the logic board.

Pry the vibrator up off the metal. Pry the vibrator up off the metal.
  • Pry the vibrator up off the metal.

Conclusion

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

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