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Introduction

Use this guide to remove the plastic midframe from your Fairphone to access internal components.

  1. Remove the five 3.9 mm Phillips #000 screws securing the midframe to the display assembly.
    • Remove the five 3.9 mm Phillips #000 screws securing the midframe to the display assembly.

  2. The midframe is secured to the display assembly by several small plastic clips. Use an opening pick to carefully pry the midframe away from the display assembly. Start just below the volume rocker and work your way down toward the bottom of the phone, freeing the plastic clips along the side.
    • The midframe is secured to the display assembly by several small plastic clips.

    • Use an opening pick to carefully pry the midframe away from the display assembly.

    • Start just below the volume rocker and work your way down toward the bottom of the phone, freeing the plastic clips along the side.

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  4. Carefully round the corner, separating the midframe from the display assembly. Carefully round the corner, separating the midframe from the display assembly.
    • Carefully round the corner, separating the midframe from the display assembly.

  5. After rounding the next corner, the midframe should be free along the bottom and the sides.
    • After rounding the next corner, the midframe should be free along the bottom and the sides.

  6. Run the opening pick and pry along the top seam. To avoid bending or damaging the opening picks, do not pry near to the power switch, USB port, or headphone jack. To avoid bending or damaging the opening picks, do not pry near to the power switch, USB port, or headphone jack.
    • Run the opening pick and pry along the top seam.

    • To avoid bending or damaging the opening picks, do not pry near to the power switch, USB port, or headphone jack.

  7. Separate any remaining clips and remove the midframe from the phone.
    • Separate any remaining clips and remove the midframe from the phone.

Conclusion

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

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