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  1. Use a plastic spudger to remove the plastic frame. At the top of the outer frame, insert the plastic spudger into the groove in the center and lever it gently until it pops out. At the top of the outer frame, insert the plastic spudger into the groove in the center and lever it gently until it pops out.
    • Use a plastic spudger to remove the plastic frame.

    • At the top of the outer frame, insert the plastic spudger into the groove in the center and lever it gently until it pops out.

  2. Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove all four screws around the screen. Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove all four screws around the screen. Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove all four screws around the screen.
    • Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove all four screws around the screen.

  3. Gently pull from both ends to separate the front and back panels. Do not force the pieces apart wider than the length of the connecting wires, or you will damage the wiring.
    • Gently pull from both ends to separate the front and back panels.

    • Do not force the pieces apart wider than the length of the connecting wires, or you will damage the wiring.

  4. Gently unplug the white cable connector using either your fingers or the tweezers. Gently unplug the white cable connector using either your fingers or the tweezers. Gently unplug the white cable connector using either your fingers or the tweezers.
    • Gently unplug the white cable connector using either your fingers or the tweezers.

  5. Carefully expose both halves of the device.
    • Carefully expose both halves of the device.

    • Be sure not to pull the two halves apart further than the black wire can reach.

  6. Remove the three screws holding the motherboard in place. Remove the three screws holding the motherboard in place. Remove the three screws holding the motherboard in place.
    • Remove the three screws holding the motherboard in place.

  7. Use the spudger to lift up the motherboard.
    • Use the spudger to lift up the motherboard.

  8. To remove the ribbon cable, lift the black latch using the spudger tool. Separate the connection using either your fingers, tweezers, or the spudger. Separate the connection using either your fingers, tweezers, or the spudger.
    • To remove the ribbon cable, lift the black latch using the spudger tool.

    • Separate the connection using either your fingers, tweezers, or the spudger.

  9. Slide the spudger under the two flexible tabs located on the right and left sides of the bottom of the screen. Rotate the spudger outward until the tabs are no longer holding the screen.
    • Slide the spudger under the two flexible tabs located on the right and left sides of the bottom of the screen.

    • Rotate the spudger outward until the tabs are no longer holding the screen.

    • When reassembling, slide the bottom of the screen under the two permanent tabs.

    • Push the screen out from the front.

  10. Separate the screen from the front cover.
    • Separate the screen from the front cover.

Conclusion

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

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