Introduction

Remove the battery to avoid electrocution when working on the device. Be careful to not cut yourself if the screen is cracked.

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  • Turn the device off by pressing and holding the power button on the top left of the device.

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  • Use the plastic opening tool to separate the tabs on the black back cover of the device by leveraging the tool against the frame around the perimeter of the device.

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Image 1/1: The back cover is a separate piece from the device.
  • Once all of the tabs are popped out, take the back cover off.

  • The back cover is a separate piece from the device.

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  • Using the plastic spudger, carefully remove the white tab connected to the battery from the device by pulling the tab in the opposite direction from which it is connected.

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Image 1/3: Do not puncture or bend the battery. Serious health complications could occur. Image 2/3: Do not puncture or bend the battery. Serious health complications could occur. Image 3/3: Do not puncture or bend the battery. Serious health complications could occur.
  • Use the plastic spudger to lift the battery up and away from the device.

  • Do not puncture or bend the battery. Serious health complications could occur.

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  • Using the T5 bit, unscrew the four 5.7mm screws in the four corners on the back of the device.

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Image 1/3: Do not forcibly separate the two pieces after the tabs have been popped. There are connections between the two pieces that could be torn. Image 2/3: Do not forcibly separate the two pieces after the tabs have been popped. There are connections between the two pieces that could be torn. Image 3/3: Do not forcibly separate the two pieces after the tabs have been popped. There are connections between the two pieces that could be torn.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to leverage up on the tabs between the black screen and the metal frame.

  • Do not forcibly separate the two pieces after the tabs have been popped. There are connections between the two pieces that could be torn.

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Image 1/2: This wire is part of the speaker, so be careful not to damage it. Image 2/2: This wire is part of the speaker, so be careful not to damage it.
  • Using your fingers, pull up on the red and black wire from the back of the screen.

  • This wire is part of the speaker, so be careful not to damage it.

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  • Pull up on the smaller orange tab with your finger from the circuit board.

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Image 1/3: Lift the white tab gently with the plastic spudger and remove the orange connection from the circuit board. Image 2/3: Lift the white tab gently with the plastic spudger and remove the orange connection from the circuit board. Image 3/3: Lift the white tab gently with the plastic spudger and remove the orange connection from the circuit board.
  • For the larger orange connection, there is a white tab holding the connection to the circuit board.

  • Lift the white tab gently with the plastic spudger and remove the orange connection from the circuit board.

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Image 1/3: Be careful to not damage any connections. Image 2/3: Be careful to not damage any connections. Image 3/3: Be careful to not damage any connections.
  • Use the metal spudger to leverage and lift the metal board from the glass paneling around the perimeter of the device.

  • Be careful to not damage any connections.

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Conclusion

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

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Where can I buy the glass screen digitizer?

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