Introduction

If your screen is cracked or non-responsive, use this guide to replace the screen.

Image 1/2: Slide the plastic opening tool from the bottom of the phone to the top. Image 2/2: Use the plastic opening tool to free all the clips attached to the phone.
  • Insert the plastic opening tool into the seam between the front of the device and the rear cover.

  • Slide the plastic opening tool from the bottom of the phone to the top.

  • Use the plastic opening tool to free all the clips attached to the phone.

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  • Lift the cover away from the phone.

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Image 1/1: Lift the battery with the plastic opening tool and finish removing battery by hand.
  • Insert the plastic opening tool into the groove between the bottom of the phone and the battery.

  • Lift the battery with the plastic opening tool and finish removing battery by hand.

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  • Remove the two 5mm T4 screws on the sides of the small orange plate.

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  • Gently remove the small orange plate by pulling it down.

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Image 1/1: Two silver 2mm T3 screws
  • Remove the following screws securing the back plate to the device:

    • Two silver 2mm T3 screws

    • Five black 3mm T3 screws

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Image 1/3: Release the four clips on both sides  by pulling them away from the device. Image 2/3: Release the four clips on both sides  by pulling them away from the device. Image 3/3: Release the four clips on both sides  by pulling them away from the device.
  • Slightly lift up the bottom corner of the backplate.

  • Release the four clips on both sides by pulling them away from the device.

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  • Lift the backplate away from the device.

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Image 1/2: Remove the wire from the bottom left of the motherboard by lifting it away from the device. Image 2/2: Remove the  2mm T3 screw in the upper left corner of the motherboard.
  • Remove the three connections from the back of the motherboard by using the tip of a spudger or your fingernail to flip up the small retaining flap. Then pull the ribbon cable out.

  • Remove the wire from the bottom left of the motherboard by lifting it away from the device.

  • Remove the 2mm T3 screw in the upper left corner of the motherboard.

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  • Lift the motherboard and remove the connector on the back by using the tip of a spudger or your fingernail to flip up the small retaining flap. Then pull the ribbon cable out.

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  • Remove the motherboard from the device.

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Image 1/1: Unfasten the plastic clamps attached to the antenna.
  • Unfasten the black wire from the metal clamps by hand and lift the black wire away from the device.

  • Unfasten the plastic clamps attached to the antenna.

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Image 1/3: Flip up the small retaining flap on the ZIF connector and pull the ribbon cable out. Image 2/3: Flip up the small retaining flap on the ZIF connector and pull the ribbon cable out. Image 3/3: Flip up the small retaining flap on the ZIF connector and pull the ribbon cable out.
  • Gently lift the antenna and flip it over to reveal a ZIF connector on the back.

  • Flip up the small retaining flap on the ZIF connector and pull the ribbon cable out.

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  • Use the metal spudger to gently lift up the back of the screen.

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  • Continue to lift up the screen until it is loose from the device.

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Conclusion

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

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