Introduction

Replacing this component requires intricacy and caution with moving internal parts and circuitry inside the phone to avoid further damage to the other functionalities. Proceed with caution using a soldering iron used to detach the charging port.

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  • Tools: Phillips #000 Screwdriver, T4 Torx Screwdriver, Safety Pry Tool (Guitar pick), Tweezers

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  • Use fingers on either end of the button edges of the phone to pull back cover off. It should slide off.

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Image 1/2: Grab the bottom edge of the battery and pull it toward you Image 2/2: Grab the bottom edge of the battery and pull it toward you
  • When open, pull on “Open” tab and it should rotate towards you

  • Grab the bottom edge of the battery and pull it toward you

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Image 1/2: Info*: The adhesive tape that you may find will not be necessary for replacement later Image 2/2: Info*: The adhesive tape that you may find will not be necessary for replacement later
  • On the side of the top casing on the phone there should be a slot. Use your safety pry tool (guitar pick) pry around the perimeter of the casing to remove it

  • Info*: The adhesive tape that you may find will not be necessary for replacement later

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Image 1/2: Remove the top and bottom pairs of Torx screws. Image 2/2: Remove the middle pair of two Phillips screws.
  • Remove the two Phillips screws to release the casing above the port

  • Remove the top and bottom pairs of Torx screws.

  • Remove the middle pair of two Phillips screws.

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  • To remove the remaining cover, lift the side port, which was previously uncovered, then lift the outer shell from the bottom of the phone and slide it forward

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  • Remove the two revealed screws on the outside (Torx = red, Phillips = orange), and then remove the two phillips on the bottom of the phone

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  • Remove the rear housing by prying around the edge with your Safety Pry Tool

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  • Unplug the wire connecting the vibrator to the board with your tweezers

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  • Unfold motherboard from the screen (open carefully like a book)

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  • Disconnect the two aluminum flex cables

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  • The flex cables should be the only binding and after being removed should leave you with the separate screen

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Image 1/2: Use solder sucker to remove solder from the front of charging port Image 2/2: There are 2 soldering locations from the top view and 4 locations from the bottom view
  • Use solder sucker to remove solder from the back of charging port

  • Use solder sucker to remove solder from the front of charging port

  • There are 2 soldering locations from the top view and 4 locations from the bottom view

  • Refer to the How To Solder and Desolder Connections guide if needed.

  • Solder sucker will be very hot

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Conclusion

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

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