1. Apply pressure along the bottom of the white panel containing the camera and push upwards.
    • Apply pressure along the bottom of the white panel containing the camera and push upwards.

    • It may take some effort, but it will smoothly slide off.

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  2. Unscrew the four of 3.5mm Torx T5 screws that run along the sides of the exposed innards.
    • Unscrew the four of 3.5mm Torx T5 screws that run along the sides of the exposed innards.

    • All screws in the device will use the Torx T5 screwdriver, so keep it handy.

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    • Remove the black protective piece of plastic by sliding it upwards

    • Remove the two 3.5mm Torx screws holding the protective plastic down on along the sides.

    • A center 3.5mm Torx screw will be covered by "VOID" sticker. Be warned; removing this will void the device's warranty.

    • Either remove the sticker or jam the screwdriver into the screw, and remove the screw.

    • Remove the protective panel by sliding it upwards.

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    • Before removing the back cover, apply some scotch tape to the volume buttons to prevent them from falling out of the back panel

    • Use a plastic removal device to lever up the top half of the cover.

    • Lift the back panel up

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    • Gently unfold the black tape along the top that covers the cable attachment points

    • Leave the tape partially attached so that it can be easily re-attached

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    • Use the tip of a spudger as a lever to lift the white or black back piece to release the cable from the connection.

    • Gently pull out the cable after releasing the back piece

    • Repeat this step with the other three cable connections

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    • Remove the single 2.5mm Torx T5 screw holding the battery down along the top side

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    • Wedge the flat end of a spudger inbetween the battery and the front panel assembly

    • Run the flat end of a spudger along the top edge of the battery to separate it from the adhesive securing it to the front panel assembly

    • If you encounter any resistance from the remaining adhesive, simply use the flat end of a spudger to remove the excess adhesive

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Conclusion

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

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