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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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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  • Use a spudger to unclip the the wires attached to the power jack

  • The clips have a white or black relief tab that, when pressed, releases the wires.

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  • Remove the two 2.5mm Torx T5 screws from both sides of the power jack panel.

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  • Gently remove the power jack panel.

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Conclusion

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

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