Remove the back of the phone by pushing firmly with your thumbs up towards the camera.
  • Remove the back of the phone by pushing firmly with your thumbs up towards the camera.

  • Remove both the battery and the SD card (Press SD card in to release)

  • Locate and remove the four Torx screws highlighted in the photo, with the phone laying face down on your work space.

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Carefully pry the inside back cover from the device using an appropriate size plastic opening tool or small flathead screwdriver.
  • Carefully pry the inside back cover from the device using an appropriate size plastic opening tool or small flathead screwdriver.

  • Insert the flat end between the back and front enclosure, working your way around the rim.

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Gently  depress and release the small plastic tabs around the rim in the front enclosure, highlighted here.
  • Gently depress and release the small plastic tabs around the rim in the front enclosure, highlighted here.

  • It is best to start with the tab found on the top center of the phone, as it is easiest to locate.

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Carefully separate the front and back enclosures once all of the clips have been disengaged. Be sure to not separate too quickly or you risk breaking an attached tab.
  • Carefully separate the front and back enclosures once all of the clips have been disengaged.

  • Be sure to not separate too quickly or you risk breaking an attached tab.

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Release the two ribbon cables using a plastic opening tool. Gently pry up the pop connectors used to attach the ribbon cables to the motherboard.
  • Release the two ribbon cables using a plastic opening tool.

  • Gently pry up the pop connectors used to attach the ribbon cables to the motherboard.

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Remove the two screws located at the bottom left and right of the motherboard using a small Phillips screwdriver. Remove the two screws located at the bottom left and right of the motherboard using a small Phillips screwdriver.
  • Remove the two screws located at the bottom left and right of the motherboard using a small Phillips screwdriver.

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Gently lift the motherboard out of the front enclosure once the screws are removed. Gently lift the motherboard out of the front enclosure once the screws are removed.
  • Gently lift the motherboard out of the front enclosure once the screws are removed.

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At this point it is a good idea to remove the track ball and enclosure to prevent accidental loss. To remove the trackball, turn the phone over into your cupped hand and the trackball will fall out. To remove the trackball, turn the phone over into your cupped hand and the trackball will fall out.
  • At this point it is a good idea to remove the track ball and enclosure to prevent accidental loss.

  • To remove the trackball, turn the phone over into your cupped hand and the trackball will fall out.

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Using an plastic opening tool, gently pry out the LCD screen from the left side of the enclosure as illustrated. You many need to gently wiggle the screen out or continue using the plastic opening tool until released. You many need to gently wiggle the screen out or continue using the plastic opening tool until released.
  • Using an plastic opening tool, gently pry out the LCD screen from the left side of the enclosure as illustrated.

  • You many need to gently wiggle the screen out or continue using the plastic opening tool until released.

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Conclusion

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

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