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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Gently release the two ribbon cables using a plastic opening tool by  prying up the pop connectors used to attach the ribbon cables to the motherboard. Gently release the two ribbon cables using a plastic opening tool by  prying up the pop connectors used to attach the ribbon cables to the motherboard.
  • Gently release the two ribbon cables using a plastic opening tool by prying 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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Remove the trackball and its enclosure by turning the phone over into your cupped hand and allowing the trackball and enclosure to fall out. Remove the trackball and its enclosure by turning the phone over into your cupped hand and allowing the trackball and enclosure to fall out. Remove the trackball and its enclosure by turning the phone over into your cupped hand and allowing the trackball and enclosure to fall out.
  • Remove the trackball and its enclosure by turning the phone over into your cupped hand and allowing the trackball and enclosure to fall out.

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Gently pry out the LCD screen from the left side of the enclosure as illustrated, using an plastic opening tool. Gently pry out the LCD screen from the left side of the enclosure as illustrated, using an plastic opening tool. Gently pry out the LCD screen from the left side of the enclosure as illustrated, using an plastic opening tool.
  • Gently pry out the LCD screen from the left side of the enclosure as illustrated, using an plastic opening tool.

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  • Using a heat lamp or gun warm the glass in order to loosen the adhesive binding it to the frame.

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Using a plastic opening tool, gently pry the glass from the frame by inserting the flat end between the glass and the frame from the inside of the phone. Follow the edges of the glass to ensure that all the adhesive has been released.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, gently pry the glass from the frame by inserting the flat end between the glass and the frame from the inside of the phone.

  • Follow the edges of the glass to ensure that all the adhesive has been released.

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Once the adhesive has been released, you should be able to remove the glass by pushing on it from the inside of the phone.
  • Once the adhesive has been released, you should be able to remove the glass by pushing on it from the inside of the phone.

  • Be careful to remove the glass slowly because the ribbon cable connected to the glass is routed through the plastic frame at the bottom.

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Carefully feed the ribbon cable through the slot in the plastic frame. Carefully feed the ribbon cable through the slot in the plastic frame. Carefully feed the ribbon cable through the slot in the plastic frame.
  • Carefully feed the ribbon cable through the slot in the plastic frame.

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Remove any excess adhesive from the plastic frame.
  • Remove any excess adhesive from the plastic frame.

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Conclusion

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

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