Image 1/1: Remove both the battery and the SD card (Press SD card in to release)
  • 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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Image 1/1: Insert the flat end between the back and front enclosure, working your way around the rim.
  • 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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Image 1/1: It is best to start with the tab found on the top center of the phone, as it is easiest to locate.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Be sure to not separate too quickly or you risk breaking an attached tab. Image 2/2: 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.

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  • 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.

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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.

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  • 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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Image 1/2: Follow the edges of the glass to ensure that all the adhesive has been released. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/1: Be '''careful''' to remove the glass '''slowly''' because the ribbon cable connected to the glass is routed through the plastic frame at the bottom.
  • 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.

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  • 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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