Introduction

This guide will show you how to remove the front panel.

First remove the back cover of your phone to expose the battery.
  • First remove the back cover of your phone to expose the battery.

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Turn the phone over and remove the battery by using your thumb to push forward on the battery and then lift it.
  • Turn the phone over and remove the battery by using your thumb to push forward on the battery and then lift it.

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Take the battery out When reassembling, make sure that the battery contacts match up.
  • Take the battery out

  • When reassembling, make sure that the battery contacts match up.

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Remove the four 4.9mm T6 Torx screws that secure the back panel to the rest of the phone Remove the four 4.9mm T6 Torx screws that secure the back panel to the rest of the phone
  • Remove the four 4.9mm T6 Torx screws that secure the back panel to the rest of the phone

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Remove the two 4.3mm #00 Phillips screws that secure the back panel to the rest of the phone
  • Remove the two 4.3mm #00 Phillips screws that secure the back panel to the rest of the phone

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Use the plastic opening tool to pry the clips off Insert the plastic opening tool along the seams at different points to it pry up This may require a bit of force. The USB port cover may fall off in this step.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to pry the clips off

  • Insert the plastic opening tool along the seams at different points to it pry up

  • This may require a bit of force. The USB port cover may fall off in this step.

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Remove the one 3.3mm #00 screw. Remove the one 3.3mm #00 screw.
  • Remove the one 3.3mm #00 screw.

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Use your finger or the plastic opening tool to unclip the board. Be aware of the ribbon cable connected to the motherboard inside the phone.
  • Use your finger or the plastic opening tool to unclip the board.

  • Be aware of the ribbon cable connected to the motherboard inside the phone.

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Peel off the yellow piece of tape from the phone Peel off the yellow piece of tape from the phone
  • Peel off the yellow piece of tape from the phone

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First flip up the retaining flap with your fingernail or a plastic opening tool. Pull on the ribbon cable gently with your fingers Pull on the ribbon cable gently with your fingers
  • First flip up the retaining flap with your fingernail or a plastic opening tool.

  • Pull on the ribbon cable gently with your fingers

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Split apart the motherboard and front panel. Remove the other yellow piece of tape off of the end of the ribbon cable. Split apart the motherboard and front panel. Remove the other yellow piece of tape off of the end of the ribbon cable.
  • Split apart the motherboard and front panel. Remove the other yellow piece of tape off of the end of the ribbon cable.

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Gently pull on the ribbon cable to separate the motherboard. Gently pull on the ribbon cable to separate the motherboard.
  • Gently pull on the ribbon cable to separate the motherboard.

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Remove the four 1.9mm #00 Phillips screws. Remove the four 1.9mm #00 Phillips screws.
  • Remove the four 1.9mm #00 Phillips screws.

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Peel back the tape gently with your fingers
  • Peel back the tape gently with your fingers

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Remove the board gently with your fingers
  • Remove the board gently with your fingers

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Remove the keys Remove the keys
  • Remove the keys

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Using the Plastic Opening Tool, pry out the LCD screen and remove with fingers. Be gentle because the LCD screen is fragile. Be gentle because the LCD screen is fragile.
  • Using the Plastic Opening Tool, pry out the LCD screen and remove with fingers.

  • Be gentle because the LCD screen is fragile.

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Use the Plastic Opening Tool to remove the internal ear speaker. Use the Plastic Opening Tool to remove the internal ear speaker. Use the Plastic Opening Tool to remove the internal ear speaker.
  • Use the Plastic Opening Tool to remove the internal ear speaker.

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Conclusion

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

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