Introduction

If you are having trouble hearing during a call or cannot hear at all, a faulty ear speaker could be to blame. Follow these steps to replace the ear speaker.

Image 1/3: Remove the bottom cover by sliding it off. Image 2/3: Remove the bottom cover by sliding it off. Image 3/3: Remove the bottom cover by sliding it off.
  • Power off your device.

  • Remove the bottom cover by sliding it off.

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Image 1/1: Remove the four screws securing on the bottom casing.
  • Remove your SIM card.

  • Remove the four screws securing on the bottom casing.

    • Two 3.0 mm Philips #0 screws in the top left and right corners.

    • Two 2.0 mm Philips #0 screws in the bottom left and right corners.

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  • Remove the 2.0 mm Philips #0 screw. There is an identical screw in the same spot on the other side of the phone.

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Image 1/3: Remove the bottom casing by pulling it towards you. Image 2/3: Remove the bottom casing by pulling it towards you. Image 3/3: Remove the bottom casing by pulling it towards you.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to pry open the bottom casing.

  • Remove the bottom casing by pulling it towards you.

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Image 1/3: Remove both screws securing on the back case. Image 2/3: One 4.0 mm Philips #0 screw. Image 3/3: One 3.0 mm Philips #0 screw.
  • Pry up rear camera panel with the plastic opening tool.

  • Remove both screws securing on the back case.

    • One 4.0 mm Philips #0 screw.

    • One 3.0 mm Philips #0 screw.

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Image 1/3: Pry from right to left to avoid potential damages to the ribbon. Image 2/3: Pry from right to left to avoid potential damages to the ribbon. Image 3/3: Pry from right to left to avoid potential damages to the ribbon.
  • Use jimmy tool to pry up OEM SIM Card and SD Card reader contact.

    • Pry from right to left to avoid potential damages to the ribbon.

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Image 1/3: Gently pull the screen out from the front of the phone, while feeding the OEM reader contact through the opening. Image 2/3: Gently pull the screen out from the front of the phone, while feeding the OEM reader contact through the opening. Image 3/3: Gently pull the screen out from the front of the phone, while feeding the OEM reader contact through the opening.
  • Gently push on the two rear, visible corners of the bottom of the motherboard.

  • Gently pull the screen out from the front of the phone, while feeding the OEM reader contact through the opening.

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  • Pry up the battery with the flat end of the spudger.

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Image 1/3: Use the point end of the spudger to push the connection out of its housing. Image 2/3: Use the point end of the spudger to push the connection out of its housing. Image 3/3: Use the point end of the spudger to push the connection out of its housing.
  • Gently lift up the battery away from the edge of its housing.

  • Use the point end of the spudger to push the connection out of its housing.

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  • Remove the two 3.0 mm Phillips #0 screws, that are securing the camera lens.

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  • Pry off the camera lens using a plastic opening tool.

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Image 1/2: Using the tweezers, pull up on the connecting wires detaching the vibrator from the motherboard. Image 2/2: Using the tweezers, pull up on the connecting wires detaching the vibrator from the motherboard.
  • Pry the vibrator out of the housing with a spudger.

  • Using the tweezers, pull up on the connecting wires detaching the vibrator from the motherboard.

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Image 1/3: Remove the 3.0 mm Phillips #0 screw. Image 2/3: Remove the 3.0 mm Phillips #0 screw. Image 3/3: Remove the 3.0 mm Phillips #0 screw.
  • Using the spudger lift the tabs on the highlighted, red and orange, ribbon connectors. Gently pull out the ribbons from their connectors.

  • Remove the 3.0 mm Phillips #0 screw.

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  • Using tweezers, pull back on the tape located on the bottom corners of the motherboard.

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  • Use the spudger to push back the latch holding on the motherboard. While the latch is pushed back use the plastic opening tool to pry up the motherboard.

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Image 1/1: Using the flat end of the spudger, pop of the connector.
  • Place your phone on its side so that you can gently pull up on the motherboard to expose its last connector.

  • Using the flat end of the spudger, pop of the connector.

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  • Pull off the ear speaker using the tweezers.

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Conclusion

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

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