Image 1/1: The camera lens should be towards the top of the phone.
  • Flip the phone over to have the rear cover facing up.

    • The camera lens should be towards the top of the phone.

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Image 1/2: Lift the cover off phone and remove it. Image 2/2: Lift the cover off phone and remove it.
  • Slide the cover up, towards the top of phone, to unlock the battery cover.

  • Lift the cover off phone and remove it.

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  • Use your finger to push the top of the battery downwards and lift the battery out of the phone.

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  • Remove the six Torx #5 screws that are securing the rear frame.

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Image 1/3: A plastic card can be used instead of the plastic opening tool. Image 2/3: A plastic card can be used instead of the plastic opening tool. Image 3/3: A plastic card can be used instead of the plastic opening tool.
  • Pry the frame open, releasing the eight plastic tabs around the edge of the frame, using the plastic opening tool.

    • A plastic card can be used instead of the plastic opening tool.

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  • Remove the single Phillips #0 screw that is securing the motherboard to the front case of the phone.

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Image 1/2: Be careful not to break the ribbon cable when prying away the motherboard. Image 2/2: Be careful not to break the ribbon cable when prying away the motherboard.
  • Pry the motherboard away from the front of the plastic case using a plastic opening tool.

    • Be careful not to break the ribbon cable when prying away the motherboard.

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Image 1/3: The Motherboard and the LCD are still attached together. Image 2/3: The Motherboard and the LCD are still attached together. Image 3/3: The Motherboard and the LCD are still attached together.
  • Remove the plastic cover from the LCD display and the motherboard.

    • The Motherboard and the LCD are still attached together.

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  • Remove the gray tape securing the ribbon cable.

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  • Remove the yellow tape securing the connector lock.

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  • Carefully lift the black lock to release the ribbon cable, using the plastic opening tool.

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  • Pull the ribbon cable upwards, disconnecting it from the Motherboard.

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  • Lift the Motherboard away from the LCD display.

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  • Lift off main keyboard from front plastic case using plastic opening tool.

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  • Remove four Phillips #00 screws securing function keys.

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  • Pop keys out by pushing keys from back of the phone.

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Conclusion

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

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