Introduction

The display screen is protected behind the exterior plastic case of the phone.

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  • First, flip the phone over so that the back is facing you.

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Image 1/2: Set this piece aside until reassembling the phone. Image 2/2: Set this piece aside until reassembling the phone.
  • Next, using both thumbs, carefully push the back part up and remove it from the main section of the phone.

  • Set this piece aside until reassembling the phone.

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  • Insert thumb and pointer finger into the notch above the battery. Pull the battery away from the rest of the phone and set aside.

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  • To remove the back casing inside the phone, unscrew the 6 screws, using a small pentagonal screwdriver head, that are around the perimeter of the phone.

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Image 1/2: Warning: This can be difficult, but just start pulling the back out from the front shell. As it starts to lift up, continue moving around the phone until the whole back becomes free. Image 2/2: Warning: This can be difficult, but just start pulling the back out from the front shell. As it starts to lift up, continue moving around the phone until the whole back becomes free.
  • Carefully pull off black casing.

  • Warning: This can be difficult, but just start pulling the back out from the front shell. As it starts to lift up, continue moving around the phone until the whole back becomes free.

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Image 1/1: Warning: Be CAREFUL because the LCD screen is still attached to the front side of the motherboard by a flexible ribbon cable and to the front case by an adhesive.
  • Next unscrew the top screw using a small philips screwdriver. You are now able to pull the motherboard back.

  • Warning: Be CAREFUL because the LCD screen is still attached to the front side of the motherboard by a flexible ribbon cable and to the front case by an adhesive.

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Image 1/2: CAUTION: The LCD is attached with a sticky adhesive so it might be difficult to get off. Image 2/2: CAUTION: The LCD is attached with a sticky adhesive so it might be difficult to get off.
  • Using a spudger, remove the display screen from its cell within the front case by inserting the spudger next to the LCD on the opposite side of the side where the motherboard is attatched.

  • CAUTION: The LCD is attached with a sticky adhesive so it might be difficult to get off.

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  • Place motherboard down on top of LCD. Using tweezers, remove the yellow piece of tape covering the end of the flat ribbon cable.

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Image 1/1: The sticky gray tape might have to ripped it in order to be removed, due to its extremely sticky properties.
  • Peel off the silver tape covering the flat ribbon cable. The motherboard is now free from the rest of the phone.

  • The sticky gray tape might have to ripped it in order to be removed, due to its extremely sticky properties.

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Conclusion

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

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