Image 1/3: Lift the back cover up and away from the phone. Image 2/3: Lift the back cover up and away from the phone. Image 3/3: Lift the back cover up and away from the phone.
  • Remove the back cover by applying pressure and sliding upward.

  • Lift the back cover up and away from the phone.

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  • Remove the battery by lifting upward from the slot located on the right hand side.

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Image 1/2: Lift the top portion of the rear case. Image 2/2: There is a ribbon attached on the back of this part that requires caution to remove.
  • Using a T5 screwdriver, remove the four screws in corners as shown.

  • Lift the top portion of the rear case.

    • There is a ribbon attached on the back of this part that requires caution to remove.

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Image 1/3: Using a spudger or other thin tool, carefully pry up ZIF connectors as shown. This will allow the black ribbons to detach from the keyboard. Image 2/3: Slide the two parts away from each other so that the black ribbons slide through the slots and you will now have housing into two parts. Image 3/3: Slide the two parts away from each other so that the black ribbons slide through the slots and you will now have housing into two parts.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, detach the plastic casing from keyboard. This may require some force.

  • Using a spudger or other thin tool, carefully pry up ZIF connectors as shown. This will allow the black ribbons to detach from the keyboard.

  • Slide the two parts away from each other so that the black ribbons slide through the slots and you will now have housing into two parts.

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Image 1/3: Unscrew the fours screws shown in red squares (two in each square) using a 00 screwdriver. Image 2/3: After the screws are out, you will be able to easily take off the small metal pieces circled in red. Please do so. Image 3/3: After the screws are out, you will be able to easily take off the small metal pieces circled in red. Please do so.
  • Peel off the yellow ribbon shown slowly.

  • Unscrew the fours screws shown in red squares (two in each square) using a 00 screwdriver.

  • After the screws are out, you will be able to easily take off the small metal pieces circled in red. Please do so.

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Image 1/3: Behind the dual black strip is very sticky piece of grey tape. Use tweezers (preferably ones with ridges) to peel off the tape. Be careful not to rip it. Image 2/3: Behind the dual black strip is very sticky piece of grey tape. Use tweezers (preferably ones with ridges) to peel off the tape. Be careful not to rip it. Image 3/3: Behind the dual black strip is very sticky piece of grey tape. Use tweezers (preferably ones with ridges) to peel off the tape. Be careful not to rip it.
  • Slowly pull dual black strip off using force.

  • Behind the dual black strip is very sticky piece of grey tape. Use tweezers (preferably ones with ridges) to peel off the tape. Be careful not to rip it.

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Image 1/2: Carefully lift keyboard frame away from display screen. Image 2/2: You now have the keyboard detached.
  • Lift ZIF connectors up.

  • Carefully lift keyboard frame away from display screen.

  • You now have the keyboard detached.

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Conclusion

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

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