Introduction

This guide will instruct step-by-step how to disassemble the P8 Lite and replace the battery. A breakdown kit and a replacement battery will be required. Review the device Teardown Guide to get started.

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  • Use the Spudger tool to get access to the loudspeaker. Locate where the headphone jack is, then move about one-inch to the right and begin to gently pry the back-cover off the phone with the flat end of the Spudger tool. Make sure to pry apart the entire perimeter of the back-cover to prevent bending/cracking of the plastic.

  • Tools used: Spudger tool (used as a wedge to pry off the back-cover and loudspeaker.)

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Attach the PH000 Bit onto the T5 Torx Screwdriver from the 64 Bit Driver Kit. Use this to remove the screws from the loudspeaker. The PH000 Bit will allow removal of the silver screws.
  • Attach the PH000 Bit onto the T5 Torx Screwdriver from the 64 Bit Driver Kit. Use this to remove the screws from the loudspeaker. The PH000 Bit will allow removal of the silver screws.

  • Be aware that the leftmost screws are different from the rightmost screws. To avoid future confusion, take note of the placement of each screw before setting them aside.

  • Tools used: PH000 Bit and T5 Torx Screwdriver from the 64 Bit Driver Kit

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  • Gently, use the flat end of the Spudger tool, or a metal opening tool to lift and remove the loudspeaker from the phone. The loudspeaker is the entire portion of the phone where the screws were extracted.

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Locate adhesive strip underneath the battery and grip with your thumb and forefinger. Slowly pull on the adhesive strip until it's off  to release adhesive securing battery.
  • Locate adhesive strip underneath the battery and grip with your thumb and forefinger. Slowly pull on the adhesive strip until it's off to release adhesive securing battery.

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  • Insert the Spudger tool underneath the battery multiple times to separate the adhesive securing the battery. Be careful not to bend the battery and lift it from the phone frame. Replace the adhesive and insert replacement battery into the slot.

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Conclusion

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

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