Locate the small notch on the bottom right side of the phone. To remove the cover, hook your thumb or fingernail into the slot. Then, gently lift the cover up and off. The back cover may flex slightly as you remove it. This is normal, but avoid applying excessive force.
  • Locate the small notch on the bottom right side of the phone.

  • To remove the cover, hook your thumb or fingernail into the slot. Then, gently lift the cover up and off.

  • The back cover may flex slightly as you remove it. This is normal, but avoid applying excessive force.

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Locate the small notch below the battery. You may see a white plastic notch sticking out of this space; if so, grasp that tab to pull the battery out of its compartment. If you do not see a white plastic tab, then place your fingernail in the notch and pull upward to release the battery from its compartment.
  • Locate the small notch below the battery. You may see a white plastic notch sticking out of this space; if so, grasp that tab to pull the battery out of its compartment. If you do not see a white plastic tab, then place your fingernail in the notch and pull upward to release the battery from its compartment.

  • The plastic prying tool can be used to help remove the battery.

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Remove seven of the 4.9mm tri-head screws. Keep them in a secure location. Remove seven of the 4.9mm tri-head screws. Keep them in a secure location.
  • Remove seven of the 4.9mm tri-head screws. Keep them in a secure location.

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Pry the back assembly away from the body on all four sides of the phone. Start prying at the top and work around. Remove the buttons for the volume and power-this will allow for easier disassembly.
  • Pry the back assembly away from the body on all four sides of the phone.

    • Start prying at the top and work around.

    • Remove the buttons for the volume and power-this will allow for easier disassembly.

  • The back assembly is firmly attached to the body of the phone so removing it will require some force.

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Locate the black L-shaped cover at the top center of the phone. Remove the piece, including the attached ribbon, and set it aside.
  • Locate the black L-shaped cover at the top center of the phone.

  • Remove the piece, including the attached ribbon, and set it aside.

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Use a spudger to carefully disconnect the black cable. Use the spudger to carefully disconnect the  brown cable. Use the spudger to carefully disconnect the  brown cable.
  • Use a spudger to carefully disconnect the black cable.

  • Use the spudger to carefully disconnect the brown cable.

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Locate the hook at the bottom of the phone. Use the spudger unlatch the hook connecting the motherboard to the front assembly of the phone. Using your fingers, gently grab the motherboard and pull.
  • Locate the hook at the bottom of the phone. Use the spudger unlatch the hook connecting the motherboard to the front assembly of the phone.

  • Using your fingers, gently grab the motherboard and pull.

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Prior to removing the motherboard, remove the speaker from the top of the device.
  • Prior to removing the motherboard, remove the speaker from the top of the device.

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Using fingers, remove the motherboard from its casing.
  • Using fingers, remove the motherboard from its casing.

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Conclusion

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

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