Image 1/3: To remove the cover, hook your thumb or fingernail into the slot. Then, gently lift the cover up and off. Image 2/3: The back cover may flex slightly as you remove it. This is normal, but avoid applying excessive force. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/1: The plastic prying tool can be used to help remove the battery.
  • 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.

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Image 1/3: Start prying at the top and work around. Image 2/3: Remove the buttons for the volume and power-this will allow for easier disassembly. Image 3/3: The back assembly is firmly attached to the body of the phone so removing it will require some force.
  • 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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Image 1/2: Remove the piece, including the attached ribbon, and set it aside. Image 2/2: 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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Image 1/3: Use the spudger to carefully disconnect the  brown cable. Image 2/3: Use the spudger to carefully disconnect the  brown cable. Image 3/3: 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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Image 1/2: Using your fingers, gently grab the motherboard and pull. Image 2/2: 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.

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  • 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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