Introduction

You will learn how to disassemble the phone and remove the screen safely.

When looking at the back of the phone, you will see a horizontal line and three raised segments of plastic in the form of a triangle. Place thumb on top of the triangle and press into the phone while sliding your thumb towards the bottom of the phone. In 5 mm it will stop sliding.
  • When looking at the back of the phone, you will see a horizontal line and three raised segments of plastic in the form of a triangle.

  • Place thumb on top of the triangle and press into the phone while sliding your thumb towards the bottom of the phone.

  • In 5 mm it will stop sliding.

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Grab the bottom of the back cover with your other hand and pull the cover the rest of the way off. Turn the phone over slowly. The battery will fall out on its own. Turn the phone over slowly. The battery will fall out on its own.
  • Grab the bottom of the back cover with your other hand and pull the cover the rest of the way off.

  • Turn the phone over slowly. The battery will fall out on its own.

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Rotate the phone so the bottom is facing you. There is a small indent on the plastic face. Using the tip of your fingernail or a spudger, pry the cover away from the rest of the phone. Once the cover starts to part, keep separating until the top notches detach.
  • Rotate the phone so the bottom is facing you. There is a small indent on the plastic face.

  • Using the tip of your fingernail or a spudger, pry the cover away from the rest of the phone.

  • Once the cover starts to part, keep separating until the top notches detach.

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With the cover plate separated, you will see (6) T6x11mm torx screws  recessed in the white plastic. Remove screws. The white plastic face plate lifts right off, exposing the main board.
  • With the cover plate separated, you will see (6) T6x11mm torx screws recessed in the white plastic.

  • Remove screws.

  • The white plastic face plate lifts right off, exposing the main board.

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Lift the display straight up, by either grabbing it on it's sides, or sliding a pair of tweezers between the screen and the main board. There are four straight plastic pins on the underside corners of the screen that hold it in place. There are four straight plastic pins on the underside corners of the screen that hold it in place.
  • Lift the display straight up, by either grabbing it on it's sides, or sliding a pair of tweezers between the screen and the main board.

  • There are four straight plastic pins on the underside corners of the screen that hold it in place.

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Conclusion

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

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