1. Insert the plastic opener into the slot at the top of the device.
    • Insert the plastic opener into the slot at the top of the device.

    • Apply gentle pressure with the plastic tool to pop the back case off.

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  2. Use the plastic opener to lift, and remove, the device battery.
    • Use the plastic opener to lift, and remove, the device battery.

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    • Use a screwdriver and corresponding bit to remove the six 2mm screws that are located along the edge of the rear case. Set the screws aside.

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    • Use the plastic opener to pry the rear case loose.

      • This can be difficult. You will need to pry around the entire edge of the rear case, not just in one place.

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    • Use a screwdriver and corresponding bit to remove the two 3mm screws that attach the motherboard to the front case. Set the screws aside

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    • Rotate the phone 180 degrees and use the plastic opener to lift the metal piece that covers the ribbon cable.

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    • Use the plastic opener to disconnect the ribbon cable.

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    • Use tweezers to disconnect the two cables that attach the motherboard to the case.

      • Note: Pull on the cables gently to prevent damage for future use.

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    • Remove the motherboard from the front case.

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    • Use a screwdriver and corresponding bit to remove the four 1mm screws. Set the screws aside.

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    • Pull the ribbon cable through the slit in the keyboard case to separate it from the sliding mechanism.

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    • Use a screwdriver and corresponding bit to remove the four 3mm screws. Set the screws aside.

      • Note: Two of the screws may be hidden underneath a black rubber film. Pull off this film if necessary.

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    • Use the plastic opener to pry open the front of the phone.

    • Slip the ribbon cable through the slit to fully separate the two pieces.

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    • Use a screwdriver and corresponding bit to remove the two 1mm screws. Set the screws aside.

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    • Detach the ribbon cable with the plastic opener.

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    • Use the spudger to pry the metal piece loose.

    • Remove the metal piece along with the two ribbon cables.

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    • Flip the front of the phone over and the old option buttons will fall out.

    • Insert new option buttons.

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    • Use a tool to pry open the LCD display. Remove the display and the circuit board that it's connected to.

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    • Remove the plastic piece from the circuit board by unlocking the switch on the plastic piece with a pair of tweezers.

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    • Using a pair of tweezers, remove the tape.

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    • Using either your finger or the plastic opener, disconnect the cable.

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    • Pull the LCD display away from the circuit board.

      • You shouldn't feel any resistance. If you notice resistance, make sure you have completed the previous step.

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Conclusion

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

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