Introduction

The steps to this process straightforward and mostly involve removing screws.

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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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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Conclusion

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

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