Introduction

For an easier time working with the LCD Screen, follow the Installation Guide for the Circuit Board and Full Key Board.

Image 1/1: Locate the latch at the end of the phone, opposite of the camera.
  • Place the phone so the screen side is facing down.

  • Locate the latch at the end of the phone, opposite of the camera.

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  • Push/pull the latch away from the camera, causing the battery to pop out.

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  • Remove the battery.

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  • Remove the 5 screw covers on the back of the phone using a Push Pin.

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Image 1/1: Also with a Phillips #00 Screwdriver, remove the screw that was revealed once the battery was removed.
  • With a Phillips #00 Screwdriver, remove the five 3.44 mm screws that were under the screw covers.

  • Also with a Phillips #00 Screwdriver, remove the screw that was revealed once the battery was removed.

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  • Open the phone.

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Image 1/2: Prying open the part just to the left of the right hinge can be difficult. Image 2/2: Remove the back colored casing and set it to the side.
  • Starting at the card slot or charger port for greater ease, pry off the colored casing from the back of the phone using the Plastic Pry Tool (or a finger nail may work).

  • Prying open the part just to the left of the right hinge can be difficult.

  • Remove the back colored casing and set it to the side.

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  • Gently pry and detach the connection located near the hinge with fingers.

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Image 1/2: Lift them both out from the rest of the phone. Image 2/2: Do not try to the detach key board pad from the circuit board. They are replaced as a unit.
  • The circuit board and the key board will be attached, as shown in the second picture.

  • Lift them both out from the rest of the phone.

  • Do not try to the detach key board pad from the circuit board. They are replaced as a unit.

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  • After removing the circuit board and key board, separate the top part with the screen from the bottom part by detaching the hinges.

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Image 1/1: Remove the 4 screw covers from top piece of phone by using a Push Pin.
  • Careful! The paint is easy to scratch.

  • Remove the 4 screw covers from top piece of phone by using a Push Pin.

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  • Remove the four 3.44 mm screws that were under the covers using a Phillips #00 Screwdriver.

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Image 1/3: Pry open the colored casing using the Plastic Pry Tool. Image 2/3: Remove the number pad and place it to the side. Image 3/3: Remove the number pad and place it to the side.
  • Be careful while breaking the adhesive connecting the speaker and the casing in the following sub step so that you do not tear any wires.

  • Pry open the colored casing using the Plastic Pry Tool.

  • Remove the number pad and place it to the side.

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  • Because the Number Keypad is attached on one side and on top of the outer screen, open its metal casing, in a "door-opening" manner.

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Image 1/1: Remove the LCD Screen.
  • The pieces connected by wires are magnets and are removable.

  • Remove the LCD Screen.

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Conclusion

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

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