Introduction

This should be done with plastic tools when possible to avoid damage. There are clips that need to be removed, so make sure to apply firm and consistent pressure to remove them.

Image 1/2: Make sure to release the clip on the top left corner of the phone case carefully. This is usually the most difficult clip to release. Image 2/2: Make sure to release the clip on the top left corner of the phone case carefully. This is usually the most difficult clip to release.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to pry open your phone case. Flip the phone over and start by sliding your tool between the two sides of your phone case. Work the tool towards the bottom of the phone case, gently prying the case open. There is a clip that will pop open after applying gentle but consistent pressure.

  • Make sure to release the clip on the top left corner of the phone case carefully. This is usually the most difficult clip to release.

Add Comment

Image 1/1: There are 11 silver screws for which you have to use J0 head bits, and 1 small black screw for which you have to use a J000 head bit.
  • After removing the outer phone case, you will need two Phillips head bits. One J0 and one J000 size.

  • There are 11 silver screws for which you have to use J0 head bits, and 1 small black screw for which you have to use a J000 head bit.

Add Comment

Image 1/3: The upper inside panel flips up easily off of the phone case once all the clips and screws are removed. If the panel does not pull off easily, check that you have removed all of the screws. Image 2/3: There are ribbons that need to be removed as well. Be sure to carefully pry them off of the board Image 3/3: There are ribbons that need to be removed as well. Be sure to carefully pry them off of the board
  • There is a clip on the upper left side of the upper panel. Use the plastic opening tool to pry the clip off of the phone.

  • The upper inside panel flips up easily off of the phone case once all the clips and screws are removed. If the panel does not pull off easily, check that you have removed all of the screws.

  • There are ribbons that need to be removed as well. Be sure to carefully pry them off of the board

Add Comment

Image 1/3: Image 2/3: Image 3/3:
  • The bottom inside panel should pry back easily after you take out the screws. Again, if the panel does not pull off easily, you may have missed a screw.

Add Comment

Image 1/3: Be careful to use your tools to disconnect the cables at the connectors and not along the wire. Image 2/3: Be careful to use your tools to disconnect the cables at the connectors and not along the wire. Image 3/3: Be careful to use your tools to disconnect the cables at the connectors and not along the wire.
  • There are several clips and circuits that need to be released. They are circled in the images above. Be careful not to break any of the attached ribbon or wires. (circle ribbons etc.)

  • Be careful to use your tools to disconnect the cables at the connectors and not along the wire.

Add Comment

Image 1/3: The orange materials is meant to bend along the dotted line labeled “bend.” Try to make the bend as close to this line as possible. Image 2/3: The orange materials is meant to bend along the dotted line labeled “bend.” Try to make the bend as close to this line as possible. Image 3/3: The orange materials is meant to bend along the dotted line labeled “bend.” Try to make the bend as close to this line as possible.
  • There are several clips and circuits that need to be released. They are circled in the images above. Be careful not to break any of the attached ribbon or wires.

  • The orange materials is meant to bend along the dotted line labeled “bend.” Try to make the bend as close to this line as possible.

Add Comment

Image 1/3: Make sure to remove all ribbon connectors from the board prior to removing the board. Image 2/3: Make sure to remove all ribbon connectors from the board prior to removing the board. Image 3/3: Make sure to remove all ribbon connectors from the board prior to removing the board.
  • After you have disconnected all of the ribbon and antennae connections, you can remove the board. Gently pry the board up from the bottom of the case and slide it back out.

  • Make sure to remove all ribbon connectors from the board prior to removing the board.

Add Comment

Image 1/2: Start at the top left of the battery and slide your nylon Uspudger under the battery. There is a layer of adhesive that keeps the battery in the case. Use steady, firm pressure to pull the battery up. If the battery case begins to bend, you may need to use less force. Image 2/2: Start at the top left of the battery and slide your nylon Uspudger under the battery. There is a layer of adhesive that keeps the battery in the case. Use steady, firm pressure to pull the battery up. If the battery case begins to bend, you may need to use less force.
  • Now you are ready to remove the battery. Make sure to adhere to ESD prevention guidelines, use a plastic tool as to not damage the battery.

  • Start at the top left of the battery and slide your nylon Uspudger under the battery. There is a layer of adhesive that keeps the battery in the case. Use steady, firm pressure to pull the battery up. If the battery case begins to bend, you may need to use less force.

Add Comment

Conclusion

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

One other person completed this guide.

Roberta Spathari

Member since: 10/06/2016

415 Reputation

3 Guides authored

Team

USF Tampa, Team 5-2, Lacy Fall 2016 Member of USF Tampa, Team 5-2, Lacy Fall 2016

USFT-LACY-F16S5G2

4 Members

5 Guides authored

0 Comments

Add Comment

View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 4

Past 7 Days: 23

Past 30 Days: 90

All Time: 379