Introduction

This is a replacement guide for the earpiece that is located in the front panel.

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  • Take your phone and place it screen down.

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Image 1/3: Insert the plastic opening tool into the gap and move it along the edge of the phone until the rear case pops off. Image 2/3: Insert the plastic opening tool into the gap and move it along the edge of the phone until the rear case pops off. Image 3/3: Insert the plastic opening tool into the gap and move it along the edge of the phone until the rear case pops off.
  • Start by lifting the back panel using the gap located on the bottom-left side of the phone.

  • Insert the plastic opening tool into the gap and move it along the edge of the phone until the rear case pops off.

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  • Remove the battery from the phone.

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Image 1/2: The screw circled in red is shorter than the other 12 screws. For an easier time when reassembling the phone, store it separately from the other screws. Image 2/2: The screw circled in red is shorter than the other 12 screws. For an easier time when reassembling the phone, store it separately from the other screws.
  • Remove the 13 screws found on the back of the phone.

  • The screw circled in red is shorter than the other 12 screws. For an easier time when reassembling the phone, store it separately from the other screws.

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Image 1/2: Remove the bottom panel by gently lifting using your fingers Image 2/2: Remove the bottom panel by gently lifting using your fingers
  • Locate the same gap used in the earlier step

  • Remove the bottom panel by gently lifting using your fingers

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Image 1/1: Do not pull up too forcefully, as there is a risk of the top panel breaking
  • Remove the top panel by gently lifting with your finger

  • Do not pull up too forcefully, as there is a risk of the top panel breaking

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Image 1/3: Take the plastic opening tool and gently wedge it under where the ribbon cable is connected, then gently lift up to disconnect the ribbon cable Image 2/3: Take the plastic opening tool and gently wedge it under where the ribbon cable is connected, then gently lift up to disconnect the ribbon cable Image 3/3: Take the plastic opening tool and gently wedge it under where the ribbon cable is connected, then gently lift up to disconnect the ribbon cable
  • Detach the four ribbon cables from the motherboard

  • Take the plastic opening tool and gently wedge it under where the ribbon cable is connected, then gently lift up to disconnect the ribbon cable

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Image 1/2: Take care not to damage the ribbon cables if the other components are functional. Damaging them may result in other components not working Image 2/2: Take care not to damage the ribbon cables if the other components are functional. Damaging them may result in other components not working
  • Remove the motherboard by lifting gently

  • Take care not to damage the ribbon cables if the other components are functional. Damaging them may result in other components not working

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Image 1/1: The earpiece is kept in place with an adhesive, so it may take some time and effort to get it out
  • Take the plastic opening tool and remove the earpiece by wedging it into the sides and lifting up

  • The earpiece is kept in place with an adhesive, so it may take some time and effort to get it out

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Conclusion

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

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3 Comments

Can't just remove the earpiece without removing the motherboard?

bassamxp - Reply

unless you broke the phone, NO

Tarik Kaya -

To reassemble the earpiece what kind of adhesive do I need?

DukeCrom - Reply

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