Introduction

This guide will help you remove the external housing and replace it.

Image 1/1: Flip open the phone and locate the four screw covers.
  • Make sure you remove the battery by lifting the tab on the back of the phone before opening the case.

  • Flip open the phone and locate the four screw covers.

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  • Remove all four screw covers by using an IPod opening tool. They should come off relatively easy.

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  • Using a T6 Torx screwdriver, remove all four screws.

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Image 1/3: Run the Ipod opening tool down both sides,disconnecting the tabs that hold the covers together. Image 2/3: Run the Ipod opening tool down both sides,disconnecting the tabs that hold the covers together. Image 3/3: Run the Ipod opening tool down both sides,disconnecting the tabs that hold the covers together.
  • Once the screws are removed, use an IPod opening tool to separate the front cover from the inner screen cover.

  • Run the Ipod opening tool down both sides,disconnecting the tabs that hold the covers together.

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  • Pull the inner screen cover towards you and up in order to separate it from the front cover.

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  • Remove the tape from the bottom of the LCD screen.

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  • Carefully lift the LCD screen and peel it from the gold ribbon. The sticky connection runs all the way around the LCD screen.

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Image 1/3: Insert spudger in the bottom right corner. Image 2/3: Lift up and move the spudger across the bottom. Image 3/3: The third photo is rotated 180 degrees.
  • Flip the screen over so that you can see the outer LCD screen and the circuit board.

  • Insert spudger in the bottom right corner.

  • Lift up and move the spudger across the bottom.

  • The third photo is rotated 180 degrees.

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Image 1/2: Flip the assembly over and peel the circuit board from the screen. Image 2/2: Flip the assembly over and peel the circuit board from the screen.
  • Use the pointy side of the spudger to peel off the interior tape.

  • Flip the assembly over and peel the circuit board from the screen.

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  • Use the spudger to remove the LCD screen from its backing.

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  • Carefully slide the spudger behind the main ribbon in order to separate it from the inside cover of the phone.

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  • Use a spudger to pop off the camera ribbon from the main ribbon. The camera component should separate entirely.

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Image 1/1: Poke out rubber covers using a spudger or pointy object, such as a thumb tack.
  • Make sure you remove the battery by lifting the tab on the back of the phone before opening the case.

  • Poke out rubber covers using a spudger or pointy object, such as a thumb tack.

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  • Use a T6 torx screwdriver to unscrew the 6 screws that hold the back casing on.

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Image 1/1: There are two tabs located on either side of the phone.
  • Use IPod opening tool to separate back housing.

  • There are two tabs located on either side of the phone.

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Image 1/1: Be careful not to rip out the  wire (highlighted in yellow)  when separating the back housing.
  • Separate the back housing from the phone.

  • Be careful not to rip out the wire (highlighted in yellow) when separating the back housing.

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  • Use a spudger to disconnect antenna wire.

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  • Use the IPod opening tool to pop out the logic board.

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  • Use the IPod opening tool to disconnect the main ribbon.

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  • Once the ribbon is detached, remove the logic board and replace if necessary.

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  • The back of the keypad is shown here, next to the logic board (the logic board is turned over to expose the buttons).

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  • Using a spudger, lift the keypad off of the tabs.

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Image 1/1: Use a large amount of force to push the top cover off the bottom cover's blue extrusion.
  • Wedge a spudger or another harder prying tool in the connection between the top cover and the bottom cover on the right side.

  • Use a large amount of force to push the top cover off the bottom cover's blue extrusion.

  • Too much force may break the plastic of the top cover

  • When separating the top cover from the bottom cover, be careful not to tear the ribbon as you pull it out from the hinge.

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Image 1/2: Pull the ribbon out of the top cover with your hand. Image 2/2: Once the ribbon is removed, you can replace the covers.
  • Slide the ribbon out of the slot in the joint on the left side.

  • Pull the ribbon out of the top cover with your hand.

  • Once the ribbon is removed, you can replace the covers.

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Conclusion

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

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