Introduction

This guide will help you replace the internal speaker found in the earpiece of the phone.

Make sure you remove the battery by lifting the tab on the back of the phone before opening the case.
  • 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.
  • 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.

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.
  • 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.

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

Desolder the wires connecting the speaker.
  • Desolder the wires connecting the speaker.

  • Solder on wires from new speaker.

Conclusion

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

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