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  • Insert wisdom here.

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  • With one hand, push the rectangular button located on the back top-side of the phone.

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  • With your other hand, remove the rear cover.

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  • Remove 6 black screws around the edge of the slide spring frame, 1 in each corner, and 1 on each side. A screw may be covered by the slide spring. Simply move the slide spring to the other side to access that screw.

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  • Use the popping tool to go around the seem and slowly pull off slide spring assembly, Making sure the ribbon connector does not get caught.

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  • Once you have removed the slide panel and can see the back of the screen you first need to remove the connector ribbon, it is attached near the bottom of the phone. Just like disconnecting the first end of it this end is also removed by popping it off.

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  • The next step is peeling off the three pieces of tape. The first two are green and located at the bottom left and bottom right of the phone. Carefully peel them off of the phone.

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  • The last piece of tape is the gold piece located near the middle of the phone on the back of the silver LCD and across the copper colored ribbon. Carefully peel off the tape without ripping or damaging the copper ribbon. Hold the ribbon down with 2 fingers, one on each side of the tape, and peel the tape off with the other hand.

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  • Now you need to disconnect that copper colored ribbon. it is connected at the bottom of the phone like the other ribbon. Just pop it off there. It is still attached at the top and that is ok.

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Image 1/1: Once it has been lifted up slightly you will be able to slide the bottom half of the green circuit board located below the screen off of the phone by pulling down on it. Then you will be able to finish popping the screen out.
  • Now you have access to the screen. Use the popping tool and go around the silver screen and begin to lift it up.

  • Once it has been lifted up slightly you will be able to slide the bottom half of the green circuit board located below the screen off of the phone by pulling down on it. Then you will be able to finish popping the screen out.

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  • Once it has been lifted up slightly you will be able to slide the bottom half of the green circuit board located below the screen off of the phone by pulling down on it.

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Image 1/1: Pop off the left side of this ribbon.
  • Now where the copper colored ribbon connects to the top of the phone there is a brownish colored square over it. This is one of the ends of another copper ribbon going from the top left corner to the top right corner.

  • Pop off the left side of this ribbon.

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  • Then you will be able to finish popping the screen out.

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Image 1/1: Once it is free use the popping tools to pop the copper colored plate that the speaker and ribbon is attached to out of the phone.
  • The long copper ribbon that is attached to a copper colored plate in the top left corner is also connected from the plate by 2 wires to a rectangular blue-silver speaker with a circle on the back. It is held into a groove. Use the popping tools to pop that speaker out of the groove.

  • Once it is free use the popping tools to pop the copper colored plate that the speaker and ribbon is attached to out of the phone.

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  • Peel the rubber front keypad out of the case.

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  • At this point, everything has been taken out of the phone that can be, now get a new case and follow reverse steps to reassemble.

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Conclusion

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

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