Introduction

Replacing the ribbon cable.

  1. Turn the closed phone so that the back panel is facing you.
    • Turn the closed phone so that the back panel is facing you.

    • Press down and forward firmly on the gray tab in the middle of the phone.

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  2. Now just lift up on the battery and remove it from the phone.
    • Now just lift up on the battery and remove it from the phone.

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    • Remove the rubber grommet using a Spudger.

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    • Be sure not to lose the screws. They are small!

    • Remove the five screws using a Phillips #00 Screwdriver.

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    • When removing back cover, be careful not to break the speaker wires.

    • Using an iPod Opening Tool, carefully pry off the back cover.

    • Using Tweezers, gently pull speaker wires out.

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    • Separate the two halves.

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    • Carefully pry and lift up on the logic board using an iPod Opening Tool.

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    • Carefully flip the logic board up and out of the way.

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    • Use an iPod Opening Tool to lift up on the keypad and pull it out.

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    • DO NOT TOUCH SOLDERING IRON. IT IS EXTREMELY HOT.

    • De-solder solder joint on front using Soldering Iron.

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    • De-solder solder joint on the back using Soldering Iron.

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    • Carefully detach ribbon cable and remove logic board.

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    • Remove 4 rubber grommets using the Spudger.

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    • Remove 4 screws using the Phillips #00 Screwdriver.

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    • Carefully pry off outer cover using iPod Opening Tool.

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    • Remove speaker using the Spudger.

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    • Remove vibrator using the Spudger.

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    • Lift up LCD display using iPod Opening Tool.

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    • DO NOT TOUCH THE SOLDERING IRON. IT IS EXTREMELY HOT!

    • De-solder solder joint using Soldering Iron.

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    • Pry off ribbon cable using iPod Opening Tool.

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    • Turn phone so that the back side is facing you.

    • Press blue button and remove top half using Spudger.

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    • Remove cable from bottom section.

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Conclusion

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

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