Introduction

The following guide will show the complete tear down of the phone in order to replace the internal phone casing.

Image 1/3: Our device did not come with a battery cover so it is not shown here. Image 2/3: Remove the battery using your finger to pry it out of the battery housing. Image 3/3: Remove the battery using your finger to pry it out of the battery housing.
  • Remove the battery cover by placing your thumb on the small ridge near the top of the phone back and push downward, exposing the battery.

  • Our device did not come with a battery cover so it is not shown here.

  • Remove the battery using your finger to pry it out of the battery housing.

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Image 1/2: Unscrew the (4) 3.6mm screws using a #00 Phillip's head screw driver. Image 2/2: Unscrew the (4) 3.6mm screws using a #00 Phillip's head screw driver.
  • Remove the (2) rubber screw covers located near the hinge of the phone using tweezers or a thumb tack.

  • Unscrew the (4) 3.6mm screws using a #00 Phillip's head screw driver.

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Image 1/3: Slip the tool into the crack between the keypad (front panel) and the back panel. Image 2/3: Slide the tool along the sides of the phone to detach the tabs holding the backing on. Image 3/3: Slide the tool along the sides of the phone to detach the tabs holding the backing on.
  • Carefully pry off the phone's backing using a plastic opening tool.

  • Slip the tool into the crack between the keypad (front panel) and the back panel.

  • Slide the tool along the sides of the phone to detach the tabs holding the backing on.

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Image 1/2: Use the tweezers to lift the display adapter off the logic board. Image 2/2: Use the tweezers to lift the display adapter off the logic board.
  • Peel back the sticker with tweezers and hold it back with your finger.

  • Use the tweezers to lift the display adapter off the logic board.

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Image 1/2: The keyboard can be easily removed once the mother board is out of the phone. Image 2/2: The keyboard can be easily removed once the mother board is out of the phone.
  • Lift the mother board out of the phone casing.

  • The keyboard can be easily removed once the mother board is out of the phone.

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Image 1/2: The screen cover is adhered to the phone and may take some effort to pry off. If it is too difficult to remove, heat the screen with a hair dryer on low for 30 seconds to soften the adhesive. Image 2/2: The screen cover is adhered to the phone and may take some effort to pry off. If it is too difficult to remove, heat the screen with a hair dryer on low for 30 seconds to soften the adhesive.
  • Carefully pry off the black plastic screen cover using the iSesamo tool or another thin, flat tool.

  • The screen cover is adhered to the phone and may take some effort to pry off. If it is too difficult to remove, heat the screen with a hair dryer on low for 30 seconds to soften the adhesive.

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Image 1/2: The bottom two screws may have small rubber covers that you can remove using tweezers. Image 2/2: The bottom two screws may have small rubber covers that you can remove using tweezers.
  • Unscrew the (4) 3.6mm screws near each corner of the phone's display panel by using a #00 Phillips head screwdriver.

  • The bottom two screws may have small rubber covers that you can remove using tweezers.

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Image 1/3: Push the tool into the crack along the side of the phone. Image 2/3: Slide the tool along the crack to detach the tabs holding the backing on the phone. Image 3/3: Slide the tool along the crack to detach the tabs holding the backing on the phone.
  • Pry off the front panel of the phone using a Plastic Opening Tool.

    • Push the tool into the crack along the side of the phone.

    • Slide the tool along the crack to detach the tabs holding the backing on the phone.

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  • Use the tweezers to lift the display adapter off the screen component.

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Image 1/2: The speaker is adhered to the phone casing so it will take a small amount of force to remove it. Image 2/2: The speaker is adhered to the phone casing so it will take a small amount of force to remove it.
  • Using tweezers remove the speaker from its casing.

  • The speaker is adhered to the phone casing so it will take a small amount of force to remove it.

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Image 1/2: The earpiece and gyroscope are adhered to the phone casing so it will take a small amount of force to remove them. Image 2/2: Be careful when removing these components as the connecting wires are easily broken/disconnected.
  • Remove the earpiece and gyroscope by lifting them out of the phone casing using tweezers.

  • The earpiece and gyroscope are adhered to the phone casing so it will take a small amount of force to remove them.

  • Be careful when removing these components as the connecting wires are easily broken/disconnected.

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  • Lift the screen components out of the phone.

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Image 1/1: Replace the parts indicated with your new phone casing.
  • The phone is now fully disassembled.

  • Replace the parts indicated with your new phone casing.

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Conclusion

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

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