Introduction

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

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.
  • 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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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.
  • 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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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.
  • 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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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.
  • 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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Lift the mother board out of the phone casing. 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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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.
  • 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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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.
  • 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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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.
  • 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. Use the tweezers to lift the display adapter off the screen component.
  • Use the tweezers to lift the display adapter off the screen component.

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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.
  • 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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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.
  • 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.
  • Lift the screen components out of the phone.

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The phone is now fully disassembled.
  • 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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