Introduction

This guide will go step-by-step through the process of accessing the phone's main display. Pictures and instructions accompany each step in the guide.

Remove the four grey plugs using either tweezers or a push pin.
  • Remove the four grey plugs using either tweezers or a push pin.

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Remove the four screws that are now exposed using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.
  • Remove the four screws that are now exposed using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

  • Be sure to put the screws in a safe place as they are very small and easy to lose.

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Once all the screws have been removed, use a plastic opener tool to pry the case from the rest of the phone.
  • Once all the screws have been removed, use a plastic opener tool to pry the case from the rest of the phone.

  • Insert the opener tool into the seem between the case and the phone. Apply pressure to separate the two pieces.

  • Do this across the entire length of the seem until the case is no longer attached to the phone.

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The case can now be removed and the interior of the front is accessible.
  • The case can now be removed and the interior of the front is accessible.

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Locate the solder on the side of the metal plate on the top half of the phone. Place a piece of solder wick on top of the solder.
  • Locate the solder on the side of the metal plate on the top half of the phone.

  • Place a piece of solder wick on top of the solder.

  • Very carefully, place the tip of the soldering iron on top of the solder wick. Hold it steady until the solder is soaked up into the solder wick.

  • The soldering iron will damage circuitry if held down for too long.

  • Cut off the used solder wick with pliers and repeat this step if any solder remains.

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After the solder has been removed, pry off the metal plate with the plastic opening tool.
  • After the solder has been removed, pry off the metal plate with the plastic opening tool.

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Remove the main display by lifting up the extruded white edge with your fingernail. Remove the main display by lifting up the extruded white edge with your fingernail.
  • Remove the main display by lifting up the extruded white edge with your fingernail.

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Conclusion

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

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