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 four solder joints (connected to the yellow, black, blue, and red wires) on the bottom part of the phone, connected to the speaker. It will appear as a black circular part with some holes in it. Place a piece of solder wick on top of the solders.
  • Locate the four solder joints (connected to the yellow, black, blue, and red wires) on the bottom part of the phone, connected to the speaker. It will appear as a black circular part with some holes in it.

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

  • 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.

  • 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 out the speaker with the plastic opening tool.
  • After the solder has been removed, pry out the speaker with the plastic opening tool.

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Conclusion

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

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