Introduction

The LCD screens are connected as one unit, and therefore should be removed together.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/1: These pads have adhesive to keep them situated, so you may want to use a fine-tipped object, such as a screwdriver or a pen, to remove them. It is easiest to place the fine-tipped object in the small indent in the corner of these pads.
  • Remove the two triangular pads at the top of the two speakers.

  • These pads have adhesive to keep them situated, so you may want to use a fine-tipped object, such as a screwdriver or a pen, to remove them. It is easiest to place the fine-tipped object in the small indent in the corner of these pads.

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Image 1/1: This requires a little more effort, so you may need to "dig" them out.
  • Remove the two rubber cylinders from their shafts. These cover more screws.

  • This requires a little more effort, so you may need to "dig" them out.

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Image 1/1: The screws are small, so put them somewhere that you can easily keep track of them.
  • Now remove the four screws.

  • The screws are small, so put them somewhere that you can easily keep track of them.

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Image 1/1: Continue to slide the flat edge along the seam of the faceplate.
  • Starting on the side with blue square, pry the faceplate upwards with the flat end of a spudger.

    • Continue to slide the flat edge along the seam of the faceplate.

  • You should hear popping or snapping noises as the faceplate is being removed.

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  • The faceplate is attached by wires, so do not pull the faceplate very far away from the phone.

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Image 1/3: Carefully wedge the flat or pointed end of the spudger beneath the ear-piece and the faceplate. Image 2/3: This may require a bit of force, as the ear-piece is stuck to the faceplate with adhesive. Image 3/3: This may require a bit of force, as the ear-piece is stuck to the faceplate with adhesive.
  • The faceplate is still attached through speakers that travel from the ear-piece to the motherboard.

  • Carefully wedge the flat or pointed end of the spudger beneath the ear-piece and the faceplate.

  • This may require a bit of force, as the ear-piece is stuck to the faceplate with adhesive.

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  • The faceplate and keypad can now be completely removed from the phone.

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Image 1/3: Slide the spudger underneath the metal and along the edge. The motherboard should begin to rise. Image 2/3: There is a ribbon at the end of this groove, do not slide the spudger into the ribbon. Image 3/3: Now use the spudger to lift the other side of the motherboard.
  • Wedge the spudger into the small gap between the phone and the metal casing of the motherboard.

  • Slide the spudger underneath the metal and along the edge. The motherboard should begin to rise.

    • There is a ribbon at the end of this groove, do not slide the spudger into the ribbon.

  • Now use the spudger to lift the other side of the motherboard.

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Image 1/1: Do not completely remove the motherboard. Doing so will tear the ribbon!
  • Lift the motherboard at an angle.

    • Do not completely remove the motherboard. Doing so will tear the ribbon!

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Image 1/2: It can be tricky do this, you may want to use a spudger to pry it up if it doesn't pull up easily. Image 2/2: This step requires soldering. Only do this step if you are OK with soldering small wires.
  • Gently pull the LCD screen upwards.

    • It can be tricky do this, you may want to use a spudger to pry it up if it doesn't pull up easily.

  • This step requires soldering. Only do this step if you are OK with soldering small wires.

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