Introduction

In this guide you will be taking off the back panel to access and remove the side volume and camera buttons.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/3: Place the phone facedown on the table. Image 2/3: Use your fingernail (or a small screw driver) to pull down the tab below the battery. Image 3/3: Lift the battery out.
  • Before dissembling your phone, be sure it is powered off to avoid minor electric shock or possible fire.

  • Place the phone facedown on the table.

  • Use your fingernail (or a small screw driver) to pull down the tab below the battery.

  • Lift the battery out.

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Image 1/2: Use the metal probe to pop out each rubber cover to reveal the screws underneath. Image 2/2: Use the metal probe to pop out each rubber cover to reveal the screws underneath.
  • Locate the five rubber covers on the back panel of the phone.

  • Use the metal probe to pop out each rubber cover to reveal the screws underneath.

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Image 1/2: Use a #00 Phillips screwdriver to remove each 2.5mm screw. Image 2/2: Use a #00 Phillips screwdriver to remove each 2.5mm screw.
  • Locate the six 2.5mm screws on the back panel of the phone.

  • Use a #00 Phillips screwdriver to remove each 2.5mm screw.

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Image 1/2: Insert the plastic opening tool into the seam and pry gently to release the tabs. Image 2/2: Work your way around the phone until all tabs are released.
  • Locate the seam around the edge of the phone.

  • Insert the plastic opening tool into the seam and pry gently to release the tabs.

  • Work your way around the phone until all tabs are released.

  • Remove the back panel of the phone.

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Image 1/2: Lift up on the buttons to slide them out of the phone. Image 2/2: Lift up on the buttons to slide them out of the phone.
  • Locate the volume and camera buttons on the right side of the phone.

  • Lift up on the buttons to slide them out of the phone.

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Conclusion

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

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