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If your display assembly is scratched or not working properly this is the appropriate guide to get the issue resolved. It is a rather lengthy, however, it is complete and few tools are needed.

Before taking apart your device,  ensure that it is turned off and that your anti-static wrist strap is secured to a ground. Remove the six 10.0 mm Phillips #0 screws from the outer case and remove the cover with your hands. You will not need to pry the case off.
  • Before taking apart your device, ensure that it is turned off and that your anti-static wrist strap is secured to a ground.

  • Remove the six 10.0 mm Phillips #0 screws from the outer case and remove the cover with your hands.

  • You will not need to pry the case off.

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Unplug the battery from the motherboard with your hands. The battery sits to the right of the motherboard. The battery sits to the right of the motherboard.
  • Unplug the battery from the motherboard with your hands.

  • The battery sits to the right of the motherboard.

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Pry the battery gently off of the plastic platform with an opening tool. Do not to puncture the battery, as the material inside can be dangerous.
  • Pry the battery gently off of the plastic platform with an opening tool.

  • Do not to puncture the battery, as the material inside can be dangerous.

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Disconnect the audio cord from the motherboard using a plastic opening tool. When re-plugging this cord be sure it is flush with the slot, otherwise the speaker and directional pad will malfunction.
  • Disconnect the audio cord from the motherboard using a plastic opening tool.

  • When re-plugging this cord be sure it is flush with the slot, otherwise the speaker and directional pad will malfunction.

  • Use caution when unplugging, and re-plugging the ribbon cord as they are fragile.

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Unscrew the five 6.0 mm phillips head screws from the board containing the audio jack and directional pad. Unscrew the five 6.0 mm phillips head screws from the board containing the audio jack and directional pad. Unscrew the five 6.0 mm phillips head screws from the board containing the audio jack and directional pad.
  • Unscrew the five 6.0 mm phillips head screws from the board containing the audio jack and directional pad.

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Unscrew the three 6.5 mm phillips head screws holding down the speaker to the right of the audio jack. Remove the board and speaker from the device. Remove the board and speaker from the device.
  • Unscrew the three 6.5 mm phillips head screws holding down the speaker to the right of the audio jack.

  • Remove the board and speaker from the device.

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Unplug the front facing camera cord with  an opening tool to free the top of the motherboard. Unplug the front facing camera cord with  an opening tool to free the top of the motherboard.
  • Unplug the front facing camera cord with an opening tool to free the top of the motherboard.

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Remove the three 6 mm phillips head screws holding the motherboard to the display assembly. Remove the three 6 mm phillips head screws holding the motherboard to the display assembly. Remove the three 6 mm phillips head screws holding the motherboard to the display assembly.
  • Remove the three 6 mm phillips head screws holding the motherboard to the display assembly.

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Carefully lift the motherboard out of the case, exposing the last remaining cord on the underside of the motherboard. Disconnect the gold display assembly cord with an opening tool to fully disconnect the motherboard. The device was rotated 180 degrees in order to unplug the display assembly cord.
  • Carefully lift the motherboard out of the case, exposing the last remaining cord on the underside of the motherboard.

  • Disconnect the gold display assembly cord with an opening tool to fully disconnect the motherboard.

  • The device was rotated 180 degrees in order to unplug the display assembly cord.

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Unscrew the eight 6.5mm Phillips #0 screws from the plastic casing. Unscrew the eight 6.5mm Phillips #0 screws from the plastic casing.
  • Unscrew the eight 6.5mm Phillips #0 screws from the plastic casing.

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Remove the covering with your hands to allow full view of the display assembly. Remove the covering with your hands to allow full view of the display assembly. Remove the covering with your hands to allow full view of the display assembly.
  • Remove the covering with your hands to allow full view of the display assembly.

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Remove the display assembly from the black rubber sleeve carefully. There is a specific orientation for the rubber sleeve so take note of its position. There is a specific orientation for the rubber sleeve so take note of its position.
  • Remove the display assembly from the black rubber sleeve carefully.

  • There is a specific orientation for the rubber sleeve so take note of its position.

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Conclusion

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

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