Make sure the device is powered off. Gently insert a spudger into one of the bottom corners between the screen and body case.
  • Make sure the device is powered off.

  • Gently insert a spudger into one of the bottom corners between the screen and body case.

  • Slide the spudger along the inside of the crack in order to pry the case open.

  • Be careful of the small volume and power buttons when prying the case with the spudger. They are connected with small pieces of plastic that break easily.

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After the cover has been removed, unscrew the M1.6 x 2mm screw from the battery cable with a j000 Philips head bit. Using screwdriver bits that do not fit snugly in the screw head have a tendency to strip the screw and render it unusable. Remove the tape by gently scraping the edges up with a spudger.
  • After the cover has been removed, unscrew the M1.6 x 2mm screw from the battery cable with a j000 Philips head bit.

  • Using screwdriver bits that do not fit snugly in the screw head have a tendency to strip the screw and render it unusable.

  • Remove the tape by gently scraping the edges up with a spudger.

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The ribbon cables under the battery need to be detached from other electronics as a precaution in case the ribbon cables remain stuck to the battery during removal. Gently lift the flaps on the four ZIF connectors. Use a plastic card to gently pry the battery from the device.
  • The ribbon cables under the battery need to be detached from other electronics as a precaution in case the ribbon cables remain stuck to the battery during removal.

  • Gently lift the flaps on the four ZIF connectors.

  • Use a plastic card to gently pry the battery from the device.

    • There may be glue holding the bottom of the battery to the housing, so it is best to use a card to pry the battery away from its housing. If there is resistance, use a spudger to detach the glue while the battery is partially raised.

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Remove the the ribbon cable located under the camera. Take a plastic opening tool and gently lift the black flap on the ribbon cable connection. Remove the the ribbon cable located under the camera. Take a plastic opening tool and gently lift the black flap on the ribbon cable connection.
  • Remove the the ribbon cable located under the camera. Take a plastic opening tool and gently lift the black flap on the ribbon cable connection.

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Remove the black ribbon cable located next to the camera by using the plastic opening tool to gently pry it up. It should pop up easily. Remove the ribbon cable by flipping the small black bar up and sliding the ribbon cable out.
  • Remove the black ribbon cable located next to the camera by using the plastic opening tool to gently pry it up. It should pop up easily.

  • Remove the ribbon cable by flipping the small black bar up and sliding the ribbon cable out.

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Remove each of the five M1.6 x 2mm screws to free the motherboard from the device. There is one screw hidden under a circular white sticker directly below the camera. It must be removed in order to take out the screw that is underneath it. The piece of of silver tape will need to be cut or removed to remove the motherboard from the device frame.
  • Remove each of the five M1.6 x 2mm screws to free the motherboard from the device.

  • There is one screw hidden under a circular white sticker directly below the camera. It must be removed in order to take out the screw that is underneath it.

  • The piece of of silver tape will need to be cut or removed to remove the motherboard from the device frame.

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Use a plastic opening tool to gently pry the motherboard out of the frame from each side. Use a plastic opening tool to gently pry the motherboard out of the frame from each side. Use a plastic opening tool to gently pry the motherboard out of the frame from each side.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to gently pry the motherboard out of the frame from each side.

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Conclusion

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

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