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  • Using the sim card removal tool remove the sim card tray.

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Image 1/1: Using the sim card removal tool, pry off the back plate.
  • There is adhesive holding the back plate in place. Be careful removing this as there is wiring on the other side.

  • Using the sim card removal tool, pry off the back plate.

Anyone have experience with different backplates? Mine has a wood back and I'm wondering if it's too fragile to remove.

Frank - Reply

We had a flexible one and it peeled up slowly. Scraped off old adhesive and reattached with spray adhesive on backplate.

Jeff H - Reply

Thank you for the 'warning' and reminder to be careful removing the back plate as to not damage the wiring. This is confusing because it looks as if the only spot you need to really be careful is on the left-hand side where the volume and power buttons are.

jsolan81 - Reply

Was unable to accomplish this step. All I got was a bent SIM card removal tool and a (leather) back panel that hadn't budged.

Avram Grumer - Reply

Image 1/3: Remove the two parallel black tabs by pulling on them. Image 2/3: Remove the two parallel black tabs by pulling on them. Image 3/3: Remove the two parallel black tabs by pulling on them.
  • Disconnect the two battery connections.

  • Remove the two parallel black tabs by pulling on them.

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Image 1/3: Take notice of the orange circle. Do not remove the T4 screw it contains. This is not necessary and may cause the loss of parts. Image 2/3: Using the T4 screw driver, remove all 20 T4 screws. Image 3/3: Using the nylon spudger, remove the two clips holding the panel in place.
  • All screw lengths are 2.5mm

  • Take notice of the orange circle. Do not remove the T4 screw it contains. This is not necessary and may cause the loss of parts.

  • Using the T4 screw driver, remove all 20 T4 screws.

  • Using the nylon spudger, remove the two clips holding the panel in place.

There are two screws by the upper battery connector, (included in the 20) that are not circled in the image.

gripworks - Reply

According to the designations on the tool set, the torx screws in my MXP are T3, not T4.

hopetocover - Reply

They are T4. My T4 fit fine, but boy are they in snug. I had to apply a good deal of downward pressure while twisting to break them free and I still stripped out one that I had to drill the head off of.

Jeff H - Reply

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  • Use the flat end of the nylon spudger to gently pry up on the front camera connector.

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Conclusion

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

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