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  • Remove the back battery cover.

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  • Remove the battery

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Image 1/2: Next, remove the information sticker. Image 2/2: Next, remove the information sticker.
  • Remove the 11 T4 Torx Screws

    • Next, remove the information sticker.

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Image 1/2: Lift off the back housing. Image 2/2: Lift off the back housing.
  • Using a plastic removal tool, work around the edges of the back housing.

    • Lift off the back housing.

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Image 1/3: Carefully lift the SIM tray to disconnect it from the board. Image 2/3: Carefully remove the plastic spacer beneath by lifting gently in the center with a plastic removal tool. Image 3/3: Then, using a plastic removal tool, disconnect the speaker & front facing camera assembly from the board. The speaker is attached with adhesive, so be careful not to rip the flex cable.
  • Remove the two silver T4 screws securing the SIM tray.

    • Carefully lift the SIM tray to disconnect it from the board.

    • Carefully remove the plastic spacer beneath by lifting gently in the center with a plastic removal tool.

    • Then, using a plastic removal tool, disconnect the speaker & front facing camera assembly from the board. The speaker is attached with adhesive, so be careful not to rip the flex cable.

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Image 1/1: Then disconnect the LCD connector
  • Disconnect the 2 digitizer connectors using a plastic removal tool.

  • Then disconnect the LCD connector

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  • The board is now free from all connections. Carefully lift from the top and remove the board.

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Image 1/2: With the flex cables out of the way, you can now use a plastic opening tool to carefully pry the old LCD loose and out of the display. Image 2/2: If you're installing a new LCD, simply add it now and follow these instructions in reverse to complete the installation.
  • Carefully peel the two flex cables from the back housing of the LCD. Be exceptionally careful during this process, as those flex cables can be easily ripped.

  • With the flex cables out of the way, you can now use a plastic opening tool to carefully pry the old LCD loose and out of the display.

  • If you're installing a new LCD, simply add it now and follow these instructions in reverse to complete the installation.

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Conclusion

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

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