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  • Pull out the volume keys using the plastic opening tool.

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  • Use the plastic opening tool to gently pry off the back case. Make sure to go around the entire perimeter of the case.

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  • Use the T5 screw head to unscrew the 9 silver screws from the housing frame. Carefully separate the housing frame from the motherboard.

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  • Carefully use the tweezers to separate the motherboard from the screen.

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

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Alec Fales

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This guide is inaccurate in essentially every step.

A few examples:

1) there are 13 screws to remove the back housing

2) an additional 2 screws to remove the motherboard

3) fails to mention transferring power button and ear speaker

robertanthonycastillo - Reply

Just replaced a cracked screen on this model. This guide is pretty misleading. In addition to all the the things missing that the last commenter mentioned, it entirely fails to detail the most crucial part: replacing the screen. For which task you need a heat gun (hair dryer will do), metal spudger, replacement screen, and 1mm adhesive tape. I recommend this video to get a sense of what is actually involved:

Nate Rawson - Reply

Horrible guide. Change the title to "how to partially remove screen"

Lee - Reply

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