Introduction

Before continuing make sure you power down your device and work in a clean area. Also wear a static band to prevent damages to your device.

  1. Remove the back cover using the thumb tab located on the bottom of the phone.
    • Remove the back cover using the thumb tab located on the bottom of the phone.

  2. Remove the battery using the thumb tab. Remove the battery using the thumb tab.
    • Remove the battery using the thumb tab.

  3. Using a T4 Torx driver, remove the eight 4 mm back panel screws. Using a T4 Torx driver, remove the eight 4 mm back panel screws.
    • Using a T4 Torx driver, remove the eight 4 mm back panel screws.

  4. Use a plastic opening tool to open the phone along the sides between the front panel and the chrome trim. It is held together by small clips that lock in. You may have to use extra force to unlock them. Go around on all sides of the phone, unlocking the clips. Then pull the back panel off.
    • Use a plastic opening tool to open the phone along the sides between the front panel and the chrome trim.

    • It is held together by small clips that lock in. You may have to use extra force to unlock them.

    • Go around on all sides of the phone, unlocking the clips. Then pull the back panel off.

  5. Gently lift the SD & SIM card board (PCB) as shown. There is a ribbon cable attached underneath. Gently pull the PCB board away from the phone and it will detach easily.
    • Gently lift the SD & SIM card board (PCB) as shown.

    • There is a ribbon cable attached underneath. Gently pull the PCB board away from the phone and it will detach easily.

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  7. Use your plastic opening tool to disconnect the motherboard/keyboard ribbon cable. There are small tabs on the side of the connectors to wedge your tool under.
    • Use your plastic opening tool to disconnect the motherboard/keyboard ribbon cable.

    • There are small tabs on the side of the connectors to wedge your tool under.

  8. Use your plastic opening tool to disconnect the two ribbon cables at the top of the phone. Use your plastic opening tool to disconnect the two ribbon cables at the top of the phone.
    • Use your plastic opening tool to disconnect the two ribbon cables at the top of the phone.

  9. Disconnect the 2nd keyboard connector from the motherboard and remove it from its side holders. This cable is fragile so be careful when disconnecting and moving it around.
    • Disconnect the 2nd keyboard connector from the motherboard and remove it from its side holders.

    • This cable is fragile so be careful when disconnecting and moving it around.

  10. Use a T5 Torx Screwdriver to unscrew the 2mm screw.
    • Use a T5 Torx Screwdriver to unscrew the 2mm screw.

  11. Remove the camera's rubber seal by pulling it off. It is not connected to anything. Remove the camera's rubber seal by pulling it off. It is not connected to anything. Remove the camera's rubber seal by pulling it off. It is not connected to anything.
    • Remove the camera's rubber seal by pulling it off. It is not connected to anything.

  12. To remove the motherboard, pull it to the side. The camera that is connected to the motherboard does not pull straight up and out from its holder. To remove the motherboard, pull it to the side. The camera that is connected to the motherboard does not pull straight up and out from its holder.
    • To remove the motherboard, pull it to the side. The camera that is connected to the motherboard does not pull straight up and out from its holder.

  13. Use a T4 Torx Screwdriver to remove the (6) 1mm screws. Use a T4 Torx Screwdriver to remove the (6) 1mm screws.
    • Use a T4 Torx Screwdriver to remove the (6) 1mm screws.

  14. Using a plastic opening tool or spudger lift the rear screen plate up and pull it off. Using a plastic opening tool or spudger lift the rear screen plate up and pull it off. Using a plastic opening tool or spudger lift the rear screen plate up and pull it off.
    • Using a plastic opening tool or spudger lift the rear screen plate up and pull it off.

  15. Unlock the screen's ribbon cable. The mechanism that locks the ribbon cable in place for the screen is very weak, so be careful. To remove the screen, you have to flip the phone over and let it fall out slowly into your hand. Be careful not to put any tension on the ribbon cable.
    • Unlock the screen's ribbon cable.

    • The mechanism that locks the ribbon cable in place for the screen is very weak, so be careful.

    • To remove the screen, you have to flip the phone over and let it fall out slowly into your hand. Be careful not to put any tension on the ribbon cable.

    • Then pull the screen away from the ribbon cable connector and it will slide out easily. Do not use excessive force.

  16. Disconnect the last cable. Then use a plastic opening tool to pop out the keyboard.
    • Disconnect the last cable.

    • Then use a plastic opening tool to pop out the keyboard.

Conclusion

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

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