Introduction

If the front screen of your E815 is cracked or broken, you need to replace the screen. In most cases, a cracked screen is clearly visible by ink blots or radiating shatter patterns throughout the screen.

In this guide, you will:

  • Dissemble the E815
  • Access the front screen
  • Replace the screen
Locate the back cover release slide.
  • Locate the back cover release slide.

  • Use your finger to slide it down.

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Remove the back cover by pulling it away from the phone.
  • Remove the back cover by pulling it away from the phone.

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Locate the battery removal slot. Use your finger to pull the battery out from the top.
  • Locate the battery removal slot.

  • Use your finger to pull the battery out from the top.

  • Remove the battery.

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Locate the antenna port on the top of the phone.
  • Locate the antenna port on the top of the phone.

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Grip the plastic support post and unscrew the apparatus using a counterclockwise twist. Pull the apparatus up and out of the phone.
  • Grip the plastic support post and unscrew the apparatus using a counterclockwise twist.

  • Pull the apparatus up and out of the phone.

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Locate the two screws on the backside of the phone. Unscrew the two screws using your T6 screwdriver. Unscrew the two screws using your T6 screwdriver.
  • Locate the two screws on the backside of the phone.

  • Unscrew the two screws using your T6 screwdriver.

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Grasp the top of the phone near the speaker. Gently pull the top section of the phone upwards until you feel some resistance. Locate the brown connector that runs from the top section of the phone to the circuit board under the keypad.
  • Grasp the top of the phone near the speaker.

  • Gently pull the top section of the phone upwards until you feel some resistance.

  • Locate the brown connector that runs from the top section of the phone to the circuit board under the keypad.

  • Using tweezers, gently pry the connector from the circuit board.

  • Detach the top section of the phone from the keypad section.

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Carefully insert the blue pry tool into the notch between the two halves of the top section of the phone. Gently pry the two halves apart.
  • Carefully insert the blue pry tool into the notch between the two halves of the top section of the phone.

  • Gently pry the two halves apart.

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Rotate the top section of the phone around so that you are looking at the outer screen.
  • Rotate the top section of the phone around so that you are looking at the outer screen.

  • Disconnect the cover from the outer screen side of the phone.

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Rotate the top section of the phone around so you are looking at the large screen. Using your fingers, lift the protector off of the screen. Using your fingers, lift the protector off of the screen.
  • Rotate the top section of the phone around so you are looking at the large screen.

  • Using your fingers, lift the protector off of the screen.

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Using the blue pry tool, gently remove the screen cover.
  • Using the blue pry tool, gently remove the screen cover.

  • Since it is glued into place, it may take some maneuvering to remove.

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Turn the phone so that you can see the side metal clasps. Using the blue lifter tool, snap the metal clasps off of screen body. Proceed to snap all four corners of the metal cover off of the screen body.
  • Turn the phone so that you can see the side metal clasps.

  • Using the blue lifter tool, snap the metal clasps off of screen body.

  • Proceed to snap all four corners of the metal cover off of the screen body.

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Using tweezers, gently detach the brown connecting strip from the back of the screen. Separate the screen from the phone frame.
  • Using tweezers, gently detach the brown connecting strip from the back of the screen.

  • Separate the screen from the phone frame.

  • The front screen can now be accessed and replaced!

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Conclusion

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

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