Introduction

The battery on this phone is under the motherboard and will require the removal of the display, few screws, connectors and plastic parts.

Image 1/1: Using a heat gun, carefully apply heat around the edges of the display to soften the glue. Heat should be applied to the point where the phone isn't too hot to touch, but close enough.
  • Turn off the device before beginning your repair.

  • Using a heat gun, carefully apply heat around the edges of the display to soften the glue. Heat should be applied to the point where the phone isn't too hot to touch, but close enough.

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Image 1/3: The screen is secured by two-sided tape located on the edge. Image 2/3: The screen is secured by two-sided tape located on the edge. Image 3/3: The screen is secured by two-sided tape located on the edge.
  • Using the small plastic opening tool, pry and slide all the way around the phone while carefully lifting up on the display.

  • The screen is secured by two-sided tape located on the edge.

Do not lift the screen too far or you may tear the LCD connection flexi. Check next images to see where it is, bottom and opposing side to the buttons

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Image 1/3: Using the same small plastic tool, carefully remove the yellow tape off the connector. Image 2/3: Now carefully undo the black connector lock by lifting it up in the direction of the red arrow. Image 3/3: Do not pry on the gray part of the connector.
  • Once display is fully unglued from the frame, carefully lift it up and locate the display connector.

  • Using the same small plastic tool, carefully remove the yellow tape off the connector.

  • Now carefully undo the black connector lock by lifting it up in the direction of the red arrow.

    • Do not pry on the gray part of the connector.

  • Lastly slide the display cable off the connector. It should easily slide off, if not make sure the black lock is fully unlatched.

Very well put together. Worked fine for me.

A guitar pick will work as well as the plastic tool, but it might be a little harder to work with.

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Image 1/3: Unscrew the single 4mm screw located on the top using a T4 Torx bit. Image 2/3: After screw is out, gently remove the aluminum shield off the motherboard. Image 3/3: Working on a magnet board is recommended as the screws are small and can be easily misplaced.
  • Now that the display is out, remove the aluminum shield off the motherboard.

  • Unscrew the single 4mm screw located on the top using a T4 Torx bit.

  • After screw is out, gently remove the aluminum shield off the motherboard.

  • Working on a magnet board is recommended as the screws are small and can be easily misplaced.

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Image 1/2: The ear piece is held by double sided tape and clips to the motherboard so be very careful. Image 2/2: The ear piece is held by double sided tape and clips to the motherboard so be very careful.
  • Using the metal spudger tool, very carefully remove the speaker by first gently prying up on the right side and then the bottom.

  • The ear piece is held by double sided tape and clips to the motherboard so be very careful.

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Image 1/1: Using a magnet board is recommended as the screws are small and can be easily misplaced.
  • Unscrew the remaining 16- 4mm screws using a T4 Torx bit.

  • Using a magnet board is recommended as the screws are small and can be easily misplaced.

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Image 1/3: Using the metal spudger tool, gently pull up the right corner as indicated and work your way around until it's off the motherboard. Image 2/3: Using the metal spudger tool, gently pull up the right corner as indicated and work your way around until it's off the motherboard. Image 3/3: Using the metal spudger tool, gently pull up the right corner as indicated and work your way around until it's off the motherboard.
  • Next remove the plastic C-shaped black plastic frame.

  • Using the metal spudger tool, gently pull up the right corner as indicated and work your way around until it's off the motherboard.

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  • Gently lift up the battery cable connector, it should come out very easy.

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Image 1/3: Now just pull the motherboard starting from the top to bottom off the phone case. Image 2/3: Now just pull the motherboard starting from the top to bottom off the phone case. Image 3/3: Now just pull the motherboard starting from the top to bottom off the phone case.
  • After the battery cable is disconnected from the motherboard, use the metal spudger tool and carefully insert it in the small opening by the speaker and pry the motherboard up enough to fit your finger in between the motherboard and the phone frame.

  • Now just pull the motherboard starting from the top to bottom off the phone case.

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Image 1/3: It's best to use a non-metal spudger whenever possible, as a metal spudger is much more likely to accidentally puncture/damage the battery. Image 2/3: The battery is stuck to the plastic case with double sided tape. Image 3/3: Obtain a new battery and place it into the plastic casing using double sided tape or whatever is provided with the new battery.
  • Use a spudger to gently pry up the battery.

    • It's best to use a non-metal spudger whenever possible, as a metal spudger is much more likely to accidentally puncture/damage the battery.

  • The battery is stuck to the plastic case with double sided tape.

  • Obtain a new battery and place it into the plastic casing using double sided tape or whatever is provided with the new battery.

Where did you get a replacement battery? i can't seem to find a retailer that has them

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Conclusion

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

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Has anyone tried to Dremel it open from the backside? It's a cheap phone and I'd almost rather possibly ruin it than spend 30+ minutes tearing it apart.

GRINGOX - Reply

My phone came with the display falling out and flopping around. Videos only say how to take it apart. How do I fasten the display back on?

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