Introduction

This guide will show you step-by-step how to replace the front casing of your phone.

Image 1/1: Be careful not to poke yourself when handling the push pin because it is very sharp.
  • Use the Push Pin to remove the rubber screw covers by pushing the needle into the rubber and pulling up.

  • Be careful not to poke yourself when handling the push pin because it is very sharp.

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Image 1/1: Note: they are in the same place where you removed the four rubber coverings
  • Use the T6 screwdriver to remove the four screws holding the casing together.

  • Note: they are in the same place where you removed the four rubber coverings

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Image 1/2: Note: the phone should be face up and the plastic opening tool should be face downwards Image 2/2: Once you get the plastic opening tool in, slide it across the side of the phone, making sure to keep the plastic opening tool wedged in between the two casings.
  • Wedge the plastic opening tool in between the top and bottom cases. This may require a little or a lot of force so be careful.

  • Note: the phone should be face up and the plastic opening tool should be face downwards

  • Once you get the plastic opening tool in, slide it across the side of the phone, making sure to keep the plastic opening tool wedged in between the two casings.

  • Repeat the 3 steps above for the top, bottom, and opposite side.

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  • Gently lift and remove the back casing.

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Image 1/2: Gently rotate/wiggle the cover until you can pull it off the phone. Image 2/2: Gently rotate/wiggle the cover until you can pull it off the phone.
  • Remove the plastic inner cover by placing the spudger under the left-most side and pry to the left and upwards.

  • Gently rotate/wiggle the cover until you can pull it off the phone.

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  • Using your fingers, remove the plastic piece that holds the camera in place.

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Image 1/2: The second picture shows what your phone should look like when the upper circuit board is removed. Image 2/2: The second picture shows what your phone should look like when the upper circuit board is removed.
  • Carefully pry up the upper circuit board with the spudger.

  • The second picture shows what your phone should look like when the upper circuit board is removed.

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  • Take out the camera and attached chip with the iPod removal tool. Carefully pry the chip off its connection and the camera will come out too.

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Image 1/2: Wedge the plastic opening tool in between the logic board and the small orange band and gently pry upwards. Image 2/2: Note: the orange band is connected to the logic board by a small connector.
  • Remove the infra red plastic covering,the button on the left side of the phone, and the earphone cover lid by pulling straight up on them with your fingers.

  • Wedge the plastic opening tool in between the logic board and the small orange band and gently pry upwards.

  • Note: the orange band is connected to the logic board by a small connector.

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Image 1/3: Note: it is easier to remove the logic board by prying upwards near the top of left corner phone. Image 2/3: Note: it is easier to remove the logic board by prying upwards near the top of left corner phone. Image 3/3: Note: it is easier to remove the logic board by prying upwards near the top of left corner phone.
  • Wedge the spudger in between the logic board and the front casing and gently lift while pulling away from the orange ribbon.

  • Note: it is easier to remove the logic board by prying upwards near the top of left corner phone.

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Image 1/3: Note: the LCD screen is also held in place by a silver tape. Simply pull the screen from one side to other to remove the screen completely. Image 2/3: Note: the LCD screen is also held in place by a silver tape. Simply pull the screen from one side to other to remove the screen completely. Image 3/3: Note: the LCD screen is also held in place by a silver tape. Simply pull the screen from one side to other to remove the screen completely.
  • Wedge the plastic opening tool between the LCD screen and the metal casing holding it in and lift gently.

  • Note: the LCD screen is also held in place by a silver tape. Simply pull the screen from one side to other to remove the screen completely.

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Image 1/3: Simply lift the keyboard buttons with your hands pulling from one side to the other. Image 2/3: Simply lift the keyboard buttons with your hands pulling from one side to the other. Image 3/3: Simply lift the keyboard buttons with your hands pulling from one side to the other.
  • The keyboard is held in place with a little bit of glue.

  • Simply lift the keyboard buttons with your hands pulling from one side to the other.

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Image 1/1: Now simply peel the buttons off.
  • Remove the navigation buttons by pushing them with your finger(s) until they come loose.

  • Now simply peel the buttons off.

  • The buttons are held in place by glue. it may require a little extra pull to take off the buttons.

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Conclusion

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

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