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If the battery on your phone doesn’t seem to hold a charge like it used to, it might be time to replace it. Follow this guide to learn how to replace your battery.

Heat around the edges of the screen with a heat gun for 2-3 minutes to soften the adhesive.
  • Heat around the edges of the screen with a heat gun for 2-3 minutes to soften the adhesive.

  • Power off your phone before attempting any repairs.

  • The screen is held on with a strong adhesive that must be heated prior to prying the screen off. The longer you heat the screen, the easier it will be to remove.

  • A hair dryer is a suitable replacement for a heat gun.

  • Tape down the screen if it is shattered to prevent injuries and reduce cleanup.

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Wedge the metal spudger between the screen and the metal casing starting at the charging port. Gently pry up the screen. Work your way around the screen with the blue plastic opening tool carefully.
  • Wedge the metal spudger between the screen and the metal casing starting at the charging port.

  • Gently pry up the screen.

  • Work your way around the screen with the blue plastic opening tool carefully.

  • The screen is very delicate so any aggressive prying can crack the screen.

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Disconnect the ribbon cable at the bottom right of the phone by gently pulling it out of the connector. Disconnect the ribbon cable at the bottom right of the phone by gently pulling it out of the connector.
  • Disconnect the ribbon cable at the bottom right of the phone by gently pulling it out of the connector.

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Unlock the digitizer’s ZIF connector by prying up the locking bar with the plastic opening tool. Remove the cable by gently pulling the it out of the connector. The locking bar is the small black bar that runs across the ZIF connector.
  • Unlock the digitizer’s ZIF connector by prying up the locking bar with the plastic opening tool.

  • Remove the cable by gently pulling the it out of the connector.

  • The locking bar is the small black bar that runs across the ZIF connector.

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Remove six 3.0 mm T3 Torx screws securing the black battery cable cover at the bottom of the phone. Remove the panel by prying the cable cover up and lifting it out of the device. Remove the panel by prying the cable cover up and lifting it out of the device.
  • Remove six 3.0 mm T3 Torx screws securing the black battery cable cover at the bottom of the phone.

  • Remove the panel by prying the cable cover up and lifting it out of the device.

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Heat the back of the phone with a heat gun for 2-3 minutes to soften the adhesive.
  • Heat the back of the phone with a heat gun for 2-3 minutes to soften the adhesive.

  • The battery is held on with a strong adhesive that must be heated prior to prying the battery out. The longer you heat the back, the easier it will be to remove.

  • A hair dryer is a suitable replacement for a heat gun.

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Disconnect the battery cable by pulling up on the square connector on the motherboard. Disconnect the battery cable by pulling up on the square connector on the motherboard.
  • Disconnect the battery cable by pulling up on the square connector on the motherboard.

Consider telling your audience to use the black spudger in this step. Some users may not have long nails or small enough fingers to disconnect the ribbon cable. They can insert the black spuder between the ribbon cable and motherboard, and rotate the spudger clockwise to disconnect the ribbon cable.

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Pry the battery up carefully, working your way around the battery with the metal spudger to break the adhesive and remove the battery.
  • Pry the battery up carefully, working your way around the battery with the metal spudger to break the adhesive and remove the battery.

  • Always use a plastic opening tool or nylon spudger to remove batteries.

Consider telling your audience to use the black spudger to remove the battery, increasing user safety. As your guide states, if you have heated the back panel long enough the adhesive will be easier to remove and the black spudger will be able to remove the battery.

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Conclusion

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

Reminder: Use 3M VHB Double Sided Tape to stick the screen back onto the phone.

Reminder: Use 3M VHB Double Sided Tape to stick the battery back onto the phone.

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