Introduction

Guide to installing a new screen.

  1. Press the panel release button on the top of the phone and simultaneously pull the rear panel away from the phone.
    • Press the panel release button on the top of the phone and simultaneously pull the rear panel away from the phone.

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  2. Tilt the battery by lifting at the exposed notch.
    • Tilt the battery by lifting at the exposed notch.

    • Slide the battery out of its casing.

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    • Use a T4 screwdriver to unscrew all six of the .216 inch screws that attach the housing to the case.

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    • Use a plastic opening tool to lift the plastic casing.

    • Pull the plastic casing directly away from the phone.

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    • Lift the black rubber loudspeaker housing up and out of the plastic casing.

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    • Use a plastic opening tool to gently lift up the SIM card reader, located above the rubber antenna casing. You should hear a click as it releases.

    • Caution: Remove carefully, if broken, the phone will not be able to make calls.

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    • Use a plastic opening tool to pry the two ribbon cable connectors, unclipping them from their sockets on the motherboard.

    • Caution: Remove carefully, if broken, the phone will not function properly.

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    • Use a plastic opening tool to gently pry the motherboard up until you can tilt it with your fingers. Unhook it from the casing and slowly pull it out.

    • Caution: Do this gently Unclipping too fast may cause damage to your phone.

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    • Turn the phone to the front.

    • Push the keypad out through the plastic casing.

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    • Turn the phone to the side.

    • Thread the hinges of the slider through their holes in the casing and pull the slider down and away from the casing.

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    • Use a T4 screwdriver to unscrew the two .15 inch screws holding the LCD to the faceplate.

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    • Use a spudger to pry the plastic screen casing partially up from the LCD unit.

    • Use the spudger to pry the ribbon cable away from its clip on the LCD unit.

    • Caution: If the LCD will not function properly if this ribbon cable is broken.

    • Pull the plastic screen casing directly away from the LCD unit.

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    • Turn the plastic screen casing over.

    • Carefully use a spudger to push the on the two clips holding the navigational pad in place.

    • You may have to pry the pad away from the plastic screen casing with the spudger.

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    • Use a plastic opening tool to pry the screen up, being mindful of the glue holding the screen to its casing.

    • Pull the screen directly away from the casing.

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Conclusion

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

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