Introduction

Replacing the screen and connector ribbon.

Parts

No parts required.

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  • Pull at top of faceplate, and it will pop off.

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  • Unscrew four screws on front cover.

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Image 1/1: This piece is wedged in tight.  Try to slide out one hook at a time, instead of both simultaneously.
  • Slide out metallic silver cover.

  • This piece is wedged in tight. Try to slide out one hook at a time, instead of both simultaneously.

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Image 1/1: Silver part should now snap off.
  • Use a tool to wedge in between the silver and black parts on the cover.

  • Silver part should now snap off.

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  • Black rubber part may now be easily removed.

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  • Use a soldering iron to disconnect the connector ribbon from the phone.

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Image 1/3: Using your T6 Torx Screwdriver, unscrew these screws. Image 2/3: Remove the SIM card located on the back of the phone. Image 3/3: A ribbon near the antenna is still attached to the motherboard. Do not break this ribbon.
  • Locate the four screws on the back of the phone.

  • Using your T6 Torx Screwdriver, unscrew these screws.

  • Remove the SIM card located on the back of the phone.

  • A ribbon near the antenna is still attached to the motherboard. Do not break this ribbon.

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Image 1/2: Remove the motherboard. Image 2/2: Remove the motherboard.
  • Unclip the pronged rectangle connector ribbon attached to the motherboard.

  • Remove the motherboard.

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Image 1/2: Some of the black "tape" can be peeled back, but the screen is still attached.  More work may be required to fully separate this part. Image 2/2: Some of the black "tape" can be peeled back, but the screen is still attached.  More work may be required to fully separate this part.
  • Now that the ribbon is loose, the screen (white part) can swing away.

  • Some of the black "tape" can be peeled back, but the screen is still attached. More work may be required to fully separate this part.

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Image 1/2: This is a tight fit.  Be careful to not tear the ribbon while maneuvering it through this slot. Image 2/2: The entire connector ribbon unit can now be removed from the phone.
  • Slide out the part of the connector ribbon that was just attached to the motherboard through this narrow slot in the phone.

  • This is a tight fit. Be careful to not tear the ribbon while maneuvering it through this slot.

  • The entire connector ribbon unit can now be removed from the phone.

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Conclusion

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

Tyler Knisley

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