Introduction

This guide is useful when encountering broken or stuck keys.

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  • Push down on the silver button while sliding the back plate down to reveal the battery.

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  • Grab the lower edge of battery at the black areas and pull upward on the edges to remove it.

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Image 1/3: Slide out and remove the SIM card. Image 2/3: Slide out and remove the SIM card. Image 3/3: Slide out and remove the SIM card.
  • Move the the metal slider towards the top of the phone until it clicks out of its original position.

  • Slide out and remove the SIM card.

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Image 1/2: When it has been loosened all the way, pull gently to remove the antenna piece. Image 2/2: When it has been loosened all the way, pull gently to remove the antenna piece.
  • Grip the antenna and twist it counterclockwise to loosen it.

  • When it has been loosened all the way, pull gently to remove the antenna piece.

Step 4 — To remove the Antenna ¶

1) Loosen it.

a) Grip the antenna

b)Twist it counterclockwise tilll it loosens completely.

2)Pull the antenna gently.

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Image 1/3: The large cover in the upper left of the back plate has no screw behind it, so should ''not'' be removed. Image 2/3: The large cover in the upper left of the back plate has no screw behind it, so should ''not'' be removed. Image 3/3: The large cover in the upper left of the back plate has no screw behind it, so should ''not'' be removed.
  • Remove the screw covers over the two top screws by prying gently with a pin.

  • The large cover in the upper left of the back plate has no screw behind it, so should not be removed.

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  • Remove all four 6.0 mm Torx screws.

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Image 1/3: Separate and detach the rear casing. Image 2/3: Separate and detach the rear casing. Image 3/3: Separate and detach the rear casing.
  • Insert a spudger into marked holes, one at a time, and pry away from the phone to release internal tabs.

  • Separate and detach the rear casing.

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  • Separate the front ribbon cable from the board with a plastic opening tool.

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Image 1/3: Lift out the motherboard only after all cables have been disconnected.  Try to touch it only from the sides. Image 2/3: Lift out the motherboard only after all cables have been disconnected.  Try to touch it only from the sides. Image 3/3: Lift out the motherboard only after all cables have been disconnected.  Try to touch it only from the sides.
  • Make sure you don’t break the ribbon cables that attach to the side buttons when removing the motherboard.

  • Lift out the motherboard only after all cables have been disconnected. Try to touch it only from the sides.

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  • With the phone flipped open, peel the keypad back to remove it from the casing, starting from the bottom.

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Conclusion

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

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