Introduction

The screen is a common breaking point for cellular phones, and can be replaced to repair an unusable phone.

  1. Remove the four rubber stoppers from around the screen with a pin to reveal four screws.
    • Remove the four rubber stoppers from around the screen with a pin to reveal four screws.

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  2. Remove the four 3.8 mm T-6 Torx screws.
    • Remove the four 3.8 mm T-6 Torx screws.

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    • Separate the cover from the edges using a plastic opening tool.

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    • With the edges separated, close the phone and lift off the faceplate with your fingers.

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    • Gently peel off the plastic film from the metal plate above the camera lens as shown.

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    • Insert the spudger into the slots marked and gently pry upwards to remove the metal cover.

    • Repeat the previous bullet for the two corresponding tabs on the opposite side of the phone.

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    • Lift and peel back the tape attaching metal casing to body of the phone.

    • Gently lift the metal cover and remove to expose the circuit board.

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    • Using a plastic opening tool, pry or lift open the pink door shown.

      • After the door is open, gently pull on the ribbon cable's corner to separate it from the board.

    • Work out the ribbon cable's end slowly and gently to avoid damaging the pink door port.

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    • Use a plastic opening tool to dislodge and remove the rubber camera cover.

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    • Lift the top ribbon cable, with camera attached, up and away from the rest of the phone.

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    • Pull the ribbon cable up and out of the way to get access to the circuit board-screen unit.

    • Using a plastic opening tool, gently pry and remove the circuit board-screen unit in both screens.

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Conclusion

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

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