Introduction

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

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. 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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Remove the four 3.8 mm T-6 Torx screws. 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. Separate the cover from the edges using a plastic opening tool.
  • 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. With the edges separated, close the phone and lift off the faceplate with your fingers.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Use a plastic opening tool to dislodge and remove the rubber camera cover. Use a plastic opening tool to dislodge and remove the rubber camera cover.
  • 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. Lift the top ribbon cable, with camera attached, up and away from the rest of the phone.
  • 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. Using a plastic opening tool, gently pry and remove the circuit board-screen unit in both screens.
  • 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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