Introduction

Is the plastic casing cracked or severely scratched? Replace it.

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  • Using your finger, press down on the clip holding the back cover on.

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  • Using the spudger or your finger, gently pull the battery out from the top.

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  • Hold the phone as shown in the photo.

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Image 1/2: This might require a little persistence due how the beveled plastic rests on the phone body. Image 2/2: After the spudger is under the plastic piece, move counter clockwise using a gentle twisting motion until the piece is free from the phone body.
  • Using the flat side of the spudger and a little pressure, insert it under the bottom plastic piece at about center.

  • This might require a little persistence due how the beveled plastic rests on the phone body.

  • After the spudger is under the plastic piece, move counter clockwise using a gentle twisting motion until the piece is free from the phone body.

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  • Remove the two Torx-6 screws under the removed plastic.

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Image 1/1: Remove the four Torx-6 screws from the back plastic.
  • Keeping the phone open, turn it over allowing the battery compartment to be visible.

  • Remove the four Torx-6 screws from the back plastic.

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Image 1/3: Open the rubber flap covering the charging port. Image 2/3: Insert the flat end of the spudger just above the charging port. Image 3/3: Using the same gentle twisting motion, work around the bottom of the phone and up the opposite side. The back casing should separate from the body of the phone.
  • Hold the phone with the keys facing down and the mini USB charging port visible.

  • Open the rubber flap covering the charging port.

  • Insert the flat end of the spudger just above the charging port.

  • Using the same gentle twisting motion, work around the bottom of the phone and up the opposite side. The back casing should separate from the body of the phone.

  • When working on the thinner pieces of the plastic casing, use caution insuring the plastic does not crack.

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  • The casing can be easily removed exposing the bottom logic board.

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Conclusion

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

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