Introduction

Removing the speaker requires the removal of the motherboard, which requires nearly a full dis-assembly of the phone.

Parts

No parts required.

Place thumb on the rubber tab on the lower back of the phone.
  • Place thumb on the rubber tab on the lower back of the phone.

  • Push away from the phone to release back panel.

Lift the back panel of the phone to expose battery (not shown here).
  • Lift the back panel of the phone to expose battery (not shown here).

Pull antenna up, away from the phone, to reveal two of six screws.
  • Pull antenna up, away from the phone, to reveal two of six screws.

Unscrew all six 5.4 mm screws on the back side of the phone using the T-6 screwdriver bit.
  • Unscrew all six 5.4 mm screws on the back side of the phone using the T-6 screwdriver bit.

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Gently separate the front and back sides of the phone. Be careful not to break or bend the ribbon cables.
  • Gently separate the front and back sides of the phone.

  • Be careful not to break or bend the ribbon cables.

Detach the first ribbon cable by unplugging it from the logic board. Detach the first ribbon cable by unplugging it from the logic board.
  • Detach the first ribbon cable by unplugging it from the logic board.

Gently remove the side button by pulling the buttons away from the phone. Gently remove the side button by pulling the buttons away from the phone. Gently remove the side button by pulling the buttons away from the phone.
  • Gently remove the side button by pulling the buttons away from the phone.

Grab the tab at the bottom of the metal plate, and pull to remove the plate from the phone. Grab the tab at the bottom of the metal plate, and pull to remove the plate from the phone. Grab the tab at the bottom of the metal plate, and pull to remove the plate from the phone.
  • Grab the tab at the bottom of the metal plate, and pull to remove the plate from the phone.

Slightly bend the phone frame to expose microphone protrusion. Gently remove microphone using your fingers. Gently remove microphone using your fingers.
  • Slightly bend the phone frame to expose microphone protrusion.

  • Gently remove microphone using your fingers.

Once the microphone has been removed, remove the connecting piece
  • Once the microphone has been removed, remove the connecting piece

Conclusion

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

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