Insert spudger into the USB Micro slot and pry the case apart.
  • Insert spudger into the USB Micro slot and pry the case apart.

  • Be careful not to go too deep and bend the prong inside the Micro USB port.

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Slide the wide plastic opening tool across the seem, separating it if you can't pry the device open using just the spudger. Gently separate the case so none of the cords inside are disconnected
  • Slide the wide plastic opening tool across the seem, separating it if you can't pry the device open using just the spudger.

  • Gently separate the case so none of the cords inside are disconnected

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After prying the device apart, it should look like this.
  • After prying the device apart, it should look like this.

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Use the slim plastic opening tool to pry the camera from its initial position.
  • Use the slim plastic opening tool to pry the camera from its initial position.

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Use the precision tweezers to gently disconnect the camera ribbon that is connected to the motherboard.
  • Use the precision tweezers to gently disconnect the camera ribbon that is connected to the motherboard.

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Use the slim plastic opening tool to remove the speaker from its position on the case. Use the slim plastic opening tool to remove the speaker from its position on the case.
  • Use the slim plastic opening tool to remove the speaker from its position on the case.

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Locate the red and black wires that connect the speaker to the motherboard.
  • Locate the red and black wires that connect the speaker to the motherboard.

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Un-solder the red and black speaker wires that are connected to the motherboard
  • Un-solder the red and black speaker wires that are connected to the motherboard

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Remove the plastic volume button.
  • Remove the plastic volume button.

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Remove the two screws that hold the volume button assembly in place.
  • Remove the two screws that hold the volume button assembly in place.

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Un-solder the yellow, red, and black wires that connect the volume module to the motherboard.
  • Un-solder the yellow, red, and black wires that connect the volume module to the motherboard.

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Use the wide plastic opening tool to slowly pry each side of the battery up. Be careful not to bend the battery too much. Be careful not to bend the battery too much.
  • Use the wide plastic opening tool to slowly pry each side of the battery up.

  • Be careful not to bend the battery too much.

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Use the Soldering Iron to disconnect the each cable.
  • Use the Soldering Iron to disconnect the each cable.

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Remove black tape covering any of the ribbons that have it.
  • Remove black tape covering any of the ribbons that have it.

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Pull the ribbons out from the plugs.
  • Pull the ribbons out from the plugs.

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After removing the camera, remove the hidden screw.
  • After removing the camera, remove the hidden screw.

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Remove screws located on the opposite side of the battery.
  • Remove screws located on the opposite side of the battery.

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Carefully lift up the motherboard.  Your accessory parts such as battery, speaker, volume button assembly, and camera wires will be disconnected, not connected, like in this picture.
  • Carefully lift up the motherboard. Your accessory parts such as battery, speaker, volume button assembly, and camera wires will be disconnected, not connected, like in this picture.

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Conclusion

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

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