1. Use the plastic opening tool to remove the back cover. Carefully slide the tool between the front glass and back cover.
    • Use the plastic opening tool to remove the back cover. Carefully slide the tool between the front glass and back cover.

    • Slide the tool along the edge to work the back cover off.

    • It helps to have an extra tool to stick in the gap and keep the back cover separated from the glass as you slide the other tool.

  2. Remove the tape covering the motherboard.
    • Remove the tape covering the motherboard.

    • Remove the silver tape holding the white ribbon cables to the battery.

    • Use a spudger to carefully disconnect the battery connector from the motherboard.

    • When working with electronics, it's important to choose a tool that's ESD-safe to avoid accidental damage to the device. The regular black nylon spudger or a plastic opening tool should be used whenever possible.

    • Use a spudger to lift up the black bar on the two ZIF connectors located above the battery.

    • Pull the ribbon cables out of the connectors with tweezers or two fingers.

    • Using the flat end of a spudger, carefully work the spudger under the battery, lifting it off of the device.

    • The battery is very malleable, so do not try to pull it off all at once.

    • Slowly pull up masking tape by pulling down from the top.

    • Be careful because both the front and rear cameras are attached to each other.

    • Peel the bottom part of the masking tape off to reveal the ribbon connector.

    • Pull both camera lenses out of the holes.

    • Use a spudger to disconnect the two camera lenses from the device.

    • Carefully lift the black connector to release the cameras.

    • Pull both camera lenses out of the ribbon connector.

Conclusion

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

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