Introduction

This guide is used to replace the back cover of the device or as a precursor to accessing the internal components of the device.

Power down your device. Use your plastic opening tool to wedge between the seams around the sides of the device. Pry open each side, one at a time.
  • Power down your device.

  • Use your plastic opening tool to wedge between the seams around the sides of the device. Pry open each side, one at a time.

  • Do not pry near the USB port at the base of the device as you may crack the rear panel.

I had a heck of a time doing this, spent ten or twenty minutes carefully prying, and I STILL cracked the case. At least on mine, the case was held in VERY well and required prying pretty much everywhere before it would let go. The tools I bought from iFixit really helped, but still a royal pain to open.

pacmanmaster - Reply

a couple of obscure things that might help in opening:

guitar pick. get a few; they are cheap.

a prying device made for the sign industry: its called"lil' chizler". I have found that this to be the most helpful opening tool.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/16184595677...

also

https://www.qualitylogoproducts.com/trad...

you can use the broken screen unit to test.

Len Gorsky - Reply

Add "remove the sim tray"...

Iain Lennon - Reply

Deck the Halls
With tools and Fix Kits
Work fingers around the seam between device and back cover. Use your plastic opening tool and fingers to separate each side until device and back cover are completely apart.
  • Work fingers around the seam between device and back cover. Use your plastic opening tool and fingers to separate each side until device and back cover are completely apart.

  • Be careful around the corners. The body of the device can be fragile.

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Conclusion

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

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Step left out. ifixit.com video on Youtube show use of craft knife as first step to get into very tight case fitting, then the use of plastic pry tool to go around releasing the backcover.

nodakman84 - Reply

I didnt read the comment about it being tight and using a knife, until I had damaged the prying tools :-(

Bill Walker - Reply

How do u take off the cover do u have to have that tool

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