Introduction

To replace the screen, phone disassembly is required.

To prevent shock, press down on the power button located on the top of the phone until the phone shuts off. Press down on the small gray button located on the back of the phone. Slide the back plate down and off.
  • To prevent shock, press down on the power button located on the top of the phone until the phone shuts off.

  • Press down on the small gray button located on the back of the phone.

  • Slide the back plate down and off.

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To remove the battery, begin by holding the phone sideways. Then, insert your thumb in the groove below the battery and push the battery up and out.
  • To remove the battery, begin by holding the phone sideways.

  • Then, insert your thumb in the groove below the battery and push the battery up and out.

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Locate the spudger. A photo of the correct spudger is provided to the left. Turn the front of the phone to face you. Find the two small square holes on the bottom left and right sides of the faceplate. Insert the spudger into each square hole and push up to detach the face plate.
  • Locate the spudger. A photo of the correct spudger is provided to the left.

  • Turn the front of the phone to face you. Find the two small square holes on the bottom left and right sides of the faceplate.

  • Insert the spudger into each square hole and push up to detach the face plate.

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Note: The keypad will be loose and may fall off during this step. Pull the face plate up and off of the phone.
  • Note: The keypad will be loose and may fall off during this step.

  • Pull the face plate up and off of the phone.

  • To remove the keypad, simply lift it off the phone.

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Locate the 6 screws on the metallic sheet that previously held the keypad. (This sheet, shown in the pictures, is the top side of the motherboard). Note: 2 of the screws are on the bottom corners, 2 are on the right and left edges of the phone below the screen, and 2 are on the very top corners of the phone, above the screen.
  • Locate the 6 screws on the metallic sheet that previously held the keypad. (This sheet, shown in the pictures, is the top side of the motherboard).

  • Note: 2 of the screws are on the bottom corners, 2 are on the right and left edges of the phone below the screen, and 2 are on the very top corners of the phone, above the screen.

  • Warning: The middle two screws are attached to the base of the phone with two black plastic rings. Use tweezers to remove the screws carefully to avoid breaking the plastic rings

  • Use a size T6 Torx screwdriver to remove each of these 6 screws.

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To remove the motherboard, lift it up and off the phone. Note: The screen will still be attached to the motherboard. Note: The screen will still be attached to the motherboard.
  • To remove the motherboard, lift it up and off the phone.

  • Note: The screen will still be attached to the motherboard.

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Turn the screen/motherboard so that the screen side is facing down as shown in the first picture of this step. With your fingers, push the black tabs on the upper left and upper right sides of the motherboard outward. You can see this in the second picture of this step.
  • Turn the screen/motherboard so that the screen side is facing down as shown in the first picture of this step.

  • With your fingers, push the black tabs on the upper left and upper right sides of the motherboard outward. You can see this in the second picture of this step.

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Turn the motherboard so that the screen faces upward, as seen in the photos. Holding the sides of the screen, pull the screen up and off of the motherboard.
  • Turn the motherboard so that the screen faces upward, as seen in the photos.

  • Holding the sides of the screen, pull the screen up and off of the motherboard.

  • Note: When you remove the screen from the motherboard, resistance is normal.

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Conclusion

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

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