Image 1/3: Press the button on the bottom of the back of the cell phone. Image 2/3: Slide rear panel down and remove  it. Image 3/3: Slide rear panel down and remove  it.
  • Be sure cell phone is off before you begin to disassemble the phone.

  • Press the button on the bottom of the back of the cell phone.

  • Slide rear panel down and remove it.

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  • Using your fingernail, pry the back of the battery upwards and pull out.

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Image 1/3: Separate the faceplate from main body by twisting the prying tool with some force. Image 2/3: The faceplate is held by three plastic fasteners, so pry evenly on both sides of phone. Image 3/3: The faceplate is held by three plastic fasteners, so pry evenly on both sides of phone.
  • Insert the plastic opening tool under the faceplate.

  • Separate the faceplate from main body by twisting the prying tool with some force.

  • The faceplate is held by three plastic fasteners, so pry evenly on both sides of phone.

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  • With the faceplate removed, simply peel off rubber key pad and remove.

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Image 1/3: All 6 screws are 6.9mm long. Image 2/3: All 6 screws are 6.9mm long. Image 3/3: All 6 screws are 6.9mm long.
  • Locate and remove the six screws on the front of the phone using a T6 Torx.

    • All 6 screws are 6.9mm long.

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  • After removing screws, lift the motherboard assembly straight off the cell phone body.

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  • With the motherboard and LCD unit removed, gently pull the power button out of its housing.

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Image 1/3: Pry off the portion of the sticker that is attached to the phone's case. Do not worry about removing the sticker from the metallic plate. Image 2/3: Pry off the portion of the sticker that is attached to the phone's case. Do not worry about removing the sticker from the metallic plate. Image 3/3: Pry off the portion of the sticker that is attached to the phone's case. Do not worry about removing the sticker from the metallic plate.
  • Flip phone over and find the sticker that holds the metallic plating together with the phone's case.

  • Pry off the portion of the sticker that is attached to the phone's case. Do not worry about removing the sticker from the metallic plate.

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Image 1/3: Place your thumbs on the backside of the metallic plate. Image 2/3: Stretch phone casing outward to detach hook from metallic plating. Simultaneously push metallic plate outward to remove. Image 3/3: Stretch phone casing outward to detach hook from metallic plating. Simultaneously push metallic plate outward to remove.
  • Locate the small hook that holds the metallic plate and phone case together on the front side of the phone

  • Place your thumbs on the backside of the metallic plate.

  • Stretch phone casing outward to detach hook from metallic plating. Simultaneously push metallic plate outward to remove.

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  • Pry out the power unit once the metallic plate has been removed.

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  • Be sure to place the power unit back into the phone's case with the gold hardware pointing upward.

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Conclusion

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

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