Introduction

If the phone's vibration system is not working properly, changing the vibrator is a breeze following these simple steps.

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.
  • 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.

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

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

Locate and remove the six screws on the front of the phone using a T6 Torx. All 6 screws are 6.9mm long. 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.

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

With the logic board and LCD unit removed, gently pry out the vibrator from its housing. With the logic board and LCD unit removed, gently pry out the vibrator from its housing.
  • With the logic board and LCD unit removed, gently pry out the vibrator from its housing.

Conclusion

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

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