Introduction

Replacing a faulty vibrator.

Parts

No parts required.

Turn off the phone.
  • Turn off the phone.

  • Check if there is a microSD card in the slot behind the door on the side. If so, remove it by first pushing it in, then pulling it out.

  • Position the phone so that the back side is in view.

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Remove the back battery cover. Apply pressure on the cover while simultaneously sliding the cover downward. Apply pressure on the cover while simultaneously sliding the cover downward.
  • Remove the back battery cover.

    • Apply pressure on the cover while simultaneously sliding the cover downward.

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Insert the iPod opening tool between the base of the phone and the phone battery. Position the phone so that the battery won't fall out of the phone. The battery lifts out of the phone fast and easily.
  • Insert the iPod opening tool between the base of the phone and the phone battery.

  • Position the phone so that the battery won't fall out of the phone.

    • The battery lifts out of the phone fast and easily.

  • Carefully lift the battery out of the phone.

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Turn the phone so that the back of the phone is facing forward.
  • Turn the phone so that the back of the phone is facing forward.

  • The picture to the left shows the location of the plastic tabs that attach to the upper cover of the phone.

    • In this picture, the upper cover has already been removed.

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Place the iPod opening tool under the tabs near the top of the phone. Slide the iPod Opening Tool upwards.
  • Place the iPod opening tool under the tabs near the top of the phone.

  • Slide the iPod Opening Tool upwards.

    • This will pop the tabs and release the upper part of the phone.

  • Repeat for the left and the right sides.

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Place the iPod opening tool at the top area of the bottom section of the phone (indicated in picture). Lift the iPod opening tool to pop open the clips.
  • Place the iPod opening tool at the top area of the bottom section of the phone (indicated in picture).

  • Lift the iPod opening tool to pop open the clips.

    • This will release the upper back cover of the phone.

  • Repeat for the left and the right sides.

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Push upward on the top back cover using two thumbs. This will remove the top back cover from the phone. This will remove the top back cover from the phone.
  • Push upward on the top back cover using two thumbs.

    • This will remove the top back cover from the phone.

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Locate the four screws. Remove the screws using a T6 Torx screwdriver.
  • Locate the four screws.

  • Remove the screws using a T6 Torx screwdriver.

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Turn the phone over. Gently pull apart the phone.
  • Turn the phone over.

  • Gently pull apart the phone.

    • Start at the bottom of the phone and pull outward.

    • There are plastic catches on the middle of each side. These should pop free as you pull.

    • Be careful, the phone will separate into two sections.

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The phone should now be in two different sections. 1) The logic board and the back cover
  • The phone should now be in two different sections.

    • 1) The logic board and the back cover

    • 2) The keypad and the rest of the phone

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Remove the logic board from the bottom casing. Remove the logic board from the bottom casing. Remove the logic board from the bottom casing.
  • Remove the logic board from the bottom casing.

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The logic board should be fully detached from the phone.
  • The logic board should be fully detached from the phone.

  • The turquoise colored vibrator should now be visible.

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Place the tweezers at the base of the vibrator. Squeeze the tweezers while simultaneously lifting them up to remove the vibrator.
  • Place the tweezers at the base of the vibrator.

  • Squeeze the tweezers while simultaneously lifting them up to remove the vibrator.

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The vibrator should be detached from the phone.
  • The vibrator should be detached from the phone.

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Conclusion

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

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