Introduction

Use this guide to replace either your external LCD or the larger main LCD. If one is broken, both need to be replaced as it is one unit.

Image 1/2: Lift off back cover. Image 2/2: Lift off back cover.
  • Remove the back cover of your cell phone by applying slight pressure with your thumb and pushing up towards the top of the phone.

  • Lift off back cover.

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Image 1/3: Remove battery from cell phone. Image 2/3: Remove battery from cell phone. Image 3/3: Remove battery from cell phone.
  • Use your index finger to first push down and then lift up the battery as shown.

  • Remove battery from cell phone.

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Image 1/2: Screws: 7.8mm Image 2/2: Once screw are removed, the phone will separate easily into two pieces connected by a flexible wire strip.
  • Unscrew two T5 torx screws easily visible on the back side of the cell phone

    • Screws: 7.8mm

  • Once screw are removed, the phone will separate easily into two pieces connected by a flexible wire strip.

    • Be sure to not lose or disconnect the indicated piece that the screw mounts to. It is spring loaded and is very dificult to reattach.

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Image 1/3: Work your way down the side of the phone starting from the top down to the bottom. (Use multiple prying tools if necessary) Image 2/3: REPEAT on both sides, and be careful not to stab the circuitry with the tools. Image 3/3: REPEAT on both sides, and be careful not to stab the circuitry with the tools.
  • Use an iPod opening tool to gently pry open the back case as indicated in the picture.

    • Work your way down the side of the phone starting from the top down to the bottom. (Use multiple prying tools if necessary)

  • REPEAT on both sides, and be careful not to stab the circuitry with the tools.

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Image 1/3: If not, lift up on the black tab within the left box in the picture. Image 2/3: With the front half of the phone, push the keypad towards the removed portion of the phone. Image 3/3: To clean, use a damp cloth with water.
  • Gently pull the phone apart and the flexible wire should detach from its connection as shown.

    • If not, lift up on the black tab within the left box in the picture.

  • With the front half of the phone, push the keypad towards the removed portion of the phone.

    • To clean, use a damp cloth with water.

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Image 1/2: VERY FRAGILE!! Don't press hard on either side of the LED. Image 2/2: Run the tool all along the edge between the darker front case and silver back.
  • Using an iPod opening tool, pry open the case that houses the LCD screens by inserting it at the bottom as shown.

    • VERY FRAGILE!! Don't press hard on either side of the LED.

  • Run the tool all along the edge between the darker front case and silver back.

    • Rather difficult to open this part, be careful not to compromise the screens.

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Image 1/2: This flex-wire connects the LCD logic board to the main logic board removed earlier. Image 2/2: Remove the two other flex-wire connections at the top and bottom of the LCD logic board. Pry up on the respective connections as shown.
  • Remove the first flex-wire connection by inserting your thumbnail directly underneath the connection as shown. Will pry off easily.

    • This flex-wire connects the LCD logic board to the main logic board removed earlier.

  • Remove the two other flex-wire connections at the top and bottom of the LCD logic board. Pry up on the respective connections as shown.

    • Square LCD logic board will detach now.

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Image 1/3: LCD can now be removed easily. Image 2/3: To clean use any multipurpose lens cleaner and a soft cloth. DO NOT get lens cleaner on any electronic component! Image 3/3: Shown:
  • Pry back the associated tabs using your thumbnail or an iPod opening tool by pulling them away from the LCD panel.

    • LCD can now be removed easily.

  • To clean use any multipurpose lens cleaner and a soft cloth. DO NOT get lens cleaner on any electronic component!

  • Shown:

    • LCD (Main display side)

    • LCD logic board

    • Case that holds above components and camera.

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Conclusion

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

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