Press down on the button located at the bottom of the phone, using the center ridge as a guide. Pull the phone apart from the bottom, keeping the button pressed down.
  • Press down on the button located at the bottom of the phone, using the center ridge as a guide.

  • Pull the phone apart from the bottom, keeping the button pressed down.

  • CAUTION! The plastic opening tool may be used to gain leverage. Some force is required to open.

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Remove the back cover to expose the battery.
  • Remove the back cover to expose the battery.

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Place a finger or plastic opening tool in the gap between the battery and the phone. Gently lift the battery out.
  • Place a finger or plastic opening tool in the gap between the battery and the phone.

  • Gently lift the battery out.

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Locate the plastic latches on the left and right sides of the phone. Insert the plastic opening tool or a fingernail into each latch and pry them open individually.
  • Locate the plastic latches on the left and right sides of the phone.

  • Insert the plastic opening tool or a fingernail into each latch and pry them open individually.

  • Note: Some force is required

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Remove the faceplate with the number pad attached.
  • Remove the faceplate with the number pad attached.

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Turn the faceplate so the number pad faces downward.
  • Turn the faceplate so the number pad faces downward.

  • Lift the number pad out of the faceplate.

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Locate the six screws positions along the edges of the motherboard. Unscrew the six screws using the Torx 5 screwdriver (see Introduction for description of a Torx 5 screwdriver).
  • Locate the six screws positions along the edges of the motherboard.

  • Unscrew the six screws using the Torx 5 screwdriver (see Introduction for description of a Torx 5 screwdriver).

  • CAUTION! Place the screws in a secure location.

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Locate the orange ribbon tape connecting the metal display plate to the motherboard. Lift the black latch attaching the tape to the motherboard.
  • Locate the orange ribbon tape connecting the metal display plate to the motherboard.

  • Lift the black latch attaching the tape to the motherboard.

  • Gently pull the tape out of the latch slot to remove the metal display.

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Using the plastic opening tool, gently pry off the motherboard from the plastic shell. CAUTION! When pulling the motherboard out, be careful not to damage the battery under the lower left hand corner of the motherboard.
  • Using the plastic opening tool, gently pry off the motherboard from the plastic shell.

  • CAUTION! When pulling the motherboard out, be careful not to damage the battery under the lower left hand corner of the motherboard.

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Turn the motherboard over and locate the orange ribbon tape connecting the display to the motherboard.
  • Turn the motherboard over and locate the orange ribbon tape connecting the display to the motherboard.

  • Gently pull the tape up to remove the display.

  • Replace the old motherboard with the new motherboard.

  • Follow the directions in reverse order to reassemble the phone.

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Conclusion

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

Ian VanZandt

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