Introduction

If there are issues with the volume, power, or camera buttons, it could have to do with a faulty ribbon. This guide shows how to replace that.

Make sure the phone is off. Use the T5 screwdriver to remove the two 8.6mm long screws, located at the bottom of the phone. (Head size is 2.5mm) Use the T5 screwdriver to remove the two 8.6mm long screws, located at the bottom of the phone. (Head size is 2.5mm)
  • Make sure the phone is off.

  • Use the T5 screwdriver to remove the two 8.6mm long screws, located at the bottom of the phone. (Head size is 2.5mm)

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Use the smallest Torx screwdriver or another small poking tool and push into the hole on the SIM card slot. The plastic SIM protective piece should pop out quite easily. Put that plastic piece aside.
  • Use the smallest Torx screwdriver or another small poking tool and push into the hole on the SIM card slot. The plastic SIM protective piece should pop out quite easily.

  • Put that plastic piece aside.

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Once both screws on the bottom are removed, and the plastic SIM protective piece is removed, gently push on the outside of the screen. The screen should become separated using little force. And should like the pictures shown once complete.
  • Once both screws on the bottom are removed, and the plastic SIM protective piece is removed, gently push on the outside of the screen.

  • The screen should become separated using little force. And should like the pictures shown once complete.

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This step may be easier to remove the battery first, but it is not mandatory. Place the spudger tool or flat plastic tool on top of the ribbon cable to avoid damaging it when prying up on the metal clip.
  • This step may be easier to remove the battery first, but it is not mandatory.

  • Place the spudger tool or flat plastic tool on top of the ribbon cable to avoid damaging it when prying up on the metal clip.

  • Use a plastic opening tool, or gently use a small metal flat-head screwdriver to pry up the metal clip. (It is recommended to use a plastic tool; However, if the opening tool does not work or fit into the small opening underneath the clip, use the flat-head.)

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Once the metal clip is removed, gently pry up on the ribbon cable connection, located underneath the metal clip you have just removed. Once the metal clip is removed, gently pry up on the ribbon cable connection, located underneath the metal clip you have just removed.
  • Once the metal clip is removed, gently pry up on the ribbon cable connection, located underneath the metal clip you have just removed.

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Prerequisite step: Back panel removal Use the T4 torx screwdriver to remove the 3mm screw (diameter of the head is 1.5mm) fastened to the metal clip, holding the battery in place.
  • Prerequisite step: Back panel removal

  • Use the T4 torx screwdriver to remove the 3mm screw (diameter of the head is 1.5mm) fastened to the metal clip, holding the battery in place.

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Using the plastic opening tool, pry up on the metal clip holding the battery in place. Completely remove the clip. Completely remove the clip.
  • Using the plastic opening tool, pry up on the metal clip holding the battery in place.

  • Completely remove the clip.

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Use a plastic opening tool. Start on the right, and gently lift up on the copper strip. You do not have to completely remove the copper strip, only enough so that the connection to the battery is visible. You do not have to completely remove the copper strip, only enough so that the connection to the battery is visible.
  • Use a plastic opening tool. Start on the right, and gently lift up on the copper strip.

  • You do not have to completely remove the copper strip, only enough so that the connection to the battery is visible.

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Use a plastic opening tool or spudger, and gently lift up on the connective piece.
  • Use a plastic opening tool or spudger, and gently lift up on the connective piece.

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Use a plastic opening tool at the bottom of the battery and gently lift. The battery should lift out easily. The battery should lift out easily.
  • Use a plastic opening tool at the bottom of the battery and gently lift.

  • The battery should lift out easily.

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Prerequisite guides: Back panel removal, Battery Removal Use the plastic opening tool to gently lift up on the connective piece attached to the volume, camera, and power button strip. Use the plastic opening tool to gently lift up on the connective piece attached to the volume, camera, and power button strip.
  • Prerequisite guides: Back panel removal, Battery Removal

  • Use the plastic opening tool to gently lift up on the connective piece attached to the volume, camera, and power button strip.

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Flip the front panel on its side with the strip you are working on facing upward. Use a spudger tool and starting at the top, gently pry the button sensors up. Slide the tool underneath the strip and pry up the next button sensor.
  • Flip the front panel on its side with the strip you are working on facing upward.

  • Use a spudger tool and starting at the top, gently pry the button sensors up.

  • Slide the tool underneath the strip and pry up the next button sensor.

  • Do this down the line until the strip becomes completely detached.

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The power strip should look like this fully detached.
  • The power strip should look like this fully detached.

don't remove the flex cable. Made this mistake and it's very hard to put back on

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Conclusion

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

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