Introduction

This guide is for replacing the volume buttons, not the electronic switches.

Turn the phone over so that you are facing the back side of the phone. With your fingers, pry the back cover up starting from the top of the phone near the headphone jack and camera.
  • Turn the phone over so that you are facing the back side of the phone.

  • With your fingers, pry the back cover up starting from the top of the phone near the headphone jack and camera.

  • Completely remove the back cover by moving down the sides and bottom with your fingers.

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With your finger, remove the battery from the phone by gently lifting the top-right corner nearest to the camera.
  • With your finger, remove the battery from the phone by gently lifting the top-right corner nearest to the camera.

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Remove the twelve exposed 3.6 mm Phillips screws on the rear of the phone using the 3.6 mm Phillips screwdriver. Store all the screws in a safe place where you will not lose them.
  • Remove the twelve exposed 3.6 mm Phillips screws on the rear of the phone using the 3.6 mm Phillips screwdriver.

    • Store all the screws in a safe place where you will not lose them.

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Remove the three circular rubber screw covers on the back of the phone by slipping the spudger into the border between the rubber cover and the chassis. In one motion, pry the stopper out of the hole. This can take some force. Remove the three circular rubber screw covers on the back of the phone by slipping the spudger into the border between the rubber cover and the chassis. In one motion, pry the stopper out of the hole. This can take some force.
  • Remove the three circular rubber screw covers on the back of the phone by slipping the spudger into the border between the rubber cover and the chassis. In one motion, pry the stopper out of the hole. This can take some force.

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With the 3.6 mm Phillips screwdriver, remove the three newly exposed 3.6mm Phillips screws.
  • With the 3.6 mm Phillips screwdriver, remove the three newly exposed 3.6mm Phillips screws.

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Insert the plastic opening tool underneath the chassis near the power button and pry the chassis from the phone. This should take a little force. Insert the plastic opening tool underneath the chassis near the power button and pry the chassis from the phone. This should take a little force.
  • Insert the plastic opening tool underneath the chassis near the power button and pry the chassis from the phone. This should take a little force.

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Use the sharp end of the spudger to pry the volume button bracket from the side of the rear case.
  • Use the sharp end of the spudger to pry the volume button bracket from the side of the rear case.

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Rotate the phone onto its side so that the volume button falls out with ease.
  • Rotate the phone onto its side so that the volume button falls out with ease.

    • Make sure not to lose the volume button.

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Conclusion

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

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