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  • Your phone should look like this before disassembly.

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  • Remove the battery cover by sliding the back panel up, this will expose the battery.

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Image 1/1: Next, slide the sim card out of its socket and set it aside.
  • Lift up the top portion of the battery and pull it out.

  • Next, slide the sim card out of its socket and set it aside.

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Image 1/2: Note: The top two screws are connected to the back cover, they will not come off once unscrewed. Image 2/2: Remove the case by prying around the edges.
  • Use Phillips #00 Screwdriver to unscrew the six small screws that secure the back of the case

    • Note: The top two screws are connected to the back cover, they will not come off once unscrewed.

  • Remove the case by prying around the edges.

    • Note the positions of button pads for reassembly.

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  • Remove the buttons for the camera and volume.

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Image 1/3: Carefully detach the motherboard from the two connectors. Image 2/3: You could also use a pry tool for the second step. Image 3/3: Be careful with the motherboard as not to scrape or damage its components.
  • Use a prying tool to detach the motherboard from main body.

  • Carefully detach the motherboard from the two connectors.

    • You could also use a pry tool for the second step.

    • Be careful with the motherboard as not to scrape or damage its components.

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Image 1/2: Swap the broken keyboard with a replacement here, and follow the repair steps in reverse order for reassembly. Image 2/2: Swap the broken keyboard with a replacement here, and follow the repair steps in reverse order for reassembly.
  • Slide the keyboard straight up to free it from its alignment pins.

    • Swap the broken keyboard with a replacement here, and follow the repair steps in reverse order for reassembly.

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Conclusion

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

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