Introduction

Sometimes the earpiece can become damaged or loose and needs to be replaced. Follow this guide to fix this problem.

Image 1/1: Lift up the back cover.
  • Remove the back cover by pressing on the bottom section of the phone and sliding the bottom piece downward.

  • Lift up the back cover.

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  • Place your finger on the bottom of the battery and lift to remove.

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  • Replace the old battery with the new one.

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Image 1/1: Gently lift and push the spudger to slide the bottom section down to reveal two hidden screws.
  • Insert the spudger underneath the bottom section of the phone.

  • Gently lift and push the spudger to slide the bottom section down to reveal two hidden screws.

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  • Remove the six 4.5mm #000 Phillips screws.

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Image 1/3: Move the spudger towards the top on both sides. The plastic opening tool is easier to use for this step. Image 2/3: Be careful when detaching the top. Free each side, stopping short of the center of the cover. Apply backward pressure on both corners with a finger applying pressure on the center, and slide the whole back cover toward the bottom of the device. Note: forcing the cover can result in cracked plastic. Image 3/3: Be careful when detaching the top. Free each side, stopping short of the center of the cover. Apply backward pressure on both corners with a finger applying pressure on the center, and slide the whole back cover toward the bottom of the device. Note: forcing the cover can result in cracked plastic.
  • Starting at a bottom corner, use the spudger to separate the rear case from the front display.

  • Move the spudger towards the top on both sides. The plastic opening tool is easier to use for this step.

  • Be careful when detaching the top. Free each side, stopping short of the center of the cover. Apply backward pressure on both corners with a finger applying pressure on the center, and slide the whole back cover toward the bottom of the device. Note: forcing the cover can result in cracked plastic.

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  • Separate the rear case from the phone.

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Image 1/2: Pry up the other end of the cable from the connector on the antenna array. Image 2/2: Pry up the other end of the cable from the connector on the antenna array.
  • Use a spudger tool to pry up the antenna cable from the connector on the motherboard.

  • Pry up the other end of the cable from the connector on the antenna array.

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  • Use the spudger tool to pry up the chip labeled "NEC." This releases the chip.

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  • Gently lift the camera assembly out of the plastic housing.

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Image 1/3: Pry straight up and be careful to pry against the connector, not the socket on the motherboard itself. Image 2/3: Pry straight up and be careful to pry against the connector, not the socket on the motherboard itself. Image 3/3: Pry straight up and be careful to pry against the connector, not the socket on the motherboard itself.
  • Use a spudger to disconnect the three highlighted connectors.

  • Pry straight up and be careful to pry against the connector, not the socket on the motherboard itself.

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  • Use your fingers to lift up the logic board from the assembly.

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Image 1/2: There is a small amount of glue holding the ribbon cable that attaches the audio jack to the earpiece. Image 2/2: There is a small amount of glue holding the ribbon cable that attaches the audio jack to the earpiece.
  • Gently pull up on the audio jack, taking the attached ribbon cable with it.

  • There is a small amount of glue holding the ribbon cable that attaches the audio jack to the earpiece.

Be careful when reassembling rear cover as there are 2 tabs at the top of the case that can easily bend and eventually crack of giving no support to the top closure.

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  • The earpiece is attached to the 3.5mm audio jack. You will need to replace the entire assembly.

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Conclusion

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

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