Introduction

This guide will show you how to remove your current SIM card port/slot and replace it with a new one.

Parts

No parts required.

Open up the back case on the phone from the groove in the bottom of the phone.
  • Open up the back case on the phone from the groove in the bottom of the phone.

  • You can do this by inserting a fingernail or similarly thin object into the groove and pulling up with mild force.

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Below the left part of the bottom of the battery area there will be a groove large enough to fit in a finger or screw driver head.
  • Below the left part of the bottom of the battery area there will be a groove large enough to fit in a finger or screw driver head.

  • Use the groove to lever out the battery gently, in order to not damage either the battery or phone. Store the battery in a safe place.

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  • Push the SD card further into its metal slot until you hear a click.

  • Release the card, and it should automatically eject itself.

  • Remove the SD card.

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  • Slide the SIM card out of its casing by pushing on it and sliding it upward.

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  • Carefully remove the back cover.

  • Locate the 7 small black screws located around the edge of the phone.

  • With a small philips head screwdriver, remove each of the screws, and place them in a secure location.

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  • Removal of the back half of the casing.

    • Using a thin plastic flat head screw driver, or similar item. On the side of the phone insert the thin edge into the visible split between the 2 halves of the phone.

    • Use a prying motion to lift the casing up. This will separate the phone casing.

    • Repeat this motion all around the screen edge until the casing pops off.

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  • Locate and release the volume button flex cable on the right.

  • Locate and release the pop connector on the motherboard located to the left of the SIM card port.

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  • Your SIM card port is now unattached.

  • Remove SIM card port from motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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