Introduction

Use this guide to replace the plastic midframe.

Insert a plastic opening tool, or your fingernail, into the opening near the left side of the headphone jack. Pry the opening tool downward to pop the rear case from its clips securing it to the the midframe.
  • Insert a plastic opening tool, or your fingernail, into the opening near the left side of the headphone jack.

  • Pry the opening tool downward to pop the rear case from its clips securing it to the the midframe.

Lift and remove the rear case. Lift and remove the rear case.
  • Lift and remove the rear case.

Use the flat end of a spudger, or your fingernail, to press the microSD card slightly deeper into its slot until you hear a click. After the click, release the card and it will pop out of its slot.
  • Use the flat end of a spudger, or your fingernail, to press the microSD card slightly deeper into its slot until you hear a click.

  • After the click, release the card and it will pop out of its slot.

  • During reassembly, push the microSD card into the slot until it clicks in place.

Pull the microSD card away from its slot.
  • Pull the microSD card away from its slot.

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Wedge a plastic opening tool into the crevice between the battery and midframe located near the bottom left corner. Push the plastic opening tool downward to pry the battery up from its housing.
  • Wedge a plastic opening tool into the crevice between the battery and midframe located near the bottom left corner.

  • Push the plastic opening tool downward to pry the battery up from its housing.

Lift and remove the battery from the midframe. Lift and remove the battery from the midframe.
  • Lift and remove the battery from the midframe.

Remove the six 4.0 mm Phillips #00 screws securing the midframe to the front panel assembly.
  • Remove the six 4.0 mm Phillips #00 screws securing the midframe to the front panel assembly.

Unless you pry at the right insertion points, you might have a difficult time removing the midframe. This shot of the display assembly, with display glass facing down, is meant to help you locate them. The first insertion point is a divot to the left of the micro-USB port.
  • Unless you pry at the right insertion points, you might have a difficult time removing the midframe. This shot of the display assembly, with display glass facing down, is meant to help you locate them.

    • The first insertion point is a divot to the left of the micro-USB port.

    • The second insertion point is a divot to the right of the micro-USB port near the corner of the phone.

    • The final insertion point is located about two inches to the right of the volume control toggle, toward the corner of the phone. An additional insertion point is located slightly to the right of the volume button if you need it.

Insert a plastic opening tool slightly to the left of the micro-USB port, and pry between the midframe and the display to open a gap. Insert a plastic opening tool slightly to the left of the micro-USB port, and pry between the midframe and the display to open a gap.
  • Insert a plastic opening tool slightly to the left of the micro-USB port, and pry between the midframe and the display to open a gap.

Wedge a plastic opening tool slightly to the right of the micro-USB port, and pry between the midframe and the display to widen the gap. Wedge a plastic opening tool slightly to the right of the micro-USB port, and pry between the midframe and the display to widen the gap.
  • Wedge a plastic opening tool slightly to the right of the micro-USB port, and pry between the midframe and the display to widen the gap.

Pry again about two inches to the right of the volume control toggles between the midframe and the front panel assembly. Pry again about two inches to the right of the volume control toggles between the midframe and the front panel assembly.
  • Pry again about two inches to the right of the volume control toggles between the midframe and the front panel assembly.

Pull the micro-USB end of the front panel assembly out and away from the midframe and lift up to free it entirely. Pull the micro-USB end of the front panel assembly out and away from the midframe and lift up to free it entirely.
  • Pull the micro-USB end of the front panel assembly out and away from the midframe and lift up to free it entirely.

Conclusion

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

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