Introduction

This guide shows you how to access the LCD display inside your phone.

Press button on back of phone below camera.
  • Press button on back of phone below camera.

  • While button is depressed, remove the back panel of the phone by sliding off (not shown in picture).

Grasp the battery near the bottom with two fingers.
  • Grasp the battery near the bottom with two fingers.

  • Lift battery up and out gently.

Remove the rubber screw cover in the top left corner by prying it up with an iPod opener tool.
  • Remove the rubber screw cover in the top left corner by prying it up with an iPod opener tool.

Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the six screws on the back of the phone. Three are evenly spaced on each side.
  • Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the six screws on the back of the phone. Three are evenly spaced on each side.

  • The upper right screw is 4.5 mm and the others are 6.5 mm.

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Slide the iPod opening tool into the seam on the side of the phone and turn it slightly to unhook the eight clips. There are three clips on each side and two at the bottom of the phone.
  • Slide the iPod opening tool into the seam on the side of the phone and turn it slightly to unhook the eight clips.

  • There are three clips on each side and two at the bottom of the phone.

Once all eight of the clips have been unhooked, lift the back panel off of the phone.
  • Once all eight of the clips have been unhooked, lift the back panel off of the phone.

  • Be careful not to remove the front panel. It is still connected to the phone chassis by a ribbon cable in the bottom right corner of the motherboard.

Using an iPod opening tool, undo the ribbon cable clip half way up the right side.
  • Using an iPod opening tool, undo the ribbon cable clip half way up the right side.

  • Carefully remove ribbon cable.

Remove the front faceplate by lifting it off of the phone chassis.
  • Remove the front faceplate by lifting it off of the phone chassis.

Using the iPod opening tool, unlatch the LCD ribbon cable.
  • Using the iPod opening tool, unlatch the LCD ribbon cable.

Using a 1 mm flat head screwdriver, carefully pry under the lower left and right corners of the LCD screen.
  • Using a 1 mm flat head screwdriver, carefully pry under the lower left and right corners of the LCD screen.

  • The LCD is held in place to the chassis with adhesive strips.

  • Do not pry excessively hard or you may damage the circuitry on the back of the LCD.

Lift the LCD display out from phone chassis.
  • Lift the LCD display out from phone chassis.

Conclusion

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

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