Image 1/1: While button is depressed, remove the back panel of the phone by sliding off (not shown in picture).
  • 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).

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Image 1/1: Lift battery up and out gently.
  • Grasp the battery near the bottom with two fingers.

  • Lift battery up and out gently.

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  • Using an iPod opening tool, remove the screw cover in the top left corner by lifting it up.

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Image 1/1: The upper right screw is 4.5mm while the rest are 6.5mm.
  • 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 4.5mm while the rest are 6.5mm.

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Image 1/2: There are three clips on each side and two at the bottom of the phone. Image 2/2: 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.

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Image 1/1: 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.
  • 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.

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Image 1/1: Make sure the battery is still connected to the motherboard via the red and blue wires. This part does not have to be completely removed.
  • Remove the circular battery from the plastic holder by inserting a 1 mm flat head screwdriver under the battery where the red and blue wires connect and lifting gently.

  • Make sure the battery is still connected to the motherboard via the red and blue wires. This part does not have to be completely removed.

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  • Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, unscrew the two 3.5mm screws that connect the speaker to the motherboard.

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Image 1/1: Lift the speaker off of the motherboard.
  • With the iPod opening tool, unclip the red and black wires connecting the speaker to the motherboard.

  • Lift the speaker off of the motherboard.

  • The camera will remain attached to the phone when removing the speaker.

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  • Using iPod opener tool, unlatch and remove the camera ribbon cable.

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  • Using iPod opener tool, unlatch LCD ribbon cable on left side of motherboard.

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  • Using iPod opener tool, unlatch and remove the two ribbon cables at the bottom center of motherboard for the keypad and center button.

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  • Using iPod opener tool, unlatch and remove the front panel ribbon cable at bottom right of motherboard.

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  • Using the iPod opener tool, remove the microphone cable at bottom right of motherboard.

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  • Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the 3.5 mm screw at the bottom center of motherboard.

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Image 1/1: There is one ribbon cable still attached underneath the motherboard on the right side.
  • Carefully lift motherboard off of phone chassis starting on the left side.

  • There is one ribbon cable still attached underneath the motherboard on the right side.

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Image 1/1: Remove the motherboard.
  • Using iPod opener tool, unlatch and remove ribbon cable on back side of motherboard.

  • Remove the motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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