Begin by turn the device over to it's back, with the screen facing down.
  • Begin by turn the device over to it's back, with the screen facing down.

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At the top of the device there is a small notch that is used to remove the battery door.
  • At the top of the device there is a small notch that is used to remove the battery door.

  • Using a pry tool or your fingernail, pry off the battery door from the main housing.

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  • Place the battery door to the side.

  • Using a pry tool or your fingernail, pry the battery up towards you.

  • You have now removed the battery!

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  • Make sure when replacing the battery that the arrow on the bottom is facing down.

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  • Remove the 6 Phillips head screws that hold the rear housing in place.

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  • Using a spudger or plastic pry tool, slowly go around the phone between the display & rear housing to release the clips.

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  • Lift the rear housing from the display assembly.

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  • Using your spudger/plastic pry tool, disconnect the headphone jack flex cable.

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  • Using your spudger/plastic pry tool, disconnect the rear speaker flex cable.

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  • Using a spudger/pry tool, carefully remove the vibration motor from its housing. This has a mild adhesive on the bottom.

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  • After removing both flex cables, slowly move the logic board to the left of the screen assembly.

  • Do not try and remove the logic board all the way, as you still have to remove the display assembly flex cable!

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  • Using your spudger/plastic pry tool, disconnect the LCD/Digitizer flex cable.

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  • You have now removed the logic board from the display assembly.

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Conclusion

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

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