Introduction

If the buttons are jammed, loose or damaged if can be frustrating trying to use the phone. This guide will show you how to replace any of the buttons in about 10-15 minutes.

Parts

No parts required.

Using your hands, carefully remove the back panel by popping the open slit, near the headphone jack, outwards.
  • Using your hands, carefully remove the back panel by popping the open slit, near the headphone jack, outwards.

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Using your fingernail or nylon spudger, remove the battery by lifting upward in the recess of the bottom right corner.
  • Using your fingernail or nylon spudger, remove the battery by lifting upward in the recess of the bottom right corner.

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Remove the (6) 4mm screws using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.
  • Remove the (6) 4mm screws using a Phillips #00 screwdriver.

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Using the black spudger, carefully unhinge and pry the secondary rear panel using the recessed tabs on the left and right sides.
  • Using the black spudger, carefully unhinge and pry the secondary rear panel using the recessed tabs on the left and right sides.

  • The secondary rear panel houses the camera lens and speaker assembly,

  • The metal trim of the headphone jack may come loose during this process.

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Using the spudger, gently pry upward on the motherboard by the right side.
  • Using the spudger, gently pry upward on the motherboard by the right side.

  • Motherboard is connected to shield plate with ribbon cable.

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Remove the desired button by pushing inward with the spudger or disconnecting the rubber pin connections.
  • Remove the desired button by pushing inward with the spudger or disconnecting the rubber pin connections.

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Conclusion

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

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