Introduction

Use this guide to access and fix the volume buttons of your phone.

Insert your fingernail or a plastic opening tool into the pivot on the side of the SIM tray. Pry open the tray to get it out of the socket.
  • Insert your fingernail or a plastic opening tool into the pivot on the side of the SIM tray.

  • Pry open the tray to get it out of the socket.

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Remove the SIM tray with SIM card from the phone.
  • Remove the SIM tray with SIM card from the phone.

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Heat the front face (sides, top, bottom) of the phone with the iOpener, a hair dryer, or a heat gun for 60 seconds to loosen the adhesive around the edge of the glass. If using an iOpener, heat it in a microwave for thirty seconds. If using an iOpener, heat it in a microwave for thirty seconds.
  • Heat the front face (sides, top, bottom) of the phone with the iOpener, a hair dryer, or a heat gun for 60 seconds to loosen the adhesive around the edge of the glass.

  • If using an iOpener, heat it in a microwave for thirty seconds.

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Attach a suction cup to the lower half of the screen.
  • Attach a suction cup to the lower half of the screen.

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Using the suction cup, pull gently the lower half of the panel. Pulling you hard may break the display. If you still feel some resistance, repeat Step 3, leaving the iOpener on longer.
  • Using the suction cup, pull gently the lower half of the panel.

  • Pulling you hard may break the display. If you still feel some resistance, repeat Step 3, leaving the iOpener on longer.

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Once you’ve opened a large enough gap, insert a plastic tool at the bottom, between the glass and the rest of frame of the phone. Slide the plastic opening tool around the screen, prying the display gently away from the body Slide the plastic opening tool around the screen, prying the display gently away from the body
  • Once you’ve opened a large enough gap, insert a plastic tool at the bottom, between the glass and the rest of frame of the phone.

  • Slide the plastic opening tool around the screen, prying the display gently away from the body

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Pull the lower half of the screen screen with the suction cup while holding down the frame of the phone to separate both components.
  • Pull the lower half of the screen screen with the suction cup while holding down the frame of the phone to separate both components.

  • Only lift the lower part of the screen. It is connected with a clip to the top of the motherboard and can rip off if you pull too hard.

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Once the glass is off, you will see a small clip covering the screen connection to the motherboard at the top of the phone. Use tweezers to grab the clip by the crease on its side and pull it out. Once the glass is off, you will see a small clip covering the screen connection to the motherboard at the top of the phone. Use tweezers to grab the clip by the crease on its side and pull it out. Once the glass is off, you will see a small clip covering the screen connection to the motherboard at the top of the phone. Use tweezers to grab the clip by the crease on its side and pull it out.
  • Once the glass is off, you will see a small clip covering the screen connection to the motherboard at the top of the phone. Use tweezers to grab the clip by the crease on its side and pull it out.

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Undo the screen connection with a plastic tool.
  • Undo the screen connection with a plastic tool.

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Remove the display assembly (LCD and Digitizer).
  • Remove the display assembly (LCD and Digitizer).

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Use the Phillips Head Screwdriver sized PH000 to remove the sixteen 4mm screws from the frame. Use the Phillips Head Screwdriver sized PH000 to remove the sixteen 4mm screws from the frame.
  • Use the Phillips Head Screwdriver sized PH000 to remove the sixteen 4mm screws from the frame.

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Put a little pressure on the top, on the bottom, and on the sides of the phone to separate the rear case.
  • Put a little pressure on the top, on the bottom, and on the sides of the phone to separate the rear case.

  • You will hear the clips start undoing themselves.

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Once all the clips have popped, pull out the rear case to separate it from the frame with the battery. The battery will be on the back side of this frame.
  • Once all the clips have popped, pull out the rear case to separate it from the frame with the battery.

  • The battery will be on the back side of this frame.

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Insert a plastic opening tool on the side of the frame and pull out the battery.
  • Insert a plastic opening tool on the side of the frame and pull out the battery.

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Remove the battery from the frame. Remove the battery from the frame.
  • Remove the battery from the frame.

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Use a plastic tool to undo all the connections in the motherboard. There are three connections that have to be removed. There are three connections that have to be removed.
  • Use a plastic tool to undo all the connections in the motherboard.

  • There are three connections that have to be removed.

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Insert the flats end of the spudger below the motherboard and twist it to pry the board up. Insert the flats end of the spudger below the motherboard and twist it to pry the board up.
  • Insert the flats end of the spudger below the motherboard and twist it to pry the board up.

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Remove the motherboard from the rear case.
  • Remove the motherboard from the rear case.

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Put a little pressure on the top, on the bottom, and on the sides of the phone to separate it from the plastic cover.
  • Put a little pressure on the top, on the bottom, and on the sides of the phone to separate it from the plastic cover.

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Once you see a large enough gap, insert a plastic tool between the frame and the plastic cover and slide it around the phone to separate both components. Once you see a large enough gap, insert a plastic tool between the frame and the plastic cover and slide it around the phone to separate both components.
  • Once you see a large enough gap, insert a plastic tool between the frame and the plastic cover and slide it around the phone to separate both components.

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Remove the plastic cover from the phone.
  • Remove the plastic cover from the phone.

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Insert a plastic tool between the frame of the phone and the back cover at the top right corner.
  • Insert a plastic tool between the frame of the phone and the back cover at the top right corner.

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Leave the plastic tool inside in order to access the volume button connection.
  • Leave the plastic tool inside in order to access the volume button connection.

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Insert a plastic tool to pry open the black and beige piece covering the volume button connection. Insert a plastic tool to pry open the black and beige piece covering the volume button connection.
  • Insert a plastic tool to pry open the black and beige piece covering the volume button connection.

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Pry up the volume buttons ribbon cable until the only thing attached to the frame are the contacts.
  • Pry up the volume buttons ribbon cable until the only thing attached to the frame are the contacts.

  • Pulling too hard can rip off the ribbon cable. Make sure not to pull the entire body together.

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Insert the tweezers under the contact points to undo the connection.
  • Insert the tweezers under the contact points to undo the connection.

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Use the tweezers to remove the volume buttons bracket.
  • Use the tweezers to remove the volume buttons bracket.

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The volume buttons are located on the plastic cover.
  • The volume buttons are located on the plastic cover.

  • Use the tweezers to push the volume buttons out of the frame.

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Remove the volume buttons from the frame.
  • Remove the volume buttons from the frame.

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Conclusion

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

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