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  • Using your thumb, press down and slide the back cover away from the camera.

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  • Remove the battery from the phone.

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  • Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the six 4mm screws.

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Image 1/2: Use moderate pressure to slowly maneuver the plastic opening tool around until the case is removed. Image 2/2: Take the case  off with your fingers.
  • Find a gap on any side of the phone and pry the case off with the plastic opening tool.

  • Use moderate pressure to slowly maneuver the plastic opening tool around until the case is removed.

  • Take the case off with your fingers.

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Image 1/2: Disconnect the camera connector with the plastic opening tool. Image 2/2: Disconnect the camera connector with the plastic opening tool.
  • The green film is located above the camera. It is the camera connector to the motherboard.

  • Disconnect the camera connector with the plastic opening tool.

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Image 1/2: Use a plastic opening tool to disconnect the keyboard connector. Image 2/2: Use a plastic opening tool to disconnect the keyboard connector.
  • Take a close up of the picture for this step for a better view.

  • Use a plastic opening tool to disconnect the keyboard connector.

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Image 1/2: Using a plastic opening tool, disconnect the circular connector. Image 2/2: Using a plastic opening tool, disconnect the circular connector.
  • The motherboard is held in place by the circular connector.

  • Using a plastic opening tool, disconnect the circular connector.

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Image 1/3: Lift the far edge of the motherboard gently upwards toward the center. Image 2/3: Using a plastic opening tool, disconnect the LCD connector. Image 3/3: Using a plastic opening tool, disconnect the LCD connector.
  • A LCD connector is located underneath the motherboard.

  • Lift the far edge of the motherboard gently upwards toward the center.

  • Using a plastic opening tool, disconnect the LCD connector.

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Image 1/2: Place the motherboard in a secure area. Image 2/2: Place the motherboard in a secure area.
  • Lift the motherboard up with your fingers.

  • Place the motherboard in a secure area.

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Image 1/3: Prop the antenna out with the plastic opening tool. Slip the tip of the tool in the edges of the antenna. Pry the antenna out with moderate pressure. Image 2/3: Using a plastic opening tool, disconnect the connector leading from the phone to the antenna. Image 3/3: Using a plastic opening tool, disconnect the connector leading from the phone to the antenna.
  • The antenna is the last part that needs to be removed. It is located at the bottom end of the device.

  • Prop the antenna out with the plastic opening tool. Slip the tip of the tool in the edges of the antenna. Pry the antenna out with moderate pressure.

  • Using a plastic opening tool, disconnect the connector leading from the phone to the antenna.

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  • The keyboard chip is located on top of the device. Pry the keyboard off of the case with the plastic opening tool.

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  • Using a #00 screwdriver, remove the 8 2mm screws connecting the display case to the sliding mechanism.

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Image 1/2: You will need to maneuver the sliding mechanism around to reach all of the screws. Image 2/2: You will need to maneuver the sliding mechanism around to reach all of the screws.
  • Now remove the 5 4mm screws located under the sliding mechanism connecting the back-plate to the display.

  • You will need to maneuver the sliding mechanism around to reach all of the screws.

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Image 1/3: Using your soldering wick and a soldering iron, desolder the contacts of the flex cable. Image 2/3: Using your soldering wick and a soldering iron, desolder the contacts of the flex cable. Image 3/3: Using your soldering wick and a soldering iron, desolder the contacts of the flex cable.
  • Now it's time to desolder some components. You can gain some instruction from here.

  • Using your soldering wick and a soldering iron, desolder the contacts of the flex cable.

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  • After desoldering, verify that the gates on the two flex cables are in the "up" position and remove them.

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Image 1/3: Caution: The flex cables connecting everything to the LCD screen are very sensitive to touch, and don't react well to pulling/tearing motions. Image 2/3: Caution: The flex cables connecting everything to the LCD screen are very sensitive to touch, and don't react well to pulling/tearing motions. Image 3/3: Caution: The flex cables connecting everything to the LCD screen are very sensitive to touch, and don't react well to pulling/tearing motions.
  • Using gentle fingers, pry the LCD screen out of its housing.

  • Caution: The flex cables connecting everything to the LCD screen are very sensitive to touch, and don't react well to pulling/tearing motions.

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Conclusion

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

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