Introduction

Use this guide to replace your cracked or otherwise damaged front panel, including the front glass, digitizer, and front panel buttons.

Image 1/3: Use a plastic opening tool to remove the rear battery cover. Image 2/3: Use a plastic opening tool to remove the rear battery cover. Image 3/3: Use a plastic opening tool to remove the rear battery cover.
  • Make sure your phone is powered off.

  • Use a plastic opening tool to remove the rear battery cover.

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Image 1/2: Remove the SIM card and the Micro SD card. Image 2/2: SIM card
  • Remove the battery by pulling up from the bottom right corner.

  • Remove the SIM card and the Micro SD card.

    • SIM card

    • Micro SD card

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  • Remove the six 2.8 mm Phillips screws.

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Image 1/3: The volume button, camera button, and lock button may fall out as you remove the casing. If they are still on the phone, remove them. Image 2/3: Lock button Image 3/3: Camera button
  • Use a plastic opening tool to pry off the casing.

  • The volume button, camera button, and lock button may fall out as you remove the casing. If they are still on the phone, remove them.

    • Lock button

    • Camera button

    • Volume button

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Image 1/2: Remove the two 2.8 mm Phillips screws that hold the motherboard in place. Image 2/2: Remove the two 2.8 mm Phillips screws that hold the motherboard in place.
  • Disconnect the LCD cable with a plastic opening tool.

  • Remove the two 2.8 mm Phillips screws that hold the motherboard in place.

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  • Remove motherboard.

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Image 1/2: Very gently peel the LCD cord off the slider assembly. Image 2/2: Very gently peel the LCD cord off the slider assembly.
  • Remove the six 1.5 mm Phillips screws.

  • Very gently peel the LCD cord off the slider assembly.

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  • Remove the keyboard housing from the screen housing.

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  • Remove the four 2.5 mm Phillips screws.

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Image 1/3: I used a 1.3 mm Flathead screwdriver as an opening tool. Image 2/3: After you have gotten under the edge of the back plate, slide your tool along the length of the plate. Image 3/3: Be careful if using a screwdriver to open the casing. While there are a minimal amount of components that can be damaged, caution should be exercised. It is not recommended.
  • I found that my plastic opening tool wasn't strong enough (it broke) to pry open this casing.

    • I used a 1.3 mm Flathead screwdriver as an opening tool.

  • After you have gotten under the edge of the back plate, slide your tool along the length of the plate.

  • Be careful if using a screwdriver to open the casing. While there are a minimal amount of components that can be damaged, caution should be exercised. It is not recommended.

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Image 1/2: There are four clips on the underside of the cover, shown in the green and yellow boxes. Image 2/2: I found these clips to be the hardest to remove.
  • Remove the cover.

  • There are four clips on the underside of the cover, shown in the green and yellow boxes.

    • I found these clips to be the hardest to remove.

    • After removing the yellow clips, these should follow easily.

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Image 1/2: Begin by removing the blue piece of tape. Image 2/2: Begin by removing the blue piece of tape.
  • It's time to take the LCD out.

  • Begin by removing the blue piece of tape.

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Image 1/2: ZIF #1 Image 2/2: ZIF #2
  • Disconnect the two ZIF connections using a plastic opening tool.

    • ZIF #1

    • ZIF #2

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  • Use a plastic opening tool on the bottom of the LCD to pry it off.

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  • Remove the LCD panel.

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Conclusion

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

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