1. Pry the back cover off with a plastic opening tool, or your fingernail, in the indentation on the bottom of the device.
    • Pry the back cover off with a plastic opening tool, or your fingernail, in the indentation on the bottom of the device.

  2. Lift the back cover away from the main body of the phone.
    • Lift the back cover away from the main body of the phone.

    • Insert your finger in the groove below the battery.

    • Press the battery toward the audio jack while lifting upward and away from the phone.

    • Remember to place the battery back with the copper contacts on the battery lined up with those on the phone.

    • Using your finger, push the SIM Card down and slide out of the slot.

      • Slide the SIM card out enough to grab it firmly.

    • Remove the SIM card away from the phone.

    • Follow the visual on the bottom of the SIM card slot to put the SIM card back in the correct orientation.

      • When sliding the SIM Card back in the slot, make sure the card goes all the way in the slot until it hits the stopper.

    • Using your fingernail, push the microSD card slightly deeper into the slot, until you hear a click.

    • The removal of the battery is not required for this operation; therefore, step 3 can be skipped if just replacing the microSD card.

    • After the click, release the microSD card to allow it to pop out.

    • Remove the microSD card from its slot

    • When placing the microSD card back in the phone, make sure the card clicks in place.

    • Remove the six 3 mm #00 Phillips screws in the plastic back frame.

    • Slide the keyboard out.

    • Use a Jimmy to separate a small segment of the plastic back frame from rest of the phone.

      • Starting at the bottom of the keyboard is recommended.

    • Slide an opening pick around the rest of the seam, starting at the gap just created with the Jimmy.

      • You will have to slide the keyboard back in to separate the back frame from the top have of the keyboard slider.

    • Lift the plastic back frame away.

    • Remove the two 3 mm Phillips #00 screws securing the motherboard to the front panel.

    • Do not try to pull the motherboad out just yet. The display data cable needs to be disconnected from the motherboad first.

    • Use your finger nail to disconnect the display data cable from the motherboard.

    • Carefully lift the main motherboard assembly away from the front panel.

    • Take the keyboard off of the phone.

    • Lift the ribbon off the plastic inner frame.

      • You may have to warm the adhesive using an iOpener to avoid damaging the ribbon.

    • Remove the six 1.2 mm #00 screws from the inner plastic frame.

    • Slide the ribbon through the slot on the inner frame while pulling the frame away.

    • Remove the four 2.4 mm #00 Phillips screws.

    • Use a opening pick to separate the plastic back casing from the front of the phone by running it along the seam between the two.

    • Lift casing slightly away while sliding the ribbon through the slot in the casing.

    • Use a spudger to get underneath and remove the call speaker.

    • Remove the plastic adhesive sheet to expose the ribbon cables

      • The use of an iOpener may be needed to soften the eadhesive

    • Use your finger or a spudger to pull the screen ribbon out of the connector

    • Use a Jimmy to separate the screen from the rest of the phone

      • You may need to heat the perimeter of the screen with an iOpener to soften the adhesive.

    • Lift the screen away

Conclusion

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

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