Introduction

This guide will show you how to get access to the LCD screen in order to clean or replace it.

Slide your fingernail into the slit at the bottom of the phone to remove the back cover.
  • Slide your fingernail into the slit at the bottom of the phone to remove the back cover.

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Place your finger in either of the bottom corner of the battery slot and lift to remove the battery.
  • Place your finger in either of the bottom corner of the battery slot and lift to remove the battery.

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Remove six 5 mm Phillips #0 screws from the back of the phone.
  • Remove six 5 mm Phillips #0 screws from the back of the phone.

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Insert a plastic opening tool into the seam between the back case and the rest of the phone.
  • Insert a plastic opening tool into the seam between the back case and the rest of the phone.

  • Working along the seam, pry the back from the phone.

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Use a plastic opening tool to disconnect the camera cable from the motherboard. Carefully remove the camera from the phone.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to disconnect the camera cable from the motherboard.

  • Carefully remove the camera from the phone.

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With tools and Fix Kits
Remove the two remaining 3.75 mm Phillips screws.
  • Remove the two remaining 3.75 mm Phillips screws.

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Firmly grip the black lever with tweezers Use the tweezers to flip the black lever up so that it is perpendicular to the motherboard.
  • Firmly grip the black lever with tweezers

  • Use the tweezers to flip the black lever up so that it is perpendicular to the motherboard.

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Carefully use the tweezers to slide the black ZIF cable out of the socket.
  • Carefully use the tweezers to slide the black ZIF cable out of the socket.

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Use the tweezers to unclip the black connector as shown. Use the tweezers to unclip the black connector as shown.
  • Use the tweezers to unclip the black connector as shown.

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Use the tweezers to unclip the orange flexible circuit board from the side of the phone. Use the tweezers to unclip the orange flexible circuit board from the side of the phone.
  • Use the tweezers to unclip the orange flexible circuit board from the side of the phone.

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Use the tweezers to unclip the other orange, smaller flexible circuit board.
  • Use the tweezers to unclip the other orange, smaller flexible circuit board.

  • Work carefully. This is a very delicate part of the phone that can easily be broken.

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Slide one side of the tweezers underneath the red and blue wires of the capacitor. Carefully apply pressure away from the phone to lift.
  • Slide one side of the tweezers underneath the red and blue wires of the capacitor.

  • Carefully apply pressure away from the phone to lift.

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Carefully tilt the motherboard up from the back of the phone. Don't remove the motherboard completely. There is one more clip on the backside of the motherboard that needs to be removed.
  • Carefully tilt the motherboard up from the back of the phone.

  • Don't remove the motherboard completely. There is one more clip on the backside of the motherboard that needs to be removed.

  • Use tweezers to unclip the black connector.

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Hold the phone by the black plastic at the ends and slightly bend them down so that the middle of the phone is the highest point. Apply pressure slowly until the until the grey portion pops off. Hold the phone by the black plastic at the ends and slightly bend them down so that the middle of the phone is the highest point. Apply pressure slowly until the until the grey portion pops off.
  • Hold the phone by the black plastic at the ends and slightly bend them down so that the middle of the phone is the highest point. Apply pressure slowly until the until the grey portion pops off.

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Insert the tweezers into the hole as shown so that they are wedged between the LCD and grey plastic. Slide the tweezers underneath the LCD, around the three silver edges, until the entire display is lifted from grey plastic. Slide the tweezers underneath the LCD, around the three silver edges, until the entire display is lifted from grey plastic.
  • Insert the tweezers into the hole as shown so that they are wedged between the LCD and grey plastic.

  • Slide the tweezers underneath the LCD, around the three silver edges, until the entire display is lifted from grey plastic.

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Conclusion

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

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