Introduction

This guide is a step by step process to enable you to gain access to and remove the phone's external speaker that is used for the speakerphone function.

Parts

No parts required.

Remove the battery by pinching and unlatching the clip located above the Verizon logo on the back of the phone. Lift the battery off the back of the device.
  • Remove the battery by pinching and unlatching the clip located above the Verizon logo on the back of the phone.

  • Lift the battery off the back of the device.

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Remove all the screws with a size 00 screwdriver. There are five screws total. Four are easily visible on the four corners of the back plate. The fifth is located in the upper left corner of the device. The screws are may be slightly magnetic and will want to stay in place.  You may have to pry them out, but be careful not to lose any of the screws.
  • Remove all the screws with a size 00 screwdriver. There are five screws total. Four are easily visible on the four corners of the back plate. The fifth is located in the upper left corner of the device.

  • The screws are may be slightly magnetic and will want to stay in place. You may have to pry them out, but be careful not to lose any of the screws.

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Once all the screws are removed, slowly and carefully lift off the back plate. Do this by inserting a spudger between the front and back plates of the device on both sides of the phone. Once back plate is lifted, the small, silver volume and camera buttons located on the sides of the device will fall off. They are only connected to the phone by the back plate. Remove and do not lose these pieces. Locate the cover of the head phone jack. The cover is silver and circular and has a headphone image on the front of it. Open the cover to the headphone jack and peel it off the device. Do not lose this piece.
  • Once all the screws are removed, slowly and carefully lift off the back plate. Do this by inserting a spudger between the front and back plates of the device on both sides of the phone.

  • Once back plate is lifted, the small, silver volume and camera buttons located on the sides of the device will fall off. They are only connected to the phone by the back plate. Remove and do not lose these pieces.

  • Locate the cover of the head phone jack. The cover is silver and circular and has a headphone image on the front of it. Open the cover to the headphone jack and peel it off the device. Do not lose this piece.

  • Be careful when taking the shell apart, as the wire that connects the external speaker and the logic board can break if too much force is applied.

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Gently unplug the external speaker wire from the logic board. After the wire is unplugged the back cover should come off easily. Gently unplug the external speaker wire from the logic board. After the wire is unplugged the back cover should come off easily.
  • Gently unplug the external speaker wire from the logic board. After the wire is unplugged the back cover should come off easily.

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Remove both screws with a #00 philips screwdriver. Remove both screws with a #00 philips screwdriver. Remove both screws with a #00 philips screwdriver.
  • Remove both screws with a #00 philips screwdriver.

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Once the screws are removed gently pull back the gold mount to expose the speaker. Remove the small piece of plastic that holds the wire down. Use your fingernail or a small screw driver to pry the speaker out.
  • Once the screws are removed gently pull back the gold mount to expose the speaker.

  • Remove the small piece of plastic that holds the wire down.

  • Use your fingernail or a small screw driver to pry the speaker out.

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Conclusion

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

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