Remove the 4 (4.7mm) philips head screws.
  • Remove the 4 (4.7mm) philips head screws.

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Unplug the rubber charger outlet cover.
  • Unplug the rubber charger outlet cover.

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Unplug the rubber headset jack cover.
  • Unplug the rubber headset jack cover.

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Begin by inserting the pry tool near the charger jack. There are 4 tabs to release.
  • Begin by inserting the pry tool near the charger jack.

  • There are 4 tabs to release.

    • Start at the bottom and slide the tool up, lifting the silver front of the phone away from the white backing.

  • Loosen the 2 side tabs before moving on to the top two.

  • See the second photo to see location of the tabs.

  • Be careful of the ribbon wires shown in second photo.

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Once the two side tabs are free; gently pry the white backing down to release the top two tabs. Hold the phone with the left hand as shown
  • Once the two side tabs are free; gently pry the white backing down to release the top two tabs.

  • Hold the phone with the left hand as shown

  • Wiggle the white backplate from side to side while pulling down with the right hand.

  • Be careful of the ribbon wires shown in second photo.

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First, remove the 2 silver stickers (as indicated by the circles) with a a safety or push pin to reveal 2 screws.
  • First, remove the 2 silver stickers (as indicated by the circles) with a a safety or push pin to reveal 2 screws.

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Remove the 2 (5.6 mm) philips head screws with your safety or push pin.
  • Remove the 2 (5.6 mm) philips head screws with your safety or push pin.

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As shown above, with a plastic pry tool, begin working at the top corner and down each side.  The face plate has 10 tabs that hook into the phone's body. Before removing the 2 tabs on the bottom, the 3 tabs on either side must be free first.
  • As shown above, with a plastic pry tool, begin working at the top corner and down each side. The face plate has 10 tabs that hook into the phone's body.

  • Before removing the 2 tabs on the bottom, the 3 tabs on either side must be free first.

  • Note: The bottom 2 are the most challenging to remove.

    • Note: When reassembling start with the bottom two tabs.

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Continue down each side toward the bottom with your pry tool. Note: It may help to use multiple pry tools to help hold it open.
  • Continue down each side toward the bottom with your pry tool.

  • Note: It may help to use multiple pry tools to help hold it open.

  • Second photo: location of the tabs.

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With 8 tabs released, the face plate is nearly free. With the phone in your left hand, gently wiggle the face plate from side to side and push the face place upward.
  • With 8 tabs released, the face plate is nearly free.

  • With the phone in your left hand, gently wiggle the face plate from side to side and push the face place upward.

  • Note: A strip of double sided tape holds the faceplate, so expect some resistance

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Use an opening tool to gently lift the ribbon wire connection to the screen.
  • Use an opening tool to gently lift the ribbon wire connection to the screen.

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Pull back the protective sticker to open access through the phones joint.
  • Pull back the protective sticker to open access through the phones joint.

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Carefully feed ribbon wire through the phones joint.
  • Carefully feed ribbon wire through the phones joint.

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Conclusion

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

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