Introduction

This guide needs additional details to complete the procedure. The LCD screen is affixed to the motherboard and cannot be replaced without specialized tools.

Parts

No parts required.

  1. Use a #0 Phillips head screwdriver to remove the four small black screws from the back of the device.
    • Use a #0 Phillips head screwdriver to remove the four small black screws from the back of the device.

    • To ensure you don't lose any tiny parts during the replacement process, place parts on the white magnetic sheet.

    • Once the screws have been removed, proceed to take off back cover.

  2. Now, proceed to lift the battery out and remove it.
    • Now, proceed to lift the battery out and remove it.

  3. Use a #0 Phillips screwdriver to remove the four small silver screws from the outside corners of the battery housing. Use a #0 Phillips screwdriver to remove the four small silver screws from the outside corners of the battery housing.
    • Use a #0 Phillips screwdriver to remove the four small silver screws from the outside corners of the battery housing.

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  5. Now gently pry the front cover off. A Black Spudger can be used to assist in the removal of the cover. Now gently pry the front cover off. A Black Spudger can be used to assist in the removal of the cover.
    • Now gently pry the front cover off. A Black Spudger can be used to assist in the removal of the cover.

  6. Gently separate the mainboard from the battery housing. This may be difficult around the headphone jack. Use a spudger if necessary. Pull the motherboard out and down away from the top of the phone.
    • Gently separate the mainboard from the battery housing. This may be difficult around the headphone jack. Use a spudger if necessary.

    • Pull the motherboard out and down away from the top of the phone.

  7. Unsnap the screen clips from the motherboard
    • Unsnap the screen clips from the motherboard

  8. This is as far as you can go without specialized board rework equipment. Trying to forcibly remove the screen will destroy it, but you can gently move it aside for cleaning or access to other board components. This is as far as you can go without specialized board rework equipment. Trying to forcibly remove the screen will destroy it, but you can gently move it aside for cleaning or access to other board components.
    • This is as far as you can go without specialized board rework equipment. Trying to forcibly remove the screen will destroy it, but you can gently move it aside for cleaning or access to other board components.

Conclusion

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

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One Comment

You can't just peel the screen off! This guide is lying! This kills the screen!

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