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  • Grip the lower portion of the back of the phone and slide downwards.

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  • Lift battery at the rounded notch near the bottom of the phone.

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Image 1/1: The backplate may begin to separate from the keypad face. Do not try to remove it yet.
  • Unscrew the four Torx screws from the backplate.

  • The backplate may begin to separate from the keypad face. Do not try to remove it yet.

  • The screws are T5 Torx screws, 5.6mm.

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  • Swivel the phone open.

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Image 1/1: The cover is secured with adhesive tape. The gentler this is removed, the easier it will be to reassemble.
  • Using the Spudger, gently pry up the U-shaped grey cover below the keypad.

  • The cover is secured with adhesive tape. The gentler this is removed, the easier it will be to reassemble.

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Image 1/1: These are T5 Torx screws, 8.6mm.
  • Remove the two Torx screws from below the cover.

  • These are T5 Torx screws, 8.6mm.

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Image 1/1: The pieces are clipped together most tightly at the bottom loop section.
  • Gently work a spudger or a fingernail between the keypad face and the backplate.

  • The pieces are clipped together most tightly at the bottom loop section.

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Image 1/2: The keypad keys and the button component are both loose inside the phone, so take note of their orientation in case they become dislodged. Image 2/2: Take note of the braided cord's state. Upon reassembly it should be returned to the same orientation.
  • Separate the keypad face from the backplate.

  • The keypad keys and the button component are both loose inside the phone, so take note of their orientation in case they become dislodged.

  • Take note of the braided cord's state. Upon reassembly it should be returned to the same orientation.

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Image 1/3: Note that only the bottom strut has a tab. Image 2/3: The screws are Phillips, 2.9mm Image 3/3: The screws are Phillips, 2.9mm
  • Holding the backplate away from the swivel, remove the 4 small Phillips screws and both stamped struts from the swivel assembly.

  • Note that only the bottom strut has a tab.

  • The screws are Phillips, 2.9mm

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  • The back housing is now disassembled, and the swivel assembly is revealed.

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Image 1/2: Be mindful of the screws, as they are very small. Image 2/2: The screws are Phillips, 2.4mm
  • Remove the four black Phillips screws holding the swivel assembly to the LCD section of the phone.

  • Be mindful of the screws, as they are very small.

  • The screws are Phillips, 2.4mm

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Image 1/1: It is secured with adhesive tape, the more gently you remove this piece, the easier reassembly will be later.
  • Gently remove the grey plastic cover at the top-rear of the LCD section with a spudger.

  • It is secured with adhesive tape, the more gently you remove this piece, the easier reassembly will be later.

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Image 1/1: The screws are Torx T5, 5.6mm
  • Remove the two Torx screws revealed under the grey cover.

  • The screws are Torx T5, 5.6mm

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  • Gently pry off the front face, starting at the bottom slot.

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Image 1/1: The screws are Torx T5, 5.6mm
  • Remove the Torx screws near the buttons.

  • The screws are Torx T5, 5.6mm

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Image 1/2: Remove the button overlay, taking note of its position for reassembly. There are small grey nubs that correspond to holes in the overlay. Image 2/2: Remove the button overlay, taking note of its position for reassembly. There are small grey nubs that correspond to holes in the overlay.
  • Remove the black front plate.

  • Remove the button overlay, taking note of its position for reassembly. There are small grey nubs that correspond to holes in the overlay.

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Image 1/1: Separate the display assembly from its backplate.
  • Gently release the small grey retaining clips around the outside of the display assembly.

  • Separate the display assembly from its backplate.

  • Take care; some of the side buttons may dislodge as the backplate is separated.

  • The LCD section is now disassembled.

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  • The LCD display is connected to the device with a small flex cable. To release the cable, flip the small handle on the connector to an upright position.

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  • Gently pull the flex cable downwards with a pair of tweezers.

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Image 1/2: Gently pull the front button component away from the inner casing slightly. It does not need to be removed. Image 2/2: Gently pull the front button component away from the inner casing slightly. It does not need to be removed.
  • Gently separate the side button component from the inner casing. It is attached with adhesive.

  • Gently pull the front button component away from the inner casing slightly. It does not need to be removed.

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  • Remove the LCD screen by its white housing, pulling the flex cable through the slot from the other side of the casing.

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  • The LCD has been removed! It can now be replaced with a functioning display.

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Conclusion

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

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