Introduction

I will teach the guide reader how to access this piece and to replace it, it must be purchased.

Use the plastic opening tool to pry the top plastic section off. Use the plastic opening tool to pry the top plastic section off. Use the plastic opening tool to pry the top plastic section off.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to pry the top plastic section off.

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Use the plastic opening tool to pry the bottom plastic section off. Use the plastic opening tool to pry the bottom plastic section off.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to pry the bottom plastic section off.

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Remove the four 5mm screws. Use the plastic opening tool to pry off the back. Use the plastic opening tool to pry off the back.
  • Remove the four 5mm screws.

  • Use the plastic opening tool to pry off the back.

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Use the plastic opening tool to remove the loud speaker module. Use the plastic opening tool to remove the loud speaker module. Use the plastic opening tool to remove the loud speaker module.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to remove the loud speaker module.

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Use the plastic opening tool to detach the ribbon running across the battery. Use the plastic opening tool to detach the ribbon connecting the battery to the motherboard. Use the plastic opening tool to detach the ribbon connecting the battery to the motherboard.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to detach the ribbon running across the battery.

  • Use the plastic opening tool to detach the ribbon connecting the battery to the motherboard.

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Unhook the 2 connections between the harness and phone shell. Using the plastic opening tool, pry the harness up and remove it. There is an adhesive on the bottom half of the battery harness.
  • Unhook the 2 connections between the harness and phone shell.

  • Using the plastic opening tool, pry the harness up and remove it.

  • There is an adhesive on the bottom half of the battery harness.

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The final step is taking the entire harness off of the phone.
  • The final step is taking the entire harness off of the phone.

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Use the Phillips #00 to remove the 3 5mm screws. Lift the plastic cover off. Use the plastic opening tool to pry the motherboard out of the phone shell.
  • Use the Phillips #00 to remove the 3 5mm screws.

  • Lift the plastic cover off.

  • Use the plastic opening tool to pry the motherboard out of the phone shell.

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Use the plastic opening tool to detach the ear piece speaker.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to detach the ear piece speaker.

  • Avoid majorly bending the tiny metal hooks holding the ear piece in.

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Once every single piece is removed from the main screen/digitizer this will be the only remaining piece. Nothing else can be removed. If you need to replace your screen this entire piece must be replaced.
  • Once every single piece is removed from the main screen/digitizer this will be the only remaining piece. Nothing else can be removed. If you need to replace your screen this entire piece must be replaced.

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Conclusion

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

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