Locate the horizontal grip located on the back cover of the phone. Slide the back cover down and off of the phone.
  • Locate the horizontal grip located on the back cover of the phone.

  • Slide the back cover down and off of the phone.

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Insert a plastic opening tool into the battery release point located above the battery. Pull outwards in order to release the battery.
  • Insert a plastic opening tool into the battery release point located above the battery.

  • Pull outwards in order to release the battery.

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Locate the 5 screws holding the body of the phone together. The top screw will have a plastic cover, remove it using tweezers. Using a Philips head screwdriver, twist counterclockwise to remove the screws.
  • Locate the 5 screws holding the body of the phone together.

  • The top screw will have a plastic cover, remove it using tweezers.

  • Using a Philips head screwdriver, twist counterclockwise to remove the screws.

  • Take special care with the screw located at the top of the phone. It is smaller and more likely to be damaged or improperly attached.

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Lift the back cover starting at the bottom of the phone. Lift the back cover starting at the bottom of the phone.
  • Lift the back cover starting at the bottom of the phone.

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Remove the back cover completely from the phone. Remove the back cover completely from the phone.
  • Remove the back cover completely from the phone.

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Locate the clamp at bottom right side of the Circuit Board.
  • Locate the clamp at bottom right side of the Circuit Board.

  • Pull the circuit board from the phone being cautious to pull out underneath the clamp.

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Locate the ribbon connecting the circuit board to the phone display. Using the spudger, disconnect the ribbon connecting the phone's display and the circuit board.
  • Locate the ribbon connecting the circuit board to the phone display.

  • Using the spudger, disconnect the ribbon connecting the phone's display and the circuit board.

  • Remove the circuit board

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Locate the two rubber circles covering the screws. Remove the rubber covers using tweezers. Using the Phillips head screwdriver, unscrew and remove the two screws.
  • Locate the two rubber circles covering the screws.

  • Remove the rubber covers using tweezers.

  • Using the Phillips head screwdriver, unscrew and remove the two screws.

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Close the phone and gently pull outwards from the bottom left portion of the phone cover. Take care not to do this with too much force, as it could crack the cover. Completely remove the cover from the phone.
  • Close the phone and gently pull outwards from the bottom left portion of the phone cover.

  • Take care not to do this with too much force, as it could crack the cover.

  • Completely remove the cover from the phone.

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Locate the front music buttons. Remove the music control buttons on the face of the phone.
  • Locate the front music buttons.

  • Remove the music control buttons on the face of the phone.

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While grasping the top and bottom sections torque the pieces until the indicated hinge has popped out. The two sections of the phone are now able to separate. Make sure the right side of the hinge is removed first and not the left as you will likely damage the ribbon connection.
  • While grasping the top and bottom sections torque the pieces until the indicated hinge has popped out. The two sections of the phone are now able to separate.

  • Make sure the right side of the hinge is removed first and not the left as you will likely damage the ribbon connection.

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Locate the two speakers. Using a spudger disconnect the speakers from the assembly. Lift the screen assembly from the casing. The screen assembly is completely removed to allow for easier access to the speaker connections when performing further repairs on the speakers.
  • Locate the two speakers. Using a spudger disconnect the speakers from the assembly.

  • Lift the screen assembly from the casing.

  • The screen assembly is completely removed to allow for easier access to the speaker connections when performing further repairs on the speakers.

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Use a pair of tweezers to disconnect the speaker wires from the circuit board. Note that the soldered connection must be broken for this to occur. Use a pair of tweezers to disconnect the speaker wires from the circuit board. Note that the soldered connection must be broken for this to occur.
  • Use a pair of tweezers to disconnect the speaker wires from the circuit board. Note that the soldered connection must be broken for this to occur.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, re-solder the speaker wires to the circuit board and follow the rest of the instructions in reverse order.

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