Parts

No parts required.

  1. Make sure the lock switch for the back cover is unlocked.
    • Make sure the lock switch for the back cover is unlocked.

    • The cover is unlocked when the switch is slid in the direction of the 'unlock' icon.

  2. Remove back cover by prying away from the Thrive. The easiest place to pry from is one of the two speakers.
    • Remove back cover by prying away from the Thrive.

    • The easiest place to pry from is one of the two speakers.

  3. To remove the battery, make sure the lock switch is in the unlocked position.
    • To remove the battery, make sure the lock switch is in the unlocked position.

    • The battery is unlocked when the switch is slid to the unlocked position.

  4. Slide the battery switch release to the right. While holding the switch in place, lift up the battery. While holding the switch in place, lift up the battery.
    • Slide the battery switch release to the right.

    • While holding the switch in place, lift up the battery.

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  6. Start by using a screwdriver to remove the 12 screws holding on the back cover.  The screws are 5mm in length and require a PH0 screwdriver. All of these screws are identical so don't worry about getting them mixed up.
    • Start by using a screwdriver to remove the 12 screws holding on the back cover. The screws are 5mm in length and require a PH0 screwdriver.

    • All of these screws are identical so don't worry about getting them mixed up.

  7. Start to gently pry the back of the device off, while leaving it loosely in place. Be careful not to tear or damage the cables when removing the back. Be careful not to tear or damage the cables when removing the back.
    • Start to gently pry the back of the device off, while leaving it loosely in place.

    • Be careful not to tear or damage the cables when removing the back.

  8. Once the back of the case is off, disconnect the wires by gently pulling on the plastic tabs as shown. Once the back of the case is off, disconnect the wires by gently pulling on the plastic tabs as shown. Once the back of the case is off, disconnect the wires by gently pulling on the plastic tabs as shown.
    • Once the back of the case is off, disconnect the wires by gently pulling on the plastic tabs as shown.

  9. Carefully open the device like a book and lay the two halves beside each other. Carefully open the device like a book and lay the two halves beside each other.
    • Carefully open the device like a book and lay the two halves beside each other.

  10. Separate the two halves of your Thrive Using a Phillips screwdriver, remove the six screws holding the LCD in place.  These screws are 3mm in length and require a PH0 screwdriver.
    • Separate the two halves of your Thrive

    • Using a Phillips screwdriver, remove the six screws holding the LCD in place. These screws are 3mm in length and require a PH0 screwdriver.

  11. With a spudger, disconnect the cable connecting the camera to the motherboard.
    • With a spudger, disconnect the cable connecting the camera to the motherboard.

  12. Lift up the LCD from the screen and place it on the side Lift up the LCD from the screen and place it on the side
    • Lift up the LCD from the screen and place it on the side

  13. Remove the one screw holding the camera in place.  The screw is 3mm in length and requires a PH0 screwdriver. Lift up the camera from the screen.
    • Remove the one screw holding the camera in place. The screw is 3mm in length and requires a PH0 screwdriver.

    • Lift up the camera from the screen.

Conclusion

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

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