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There is a high risk of damaging the display panel if this opening procedure is improperly followed.

The following three steps show how to pry the rear case from the plastic frame. Read through the steps first before attempting the procedure.

There are two different seams between the screen and the body of the phone:

Display panel seam: This seam is part of the display assembly. Do not pry at this seam, or you will separate and damage the display panel.

Frame seam: This is where the plastic frame meets the back cover. It is recessed into the back cover. Only pry at this seam.

There are fourteen clips that hold the frame against the rear case. Be aware of their location as you pry the back cover off in the following steps.

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