Introduction

The digitizer is glued to the screen and heat gun is recommended to separate the two parts properly.

Insert the plastic opening tool into the groove between the two halves of the cover. Pry the two halves apart working your way around the perimeter of the case. Insert the plastic opening tool into the groove between the two halves of the cover. Pry the two halves apart working your way around the perimeter of the case. Insert the plastic opening tool into the groove between the two halves of the cover. Pry the two halves apart working your way around the perimeter of the case.
  • Insert the plastic opening tool into the groove between the two halves of the cover. Pry the two halves apart working your way around the perimeter of the case.

Pry the battery from the casing by sliding an ID or credit card underneath and applying some force. Peel back any yellow tape not directly attached to the battery. Using a soldering iron, desolder the two wires that connect the battery to the motherboard.
  • Pry the battery from the casing by sliding an ID or credit card underneath and applying some force.

  • Peel back any yellow tape not directly attached to the battery.

  • Using a soldering iron, desolder the two wires that connect the battery to the motherboard.

With a Phillips head #00 screwdriver, remove the two screws holding down the speaker. With a Phillips head #00 screwdriver, remove the two screws holding down the speaker.
  • With a Phillips head #00 screwdriver, remove the two screws holding down the speaker.

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Using the ph#00 screwdriver, remove the four 5mm screws that connect the motherboard to the casing. Using the ph#00 screwdriver, remove the four 5mm screws that connect the motherboard to the casing.
  • Using the ph#00 screwdriver, remove the four 5mm screws that connect the motherboard to the casing.

Using a spudger, detach the two ribbons from the motherboard by pushing the gray plastic tabs away from their white receivers. The parts are very delicate, so use minimal force. Once the casing is unlocked, remove the two ribbons from the motherboard.
  • Using a spudger, detach the two ribbons from the motherboard by pushing the gray plastic tabs away from their white receivers.

  • The parts are very delicate, so use minimal force.

  • Once the casing is unlocked, remove the two ribbons from the motherboard.

  • Tweezers are recommended to pull back the ribbons.

Now remove the motherboard and all of the connected components.
  • Now remove the motherboard and all of the connected components.

Using a heat gun, apply heat to the front of the screen for 3-5 minutes to release the glue. Using a plastic opening tool, pull back on the plastic blue tabs to release the digitizer and pry it back from the screen.
  • Using a heat gun, apply heat to the front of the screen for 3-5 minutes to release the glue.

  • Using a plastic opening tool, pull back on the plastic blue tabs to release the digitizer and pry it back from the screen.

  • Remove the black trim the lines perimeter of the screen and is attached to the digitizer.

  • This step will be very easy if the heat gun that was mentioned previously is used.

Conclusion

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

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