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Introduction

When completing this guide, remember the front buttons are flimsy so handle with care.

  1. Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to unscrew the two 5 mm screws located on the bottom of the back of the device.
    • Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to unscrew the two 5 mm screws located on the bottom of the back of the device.

  2. Use a plastic opening tool to loosen the bottom portion of device.
    • Use a plastic opening tool to loosen the bottom portion of device.

  3. Use a plastic opening tool to loosen the top panel of the device.
    • Use a plastic opening tool to loosen the top panel of the device.

  4. Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the two 3 mm screws located on the portion under the top panel of the device.
    • Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the two 3 mm screws located on the portion under the top panel of the device.

  5. Remove the back plate from the device. Remove the back plate from the device. Remove the back plate from the device.
    • Remove the back plate from the device.

  6. Peel back the layer of tape along with the processor, which is located just below the battery, using the tweezers and the spudger. Peel back the layer of tape along with the processor, which is located just below the battery, using the tweezers and the spudger.
    • Peel back the layer of tape along with the processor, which is located just below the battery, using the tweezers and the spudger.

  7. Slide a prying tool underneath the top portion of the battery and lift it from the case. Slide a prying tool underneath the top portion of the battery and lift it from the case.
    • Slide a prying tool underneath the top portion of the battery and lift it from the case.

  8. Remove the stickers from the battery terminals, which are on the underside of the battery.
    • Remove the stickers from the battery terminals, which are on the underside of the battery.

  9. Use a soldering iron to remove the wires from the red and the black terminals.
    • Use a soldering iron to remove the wires from the red and the black terminals.

  10. Use a nylon spudger or tweezers to remove the plastic USB cover.
    • Use a nylon spudger or tweezers to remove the plastic USB cover.

  11. Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to unscrew two 2 mm screws located on the top corners of the device.
    • Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to unscrew two 2 mm screws located on the top corners of the device.

  12. Use a nylon spudger or tweezers to remove the plastic protective plate at the top of device.
    • Use a nylon spudger or tweezers to remove the plastic protective plate at the top of device.

  13. Remove the plastic protective frame located over the motherboard with tweezers and a spudger. Remove the plastic protective frame located over the motherboard with tweezers and a spudger.
    • Remove the plastic protective frame located over the motherboard with tweezers and a spudger.

  14. Remove screen connection from motherboard using tweezers and spudger.
    • Remove screen connection from motherboard using tweezers and spudger.

  15. Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove two 3 mm screws at the bottom sides and two 1 mm screws at top sides of the device.
    • Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove two 3 mm screws at the bottom sides and two 1 mm screws at top sides of the device.

  16. Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to unscrew two 2 mm screws, and remove the motherboard from the device with tweezers and a plastic opening tool. Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to unscrew two 2 mm screws, and remove the motherboard from the device with tweezers and a plastic opening tool.
    • Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to unscrew two 2 mm screws, and remove the motherboard from the device with tweezers and a plastic opening tool.

  17. Disconnect the metal shielding plate from the front panel with tweezers or a plastic opening tool. Disconnect the metal shielding plate from the front panel with tweezers or a plastic opening tool.
    • Disconnect the metal shielding plate from the front panel with tweezers or a plastic opening tool.

  18. Use a plastic opening tool to remove the screen from metal back plate. Use a plastic opening tool to remove the screen from metal back plate.
    • Use a plastic opening tool to remove the screen from metal back plate.

  19. Ensure that button connection is completely separated from the buttons.
    • Ensure that button connection is completely separated from the buttons.

  20. Remove buttons from front display panel by  pushing button display from the front of the device Remove buttons from front display panel by  pushing button display from the front of the device Remove buttons from front display panel by  pushing button display from the front of the device
    • Remove buttons from front display panel by pushing button display from the front of the device

Conclusion

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

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