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  1. Before removing the display unit is possible, the SIM card holder and speaker covers must be removed. The SIM Card Holder can easily be removed using a small tool. It is neither glued nor fastened with screws. Find the charging slot. Next to it there are two rubber knobs that cover two screws (#0) unfasten them.
    • Before removing the display unit is possible, the SIM card holder and speaker covers must be removed.

    • The SIM Card Holder can easily be removed using a small tool. It is neither glued nor fastened with screws.

    • Find the charging slot. Next to it there are two rubber knobs that cover two screws (#0) unfasten them.

    • The two speaker are located on two of the device's corners. Remove the metal mesh tapes and unscrew four screws (#0). It is now possible to remove the speaker covers.

    • The display can now be flipped upward. NOTE: the display cable is still connected to the device. If flipped the wrong way it might tear.

    • Now remove the two adhesives that hold down he display cable. Unplug the cable's two connectors and remove the display unit from the device.

  2. Remove the two adhesives that fix the battery cable to the mainboard. Then unplug the battery connector. The battery has to be pried off the adhesives that hold it down inside the device. Use of a lever tool required.
    • Remove the two adhesives that fix the battery cable to the mainboard. Then unplug the battery connector.

    • The battery has to be pried off the adhesives that hold it down inside the device. Use of a lever tool required.

  3. In order to remove the camera module, unplug the camera connector and carefully pull of the camera. The use of a lever tool may be of help.
    • In order to remove the camera module, unplug the camera connector and carefully pull of the camera. The use of a lever tool may be of help.

    • Close to the WWAN Port, there is a screw (#00), remove it. The screws socket comes of as well.

    • The WWAN Module can be unplugged manually.

  4. Loosen the five one-sided tapes on the mainboard and detach the connectors for volume control, the speakers and the ribbon cable. Also remove the vibration alert unit. Loosen the six screws (#00) that hold down the mainboard. Remove the mainboard from the device. NOTE: antenna cable needs to be disconnected before removal is possible.
    • Loosen the five one-sided tapes on the mainboard and detach the connectors for volume control, the speakers and the ribbon cable. Also remove the vibration alert unit.

    • Loosen the six screws (#00) that hold down the mainboard. Remove the mainboard from the device. NOTE: antenna cable needs to be disconnected before removal is possible.

  5. In order to remove the speakers, the adhesives above the speaker cable need to be removed. The speakers can then be remove using a lever tool.
    • In order to remove the speakers, the adhesives above the speaker cable need to be removed. The speakers can then be remove using a lever tool.

    • Both the socket for the charging slot and the volume control buttons are fastened with two screws (#0) each.

    • Above the antenna cable there are some silver and copper foil adhesives that need to be loosened before removing the antenna cables.

  6. The ribbon cable is attached to the device via a small double-sided adhesive patch. Can be removed easily.
    • The ribbon cable is attached to the device via a small double-sided adhesive patch. Can be removed easily.

    • In order to remove the front glass from the display unit, brutal force must be used. It is likely that neither glass nor display board will be intact afterwards.

    • The display board can later be removed after cutting the plastic hull und prying it off the glass.

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Paul

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