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  1. In order to open the device, first remove the camera cover. It can be pushed off manually requiring not tool at all. In order to remove the rest of the back cover,  one screw has to be removed using a #00 screw driver. NOTE: the screw is located underneath the warranty label.
    • In order to open the device, first remove the camera cover. It can be pushed off manually requiring not tool at all.

    • In order to remove the rest of the back cover, one screw has to be removed using a #00 screw driver. NOTE: the screw is located underneath the warranty label.

    • The plastic back cover can then be pulledoff manually.

  2. To remove the plastic frame a total of fifteen screws need to be removed using a #00 screw driver.
    • To remove the plastic frame a total of fifteen screws need to be removed using a #00 screw driver.

    • NOTE: One of the screws is located underneath the label for the serial number.

    • The plastic frame can then be easily removed.

  3. Once the plastic frame is removed, that battery can be extracted by unplugging the battery jack and priying the battery off of two double-sided adhesive patches. This should not pose a problem.
    • Once the plastic frame is removed, that battery can be extracted by unplugging the battery jack and priying the battery off of two double-sided adhesive patches. This should not pose a problem.

  4. Removing the main components on the mainboard starts with opening the ribbon cable connector in figure one. It is attached to the mainboard with a small two-sided adhesive that can be levered off easily. Removing the speakers, the vibration module and the microphone requires similar little effort. Just find the components and remove them using a small lever tool. Removing the speakers, the vibration module and the microphone requires similar little effort. Just find the components and remove them using a small lever tool.
    • Removing the main components on the mainboard starts with opening the ribbon cable connector in figure one. It is attached to the mainboard with a small two-sided adhesive that can be levered off easily.

    • Removing the speakers, the vibration module and the microphone requires similar little effort. Just find the components and remove them using a small lever tool.

  5. Before removing the mainboard, first loosen the two screws indicated in figure one using a #00 screw driver. The power button located on the edge of the device can be extracted manually.
    • Before removing the mainboard, first loosen the two screws indicated in figure one using a #00 screw driver.

    • The power button located on the edge of the device can be extracted manually.

    • The mainboard can now be removed easily. It is only attached to the device with two small adhesive patches.

  6. Both the usb/headphone board and the rear camera are attached to the device using only weak adhesives that can be levered off without problem.
    • Both the usb/headphone board and the rear camera are attached to the device using only weak adhesives that can be levered off without problem.

  7. In order to separate display and frame, a strong lever is required. Adhesives along the frame form a strong bond between display and frame that needs to be destoyed. NOTE: When trying to keep the display cable intact. You need to carefully lift it through the frame. Otherwise it will tear.
    • In order to separate display and frame, a strong lever is required. Adhesives along the frame form a strong bond between display and frame that needs to be destoyed.

    • NOTE: When trying to keep the display cable intact. You need to carefully lift it through the frame. Otherwise it will tear.

  8. The separation of  display and frame will not be possible without destroying some of the parts.
    • The separation of display and frame will not be possible without destroying some of the parts.

    • Cutting off the flexboard will probably be the best option.

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Paul

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