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  1. The device must be pried open to access the interior. It is possible to remove the camera cover with a lever. Note that the camera cover is fixed with 7 clips to the backside and where it reaches the front side of the device 3 small patches of double-sided adhesives glue the cover to the rest. The cover for the charging cable can be removed manually using your fingers.
    • The device must be pried open to access the interior. It is possible to remove the camera cover with a lever. Note that the camera cover is fixed with 7 clips to the backside and where it reaches the front side of the device 3 small patches of double-sided adhesives glue the cover to the rest.

    • The cover for the charging cable can be removed manually using your fingers.

  2. Destroying the structural integrity of 15 clips that hold the back cover should be enough to remove it.
    • Destroying the structural integrity of 15 clips that hold the back cover should be enough to remove it.

    • 8 screws must be removed that attach the inner back cover to the rest of the device. The screws should be clearly visible (2 next to the speaker's covers, 6 right in the middle, 2 in the other two corners) and can be unscrewed using a screw driver.

  3. Once the inner back cover has been removed, the removal of the battery should be in reach.
    • Once the inner back cover has been removed, the removal of the battery should be in reach.

    • Detach the sticker above the temperature sensor (green box in the graphic). Unscrew 4 screws near the edges of the battery. Unplug 2 connectors, of the ribbon cables that are located above the battery and one that connects the battery to the mainboard.

    • Remove the battery from the device.

  4. The SD-Card-Reader is located in one of the corners of the device's mainboard (see graphic).
    • The SD-Card-Reader is located in one of the corners of the device's mainboard (see graphic).

    • First remove the adhesive tape from the connector to the speakers. Then unplug 2 connectors. Unscrew 2 screws that fix the SD-Card-Reader to the mainboard.

    • Extract the SD-Card-Reader from the device.

  5. The front camera is located in the center of where the camera cover used to be. Remove it by unplugging its connector to the mainboard.
    • The front camera is located in the center of where the camera cover used to be. Remove it by unplugging its connector to the mainboard.

  6. In order to remove the mainboard from the device unscrew 3 screws and disconnect 2 of the connectors that are still holding down the mainboard.
    • In order to remove the mainboard from the device unscrew 3 screws and disconnect 2 of the connectors that are still holding down the mainboard.

  7. The speakers are glued to the device using double-sided adhesives and should be easy to lever off with an appropriate tool.
    • The speakers are glued to the device using double-sided adhesives and should be easy to lever off with an appropriate tool.

    • Note: one or both of the cables may also be attached to the device with one-sided adhesives. Remove of necessary.

  8. Frame and display unit are glued to each other like peanut butter and jelly. Pure force is required to disattach them. Use a lever. Difficult.
    • Frame and display unit are glued to each other like peanut butter and jelly. Pure force is required to disattach them. Use a lever. Difficult.

  9. In order to remove the display unit and the glass cover, again, force is needed. And a strong lever. Both components will likely take heavy damage from this.
    • In order to remove the display unit and the glass cover, again, force is needed. And a strong lever. Both components will likely take heavy damage from this.

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