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Tools required for disassembly: Phillips screwdriver
, Mobile phone opening tool
, Suction cup
, hot air gun or hair dryer.
(If you are replacing a badly cracked screen, cover it in sticky tape
before starting). First turn your phone off and remove your sim card.
Next, apply heat from a hot air gun or hair dryer to the back of the phone. This
will soften the adhesive tape holding the back cover in place. Now run a plastic
tool around the join of the back cover and it will start to release.
If you have a suction cup, attach this to the back of the phone and pull
it towards you and the back cover will come away.
Move the suction cup to different areas to completely release the back
The back cover is now free. Now remove the five circled screws. Note
that the screw circled in blue is a different length to the others, so make sure
it goes back in the correct place when you reassemble.
Next, disconnect the ribbon cable from the battery. This cable has a
plug and socket like connection, so lever up, away from the circuit board.
Below you can see the ribbon cable from the battery once it has been
Now remove the battery by levering from the point indicated below.
The battery is now free.
Next you need to disconnect the vibrating motor. Again, this has a plug and socket like connection, so lever this up, away from the circuit board,
as indicated by the arrow below.
The vibrating motor has now been disconnected from the circuit board.
Now run your plastic tool all the way around the join of the battery
compartment and lever it free.
The battery compartment is now free.
If you want to remove/replace the vibrating motor, turn the battery compartment
over and push the catch circled.
Below is a close up of the catch which holds the vibrating motor in place. Simply
push this down to release the ringer.
The vibrating motor is now free.
Continue disassembly by removing the loud speaker box. Lever it free
from the point indicated below.
The loud speaker box is now free.
Below is a close up of the loud speaker box.
If you want to remove/replace the loud speaker, first lift the clear
plastic cover free.
Now push the back of the loud speaker out from the point indicated
The loudspeaker is now free.
Remove the rubber cover from the camera, indicated top left in the image
below, and also remove the plastic cover, top right. Both parts will simply lift
The circuit board is held in place by a number of plastic clips around
its edge, such as those indicated below. Lever the clips back and lift the
circuit board free.
The circuit board is now free. If you want to remove/replace the rear
camera and front facing camera, disconnect the cables indicated below. Again,
these cables have a plug and socket like connection, so lever each up, away from
the circuit board.
The rear camera and front facing camera are now free.
Take note of circled ribbon cables. When the circuit board was removed
these cables were disconnected. Make sure these click into place during
Now remove the volume/power and camera flex cables, as shown below.
To remove the earpiece, indicated left in the image below, lever
from the point shown. To remove the headphone jack, pry from the point indicated
The earpiece and headphone jack socket are now also free.
To remove the screen and frame, first apply heat around the edges of
the front of the phone to soften the adhesive holding the screen and frame in
place, then run a plastic tool around the join to lever the screen free. Go all
the way around the edge of the phone until the screen comes out.
The screen and frame have now been separated from the chassis.
Now turn the screen over and remove the clear plastic guide,
indicated below. Refer to the next image for a clearer image.
The clear plastic guide has been removed.
If you want to remove the screen from its frame, apply more heat to
the front of the screen then run your plastic tool under the very edge of the
screen, as shown below. Keep applying heat and the screen will eventually come
The screen is now free from the frame.
Turn the screen over and carefully peel back the foam cover.
The foam cover is now free and can be applied to your new screen. Disassembly is now complete. Reverse the whole procedure for reassembly. If you've found this disassembly guide useful, please support formymobile.co.uk and order the tools and parts you need from our site. We ship worldwide!
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