Introdução

To remove the LCD you will first need to remove the battery, open the phone and remove the motherboard. Be ready to use a plastic opening tool, T5 Torx Screwdriver, spudger and head gun or hair dryer.

  1. Pry the rear cover from the back of the phone.
    • Pry the rear cover from the back of the phone.

  2. Insert a spudger or plastic opening tool into the small notch at the base of the battery.
    • Insert a spudger or plastic opening tool into the small notch at the base of the battery.

    • Lift the battery out of the phone.

    • Remove the four 5.0 mm T5 Torx screws from the corners of the phone.

    • Remove three 5.5 mm T5 Torx screws from the back of the phone.

    • Lift up the black rubber flap near the SD card slot.

    • Remove the single 5.5 mm T5 Torx screw beneath the flap.

    • Do not attempt to loosen the screws with too much force. These screws are small, and easily stripped.

    • Remove the back case of the phone by gently lifting the tabs located on top of the phone near the lock button.

    • Use the case opener or spudger in these small areas because the plastic tabs can be easily broken.

    • Lift the tabs located on the bottom of the phone to continue removing the back cover.

    • Slide an opening tool between the gap from the back of the case to the front.

    • After separating the sides, make sure there is a noticeable gap between the back case and the rest of the phone.

    • After detaching the tabs and sliding down the sides, there should be a noticeable gap between the front and back cases.

    • Carefully separate the back case from the rest of the phone by lifting it away from the phone.

    • Do not completely remove the case from the rest of the phone. The antenna is connected to both cases.

    • Disconnect the antenna from its housing on the motherboard by gently lifting beneath it.

    • Ease the antenna from out of its guide along the side of the phone

    • Once the antenna is detached, remove the back case and the antenna from the phone

    • The antenna is soldered to the back case. Do not pull with too much force.

    • To remove the motherboard, first dislodge the right side of the motherboard, where the external connections are located, from the rest of the phone.

    • This can be done by placing a spudger in between the two ports on the phone, between the black plastic and motherboard, and prying out.

    • The motherboard should be able to be easily lifted upwards after dislodging it.

    • If the white rubber piece moves, replace it where it came from upon reassembly.

    • First, several connections must be disconnected to completely separate the motherboard from the rest of the phone.

    • The connection highlighted with a red box must be pulled down instead of out.

    • Using the spudger tool, separate the two connections on the motherboard highlighted with orange circles by pulling them out.

    • The black switch on top of this connection acts as a lock. Push it forwards to unlock the connection.

    • After disconnecting the motherboard, there should be five distinct and separate parts of the phone: back cover, back case, front case, battery, and motherboard.

    • Using a heat gun or a hair dryer on high heat, soften the adhesive securing the glass screen.

    • Direct the hot air along the front edges of the glass until the phone is warm to the touch.

    • Using a plastic opening tool, carefully pry up the bottom of the display glass.

    • Slowly work your way around the phone, using the plastic opening tool to separate the glass from the phone.

    • As you work, the adhesive may cool and harden. You may need to heat up the glass again as you work your way around the screen.

    • Using a spudger, lift up the digitizer cable that is attached to the glass.

    • Be careful not to damage the cable. It is glued in place and hard to remove.

    • Now that the cable has been removed you can slide it through the opening and detach the glass.

    • Be careful as you pull the cable through the opening. The cable is easily damaged.

    • Once the cable is pushed through the slot, the glass can be fully removed.

    • With the glass removed you can now access the LCD screen.

    • Using a plastic opening tool, slide it in between LCD screen and the case of the phone and then pry it out carefully.

    • Slide the case opener tool along the side until the LCD pops out of the case.

    • Carefully guide the cables attached to the back of the LCD through the hole.

    • The LCD is now ready to be replaced.

Conclusão

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

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