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Introdução

This guide will walk you through with replacing the power and volume buttons on your device.
Accessing the buttons requires you to remove both the motherboard and the heavily glued-in battery. Do not re-use the battery after it has been removed, as the prying process could have bent the battery and compromise the internal structure.

You'll want to be careful with your tweezers, as the ribbon cables connecting the power and volume buttons to the device can be fragile and easily torn.

  1. Power off your phone before beginning disassembly. Insert the edge of the spudger into the notch on the bottom right corner of the phone. Twist the spudger to start releasing the back cover from the phone.
    • Power off your phone before beginning disassembly.

    • Insert the edge of the spudger into the notch on the bottom right corner of the phone.

    • Twist the spudger to start releasing the back cover from the phone.

    • Slide the spudger along the bottom edge to separate the back cover from the phone.

  2. Lift the phone unit out of the back cover. Lift the phone unit out of the back cover.
    • Lift the phone unit out of the back cover.

  3. Remove the nineteen 3.2 mm long T3 screws securing the plastic midframe.
    • Remove the nineteen 3.2 mm long T3 screws securing the plastic midframe.

  4. The plastic midframe is still held in place with clips. Insert the flat end of a spudger into the  midframe seam at the bottom left corner of the phone (near the microphone hole).
    • The plastic midframe is still held in place with clips.

    • Insert the flat end of a spudger into the midframe seam at the bottom left corner of the phone (near the microphone hole).

    • Twist the spudger to release the plastic clip.

    • Repeat the process for the clip near the top right corner of the phone.

  5. Lift the bottom edge of the plastic midframe upwards until the clips along the top edge release. Remove the plastic midframe.
    • Lift the bottom edge of the plastic midframe upwards until the clips along the top edge release.

    • Remove the plastic midframe.

    • To reattach the plastic midframe, line up the midframe to the phone and squeeze along the edges to engage the clips.

  6. Use the point of a spudger to pry up and disconnect the battery connector from its motherboard socket. Use the point of a spudger to pry up and disconnect the battery connector from its motherboard socket.
    • Use the point of a spudger to pry up and disconnect the battery connector from its motherboard socket.

  7. If your battery has two black tabs near the bottom corners, the battery is held in place by stretch-release adhesives. If that's the case,  follow this guide instead to complete your battery replacement. Before you begin prying, note that the battery is held in place by two adhesive strips. Before you begin prying, note that the battery is held in place by two adhesive strips.
    • If your battery has two black tabs near the bottom corners, the battery is held in place by stretch-release adhesives. If that's the case, follow this guide instead to complete your battery replacement.

    • Before you begin prying, note that the battery is held in place by two adhesive strips.

  8. Insert an opening pick into the top right edge of the battery. Push the opening pick in carefully until half of the pick is under the battery.
    • Insert an opening pick into the top right edge of the battery.

    • Push the opening pick in carefully until half of the pick is under the battery.

  9. Apply a few drops of high concentration (>90%) isopropyl alcohol along the right edge of the battery.
    • Apply a few drops of high concentration (>90%) isopropyl alcohol along the right edge of the battery.

    • Tilt the edge up slightly for a minute to allow the isopropyl alcohol to soften the adhesive.

  10. As you slice through the adhesive with the opening pick, try your best not to bend the battery pack. Soft shell lithium-ion batteries are highly susceptible to damage and can ignite when compromised. Insert another opening pick into the right edge, near the first opening pick.
    • As you slice through the adhesive with the opening pick, try your best not to bend the battery pack. Soft shell lithium-ion batteries are highly susceptible to damage and can ignite when compromised.

    • Insert another opening pick into the right edge, near the first opening pick.

    • Slide the opening pick down along the right edge to loosen the right adhesive strip.

    • If the slicing feels difficult, apply a few more drops of isopropyl alcohol into the edge, wait a minute for it to seep in, and try again.

  11. Insert an opening pick into the bottom left edge of the battery.
    • Insert an opening pick into the bottom left edge of the battery.

    • Push the opening pick until it is halfway under the battery.

    • Apply isopropyl alcohol along the left edge and let it sit for a minute to weaken the adhesive.

  12. Grasp the battery along the right corners and slowly lift the right edge upwards. If the battery begins to bend significantly, stop and re-apply more isopropyl alcohol to the left adhesive strip.
    • Grasp the battery along the right corners and slowly lift the right edge upwards.

    • If the battery begins to bend significantly, stop and re-apply more isopropyl alcohol to the left adhesive strip.

  13. Remove the battery.
    • Remove the battery.

    • Do not reuse the battery after it has been removed, as doing so is a potential safety hazard. Replace it with a new battery.

    • To install a replacement battery:

    • Remove the old adhesive from the phone frame.

    • Apply new adhesive in the same general area as the old adhesive.

    • Lay the battery lightly in place. Check that the battery connector is properly aligned with its motherboard socket.

    • Press the battery firmly into the phone for thirty seconds.

  14. Use the point of a spudger to pry up and disconnect the display cable from its motherboard socket, near the bottom left corner of the motherboard. Use the point of a spudger to pry up and disconnect the display cable from its motherboard socket, near the bottom left corner of the motherboard.
    • Use the point of a spudger to pry up and disconnect the display cable from its motherboard socket, near the bottom left corner of the motherboard.

  15. Use the point of a spudger to pry up and disconnect the antenna cable from its motherboard socket. Use the point of a spudger to pry up and disconnect the antenna cable from its motherboard socket.
    • Use the point of a spudger to pry up and disconnect the antenna cable from its motherboard socket.

  16. Use the point of a spudger to pry up and disconnect the interconnect cable from its motherboard socket. Use the point of a spudger to pry up and disconnect the interconnect cable from its motherboard socket.
    • Use the point of a spudger to pry up and disconnect the interconnect cable from its motherboard socket.

  17. Remove the two black 3.2 mm long T3 screws securing the motherboard.
    • Remove the two black 3.2 mm long T3 screws securing the motherboard.

  18. Grasp the motherboard by the top corners and lift it out of the phone. Remove the motherboard.
    • Grasp the motherboard by the top corners and lift it out of the phone.

    • Remove the motherboard.

  19. Use the Precision Tweezer to detach the Power and Volume Buttons Flex. Start at the lip of the phone, as seen in Image 2, and lift up. Slide the precision tweezers under the power and volume buttons flex until you reach the gold plated section, detaching it from the phone. Use the Precision Tweezer to detach the Power and Volume Buttons Flex. Start at the lip of the phone, as seen in Image 2, and lift up. Slide the precision tweezers under the power and volume buttons flex until you reach the gold plated section, detaching it from the phone. Use the Precision Tweezer to detach the Power and Volume Buttons Flex. Start at the lip of the phone, as seen in Image 2, and lift up. Slide the precision tweezers under the power and volume buttons flex until you reach the gold plated section, detaching it from the phone.
    • Use the Precision Tweezer to detach the Power and Volume Buttons Flex. Start at the lip of the phone, as seen in Image 2, and lift up. Slide the precision tweezers under the power and volume buttons flex until you reach the gold plated section, detaching it from the phone.

  20. Use the Plastic Spudger to finish lifting the volume and power buttons flex from the base of the phone. Use the Plastic Spudger to finish lifting the volume and power buttons flex from the base of the phone.
    • Use the Plastic Spudger to finish lifting the volume and power buttons flex from the base of the phone.

  21. Use the Precision Tweezers to pull the volume and power buttons off of the side of the phone, as seen in the pictures. It is all one piece and will be pulled off together. Do not be afraid to pull with some force to remove the buttons. The buttons are connected by an adhesive but can be pulled off easily, be confident in the strength of the buttons. Do not be afraid to pull with some force to remove the buttons. The buttons are connected by an adhesive but can be pulled off easily, be confident in the strength of the buttons.
    • Use the Precision Tweezers to pull the volume and power buttons off of the side of the phone, as seen in the pictures. It is all one piece and will be pulled off together.

    • Do not be afraid to pull with some force to remove the buttons. The buttons are connected by an adhesive but can be pulled off easily, be confident in the strength of the buttons.

  22. This is the result of removing the volume and power buttons flex from the phone.
    • This is the result of removing the volume and power buttons flex from the phone.

Conclusão

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

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