Introduzione

Use this guide to replace your volume buttons.

Apply a heated iOpener to the lower glass panel on the back of the phone for five minutes.
  • Apply a heated iOpener to the lower glass panel on the back of the phone for five minutes.

    • You may need to reheat and reapply the iOpener several times to get the panel warm enough. Follow the iOpener instructions to avoid overheating.

    • A hair dryer, heat gun, or hot plate may also be used, but be careful not to overheat the phone—the display and internal battery are both susceptible to heat damage.

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Insert an opening pick into the small gap between the rear case and the glass panel.
  • Insert an opening pick into the small gap between the rear case and the glass panel.

    • The gap is very small and the adhesive is very stubborn, so it may help to rock or slide the pick back and forth to work it into the gap. If you're having trouble inserting the pick, go back a step and heat the panel further.

    • Do not pry over the charging port. It is framed with plastic that can be damaged when prying.

  • With tip of the pick under the glass panel, carefully pry upward to slightly separate the rear case and the panel.

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  • Slide the pick in between the panel and the rear case.

  • Slide the pick across the length of the panel to slice the adhesive holding it to the rear case.

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  • Use the opening pick to carefully pry up the glass panel.

  • Remove the glass panel.

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  • Repeat the previous four heating and removal steps for the upper glass panel.

  • During reassembly, remove leftover adhesive from the panels and the rear case. Then clean those areas with high concentration isopropyl alcohol (greater than 90%) and a lint-free cloth. This will ensure proper adhesion of the panels.

  • Reinstall the panels using a precut adhesive strip or a high-bond double-sided tape, such as Tesa 61395.

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  • Remove the six 4 mm T3 Torx screws securing the display assembly.

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  • Insert the point of a spudger into the hole in the bottom right corner of the rear case.

  • Press the spudger into the hole to separate the display from the rear case.

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  • Use a finger to maintain separation between the display assembly and the rear case while you remove the spudger.

  • Reinsert the flat end of the spudger in the gap between the display assembly and the rear case.

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  • Repeat the separation and prying process for the other side of the phone.

  • There is one clip on each side of the phone—make sure both are free before you continue.

  • Be careful not to separate the bottom edge of the display more than 0.5 inches (13 mm) from the rear case. The display cable is still connected and can be damaged if the bottom of the phone is opened too far.

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  • Tilt the top right corner of the display down to disengage one of the tabs that secure the top of the display.

  • Tilt the other corner down next, to disengage the other tab.

  • The display cable is still connected and can be damaged by too much display movement. Tilt the display carefully and stop if you encounter significant resistance.

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  • Lift the right edge of the display to hinge the phone open like a book, no more than 45°.

  • Gently lift the display enough to clear the clip from the edge of the rear case, maintaining the 45º angle.

  • Rest the display on the table behind the phone and open to 90º to allow access to the display cable.

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  • Use the flat end of a spudger to lift the display cable connector up out of its socket.

  • Only pry up on the display connector itself and not the socket on the motherboard.

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  • Remove the display.

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  • Use tweezers to peel the black tape on the top of the battery up from the motherboard EMI shielding.

  • If your replacement battery does not come with this tape, note its position and transfer it to the replacement.

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  • In the following steps you will only lift the battery, do not completely remove it—it's still connected to the motherboard.

  • Use tweezers to gently peel the battery pull tab up enough to grab.

  • Use your fingers to grip the battery pull tab and lift the battery up from the phone.

    • If the battery is hard to remove, applying a small amount of high concentration (over 90%) isopropyl alcohol or adhesive remover under the battery may help.

  • If the pull tab breaks, use the flat end of a spudger or an old credit card to pry up carefully on the edges of the battery until it comes loose.

  • The battery can catch fire and/or explode if damaged so be extremely careful.

  • Never reinstall a damaged or deformed battery. Replace the battery.

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  • Fold the battery up to reveal the battery connector cover.

  • Use the point of a spudger to pry up and remove the plastic cover from the battery connector.

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  • Use the tip of a spudger to lift the battery connector up out of its socket on the motherboard.

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  • Remove the battery.

  • Before installing your replacement, remove any remaining adhesive from the phone, and clean the glued areas with isopropyl alcohol and a lint-free cloth.

  • Use a few strips of precut adhesive, or other thin double-sided adhesive tape to secure the new battery, such as Tesa 61395.

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  • Use tweezers to flip open the ZIF connector and remove the vibrator ribbon cable.

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  • Pry the vibrator motor from its position.

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  • Remove SIM card slot by inserting a SIM card ejection tool.

  • Use a paperclip if a SIM card ejection tool is not available.

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  • Remove the golden connector attached to the volume buttons with a pair of tweezers.

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  • Gently lift the motherboard with a pair of tweezers.

  • Do not try to forcefully remove the motherboard.

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  • Hold the motherboard up.

  • Remove the four T3 screws (2mm) with a T3 screw head.

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  • Remove the volume button wiring with a pair of tweezers.

  • Remove the volume buttons.

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Conclusione

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

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