1) First, remove the
Express-On cover. Then locate the 6 Torx screws. Unscrew
2) Place the phone with
the LCD facing up. Remove the main circuit assembly from the
back (bathtub) piece by lifting it up from the back piece. Be
careful not to turn the back piece over or the SIM-card conductors
and handsfree+charger conductors will drop out. Not to fear,
in case they come out, it is very easy to put them back.
Remember that the charger socket is on the left and the handsfree
socket is on the right (when viewed from bottom with the phone
3) Remove the SIM-card
conductor and the
4) Observe the main
circuit assembly. You will notice that there is a shiny metal
plate (where the screw head rests eariler), a piece of transparent
plastic plate (in the middle) and the main (green) circuit
board. Do not attempt to remove the shiny metal plate!
(Not for this purpose anyway) At first I thought I have to remove
the shiny metal plate to access the LEDs, but it's not! Turn
the main circuit assembly upside down (LCD face down). Look at
the transparent plastic plate. You will notice that the transparent
plate clips on to the main (green) circuit board at two points, on
the left and right, near the LCD display. Use a small
flat-head screwdriver to push the clips outwards, to seperate the
transparent plate and the main circuit board.
5) Once you have
separated the main circuit board from the front plate, you can
locate the LEDs. Here's the orientation of the LEDs for the
7) Now you can
proceed to de-solder and change the LEDs.
Assembly of the parts is exactly
the reverse of de-assembly. Snap the clear plastic board to
the main circuit board, then screw the main circuit assembly onto
the back piece. Put back the express-on cover and power on the
phone to check. Maybe, the date and time has been reset and
has to be re-programmed.
8) When you did
everything on the right way your phone look like this :