Oh no! You've dropped your digital stuff. And it's out of warranty. And repair costs more than the digital stuff is worth. What to do short of tossing the digital stuff (or selling on ebay)? Well, believe it or not the average person has a good chance of diy fixing that digital stuff themselves. All they'll need for most cases is some patience, and a little background knowledge. The intent of the posts on this blog are to help provide that knowledge.
Disclaimer Warning: The following instructions are given without any warranty. They don't have to be complete or correct. Don't do any of the following steps if you're not sure of what you're doing. You could damage your digital stuffs and you WILL lose your warranty. Everything you do will be at your own risk.
Tools required: Torx 6 screwdriver, plastic tool such as a credit card or guitar plectrum
First remove the battery cover, battery, sim and memory card.
Run your plastic tool around the join of the front cover to unclip it.
With the front cover removed your phone will now look like below.
Turn your phone over and push your screwdriver in the gap, as shown below. Do the same on the right side too. This will release the camera surround.
Your phone should now look like below.
Turn the phone over and remove the six screws you can see.
Lift the frame which holds the screen in place away from the rest of the phone slightly. You now have access to a ribbon connector (indicated by the arrow) that needs to be detached. The connector attaches like a plug and socket. Lift the connector away from the phone to unplug it.
Your phone should now look like below. Four clips hold the LCD screen in place. Bend these back a little to release the screen.
You should now have the LCD screen removed. Reverse the procedure for reassembly.