Fairphone 1 - Replacing the back cover

The back cover is broken or scratched.

  • Fairphone 1
  • 2 Steps
  • Easy
  • 15 min.
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Introduction

In this guide, we show you how to replace your Fairphone’s defective back cover on your own. This repair can help if the back cover is broken or scratched, or you can’t press the buttons properly.

Required tools

  • Menda ESD Spudger

    Menda ESD Spudger

    You need a flat plastic prying tool to disconnect the various plugs and connectors.

    €5.00 at the iDoc store
  • Steel Laboratory Spatula

    Steel Laboratory Spatula

    You need a flat and sturdy prying tool to disconnect glued parts.

    €9.00 at the iDoc store
  • Samsung Toolkit, 16 pieces

    Samsung Toolkit, 16 pieces

    Whatever’s wrong with your phone, our tool kit can help you fix it. Each repair kit includes a steel laboratory spatula, an opening tool, a PicoFinish Phillips screwdriver, an iDoc magnetic pad and a suction cup, so you can tackle even tricky repairs for yourself. Your Samsung display’s really glued on? Not to worry – just use one of the four flat picks included in this kit to lift one corner of the display, and the other three to work your way around the rest of it. Not sure what goes where? Our detailed repair guides tell you exactly what tool you need for each step.

    €49.00 at the iDoc store

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Replacement parts and tools for this repair

Our tools plus the right spare part help you fix your device easily.

Samsung Toolkit, 16 pieces

Whatever’s wrong with your phone, our tool kit can help you fix it. Each repair kit includes a steel laboratory spatula, an...

for €49.00

Getting started with the repair of your Fairphone 1

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2 steps
  1. Removing the back cover

    Fairphone 1 - Removing the back cover 01
    Fairphone 1 - Removing the back cover 02
    Fairphone 1 - Removing the back cover 03
    1. Lift the back cover with your finger to detach it from the smartphone. There’s an indentation in the side of the Fairphone for this purpose.
    2. Remove the back cover from the device.
  2. The right tools for your repair

    With the right tools, you will succeed in any repair. In our store you will find a large selection of professional quality tools.
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  3. Attaching the back cover

    Fairphone 1 - Attaching the back cover 01
    Fairphone 1 - Attaching the back cover 02
    1. Put the back cover back on. Make sure the two tabs on the back cover hook into the chassis.
    2. Press the back cover on until you hear it click into place.
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