There is a large plastic cover surrounding where the keyboard was and covering the hinges. How did it come off??
I heated the battery area for two minutes. Pried slowly with a plastic pic on the outside edge and around the top. Got the center top corner up slightly and used the dental floss trick. Worked well!
Don’t stick a pick into the screen side of the frame. You will almost certainly start to separate the digitizer and LCD. Plus there is hardly anything to pry against anyway.
I think it is just about impossible to do this without at least removing some paint on the edges. Order a new back before you attempt this. It has the adhesive already on it and costs less than $10 on eBay.
Funny my one screwdriver fit all the screws with no problem!
When reassembling, I recommend putting the antenna on its attachment before putting the speaker back on. That little antenna bugger is tough to reconnect and there is more room before the speaker is back on. Also, notice the funny little bracket that the screw goes through close to the battery. If you replaced the entire assembly you have to take it off the original assembly and slide it into the side of the speaker before you put the speaker on. Then snap the antenna into bracket after the speaker is on.
This was very difficult to reassemble. It didn’t seem like I could get the screw aligned with its hole. Finally did and now it appears that the microphone is totally muffled between the brace and the bumper that was difficult to deal with in the last step. Seems to match the picture so I hope that is OK.
I carefully pried out the bumper, separated it from the old assembly and then lightly glued it back in with a minimal amount of Elmer’s glue. It took some patience to get the tiny pin in the bumper to go into the tiny hole in the back of the area where it was to fit. Also FWIW, I tore the backing of the assembly early on but figured I was replacing it so no big deal. I think it can be done without heat but you have to look and relook at the appearance to know where-all to pry up slowly.
Prying on the side with the pointy end of a pair of tweezers works fine too.