I've removed the back cover by prising it off with a small flat-edged screwdriver. I started on the side next to one of the buttons, and slide/twisted the screwdriver along to undo each of the clips that hold the back on.
The plastic back is uninteresting except for the copper shield.
With the back off, there are about a dozen (14 actually) tiny Phillips-head screws that hold the innards to the front bezel. Off they come. There is one small screw right at the bottom to the left of the micro-USB port.
The front bezel is not that exciting.
The screen is held down by two strips of black tape on either side, and has three flat connectors to the main board.
The connectors are relatively easy to detach, just wiggle them carefully and ease them out.
Here is the front and back of the display with closeups of the identifying marks.
The other side of the main board is very dull.
The main board still runs and I can get an adb shell onto it with the screen removed:
$ adb shell shell@android:/ $ df Filesystem Size Used Free Blksize /dev 233M 32K 233M 4096 /vendor 7M 2M 5M 1024 /mnt/asec 233M 0K 233M 4096 /mnt/obb 233M 0K 233M 4096 /mnt/shm 1024K 4K 1020K 4096 /system 364M 255M 108M 4096 /data 495M 320M 175M 1024 /cache 247M 6M 241M 1024 /system/data 3G 1G 2G 4096 /mnt/sdcard 2G 432M 1G 32768 ( lines omitted )
The battery seems to be either glued down or held down with double-sided stick tape. I haven't tried to remove it. There is a connector to the battery, so it can be replaced without soldering.
I did try to reattach the screen connectors. The large one is easy, just wiggle it back in. The connector with the surface-mount chip is harder, but there is a piece of plastic near the end, so you can mostly wiggle it in and then use a thin flat screwdriver to push it in the last bit.
I found the small one to be the hardest. By hand I couldn't get it in. Then I tried a pair of needle nosed pliers and in my attempt I damaged the on-board socket. Eventually with some persuasion I was able to get it back in. However, the screen still doesn't work, sigh.
Warren Toomey, end of September 2015.