Introduction

Once you have removed the battery you will be able to remove the motherboard from your device. Make sure the battery is completely removed before working on the motherboard as to prevent shorts in the circuitry As a precautions ground yourself to prevent frying the internal components. Also make sure to keep track of screws and label them.

Image 1/3: Work the tool around the device to free the back case Image 2/3: Work the tool around the device to free the back case Image 3/3: Work the tool around the device to free the back case
  • Use the plastic tool to pry between the silver bezel and the back case

  • Work the tool around the device to free the back case

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Image 1/2: Do not kink the ribbon cables as they can break easily Image 2/2: Do not kink the ribbon cables as they can break easily
  • Remove the ribbon cables by lifting up the white retaining flap on the ZIF connectors, then pulling the ribbon cable away.

  • Do not kink the ribbon cables as they can break easily

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  • Remove the battery connector by prying it up away from the device using 2 plastic pry tools

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Image 1/2: Gently lift the battery out of the device Image 2/2: Gently lift the battery out of the device
  • Remove all 9 of the 1.5mm #00 Philips screws

  • Gently lift the battery out of the device

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  • Use a plastic opening tool to lift the black retaining flap on the ZIF Connector

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Image 1/1: If you lifted the latch for the ribbon cable then it should come out with little resistance.
  • Use a tweezers to lift out the camera

  • If you lifted the latch for the ribbon cable then it should come out with little resistance.

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Image 1/2: The removing of the ribbon cable is done in the same way as the front facing camera. Image 2/2: The removing of the ribbon cable is done in the same way as the front facing camera.
  • Using the plastic prying tool, lift the small retaining flap on the ZIF Connectors holding the ribbon cables to the motherboard

  • The removing of the ribbon cable is done in the same way as the front facing camera.

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Image 1/3: Gently peel up the tape until is is completely released from the motherboard Image 2/3: Gently peel up the tape until is is completely released from the motherboard Image 3/3: Gently peel up the tape until is is completely released from the motherboard
  • Using the tweezers remove the connector gently from the yellow slot

  • Gently peel up the tape until is is completely released from the motherboard

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  • Cut the warranty tape connecting the motherboard to the metal plate under the battery

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  • Using the #00 Phillips head screwdriver, remove the remaining 1.5mm screws in the motherboard

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  • Gently lift the motherboard from your device

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

Jessica Voss

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2 Comments

Where can I buy a spare motherboard for this device.

Partha Tripathy - Reply

Where are the motherboard sold and how do I purchase micro USB ports

Xibu Zhang - Reply

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