Introduction

Use this guide to replace the motherboard in your BLU Energy X.

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  • Remove the back case using plastic opening tool.

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Image 1/2: Remove the top plate. Image 2/2: Remove the top plate.
  • Remove the seven 4mm Phillips #000 screws.

  • Remove the top plate.

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Image 1/3: Use a plastic spudger to remove battery. Image 2/3: Use a plastic spudger to remove battery. Image 3/3: Use a plastic spudger to remove battery.
  • Detach the battery from the mother board using a plastic opening tool.

  • Use a plastic spudger to remove battery.

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  • Use the flat end of a spudger to flip up the black retaining flap on the ZIF connector.

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  • Gently pull the ribbon cable free of the ZIF connector.

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Image 1/2: This is secured with some light adhesive, so some force may be required. Image 2/2: This is secured with some light adhesive, so some force may be required.
  • Gently peel up the antenna.

    • This is secured with some light adhesive, so some force may be required.

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Image 1/3: Use the pointed end of a spudger to disconnect the antenna cable and the ribbon cable. Image 2/3: Use the pointed end of a spudger to disconnect the antenna cable and the ribbon cable. Image 3/3: Use the pointed end of a spudger to disconnect the antenna cable and the ribbon cable.
  • Gently rotate the motherboard up so that the front-facing camera is pointed towards you.

  • Use the pointed end of a spudger to disconnect the antenna cable and the ribbon cable.

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  • Lift the motherboard up and out of the device.

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Conclusion

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

Geoff Wacker

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