Introduction

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

Remove the back case using plastic opening tool. Remove the back case using plastic opening tool. Remove the back case using plastic opening tool.
  • Remove the back case using plastic opening tool.

Remove the seven 4mm Phillips #000 screws. Remove the top plate.
  • Remove the seven 4mm Phillips #000 screws.

  • Remove the top plate.

Detach the battery from the mother board using a plastic opening tool. Use a plastic spudger to remove battery. 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. Use the flat end of a spudger to flip up the black retaining flap on the ZIF connector.
  • Use the flat end of a spudger to flip up the black retaining flap on the ZIF connector.

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

Gently peel up the antenna. 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.

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. 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.

Lift the motherboard up and out of the device. Lift the motherboard up and out of the device.
  • Lift the motherboard up and out of the device.

Conclusion

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

Geoff Wacker

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