Introduction

Replace your faulty motherboard with a new one.

Parts

No parts required.

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  • Remove the battery cover, by applying pressure and sliding down to the silver square on the back of the phone.

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Image 1/2: Remove the four small 3/8" long screws using a 1/16" diameter torx screwdriver. Image 2/2: Remove the four small 3/8" long screws using a 1/16" diameter torx screwdriver.
  • Remove the battery by prying under it with your finger or the plastic opening tool.

  • Remove the four small 3/8" long screws using a 1/16" diameter torx screwdriver.

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  • Use a plastic opening tool (similar to the one shown) to carefully remove the two side bars of plastic.

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Image 1/1: There are two small clamps on each edge that need to be unhooked before the casing will come off.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to carefully pry the back casing off.

    • There are two small clamps on each edge that need to be unhooked before the casing will come off.

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Image 1/1: '''''Be aware of sensors and other sensitive areas of the newly exposed electronics'''''
  • Pry off the front casing

    • Be aware of sensors and other sensitive areas of the newly exposed electronics

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  • Remove the bottom casing clip, it will easily unsnap when pulled

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  • Unhook both sides of the white wire from the motherboard using the plastic opening tool from before

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Image 1/2: Using the prying tool, unattach this cable by levering under the connector Image 2/2: '''When removing the ribbon cable handle with care; it is prone to breaking'''
  • At the top of the phone, locate the gloss SATA cable strap connecting the LCD screen to the phone.

  • Using the prying tool, unattach this cable by levering under the connector

    • When removing the ribbon cable handle with care; it is prone to breaking

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Image 1/2: Using the prying tool, lever up the old screen as shown. Image 2/2: Using the prying tool, lever up the old screen as shown.
  • WARNING: Be sure to have disconnected the SATA cable strap prior to attempting this.

  • Using the prying tool, lever up the old screen as shown.

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Image 1/3: Once all four clips are unhooked you should be able to pull the motherboard from the casing using your hands. Image 2/3: After you remove the old motherboard, you can then replace it with a new one. Image 3/3: After you remove the old motherboard, you can then replace it with a new one.
  • There will be two small clips on each side of the motherboard. Using the plastic opening tool unhook each clip one at a time

    • Once all four clips are unhooked you should be able to pull the motherboard from the casing using your hands.

  • After you remove the old motherboard, you can then replace it with a new one.

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Conclusion

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

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