Introduction

Replace your faulty motherboard with a new one.

Parts

No parts required.

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

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

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Use the plastic opening tool to carefully pry the back casing 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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Pry off the front casing
  • 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 Remove the bottom casing clip, it will easily unsnap when pulled
  • 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 Unhook both sides of the white wire from the motherboard using the plastic opening tool from before
  • Unhook both sides of the white wire from the motherboard using the plastic opening tool from before

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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
  • 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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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.
  • 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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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.
  • 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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