Introduction

If your phone is not responding to a known good memory card there might be a problem with the socket. This repair may seem difficult, but the component itself is very easy to remove once exposed.

Image 1/3: Once the battery is angled up, pull it away from the top of the device. Image 2/3: Be sure to remove all power sources before working on electronic devices to avoid harming yourself or the device. Image 3/3: Be sure to remove all power sources before working on electronic devices to avoid harming yourself or the device.
  • Remove the battery by prying the bottom of the battery upward.

  • Once the battery is angled up, pull it away from the top of the device.

  • Be sure to remove all power sources before working on electronic devices to avoid harming yourself or the device.

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Image 1/3: You must remove the SIM card before you can fully disassemble the device. Failure to do so may cause damage to components later on in this process. Image 2/3: You must remove the SIM card before you can fully disassemble the device. Failure to do so may cause damage to components later on in this process. Image 3/3: You must remove the SIM card before you can fully disassemble the device. Failure to do so may cause damage to components later on in this process.
  • Slide the SIM card from underneath the holding bracket upward toward the battery connector pins.

  • You must remove the SIM card before you can fully disassemble the device. Failure to do so may cause damage to components later on in this process.

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Image 1/3: You will hear a snapping sound as the plastic tabs pop out. Image 2/3: You will hear a snapping sound as the plastic tabs pop out. Image 3/3: You will hear a snapping sound as the plastic tabs pop out.
  • Pry off the AT&T logo panel with the plastic opening tool.

  • You will hear a snapping sound as the plastic tabs pop out.

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  • Use your T5 Torx screwdriver to remove the two black 5.57mm Torx head screws underneath the keyboard.

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Image 1/3: You will hear a snapping sound as the tabs pop out. Image 2/3: Once the case is loosened from the device, slide the case away from the top of the phone. Image 3/3: Once the case is loosened from the device, slide the case away from the top of the phone.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to remove the frame of your device.

  • You will hear a snapping sound as the tabs pop out.

  • Once the case is loosened from the device, slide the case away from the top of the phone.

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Image 1/3: Pull the keyboard away from the bottom of the LCD display and lift upward. Image 2/3: Pull the keyboard away from the bottom of the LCD display and lift upward. Image 3/3: Pull the keyboard away from the bottom of the LCD display and lift upward.
  • Gently lift the bottom of the keyboard upward.

  • Pull the keyboard away from the bottom of the LCD display and lift upward.

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  • Remove the two Torx head 4.13mm steel screws with your T5 Torx screwdriver.

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Image 1/3: Ribbon connectors are fragile. Too much force in the wrong place will damage the ribbon and may force you to replace an entire assembly. Image 2/3: Ribbon connectors are fragile. Too much force in the wrong place will damage the ribbon and may force you to replace an entire assembly. Image 3/3: Ribbon connectors are fragile. Too much force in the wrong place will damage the ribbon and may force you to replace an entire assembly.
  • Gently pry up the ribbon connector at the top of the phone with a plastic opening tool.

  • Ribbon connectors are fragile. Too much force in the wrong place will damage the ribbon and may force you to replace an entire assembly.

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Image 1/3: You should now have two 5.57mm black torx head screws and four 4.13mm steel Torx head screws off to the side. Do not lose them. Image 2/3: Lift the clear plastic cover directly upward. Image 3/3: Lift the clear plastic cover directly upward.
  • Remove the top two Torx head 4.13mm steel screws with your T5 Torx screwdriver.

  • You should now have two 5.57mm black torx head screws and four 4.13mm steel Torx head screws off to the side. Do not lose them.

  • Lift the clear plastic cover directly upward.

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Image 1/3: Lift the board away from the base of the housing and vertically up. Image 2/3: Lift the board away from the base of the housing and vertically up. Image 3/3: Lift the board away from the base of the housing and vertically up.
  • Grip the motherboard by the screen

  • Lift the board away from the base of the housing and vertically up.

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Image 1/3: Lift SD memory card socket away from phone housing till it is removed. Image 2/3: Lift SD memory card socket away from phone housing till it is removed. Image 3/3: Lift SD memory card socket away from phone housing till it is removed.
  • Use plastic opening tool to pry away tiny metal arm that is holding the socket in place.

  • Lift SD memory card socket away from phone housing till it is removed.

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Image 1/2: Apply pressure to the top of new SD Memory card socket. Image 2/2: Once the SD memory card socket is correctly placed in the housing you are done.
  • Align new SD memory card socket into the socket housing and connect tiny metal arm.

  • Apply pressure to the top of new SD Memory card socket.

  • Once the SD memory card socket is correctly placed in the housing you are done.

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Conclusion

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

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