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  1. Remove the back cover of the phone. The battery will now be visible.
    • Remove the back cover of the phone. The battery will now be visible.

  2. On both sides of the battery, there are light grey half-circles. Using your fingers, pinch the battery along the grey half-circles and remove it from the device. On both sides of the battery, there are light grey half-circles. Using your fingers, pinch the battery along the grey half-circles and remove it from the device.
    • On both sides of the battery, there are light grey half-circles. Using your fingers, pinch the battery along the grey half-circles and remove it from the device.

  3. Using a small iFixit opening tool, remove the lower rear cover.
    • Using a small iFixit opening tool, remove the lower rear cover.

  4. From the mid-frame of the device, remove six screws.
    • From the mid-frame of the device, remove six screws.

  5. Remove the mid-frame from the phone.
    • Remove the mid-frame from the phone.

  6. Gently pull back the plastic tabs that secure the motherboard to the case. Slowly work your way around the case until the tabs are lifted and the motherboard is free.
    • Gently pull back the plastic tabs that secure the motherboard to the case.

    • Slowly work your way around the case until the tabs are lifted and the motherboard is free.

    • Remove the motherboard.

    • The keypad and navigation ball may become loose and fall off the motherboard.

  7. Carefully detach the antenna from the two clips on the side of the motherboard. In the same manner, disconnect the antenna from the motherboard.
    • Carefully detach the antenna from the two clips on the side of the motherboard.

    • In the same manner, disconnect the antenna from the motherboard.

  8. Carefully disconnect the ribbon cable located on the bottom right of the motherboard.
    • Carefully disconnect the ribbon cable located on the bottom right of the motherboard.

  9. Remove the screen gently so that it does not get damaged. Remove the screen gently so that it does not get damaged.
    • Remove the screen gently so that it does not get damaged.

  10. Lift up the motherboard from the bottom edge to reveal the ribbon cables. Carefully disconnect the two ribbon cables connecting the motherboard to the display.
    • Lift up the motherboard from the bottom edge to reveal the ribbon cables.

    • Carefully disconnect the two ribbon cables connecting the motherboard to the display.

    • Remove the motherboard.

  11. Replace the entire center piece of the case to replace the antenna.
    • Replace the entire center piece of the case to replace the antenna.

Conclusion

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

Johnny Tran

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