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  1. Press and slide the battery cover from the back of the device with your fingers.
    • Press and slide the battery cover from the back of the device with your fingers.

    • Remove the battery by pulling it out.

    • The battery is shown outside of the device on the right side of the photograph, "BlackBerry D-X18."

    • Using the iFixit Opening Tool, remove the lower rear cover.

  2. Work your way around the case, slowly, prying the back of the plastic tabs until the motherboard comes free. Work your way around the case, slowly, prying the back of the plastic tabs until the motherboard comes free.
    • Work your way around the case, slowly, prying the back of the plastic tabs until the motherboard comes free.

  3. With your fingers,  carefully remove the screen so as not to damage it.
    • With your fingers, carefully remove the screen so as not to damage it.

  4. With your fingers, carefully unhook the antenna cable in all three locations. With your fingers, carefully unhook the antenna cable in all three locations.
    • With your fingers, carefully unhook the antenna cable in all three locations.

    • Detach the ribbon cable on the front of the motherboard using the Spudger tool.

  5. Detach the motherboard from both ribbon connections.
    • Detach the motherboard from both ribbon connections.

    • The ribbon connections are indicated by red circles on the photograph.

    • The ribbon connections are indicated by orange rectangles on the photograph.

  6. Replace the entire motherboard to replace the microphone. Replace the entire motherboard to replace the microphone.
    • Replace the entire motherboard to replace the microphone.

Conclusion

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

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