Remove battery cover and battery on the back of the device.
  • Remove battery cover and battery on the back of the device.

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

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Remove six screws from the midframe of the device.
  • Remove six screws from the midframe of the device.

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Remove the midframe from the phone.
  • Remove the midframe from the phone.

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Black Friday
Broken doesn't stand a chance.
Gently pry the back the plastic tabs that secure the motherboard to the case.
  • Gently pry the back the plastic tabs that secure the motherboard to the case.

  • Slowly work your way around the case until the tabs until the motherboard comes free.

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Remove the screen so as not to damage it. Remove the screen so as not to damage it.
  • Remove the screen so as not to damage it.

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Carefully unhook the antenna cable in all three locations. Carefully unhook the antenna cable in all three locations.
  • Carefully unhook the antenna cable in all three locations.

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Detach the ribbon cable on the front of the motherboard.
  • Detach the ribbon cable on the front of the motherboard.

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Tilt the motherboard up and detach both ribbon connections.
  • Tilt the motherboard up and detach both ribbon connections.

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Replace the entire motherboard to replace the microphone (circled in red). Replace the entire motherboard to replace the microphone (circled in red).
  • Replace the entire motherboard to replace the microphone (circled in red).

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Conclusion

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

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