Introduction

Guide for the replacement of the middle frame that includes Power Button, Audio Jack and Microphones

  1. Remove the battery cover by grabbing the notch under the bottom speakers and lifting.
    • Remove the battery cover by grabbing the notch under the bottom speakers and lifting.

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  2. Remove the SIM card and the Media SD card by pushing on them.
    • Remove the SIM card and the Media SD card by pushing on them.

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    • Locate and unscrew all 10 T5 screws around the back cover

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    • Use Plastic opening tools to separate the LCD from the Main body

    • Do NOT remove the screen yet, it is attached with a very fragile ribbon to the main board.

    • Start on the same side of the Audio Jack

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    • Use a plastic tool to carefully switch up the LCD ribbon holder

    • Detach the LCD from the main board

    • When installing the new LCD, make sure the ribbon is inserted to the white line.

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    • You can now detach the LCD Panel from the main frame.

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    • With a plastic tool, untie the system board by detaching the ribbons attached to it

    • The battery ribbon is on the bottom right

    • Be gentle when detaching these Ribbons as they are very easy to tear and damage.

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    • Be gentle as any other system board ribbons, they are very easy to damage

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    • Power Button /Audio Jack

    • Flash

    • Rear Facing Camera

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    • Once all Ribbons untied, gently wiggle the system board out of the frame

    • Do not pull hard as there might be a ribbon on the way

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    • Use a pair of pliers to remove the rear facing camera

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    • If this is the original battery, it might be hold down by VERY strong adhesive on the top, middle and bottom part. Be careful not to damage the battery

    • As pointed in the comments, be careful about the NFC membrane when removing the battery. Use heat to loosen the glue.

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    • Re-Assemble the unit using the new middle frame.

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Conclusion

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

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