Introduction

Use this guide to replace the microphone of yourBlu Studio Selfie.

Image 1/1: Turn the front of the phone away from you.
  • Make sure your phone is powered off.

  • Turn the front of the phone away from you.

  • Run your fingers along the sides of the phone to identify where the case can be pulled apart.

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Image 1/1: Gently apply pressure until you feel the back case pop free of the phone.
  • Insert the flat end of your plastic opening into the crevice you found along the side of the phone.

  • Gently apply pressure until you feel the back case pop free of the phone.

  • Continue the previous two steps around the rest of the phone until the case is fully removed.

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Image 1/2: There should be enough space for you to fit your fingernail between the battery and the phone. Image 2/2: Gently lift the battery free of the phone.
  • Identify the crevice at the bottom of the battery.

  • There should be enough space for you to fit your fingernail between the battery and the phone.

  • Gently lift the battery free of the phone.

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  • Remove all the 4mm Phillips #000 screws from the midframe.

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Image 1/1: Gently pry up the midframe.
  • Insert the spudger between the midframe and the display assembly.

  • Gently pry up the midframe.

  • When working with electronics, it's important to choose a tool that's ESD-safe to avoid accidental damage to the device. The metal spudger is great when you need serious prying power, but the regular black nylon spudger or a plastic opening tool should be used whenever possible.

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Image 1/1: After the rest of the midframe is detached, from the phone place the flat end of the spudger beneath the clip.
  • Where the battery rested before, you will find a small clip that holds down the midframe.

  • After the rest of the midframe is detached, from the phone place the flat end of the spudger beneath the clip.

  • Gently lift up on the clip until it comes free.

  • Remove the midframe from the phone.

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Image 1/2: Carefully lift the motherboard from the phone, exposing the microphone. Image 2/2: Carefully lift the motherboard from the phone, exposing the microphone.
  • Remove three 4mm Phillips #000 screws holding the motherboard in place.

  • Carefully lift the motherboard from the phone, exposing the microphone.

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Image 1/2: Desolder the microphone from the phone's sub-frame. Image 2/2: Learn more about soldering [https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/How+To+Solder+and+Desolder+Connections/750|here.]
  • Locate the microphone which has a small plastic protective covering.

  • Desolder the microphone from the phone's sub-frame.

  • Learn more about soldering here.

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Conclusion

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

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