Introduction

Many components are connected to the motherboard so confirm that all of the components work before you decide to replace the whole motherboard.

Use a spudger or your fingers to pry off the back case. If your case is badly damaged, use caution because the fragments may be sharp.
  • Use a spudger or your fingers to pry off the back case.

  • If your case is badly damaged, use caution because the fragments may be sharp.

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Gently disconnect the battery from the motherboard using your fingers or a pair of tweezers.
  • Gently disconnect the battery from the motherboard using your fingers or a pair of tweezers.

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Remove the battery by pulling it from the edges and carefully peeling it off of the base.
  • Remove the battery by pulling it from the edges and carefully peeling it off of the base.

    • There is adhesive keeping the battery in place, so don't be afraid to use a little extra force.

    • Do not bend or warp the battery in any way as it can be a fire hazard.

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Use a spudger to disconnect the camera from the motherboard.
  • Use a spudger to disconnect the camera from the motherboard.

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Remove the camera from the device.
  • Remove the camera from the device.

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Use a spudger to remove the ribbon cable that is around the speaker wire. Use a spudger to remove the ribbon cable that is around the speaker wire.
  • Use a spudger to remove the ribbon cable that is around the speaker wire.

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Disconnect the speaker wire from the motherboard by prying the connector upwards with the spudger. Disconnect the speaker wire from the motherboard by prying the connector upwards with the spudger.
  • Disconnect the speaker wire from the motherboard by prying the connector upwards with the spudger.

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Remove the plastic covering on the speaker.
  • Remove the plastic covering on the speaker.

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Gently pull on the wire and remove the speaker. Gently pull on the wire and remove the speaker.
  • Gently pull on the wire and remove the speaker.

When I was pulling the speaker out the wire had broken where can I get the speaker?

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Disconnect the two remaining connections on the motherboard. To remove the first connector, lift up the clasp and remove the ribbon cable. To remove the second one, use a spudger to gently pry the connector from the motherboard.
  • Disconnect the two remaining connections on the motherboard.

  • To remove the first connector, lift up the clasp and remove the ribbon cable.

  • To remove the second one, use a spudger to gently pry the connector from the motherboard.

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Remove all 8 of the 2.1mm Phillips head screws from the motherboard. Remove all 8 of the 2.1mm Phillips head screws from the motherboard.
  • Remove all 8 of the 2.1mm Phillips head screws from the motherboard.

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Lift and remove the motherboard from the device.
  • Lift and remove the motherboard from the device.

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Conclusion

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

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unable to open the lock, can the mother board be changed

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