Introduction

These instructions will demonstrate how to remove the logic board from the KDDI Kyocera A5521K.

  1. Turn the phone over to expose the battery cover.
    • Turn the phone over to expose the battery cover.

    • Apply pressure to the back of the battery cover to slide it down.

    • The battery cover is now separate from the phone.

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  2. Remove the battery by pushing it up and out from the bottom.
    • Remove the battery by pushing it up and out from the bottom.

    • The battery, cover, and phone should now be separated.

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    • Remove the four screws with the Y0 screwdriver.

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    • Remove the black, rubber screw caps towards the top of the back of the phone to reveal two additional screws.

    • Remove the two screws with a Y0 screwdriver.

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    • Rotate the phone 180 degrees.

    • Carefully separate the back plate from the remainder of the phone.

    • The back plate should now be detached from the rest of the phone.

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    • Rotate the phone approximately 45 degrees to the right.

    • Gently pry up the SD card slot with a spudger.

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    • Lift up on the first connection shown using a pair of pliers.

    • Disconnect the first connection between the logic board and the wire using the pair of pliers.

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    • Repeat the above steps for the second connection.

    • Use the pliers to pry up the connection.

    • Use the pliers to disconnect the connection between the logic board and the wire.

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    • Lift up on the bottom of the logic board with a spudger.

    • Gently remove the rest of the logic board from the phone.

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    • The logic board should now be completely disconnected from the phone.

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Conclusion

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

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