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Introduction

Prerequisite guide to remove the motherboard. Used for motherboard, camera, and display assembly guides.

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  1. Use tweezers to remove the volume rocker and power buttons from the display assembly. During reassembly make sure the orientation of the buttons is correct. The rubber backings must fit into the channels in the assembly. During reassembly make sure the orientation of the buttons is correct. The rubber backings must fit into the channels in the assembly.
    • Use tweezers to remove the volume rocker and power buttons from the display assembly.

    • During reassembly make sure the orientation of the buttons is correct. The rubber backings must fit into the channels in the assembly.

  2. Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the antenna cable connector.
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the antenna cable connector.

    • Make sure to only disconnect the connector from its socket, and not the entire socket from the board.

  3. Use tweezers to remove the adhesive foam tape from the top of the digitizer cable ZIF socket. Use tweezers to remove the adhesive foam tape from the top of the digitizer cable ZIF socket.
    • Use tweezers to remove the adhesive foam tape from the top of the digitizer cable ZIF socket.

  4. Use the tip of a spudger to flip open the tab on the digitizer ZIF connector. Use tweezers to pull the digitizer cable away from its socket on the motherboard. Use tweezers to pull the digitizer cable away from its socket on the motherboard.
    • Use the tip of a spudger to flip open the tab on the digitizer ZIF connector.

    • Use tweezers to pull the digitizer cable away from its socket on the motherboard.

  5. Remove the three 2.5 mm Phillips #000 screws securing the motherboard to the display assembly.
    • Remove the three 2.5 mm Phillips #000 screws securing the motherboard to the display assembly.

  6. Do not try to remove the motherboard just yet, as it is still connected to the display assembly by the display data cable. Gently lift the top end of the motherboard up  to expose the display data cable.
    • Do not try to remove the motherboard just yet, as it is still connected to the display assembly by the display data cable.

    • Gently lift the top end of the motherboard up to expose the display data cable.

    • The rear-facing camera may be adhered to the display assembly. Try to pry it and the motherboard up together.

  7. Use the tip of a spudger to disconnect the display data cable from the back of the motherboard. Use the tip of a spudger to disconnect the display data cable from the back of the motherboard.
    • Use the tip of a spudger to disconnect the display data cable from the back of the motherboard.

  8. Remove the motherboard from the display assembly.
    • Remove the motherboard from the display assembly.

Conclusion

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

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