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  • Turn the device screen down and using the screwdriver remove all eight screws from the back plate.

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  • Place a nylon spudger in the seam between the front and back panel and carefully lift around the edge of the device.

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Image 1/1: Gently lift the screen so not to disconnect the ribbon attaching the screen to the motherboard.
  • Use the spudger to pry apart the screen from all around the device.

  • Gently lift the screen so not to disconnect the ribbon attaching the screen to the motherboard.

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Image 1/2: Carefully remove the hinge from the cord using a spudger and the ribbon will come out. Image 2/2: The regular black nylon spudger should be used whenever possible, especially around sensitive internal components.
  • After you've removed the back cover, you will see a copper colored ribbon connected to a grey hinge.

  • Carefully remove the hinge from the cord using a spudger and the ribbon will come out.

  • The regular black nylon spudger should be used whenever possible, especially around sensitive internal components.

  • Make sure to wear an anti-static wrist strap when handling the motherboard.

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  • Using a T5 Torx screwdriver remove the eight screws attaching the motherboard to the case

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Image 1/2: Do not pull the cord out towards the battery. The solder joints holding the port onto the mother board may break. Image 2/2: If you want to remove the antenna and speaker you will need to desolder them from the mother board. This is not necessary to'' remove'' the mother board.
  • Carefully remove the cord connecting the battery to the motherboard, by gently lifting it straight up from the board.

  • Do not pull the cord out towards the battery. The solder joints holding the port onto the mother board may break.

  • If you want to remove the antenna and speaker you will need to desolder them from the mother board. This is not necessary to remove the mother board.

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Conclusion

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

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