Introduction

If the motherboard is not operating correctly, use this guide to replace the motherboard.

Insert the plastic opening tool into the seam between the front of the device and the rear cover. Slide the plastic opening tool from the bottom of the phone to the top.
  • Insert the plastic opening tool into the seam between the front of the device and the rear cover.

  • Slide the plastic opening tool from the bottom of the phone to the top.

  • Use the plastic opening tool to free all the clips attached to the phone.

Lift the cover away from the phone.
  • Lift the cover away from the phone.

Insert the plastic opening tool into the groove between the bottom of the phone and the battery.
  • Insert the plastic opening tool into the groove between the bottom of the phone and the battery.

  • Lift the battery with the plastic opening tool and finish removing battery by hand.

Remove the two 5mm T4 screws on the sides of the small orange plate. Remove the two 5mm T4 screws on the sides of the small orange plate.
  • Remove the two 5mm T4 screws on the sides of the small orange plate.

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Gently remove the small orange plate by pulling it down. Gently remove the small orange plate by pulling it down.
  • Gently remove the small orange plate by pulling it down.

Remove the following screws securing the back plate to the device:
  • Remove the following screws securing the back plate to the device:

    • Two silver 2mm T3 screws

    • Five black 3mm T3 screws

Slightly lift up the bottom corner of the backplate. Release the four clips on both sides  by pulling them away from the device. Release the four clips on both sides  by pulling them away from the device.
  • Slightly lift up the bottom corner of the backplate.

  • Release the four clips on both sides by pulling them away from the device.

Lift the backplate away from the device. Lift the backplate away from the device.
  • Lift the backplate away from the device.

Remove the three connections from the back of the motherboard by using the tip of a spudger or your fingernail to flip up the small retaining flap. Then pull the ribbon cable out. Remove the wire from the bottom left of the motherboard by lifting it away from the device.
  • Remove the three connections from the back of the motherboard by using the tip of a spudger or your fingernail to flip up the small retaining flap. Then pull the ribbon cable out.

  • Remove the wire from the bottom left of the motherboard by lifting it away from the device.

  • Remove the 2mm T3 screw in the upper left corner of the motherboard.

Lift the motherboard and remove the connector on the back by  using the tip of a spudger or your fingernail to flip up the small retaining flap. Then pull the ribbon cable out.
  • Lift the motherboard and remove the connector on the back by using the tip of a spudger or your fingernail to flip up the small retaining flap. Then pull the ribbon cable out.

Remove the motherboard from the device.
  • Remove the motherboard from the device.

Conclusion

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

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