Use the plastic opening tool to loosen the adhesive from the crease surrounding the screen.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to loosen the adhesive from the crease surrounding the screen.

  • The volume button is a good place to begin, it should come right out as you pry.

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Wedge the plastic opening tool into the crack around the screen, on only the top, left and right sides.
  • Wedge the plastic opening tool into the crack around the screen, on only the top, left and right sides.

  • Applying heat with the iOpener or a heat gun can speed this process.

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Once the screen has been loosened on the top, left and right edges, lift the screen. It will remain attached at the bottom on a hinge.
  • Once the screen has been loosened on the top, left and right edges, lift the screen. It will remain attached at the bottom on a hinge.

  • The screen will remain attached to this hinge until the final step.

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Carefully remove the volume button. Loosen the back panel of the phone with the plastic opening tool. Begin loosening and prying in the space where the battery was.
  • Carefully remove the volume button. Loosen the back panel of the phone with the plastic opening tool. Begin loosening and prying in the space where the battery was.

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Once the crease has been loosened all around, pry the back panel open and lift until it can be removed.
  • Once the crease has been loosened all around, pry the back panel open and lift until it can be removed.

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Remove tape to expose #000 screws, remove all screws.
  • Remove tape to expose #000 screws, remove all screws.

  • Use the #000 bit screwdriver

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Reach beneath the motherboard with the tweezers, grip it and lift.
  • Reach beneath the motherboard with the tweezers, grip it and lift.

  • Lift with care, the motherboard is not completely disconnected yet.

  • Remove the tape connecting the motherboard to the phone and gently lift it out.

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Conclusion

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

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Where can I buy a motherboard to do the replacement?

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Will changing the motherboard fix the pink tint in my camera?

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