Introduction

This guide will take you through the steps of replacing your motherboard.

Image 1/1: Insert a pin, paper clip, or very small piece of metal into the hole next to the micro sim card holder to remove it.
  • Power off your device.

  • Insert a pin, paper clip, or very small piece of metal into the hole next to the micro sim card holder to remove it.

    • The Sim Card Slot is located on the top edge of the device.

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Image 1/3: You will hear clicking sounds as the sides of the device detach from the screen. Image 2/3: Once both sides are detached use the suction cup tool to remove the screen completely from the black encasing. Image 3/3: Once both sides are detached use the suction cup tool to remove the screen completely from the black encasing.
  • Using plastic opening tools, pry open the bottom of the device first.

  • You will hear clicking sounds as the sides of the device detach from the screen.

  • Once both sides are detached use the suction cup tool to remove the screen completely from the black encasing.

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Image 1/3: Once you have disassembled your device the warranty will no longer be valid. Image 2/3: Once you have disassembled your device the warranty will no longer be valid. Image 3/3: Once you have disassembled your device the warranty will no longer be valid.
  • Remove the five 2.4mm screws using a Philips head screw driver and then remove the plastic cover.

  • Once you have disassembled your device the warranty will no longer be valid.

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Image 1/3: Two 3.4mm Philips head screws Image 2/3: Remove the PCB board and antenna. Image 3/3: Remove the PCB board and antenna.
  • Use the J000 Philips screw driver head to remove the screws.

    • Two 3.4mm Philips head screws

  • Remove the PCB board and antenna.

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Image 1/2: Disconnect the touch screen flex cable Image 2/2: Disconnect the touch screen flex cable
  • Use tweezers to disconnect the power button flex cable.

  • Disconnect the touch screen flex cable

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Image 1/3: Six pin connector Image 2/3: Remove the battery by pulling upwards. Image 3/3: Remove the battery by pulling upwards.
  • Disconnect the battery from the logic board.

    • Six pin connector

  • Remove the battery by pulling upwards.

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Image 1/1: You may now remove the motherboard.
  • Disconnect the remaining two flex cables in a similar manner before completely removing the motherboard.

  • You may now remove the motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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