Introduction

This motherboard replacement guide will walk you through the steps on how to remove necessary components in order to get to the motherboard. Replacing the motherboard is a moderate, four-step process using necessary tools, including a soldering iron.

Use the plastic opening tools to pry the screen from the back of the device.
  • Use the plastic opening tools to pry the screen from the back of the device.

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Use the spudger to remove the speaker from the back casing of the device.
  • Use the spudger to remove the speaker from the back casing of the device.

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  • Remove the black adhesive strips from the wires using the tweezers, and set the strips aside.

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  • Use the spudger to release three (3) black clips connecting the components to the motherboard.

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  • Unscrew the motherboard using a J0 Phillips head screwdriver.

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  • Use the metal spatula to remove the battery from the back of the screen.

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  • Use the soldering iron to heat the end of the wires connecting the speaker to the motherboard.

  • Apply heat until the wires are free.

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  • Using the soldering iron, apply heat to the end of the wires until they are free from the motherboard.

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  • Now that the battery and speaker are removed, the black clips are undone, and the motherboard is unscrewed, remove the motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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