Introduction

This motherboard replacement guide with 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 the 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
  • Use the plastic opening tools to pry the screen from the back of the device

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

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

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Black Friday
Broken doesn't stand a chance.
Use spudger to release black clips (3 of them) connecting components to the motherboard Use spudger to release black clips (3 of them) connecting components to the motherboard
  • Use spudger to release black clips (3 of them) connecting components to the motherboard

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Unscrew motherboard using a J0 phillips head screwdriver, removing the motherboard Unscrew motherboard using a J0 phillips head screwdriver, removing the motherboard
  • Unscrew motherboard using a J0 phillips head screwdriver, removing the motherboard

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

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Use soldering Iron to heat up end of wires connecting the speaker to the motherboard Add heat until the wires are free
  • Use soldering Iron to heat up end of wires connecting the speaker to the motherboard

  • Add 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. Using the soldering iron, apply heat to the end of the wires until they are free from the motherboard.
  • 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 undone, and motherboard unscrewed, the motherboard can now be removed. Now that the battery and speaker are removed, the  black clips undone, and motherboard unscrewed, the motherboard can now be removed.
  • Now that the battery and speaker are removed, the black clips undone, and motherboard unscrewed, the motherboard can now be removed.

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Conclusion

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

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