Introduction

The motherboard replacement also replaces the charging port because they come as 1 component.

Before working on the device, make sure the device is off and not plugged into any power source for safety reasons. Failure to comply could result in injury. Place the device on a firm surface with the device screen facing down. Place the device on a firm surface with the device screen facing down.
  • Before working on the device, make sure the device is off and not plugged into any power source for safety reasons. Failure to comply could result in injury.

  • Place the device on a firm surface with the device screen facing down.

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Remove 2, 6.1 mm Phillips J000 screws from the back of the device. If any screws are stripped, refer to the ifixit guide for how to remove a stripped screw. How to Remove a Stripped Screw
  • Remove 2, 6.1 mm Phillips J000 screws from the back of the device.

  • If any screws are stripped, refer to the ifixit guide for how to remove a stripped screw. How to Remove a Stripped Screw

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Using a plastic tool and the plastic card, gently pry off the back cover. Using a plastic tool and the plastic card, gently pry off the back cover. Using a plastic tool and the plastic card, gently pry off the back cover.
  • Using a plastic tool and the plastic card, gently pry off the back cover.

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Using tweezers, remove the electrical connector that connects to the battery to remove the power to the battery. Using tweezers, remove the electrical connector that connects to the battery to remove the power to the battery. Using tweezers, remove the electrical connector that connects to the battery to remove the power to the battery.
  • Using tweezers, remove the electrical connector that connects to the battery to remove the power to the battery.

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Unplug the 2 speaker's connection from the motherboard.
  • Unplug the 2 speaker's connection from the motherboard.

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Peel the yellow tape off from on top of the electrical connectors. Peel the yellow tape off from on top of the electrical connectors.
  • Peel the yellow tape off from on top of the electrical connectors.

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Flip up the black cover pieces to expose the  3 electrical connectors. Remove 3 electrical connectors by gently pulling back on them with some tweezers.
  • Flip up the black cover pieces to expose the 3 electrical connectors.

  • Remove 3 electrical connectors by gently pulling back on them with some tweezers.

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Unplug the 2 black ground wires from the motherboard by gently prying on them until they unhook from the motherboard. Remove the black camera connector by gently prying on it until it unhooks. Remove the black camera connector by gently prying on it until it unhooks.
  • Unplug the 2 black ground wires from the motherboard by gently prying on them until they unhook from the motherboard.

  • Remove the black camera connector by gently prying on it until it unhooks.

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Using tweezers, remove the microphone from the the plastic cover. Using tweezers, remove the microphone from the the plastic cover.
  • Using tweezers, remove the microphone from the the plastic cover.

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Remove 5 - 3.4 mm Phillips J000 screws from the motherboard.
  • Remove 5 - 3.4 mm Phillips J000 screws from the motherboard.

  • Motherboard pops out.

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Conclusion

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

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