Introduction

Use this guide to replace the motherboard. Be prepared to handle small screws and delicate electronic connections.

Image 1/1: Place the phone face down.
  • Turn the phone off before starting the replacement process.

  • Place the phone face down.

  • Press your finger down on the indentation and slide the back plate off.

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  • Using your index finger lift and remove the battery from the phone.

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Image 1/1: If  needed, use the tip of a push pin instead of the spudger to remove the plastic inserts.
  • Use the pointed end of the spudger to pull out the plastic inserts that are located on the left and right-hand corners.

  • If needed, use the tip of a push pin instead of the spudger to remove the plastic inserts.

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Image 1/1: If needed, use tweezers to remove loose screws from the recessed holes.
  • Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the six 3mm long screws found along the edges of the phone.

  • If needed, use tweezers to remove loose screws from the recessed holes.

  • Screws are small, therefore, they should be placed in a secure location to prevent misplacement.

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Image 1/2: The rear case is connected to the right side of the phone via red and blue cables, be careful not to pull these cables out. Image 2/2: The volume control buttons on the side might fall out of their sockets. Carefully replace them with a pair of tweezers before you reassemble the rear case.
  • Pull the rear case up using the spudger.

  • The rear case is connected to the right side of the phone via red and blue cables, be careful not to pull these cables out.

  • The volume control buttons on the side might fall out of their sockets. Carefully replace them with a pair of tweezers before you reassemble the rear case.

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  • Use tweezers to pull the clear end of the red and blue speaker cables away from motherboard.

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  • Carefully remove the rear case from the phone.

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  • Use tweezers to remove the music button found on the side of the phone.

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  • Use tweezers to remove the volume control buttons on the opposite side of the phone.

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  • Use the flat end of the spudger to lift the orange display data cable.

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  • Carefully insert the plastic opening tool between the motherboard and the back of the phone.

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Image 1/2: Be cautious of the orange display data cable, it may stick to the motherboard. Image 2/2: To avoid this, lift the data cable away from the motherboard before removal.
  • Use your thumb and index finger to carefully lift and separate the motherboard from the back of the phone.

  • Be cautious of the orange display data cable, it may stick to the motherboard.

  • To avoid this, lift the data cable away from the motherboard before removal.

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Conclusion

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

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