Introduction

If phone will not turn on or has system errors and the troubleshooting did not help then replace the broken motherboard with a new one.

Use a plastic opening tool to remove the back cover.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to remove the back cover.

Use a plastic opening tool to remove the battery, lifting from the bottom right corner.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to remove the battery, lifting from the bottom right corner.

Use a Phillips #00 Screwdriver to remove all eight 4mm screws.
  • Use a Phillips #00 Screwdriver to remove all eight 4mm screws.

Use a plastic opening tool to remove the back trim by working around all of the edges. Use a plastic opening tool to remove the back trim by working around all of the edges.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to remove the back trim by working around all of the edges.

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Remove the volume buttons from the side. Remove the volume buttons from the side.
  • Remove the volume buttons from the side.

Use a plastic opening tool to lift the speaker off by prying under the silver square as shown. Note: There is a small tab underneath the speaker that will be lifted off when the speaker is removed.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to lift the speaker off by prying under the silver square as shown.

  • Note: There is a small tab underneath the speaker that will be lifted off when the speaker is removed.

Pry slightly underneath the tab attached to the camera until it pops off.
  • Pry slightly underneath the tab attached to the camera until it pops off.

Use tweezers to remove the camera, you will need to use some force as it is glued on.
  • Use tweezers to remove the camera, you will need to use some force as it is glued on.

Pry off the circled tabs using a plastic opening tool to release the motherboard.
  • Pry off the circled tabs using a plastic opening tool to release the motherboard.

Lift the motherboard off of the phone. It should come right out.
  • Lift the motherboard off of the phone. It should come right out.

Conclusion

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

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