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.

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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.

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

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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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Black Friday
Broken doesn't stand a chance.
Remove the volume buttons from the side. Remove the volume buttons from the side.
  • Remove the volume buttons from the side.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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Conclusion

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

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