Introduction

Replacing your motherboard can help solve a variety of issues that might seem to pop up on your phone. Not turning on? Blue screen? Random restarting? All of these symptoms can be a result of a faulty motherboard. This guide will show you how to properly replace the motherboard to restore your phone.

Flip over the phone and lift the back cover off while pressing the small button on the bottom left side. Flip over the phone and lift the back cover off while pressing the small button on the bottom left side.
  • Flip over the phone and lift the back cover off while pressing the small button on the bottom left side.

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Place your thumb along the bottom of the battery and pull up to remove the battery.
  • Place your thumb along the bottom of the battery and pull up to remove the battery.

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Use a screwdriver to remove the twenty-one 4mm Phillips #00 screws attaching the back cover to the motherboard. Use a screwdriver to remove the twenty-one 4mm Phillips #00 screws attaching the back cover to the motherboard.
  • Use a screwdriver to remove the twenty-one 4mm Phillips #00 screws attaching the back cover to the motherboard.

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Remove the top and bottom frame sections by applying force to one side of the frame until it pops off. The covers are held together very firmly by plastic clasps, so do not be afraid to apply pressure.
  • Remove the top and bottom frame sections by applying force to one side of the frame until it pops off.

  • The covers are held together very firmly by plastic clasps, so do not be afraid to apply pressure.

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To remove the loudspeaker at the bottom left of the device, use the blue plastic opening tool to gently pry up on the corner of the speaker.
  • To remove the loudspeaker at the bottom left of the device, use the blue plastic opening tool to gently pry up on the corner of the speaker.

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Using a blue plastic opening tool, gently pry the cover up by pushing the tool down towards the device. Repeat this process in various locations until the cover pops off and can be removed.
  • Using a blue plastic opening tool, gently pry the cover up by pushing the tool down towards the device.

  • Repeat this process in various locations until the cover pops off and can be removed.

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Using a plastic opening tool, gently pry up the three flat connectors that attach the front-facing camera, secondary rear-facing camera, and screen to the motherboard. Lift the motherboard assembly up from the device. Lift the motherboard assembly up from the device.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, gently pry up the three flat connectors that attach the front-facing camera, secondary rear-facing camera, and screen to the motherboard.

  • Lift the motherboard assembly up from the device.

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Conclusion

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

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