Introduction

A guide to removing the phone's main PCB.

Turn the phone on its back.
  • Turn the phone on its back.

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Orient the phone as shown.
  • Orient the phone as shown.

  • Remove the battery cover by pushing upward with your thumb.

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  • Place your fingernail at the top of the battery and pry the battery out towards you.

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  • Orient the phone as shown with the battery already removed.

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  • Remove the 2 plastic plugs located on the side and upper quadrant of the rear body panel by using the push-pin and lifting outwards.

  • Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the 5 screws as shown here.

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  • Place an iPod opener tool in the seam above the antenna.

  • Run the tool around the perimeter of the entire phone.

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  • Check to see that your device looks like the attached photo.

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  • Locate the tabs that hold the logic board in place.

  • Pull the outer frame of the phone outwards to release the board from the tabs.

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  • Locate the copper connection (orange-colored) on the back of the board.

  • Pry the connector free from the board with your fingernail.

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  • Check to see that your device looks like the image shown.

  • Note: The image is shown with the LCD screen removed. This is not necessary for logic board removal.

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Conclusion

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

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