Introduction

A guide to removing the phone's main PCB.

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

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Orient the phone as shown. Remove the battery cover by pushing upward with your thumb.
  • 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. Place your fingernail at the top of the battery and pry the battery out towards you.
  • 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.
  • 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. Use a Phillips #00 screwdriver to remove the 5 screws as shown here.
  • 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. Run the tool around the perimeter of the entire phone.
  • 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.
  • 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. Pull the outer frame of the phone outwards to release the board from the tabs.
  • 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. Pry the connector free from the board with your fingernail.
  • 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.
  • 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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