Introduction

This guide will help locate the motherboard for removal and/or repair.

Flip over the phone and then slide down the back cover with your thumb.
  • Flip over the phone and then slide down the back cover with your thumb.

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Lever out the battery from the phone using your thumb.
  • Lever out the battery from the phone using your thumb.

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Use a plastic opening tool to pry out the two tabs on the top corners of the battery compartment. Use a plastic opening tool to pry out the two tabs on the top corners of the battery compartment.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to pry out the two tabs on the top corners of the battery compartment.

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Gently pull off hinge cap piece from the the top of the phone.
  • Gently pull off hinge cap piece from the the top of the phone.

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Using a T6 Torx Screwdriver, remove the four 7.62mm screws around the corners of the battery compartment.
  • Using a T6 Torx Screwdriver, remove the four 7.62mm screws around the corners of the battery compartment.

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Open the phone and turn it on its side. Using a plastic opening tool, run along the seam located around the sides of the phone to pop the clips holding the casing to the frame.
  • Open the phone and turn it on its side.

  • Using a plastic opening tool, run along the seam located around the sides of the phone to pop the clips holding the casing to the frame.

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Using your hand, gently pull of the back panel from the bottom half of the phone.
  • Using your hand, gently pull of the back panel from the bottom half of the phone.

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Close the phone and place it on a flat surface.
  • Close the phone and place it on a flat surface.

  • Using a plastic opening tool or your finger, lift up the motherboard from the bottom casing.

  • Be careful when pulling up the board, as there is still a ribbon cable attached to the back of the board.

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On the underside of the motherboard, find the ribbon cable that attaches the board to the rest of the phone.
  • On the underside of the motherboard, find the ribbon cable that attaches the board to the rest of the phone.

  • Using a plastic opening tool, slowly detach the ribbon cable connector, then pull the motherboard away from the frame.

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Conclusion

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

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