Introduction

This repair guide will show how to get to the logic board and replace it

Position Motorola C290 so that the back of the phone is facing up. Apply pressure to the back cover while simultaneously sliding it downwards.
  • Position Motorola C290 so that the back of the phone is facing up.

  • Apply pressure to the back cover while simultaneously sliding it downwards.

  • Note: It may be easiest to apply pressure to the ridges at the top of the back cover.

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Place your finger in the notch at the top of the battery. Gently lift and pull out battery.
  • Place your finger in the notch at the top of the battery.

  • Gently lift and pull out battery.

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Unscrew antenna head from top of phone by twisting counterclockwise. Pull the antenna out through the top hole and set aside. Pull the antenna out through the top hole and set aside.
  • Unscrew antenna head from top of phone by twisting counterclockwise.

  • Pull the antenna out through the top hole and set aside.

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Remove the plastic tube by lifting the bottom and pulling out towards yourself. Remove the plastic tube by lifting the bottom and pulling out towards yourself.
  • Remove the plastic tube by lifting the bottom and pulling out towards yourself.

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Insert a Spudger (or pushpin) into the top notch of the rubber cover, located on the top of the phone. Press down and rotate the Spudger lifting the rubber cover. Remove and set cover aside. Note: This will reveal a screw. Five screws should now be visible.
  • Insert a Spudger (or pushpin) into the top notch of the rubber cover, located on the top of the phone.

  • Press down and rotate the Spudger lifting the rubber cover. Remove and set cover aside.

  • Note: This will reveal a screw. Five screws should now be visible.

  • Using a T6 Torx screwdriver, unscrew all 5 screws and carefully set them aside.

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Insert the plastic opening tool in the groove at the top of the phone. Rotate the tool to create an opening between the logic board cover and case.
  • Insert the plastic opening tool in the groove at the top of the phone.

  • Rotate the tool to create an opening between the logic board cover and case.

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Slide the plastic opening tool along the groove, until the entire logic board cover has been opened. Remove logic board cover and set aside.
  • Slide the plastic opening tool along the groove, until the entire logic board cover has been opened.

  • Remove logic board cover and set aside.

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Use the Spudger to detach the screen wire from the logic board.
  • Use the Spudger to detach the screen wire from the logic board.

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Insert the Spudger into the slot on the top of the logic board. Gently pry to loosen the top of the logic board. Note: The logic board may initially seem glued to the phone. It is not glued but does require input of force to remove.
  • Insert the Spudger into the slot on the top of the logic board.

  • Gently pry to loosen the top of the logic board.

  • Note: The logic board may initially seem glued to the phone. It is not glued but does require input of force to remove.

  • Grab the top of the logic board and pull at an angle to remove.

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Conclusion

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

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