Introduction

Motherboard installation requires a teardown of the device.

Parts

No parts required.

Remove the battery by sliding it down the rails to which it is connected.
  • Remove the battery by sliding it down the rails to which it is connected.

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Find a flat head or Phillips head screwdriver.
  • Find a flat head or Phillips head screwdriver.

  • Insert the screwdriver into the holes in the plastic rod connecting the key pad guard to the rear casing.

  • Use the screwdriver to push the rods towards each other until they click out of their locked position.

  • Note: This may require a large amount of force.

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Slide off the antenna guard and locate the four clips on the exterior of the rear casing.
  • Slide off the antenna guard and locate the four clips on the exterior of the rear casing.

  • Simultaneously push the clips outward while lifting the rear casing and keyguard away from the front casing.

  • Remove the key guard from the rear casing by taking it out of its position.

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Locate and unplug the black component of the antenna from the motherboard.
  • Locate and unplug the black component of the antenna from the motherboard.

  • Under the black component should be a blue component. Unscrew this component in order to free the antenna.

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Slide the antenna out of the green tubing and slide the green tubing out of it's corresponding hole on the motherboard.
  • Slide the antenna out of the green tubing and slide the green tubing out of it's corresponding hole on the motherboard.

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Lift the motherboard out of its location in the front casing.
  • Lift the motherboard out of its location in the front casing.

  • Do this slowly and gently so that none of the motherboard's components are damaged.

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With your new motherboard, hold the LCD side of the motherboard face down. Align the four clips on the front casing with the four notches on the motherboard.
  • With your new motherboard, hold the LCD side of the motherboard face down. Align the four clips on the front casing with the four notches on the motherboard.

  • While doing so, insert the LCD into the compartment in the front casing.

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Press firmly on the motherboard until it is snug inside the casing.
  • Press firmly on the motherboard until it is snug inside the casing.

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Conclusion

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

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Nice, thanks.

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