Introduction

This guide will instruct you in proper cellphone disassembly and removal of the faulty logic board for replacement.

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  • Wedge the opening tool in-between the back cover and the body of the phone in the opening denoted by the arrow.

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  • Once wedged in the opening, slide the opening tool around the side of the phone and remove the back cover, setting it aside.

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  • Insert the opening tool between the battery and the battery holder and wedge the battery out.

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Image 1/1: Use the opening tool to grab the edge of the SD card and pull it straight out.
  • Open the plastic cover with your finger to expose the SD card.

  • Use the opening tool to grab the edge of the SD card and pull it straight out.

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  • Remove the six 6mm T4 screws with the T4 torque driver.

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  • Pop out the volume button with the plastic opening tool.

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Image 1/2: Do not completely separate the two pieces to avoid damaging the ribbon cable inside. Image 2/2: Do not completely separate the two pieces to avoid damaging the ribbon cable inside.
  • Wedge the plastic opening tool in-between the plastic layer and the front cover.

  • Do not completely separate the two pieces to avoid damaging the ribbon cable inside.

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Image 1/1: Disconnect the ribbon cable connecting the display to the logic board by firmly pulling the cable straight outward.
  • Carefully separate the bottom piece from the top plastic piece.

  • Disconnect the ribbon cable connecting the display to the logic board by firmly pulling the cable straight outward.

  • The screen can now be removed.

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Image 1/1: Disconnect the back cover by wedging the plastic opening tool in between the motherboard and the connector and prying outward.
  • Separate the logic board and the display cover from the back cover and orient the logic board so the camera faces toward you.

  • Disconnect the back cover by wedging the plastic opening tool in between the motherboard and the connector and prying outward.

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Image 1/1: Bend the two halves of the device away from you to pry the final ribbon connector off the logic board.
  • Flip the logic board and display cover over so the camera faces away from you.

  • Bend the two halves of the device away from you to pry the final ribbon connector off the logic board.

    • The ribbon connector is bonded to the logic board with adhesive, simply pull it to break the glue bond.

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Conclusion

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

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