Introduction

This guide will show you how to replace the motherboard, as yours may be malfunctioning. This is one of the longer processes so be patient. Tools are required. There are quite a few screws in this process so be sure to not lose any, and remember which ones came from where.

Slide the plastic case off of the back of the phone, exposing the battery. Slide the plastic case off of the back of the phone, exposing the battery. Slide the plastic case off of the back of the phone, exposing the battery.
  • Slide the plastic case off of the back of the phone, exposing the battery.

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Pull up on the red battery release tab and pull the battery out of the phone. Pull up on the red battery release tab and pull the battery out of the phone. Pull up on the red battery release tab and pull the battery out of the phone.
  • Pull up on the red battery release tab and pull the battery out of the phone.

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Remove the circled screws using a T-5 torques. These screws will be 4.3 millimeters in length. Be careful to not strip any screws.
  • Remove the circled screws using a T-5 torques. These screws will be 4.3 millimeters in length.

  • Be careful to not strip any screws.

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Using a prying tool, snap off the front casing on the top and bottom of the phone. Using a prying tool, snap off the front casing on the top and bottom of the phone. Using a prying tool, snap off the front casing on the top and bottom of the phone.
  • Using a prying tool, snap off the front casing on the top and bottom of the phone.

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Remove the circled screws using a T-5 torques.. These screws should be 5.8 millimeters in length. Remove the circled screws using a T-5 torques.. These screws should be 5.8 millimeters in length.
  • Remove the circled screws using a T-5 torques.. These screws should be 5.8 millimeters in length.

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Black Friday
Broken doesn't stand a chance.
Using a plastic opening tool, snap open the phone. It should separate into a front piece with the hardware and a plastic backing. Using a plastic opening tool, snap open the phone. It should separate into a front piece with the hardware and a plastic backing. Using a plastic opening tool, snap open the phone. It should separate into a front piece with the hardware and a plastic backing.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, snap open the phone. It should separate into a front piece with the hardware and a plastic backing.

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Using tweezers, remove the white wire at the top of the phone near the camera. Using tweezers, remove the white wire at the top of the phone near the camera. Using tweezers, remove the white wire at the top of the phone near the camera.
  • Using tweezers, remove the white wire at the top of the phone near the camera.

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Remove these nine screws using a T-5 torques. These screws should be 2.40 mm in length Remove these nine screws using a T-5 torques. These screws should be 2.40 mm in length
  • Remove these nine screws using a T-5 torques. These screws should be 2.40 mm in length

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Using tweezers, removed the white electrical tape on the motherboard. Using tweezers, removed the white electrical tape on the motherboard.
  • Using tweezers, removed the white electrical tape on the motherboard.

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Using the plastic opening tool, lift up to remove the connector. Using the plastic opening tool, lift up to remove the connector.
  • Using the plastic opening tool, lift up to remove the connector.

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Using a pry tool, lift the jawbone  connector. Using a pry tool, lift the jawbone  connector.
  • Using a pry tool, lift the jawbone connector.

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Using tweezers, carefully disconnect the cable connector by pulling the cable out. Using tweezers, carefully disconnect the cable connector by pulling the cable out.
  • Using tweezers, carefully disconnect the cable connector by pulling the cable out.

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Use a spudger to disconnect the cable connector. Use a spudger to disconnect the cable connector. Use a spudger to disconnect the cable connector.
  • Use a spudger to disconnect the cable connector.

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Using a spudger, remove the camera. Lift up the motherboard and slide the spudger under the camera. Using a spudger, remove the camera. Lift up the motherboard and slide the spudger under the camera. Using a spudger, remove the camera. Lift up the motherboard and slide the spudger under the camera.
  • Using a spudger, remove the camera. Lift up the motherboard and slide the spudger under the camera.

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Conclusion

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

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