Introduction

If your phone is malfunctioning and you cannot fix it through other guides, the motherboard may need to be replaced. Use this guide to replace the motherboard.

Image 1/2: Lift the back cover from the bottom and remove it from the phone. Image 2/2: Lift the back cover from the bottom and remove it from the phone.
  • Insert a plastic opening tool into the indentation at the bottom of the phone between the front and rear covers.

  • Lift the back cover from the bottom and remove it from the phone.

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Image 1/2: Remove the battery from your phone. Image 2/2: Remove the battery from your phone.
  • Insert a plastic opening tool, or your finger, into the notch in between the sim card and the battery and lift the battery upward.

  • Remove the battery from your phone.

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  • Remove all five screw covers with tweezers located in the picture.

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Image 1/3: Gently pry the midframe from the display assembly and remove it. Image 2/3: Gently pry the midframe from the display assembly and remove it. Image 3/3: Gently pry the midframe from the display assembly and remove it.
  • Remove the 10 T4 Torx screws securing the midframe to the display assembly.

  • Gently pry the midframe from the display assembly and remove it.

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Image 1/3: Use hands or plastic opening tool to carefully pry off the connectors. Image 2/3: Use hands or plastic opening tool to carefully pry off the connectors. Image 3/3: Use hands or plastic opening tool to carefully pry off the connectors.
  • Locate the Display Data Cables

  • Use hands or plastic opening tool to carefully pry off the connectors.

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Image 1/3: Use a plastic opening tool to gently pry off each section of the Motherboard. Image 2/3: Use hands to slowly and carefully remove the motherboard from the front panel assembly. Image 3/3: Use hands to slowly and carefully remove the motherboard from the front panel assembly.
  • Be careful when removing motherboard. Earpiece is connected with small wires and adhesive. Use thin metal tool to pry off before removing motherboard.

  • Use a plastic opening tool to gently pry off each section of the Motherboard.

  • Use hands to slowly and carefully remove the motherboard from the front panel assembly.

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Conclusion

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

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