Introduction

Guide to replacing your phone's motherboard.

Press the panel release button on the top of the phone and simultaneously pull the rear panel away from the phone.
  • Press the panel release button on the top of the phone and simultaneously pull the rear panel away from the phone.

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Tilt the battery by lifting at the exposed notch.
  • Tilt the battery by lifting at the exposed notch.

  • Slide the battery out of its casing.

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  • Use a T4 screwdriver to unscrew all six of the .216 inch screws that attach the housing to the case.

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  • Use a plastic opening tool to lift the plastic casing.

  • Pull the plastic casing directly away from the phone.

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  • Lift the black rubber loudspeaker housing up and out of the plastic casing.

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  • Use a plastic opening tool to gently lift up the SIM card reader, located above the rubber antenna casing. You should hear a click as it releases.

  • Caution: Remove carefully, if broken, the phone will not be able to make calls.

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  • Use a plastic opening tool to pry the two ribbon cable connectors, unclipping them from their sockets on the motherboard.

  • Caution: Remove carefully, if broken, the phone will not function properly.

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  • Use a plastic opening tool to gently pry the motherboard up until you can tilt it with your fingers. Unhook it from the casing and slowly pull it out.

  • Caution: Do this gently Unclipping too fast may cause damage to your phone.

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Conclusion

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

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