Nexus 4 Plastic Midframe Replacement
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This guide outlines how to remove the plastic midframe that lies on top of the motherboard.
- Author: Kaitlyn Jones
- Time required: 2 to 3 minutes
- Difficulty: Easy
This guide shows how to remove the motherboard's plastic midframe from the inside of the phone to better access the phone's internal features.
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Remove the SIM tray using the SIM Card Eject Tool.
This step is required in order to remove the back case.
Gently open the back case by prying along the edge of the cover, starting at a corner of the phone and circling around the phone using a plastic opening tool. This can take a few minutes.
Notice that as you are opening it, the plastic will make a light snapping noise as the back cover separates from the rest of the phone.
Carefully pry the battery out with a Plastic Opening Tool, starting at the top left-hand corner and working down towards the bottom right-hand corner.
Remove the blue tape that connects the cable to the right with the battery.
The battery is securely glued to the phone.
If necessary, you can wedge a plastic card between the battery and the metal frame in order to separate them.