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 estimate: 2 - 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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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.
Remove the two 1.8 mm Phillips #00 screws holding down the battery connector.
Using a plastic opening tool, disconnect the battery cable from its socket on the motherboard.
Remove the blue tape that secures the white antenna cable to the battery.
Using a spudger, carefully disconnect the white antenna cable.
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.