Introduction

To replace the motherboard, phone disassembly is required.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/3: Press down on the small gray button located on the back of the phone. Image 2/3: Slide the back plate down and off. Image 3/3: Slide the back plate down and off.
  • To prevent shock, press down on the power button located on the top of the phone until the phone shuts off.

  • Press down on the small gray button located on the back of the phone.

  • Slide the back plate down and off.

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Image 1/2: Then, insert your thumb in the groove below the battery and push the battery up and out. Image 2/2: Then, insert your thumb in the groove below the battery and push the battery up and out.
  • To remove the battery, begin by holding the phone sideways.

  • Then, insert your thumb in the groove below the battery and push the battery up and out.

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Image 1/3: Turn the front of the phone to face you. Find the two small square holes on the bottom left and right sides of the faceplate. Image 2/3: Insert the spudger into each square hole and push up to detach the face plate. Image 3/3: Insert the spudger into each square hole and push up to detach the face plate.
  • Locate the spudger. A photo of the correct spudger is provided to the left.

  • Turn the front of the phone to face you. Find the two small square holes on the bottom left and right sides of the faceplate.

  • Insert the spudger into each square hole and push up to detach the face plate.

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Image 1/2: Pull the face plate up and off of the phone. Image 2/2: To remove the keypad, simply lift it off the phone.
  • Note: The keypad will be loose and may fall off during this step.

  • Pull the face plate up and off of the phone.

  • To remove the keypad, simply lift it off the phone.

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Image 1/2: Note: 2 of the screws are on the bottom corners, 2 are on the right and left edges of the phone below the screen, and 2 are on the very top corners of the phone, above the screen. Image 2/2: Warning: The middle two screws are attached to the base of the phone with two black plastic rings. Use tweezers to remove the screws carefully to avoid breaking the plastic rings
  • Locate the 6 screws on the metallic sheet that previously held the keypad. (This sheet, shown in the pictures, is the top side of the motherboard).

  • Note: 2 of the screws are on the bottom corners, 2 are on the right and left edges of the phone below the screen, and 2 are on the very top corners of the phone, above the screen.

  • Warning: The middle two screws are attached to the base of the phone with two black plastic rings. Use tweezers to remove the screws carefully to avoid breaking the plastic rings

  • Use a size T6 Torx screwdriver to remove each of these 6 screws.

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Image 1/3: Note: The screen will still be attached to the motherboard. Image 2/3: Note: The screen will still be attached to the motherboard. Image 3/3: Note: The screen will still be attached to the motherboard.
  • To remove the motherboard, lift it up and off the phone.

  • Note: The screen will still be attached to the motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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