Introduction

It is not often that the whole motherboard assembly needs replacement, but this guide is a must-do prerequisite for deeper phone issues.

  1. Be sure cell phone is off before you begin to disassemble the phone.
    • Be sure cell phone is off before you begin to disassemble the phone.

    • Press the button on the bottom of the back of the cell phone.

    • Slide rear panel down and remove it.

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  2. Using your fingernail, pry the back of the battery upwards and pull out.
    • Using your fingernail, pry the back of the battery upwards and pull out.

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    • Insert the plastic opening tool under the faceplate.

    • Separate the faceplate from main body by twisting the prying tool with some force.

    • The faceplate is held by three plastic fasteners, so pry evenly on both sides of phone.

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    • With the faceplate removed, simply peel off rubber key pad and remove.

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    • Locate and remove the six screws on the front of the phone using a T6 Torx.

      • All 6 screws are 6.9mm long.

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    • After removing screws, lift the motherboard assembly straight off the cell phone body.

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Conclusion

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

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