Introduction

This guide shows you how to remove the motherboard so that you can access the internal components in case of needed replacement.

Parts

No parts required.

Locate the button on the bottom of the back cover.
  • Locate the button on the bottom of the back cover.

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Depress the button with your finger. While the button is depressed, slide the back cover off of the phone. While the button is depressed, slide the back cover off of the phone.
  • Depress the button with your finger.

  • While the button is depressed, slide the back cover off of the phone.

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Grasp the top and bottom of the front cover. Grasp the phone body with your other hand. Lightly pull the casing off of the phone.
  • Grasp the top and bottom of the front cover.

  • Grasp the phone body with your other hand.

  • Lightly pull the casing off of the phone.

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Lightly peel the keypad off of the phone. Lightly peel the keypad off of the phone. Lightly peel the keypad off of the phone.
  • Lightly peel the keypad off of the phone.

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Locate the six star-shaped screws on the phone. Note: There are two on the bottom end, two in the middle, and two on the top end. Remove these screws using the screwdriver.
  • Locate the six star-shaped screws on the phone.

  • Note: There are two on the bottom end, two in the middle, and two on the top end.

  • Remove these screws using the screwdriver.

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Grab the top and bottom of the phone casing. Carefully pull the motherboard apart from the bottom casing. The circuit board should be divided into two parts.
  • Grab the top and bottom of the phone casing.

  • Carefully pull the motherboard apart from the bottom casing.

  • The circuit board should be divided into two parts.

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Grab the top and bottom of the remaining casing. Carefully pull apart the casing from the circuit board. Carefully pull apart the casing from the circuit board.
  • Grab the top and bottom of the remaining casing.

  • Carefully pull apart the casing from the circuit board.

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The circuit board should be divided into three parts, completely separate from the back casing, as shown.
  • The circuit board should be divided into three parts, completely separate from the back casing, as shown.

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Conclusion

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

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