Introduction

This replacement guide will save you from having to buy a new phone by showing you how to replace the motherboard of your Nokia XL Dual SIM Android Smartphone.

Image 1/1: Gently pry open each side of the device at the indicated locations. It is best to use a plastic opening tool or similar item.
  • You will first need to separate the back cover from the device.

  • Gently pry open each side of the device at the indicated locations. It is best to use a plastic opening tool or similar item.

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Image 1/2: You can use a plastic opening tool to lift the battery. From there, you can simply remove it. Image 2/2: You can use a plastic opening tool to lift the battery. From there, you can simply remove it.
  • Once the back cover is removed, the battery will be in plain sight. It will need to be removed.

  • You can use a plastic opening tool to lift the battery. From there, you can simply remove it.

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Image 1/2: You will need a T5 Precision Torx screw driver to remove the screws. Image 2/2: The locations of the T5x3.4mm screws are indicated in the picture.
  • To access the inner components of the device, you will need to remove the various screws that are on the device

  • You will need a T5 Precision Torx screw driver to remove the screws.

  • The locations of the T5x3.4mm screws are indicated in the picture.

  • The locations of the T5x4.1mm screws are indicated in the picture.

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Image 1/3: There are flaps on both sides of the phone as indicated in the picture. This is what you will need to pry apart. Image 2/3: '''Please be cautious when opening the device.''' There are various connectors inside the device that must be handled with care. Image 3/3: '''Please be cautious when opening the device.''' There are various connectors inside the device that must be handled with care.
  • You will need to use the plastic opening tool to gently pry the device apart.

  • There are flaps on both sides of the phone as indicated in the picture. This is what you will need to pry apart.

  • Please be cautious when opening the device. There are various connectors inside the device that must be handled with care.

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  • Once the device is opened you can take note of all the components

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Image 1/2: The location of all the connectors is indicated in the next step. Image 2/2: The location of all the connectors is indicated in the next step.
  • With tweezers, gently unsnap the motherboard connectors for all components.

  • The location of all the connectors is indicated in the next step.

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Image 1/3: The touchscreen assembly can now be removed and set aside. Image 2/3: The motherboard connector for the front camera is indicated on the picture. Image 3/3: The motherboard connector for the camera flash, vibrator, and headphone jack assembly is indicated in the picture.
  • The 3 motherboard connectors for the touchscreen, volume buttons, and power/screen lock button assembly are indicated on the picture.

  • The touchscreen assembly can now be removed and set aside.

  • The motherboard connector for the front camera is indicated on the picture.

  • The motherboard connector for the camera flash, vibrator, and headphone jack assembly is indicated in the picture.

  • The motherboard connector for the front camera is indicated on the picture.

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Image 1/2: Gently pulling upward on the motherboard will allow it to be removed. Image 2/2: Gently pulling upward on the motherboard will allow it to be removed.
  • Gently pry up on the top underside of the motherboard with the small plastic opening tool.

  • Gently pulling upward on the motherboard will allow it to be removed.

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Conclusion

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

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I removed my charging system while removing the charger from the phone after that i sgave it to phone repaire to insert a new charging system ,When my phone was ready he gave it to me,After i switched it on it turned bluish incolour the whole screen,so what can i do pls?

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