Introduction

This guide will show you how to replace a motherboard. Replacing the motherboard will require frequent soldering.

Parts

No parts required.

Place the plastic opening tool between the front and rear cover and pry up on each corner of the cover.
  • Place the plastic opening tool between the front and rear cover and pry up on each corner of the cover.

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Remove the two plugs for the screen by pulling up and away from the motherboard.
  • Remove the two plugs for the screen by pulling up and away from the motherboard.

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Remove the plug for the cameras by pulling the plug up and away from the motherboard.
  • Remove the plug for the cameras by pulling the plug up and away from the motherboard.

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Melt solder and remove red and black wires leading to the battery.
  • Melt solder and remove red and black wires leading to the battery.

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Melt the solder on the black and gray wires and remove wires from motherboard.
  • Melt the solder on the black and gray wires and remove wires from motherboard.

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Melt the solder and remove the red and black wires leading to the speaker.
  • Melt the solder and remove the red and black wires leading to the speaker.

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Remove the four 4 mm Phillips head screws holding in the motherboard.
  • Remove the four 4 mm Phillips head screws holding in the motherboard.

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Lift the motherboard away from the front cover assembly.
  • Lift the motherboard away from the front cover assembly.

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Conclusion

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

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