Introduction

The following 11 steps will help you replace a faulty motherboard with a new one.

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  • Press down and forward on the back case to slide it out of place and remove it

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Image 1/1: Insert the new battery into the open rectangle. Make sure the battery is oriented so that the Palm logo is in the upper-left corner opposite the camera lens
  • If a battery is already installed, remove it by pulling up on the tab near the camera lens.

  • Insert the new battery into the open rectangle. Make sure the battery is oriented so that the Palm logo is in the upper-left corner opposite the camera lens

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Image 1/3: Be careful not to misplace these screws as they are very small and will be important during reassembly. Image 2/3: If the screws are stripped a flat head screw driver may be necessary. Image 3/3: If the screws are stripped a flat head screw driver may be necessary.
  • Use the Torx T5 screwdriver to remove the 5 visible 6mm screws on the back of the phone.

  • Be careful not to misplace these screws as they are very small and will be important during reassembly.

  • If the screws are stripped a flat head screw driver may be necessary.

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  • Use a plastic opening tool to remove the small panel on the top of the phone by prying underneath the black plastic around the camera.

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Image 1/3: Insert the plastic opening tool into the slot on the top (indicated by the spudger) and pry the black part off phone. Image 2/3: The bottom piece around the headphone and USB port may get caught during this step. Simply carefully maneuver the case until it is released. Image 3/3: The bottom piece around the headphone and USB port may get caught during this step. Simply carefully maneuver the case until it is released.
  • Remove the main plastic body

    • Insert the plastic opening tool into the slot on the top (indicated by the spudger) and pry the black part off phone.

    • The bottom piece around the headphone and USB port may get caught during this step. Simply carefully maneuver the case until it is released.

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Image 1/3: Use the Philips Head 00 screwdriver to unscrew the two 3mm black screws in the upper right and lower left corners of the motherboard. Image 2/3: Use the Philips Head 00 screwdriver to unscrew the two 3mm black screws in the upper right and lower left corners of the motherboard. Image 3/3: Use the Philips Head 00 screwdriver to unscrew the two 3mm black screws in the upper right and lower left corners of the motherboard.
  • Use the Philips Head 00 screwdriver to unscrew the 3.5mm silver screw on the right hand side of the phone.

  • Use the Philips Head 00 screwdriver to unscrew the two 3mm black screws in the upper right and lower left corners of the motherboard.

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  • Use tweezers to carefully remove the yellow piece of tape covering the two ribbon cables.

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Image 1/3: Use tweezers to safely unplug the small ribbon cable first and then the large ribbon cable. Image 2/3: To remove the cables there is a small black lock that needs to be in the up position as indicated in picture two. Image 3/3: To remove the cables there is a small black lock that needs to be in the up position as indicated in picture two.
  • There are two ribbon cables under the yellow tape.

  • Use tweezers to safely unplug the small ribbon cable first and then the large ribbon cable.

  • To remove the cables there is a small black lock that needs to be in the up position as indicated in picture two.

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Image 1/3: There is a black cable under the motherboard that must be disconnected while the motherboard is still in the phone Image 2/3: It can easily be disconnected with your fingers Image 3/3: Note: During this process the mute and power buttons may fall out of the phone. Do not panic this is completely normal. Set them aside in a safe place until reassembly.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to lift the motherboard up and out of the phone case

    • There is a black cable under the motherboard that must be disconnected while the motherboard is still in the phone

    • It can easily be disconnected with your fingers

    • Note: During this process the mute and power buttons may fall out of the phone. Do not panic this is completely normal. Set them aside in a safe place until reassembly.

  • The motherboard has now been completely removed

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Conclusion

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

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