Introduction

This guide will illustrate how to remove the motherboard.

Remove the two 5mm screws from the bottom of the device using a Phillips #000 screwdriver. Remove the two 5mm screws from the bottom of the device using a Phillips #000 screwdriver.
  • Remove the two 5mm screws from the bottom of the device using a Phillips #000 screwdriver.

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Place the plastic opening tool between the case and the screen. Slide the tool clockwise around the case until all the clips are removed. Do not completely separate the case from the screen because  there is a wire connecting the motherboard to the speaker.
  • Place the plastic opening tool between the case and the screen.

  • Slide the tool clockwise around the case until all the clips are removed.

  • Do not completely separate the case from the screen because there is a wire connecting the motherboard to the speaker.

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Desolder the two wires that connect the battery to the motherboard. Learn more about soldering with this soldering technique guide. Using the blue plastic opening tool, lift the battery away from the device.
  • Desolder the two wires that connect the battery to the motherboard.

  • Learn more about soldering with this soldering technique guide.

  • Using the blue plastic opening tool, lift the battery away from the device.

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Desolder the wire connected from the speaker to the motherboard. Pry the speaker from the casing with a plastic opening tool. Pry the speaker from the casing with a plastic opening tool.
  • Desolder the wire connected from the speaker to the motherboard.

  • Pry the speaker from the casing with a plastic opening tool.

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Use the spudger to lift up the black tab on all three ZIF connectors. Use tweezers to remove the ribbon cables from the zift connectors. Use tweezers to remove the ribbon cables from the zift connectors.
  • Use the spudger to lift up the black tab on all three ZIF connectors.

  • Use tweezers to remove the ribbon cables from the zift connectors.

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Use Phillips #000 screwdriver to remove  the three 3mm screws on the motherboard.
  • Use Phillips #000 screwdriver to remove the three 3mm screws on the motherboard.

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Use a spudger or plastic opening tool to lift up the motherboard. Use a spudger or plastic opening tool to lift up the motherboard.
  • Use a spudger or plastic opening tool to lift up the motherboard.

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Conclusion

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

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