Image 1/1: Remove back panel of phone by sliding your fingernail along the edge of the device.  The rear plastic panel will snap off from the remainder of the device.
  • Power off the phone using the "Power Button" located on the left side of the phone.

  • Remove back panel of phone by sliding your fingernail along the edge of the device. The rear plastic panel will snap off from the remainder of the device.

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  • Remove the battery from the device by pulling up on the battery edge.

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  • Remove the memory card from the device by gently sliding it out of its holder.

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Image 1/2: Using a prying tool, separate the back housing from the silver trim around the phone. Image 2/2: While separating the two pieces, most of the buttons (including the power button) will fall out.  Be sure to keep track of the buttons and use them for reassembly.
  • Using the Phillips screwdriver, remove the seven screws from the back of the phone.

  • Using a prying tool, separate the back housing from the silver trim around the phone.

    • While separating the two pieces, most of the buttons (including the power button) will fall out. Be sure to keep track of the buttons and use them for reassembly.

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Image 1/2: At this point, you can replace the button with a new one. Image 2/2: At this point, you can replace the button with a new one.
  • Using the tweezers carefully remove the power button.

  • At this point, you can replace the button with a new one.

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Image 1/1: Carefully pull out both ends of the antenna.  The two ends should easily snap out of place and should not be ripped out.
  • Using the prying tool, carefully remove the white cable on the right side of the phone (next to the battery housing).

    • Carefully pull out both ends of the antenna. The two ends should easily snap out of place and should not be ripped out.

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Image 1/2: Once the screw has been removed, snap the antenna assembly out from the device. Image 2/2: Once the screw has been removed, snap the antenna assembly out from the device.
  • Using a Phillips screwdriver, remove the screw holding the antenna assembly in place.

    • Once the screw has been removed, snap the antenna assembly out from the device.

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Image 1/2: Repeat this step for the larger flex cable located on the left side of the device. Image 2/2: Repeat this step for the larger flex cable located on the left side of the device.
  • Using the prying tool, carefully lift and snap off the flex cable from the top of the phone.

    • Repeat this step for the larger flex cable located on the left side of the device.

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Image 1/1: The USB port is located at the top of the motherboard. At this point, you can remove and replace the port with a new one.
  • Using the prying tool, lift and remove the motherboard from the phone.

    • The USB port is located at the top of the motherboard. At this point, you can remove and replace the port with a new one.

how do you take it off from the motherboard

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

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