Introduction

You will need to find a clean area to work in and have the necessary tools. Follow this guide to gain access to your cellphone's motherboard.

  • Remove the back battery cover.

Remove the phone's battery.
  • Remove the phone's battery.

Remove six (4.28 x 1.25)mm screws.
  • Remove six (4.28 x 1.25)mm screws.

Use the spudger to gently pry the silver plastic back plate from the body of the phone. Use the spudger to gently pry the silver plastic back plate from the body of the phone.
  • Use the spudger to gently pry the silver plastic back plate from the body of the phone.

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It is very easy to rip motherboard cables and damage fragile motherboard clips. Be careful when you are removing every component.
  • It is very easy to rip motherboard cables and damage fragile motherboard clips. Be careful when you are removing every component.

  • Pull the antenna plug out of its socket.

Pop the two black hinged-release levers toward their ribbons, then slide the ribbons out. Pop the two black hinged-release levers toward their ribbons, then slide the ribbons out. Pop the two black hinged-release levers toward their ribbons, then slide the ribbons out.
  • Pop the two black hinged-release levers toward their ribbons, then slide the ribbons out.

Pop the red hinged-release lever away from its ribbon. Then pull it out.
  • Pop the red hinged-release lever away from its ribbon. Then pull it out.

Peel the button sensor on the side of the motherboard off of the case.
  • Peel the button sensor on the side of the motherboard off of the case.

Slightly pull up one side of the motherboard. Pull the button/microphone plug out of its socket. Pop the red hinged-release lever away from its ribbon, then slide the ribbon out.
  • Slightly pull up one side of the motherboard.

  • Pull the button/microphone plug out of its socket.

  • Pop the red hinged-release lever away from its ribbon, then slide the ribbon out.

You have successfully removed the motherboard from the phone.
  • You have successfully removed the motherboard from the phone.

Conclusion

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

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