Introduction

Use this guide to replace a defective Motherboard.

Image 1/1: Apply pressure on tool while using a downward motion to pop off back cover.
  • Insert plastic opening tool under back cover.

  • Apply pressure on tool while using a downward motion to pop off back cover.

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Image 1/1: Pry battery out.
  • Insert plastic opening tool under battery.

  • Pry battery out.

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Image 1/1: Pry the top cover upward to remove it from the phone.
  • Insert plastic opening tool under back cover.

  • Pry the top cover upward to remove it from the phone.

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  • Remove the top cover.

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Image 1/2: Two screws from top and two screws from back. Image 2/2: Two screws from top and two screws from back.
  • Remove the four 3.8mm Phillips #000 screws securing the top cover to the back assembly.

  • Two screws from top and two screws from back.

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Image 1/3: Using hand slide top cover away from phone. Image 2/3: Using hand slide top cover away from phone. Image 3/3: Using hand slide top cover away from phone.
  • Insert plastic opening tool under top cover.

  • Using hand slide top cover away from phone.

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  • Remove the four 3.8mm Phillips #000 screws securing the back assembly to the phone.

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Image 1/1: Pry the back assembly away from phone.
  • Insert plastic opening tool between back assembly and phone.

  • Pry the back assembly away from phone.

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  • With plastic opening tool continue prying around the edge of the back assembly.

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  • Pull back panel assembly away from main body.

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Image 1/2: Using spudger to remove vibrator remove from the adhesive. Image 2/2: Using spudger to remove vibrator remove from the adhesive.
  • Insert the pointed end of a spudger into the gap in the round housing frame.

  • Using spudger to remove vibrator remove from the adhesive.

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  • Use the flat end of a spudger to remove vibrator cable from motherboard.

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  • Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the camera assembly cable.

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  • Remove camera from square housing.

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Image 1/3: Use care when lifting the ribbon cables. Image 2/3: Insert a plastic pry tool into the gap between motherboard and base of phone Image 3/3: Insert a plastic pry tool into the gap between motherboard and base of phone
  • Insert the spudger under each corner ribbon cable and lift them out of the way.

  • Use care when lifting the ribbon cables.

  • Insert a plastic pry tool into the gap between motherboard and base of phone

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Image 1/3: Be sure not to damage the ribbon cable still connected at the bottom of the motherboard. Image 2/3: Use a spudger to pry the connector from the socket on the motherboard. Image 3/3: Lift motherboard from frame.
  • Tilt the motherboard up carefully.

  • Be sure not to damage the ribbon cable still connected at the bottom of the motherboard.

  • Use a spudger to pry the connector from the socket on the motherboard.

  • Lift motherboard from frame.

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Conclusion

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

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