Introduction

Use this guide to replace a defective Motherboard.

Insert plastic opening tool under back cover.
  • Insert plastic opening tool under back cover.

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

Insert plastic opening tool under battery.
  • Insert plastic opening tool under battery.

  • Pry battery out.

Insert plastic opening tool under back cover.
  • Insert plastic opening tool under back cover.

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

Remove the top cover.
  • Remove the top cover.

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.
  • 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.

Insert plastic opening tool under top cover. Using hand slide top cover away from phone. 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.
  • Remove the four 3.8mm Phillips #000 screws securing the back assembly to the phone.

Insert plastic opening tool between back assembly and phone.
  • Insert plastic opening tool between back assembly and phone.

  • Pry the back assembly away from phone.

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

Pull back panel assembly away from main body.
  • Pull back panel assembly away from main body.

Insert the pointed end of a spudger into the gap in the round housing frame. 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.

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

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

Remove camera from square housing. Remove camera from square housing.
  • Remove camera from square housing.

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
  • 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

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.
  • 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.

Conclusion

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

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