Introduction

You will be learning how to replace the motherboard.

  1. Locate the small indent in the top of the device and use your nails or a spudger to separate the cover from the mid-frame.
    • Locate the small indent in the top of the device and use your nails or a spudger to separate the cover from the mid-frame.

  2. Locate the indent on the bottom left corner of the battery compartment. Use your fingers or the plastic opening tool to lift the battery from the device.
    • Locate the indent on the bottom left corner of the battery compartment. Use your fingers or the plastic opening tool to lift the battery from the device.

    • Remove the five 3mm screws along the top and bottom edges of the device with the Philips #00 screwdriver.

    • One of these will be hidden under a piece of reflective foil. Breaking this will void the warranty.

    • Use the plastic removal tool to work pry the mid-frame from the device.

    • This may take some effort, so try working around the edges slowly as to not break anything.

    • Locate the two ribbon cable connections on the motherboard. GENTLY use the pointed end of the spudger to disconnect the cables. Lift the motherboard out of the phone.

    • Using your fingers or a plastic opening tool, carefully lift the motherboard assembly from the phone.

    • On the front face of the motherboard, locate the two #00 Phillips head screws. These hold the SIM card chassis in place.

    • Keep these screws separate from the back plate screws.

Conclusion

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

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