Introduction

This guide is needed when you have a faulty charging port.

Remove the back cover of phone by lifting up on the back cover tab with  the blue plastic opening tool. Go around the edge of the back cover to completely remove it. Go around the edge of the back cover to completely remove it.
  • Remove the back cover of phone by lifting up on the back cover tab with the blue plastic opening tool.

  • Go around the edge of the back cover to completely remove it.

Remove the old battery by lifting up on  the thumb tab. Periodically clean the brass terminals on the battery and the phone. Place a minute amount of ISO on a Q-tip and gingerly clean the connections. Periodically clean the brass terminals on the battery and the phone. Place a minute amount of ISO on a Q-tip and gingerly clean the connections.
  • Remove the old battery by lifting up on the thumb tab.

  • Periodically clean the brass terminals on the battery and the phone. Place a minute amount of ISO on a Q-tip and gingerly clean the connections.

Remove the nine 4mm screws screws from the midframe with a PH000 screw driver Remove the nine 4mm screws screws from the midframe with a PH000 screw driver Remove the nine 4mm screws screws from the midframe with a PH000 screw driver
  • Remove the nine 4mm screws screws from the midframe with a PH000 screw driver

Wedge the blue plastic opening tool in between the front and side panel. Move the blue plastic opening tool around the edges between the front and side panel.
  • Wedge the blue plastic opening tool in between the front and side panel.

  • Move the blue plastic opening tool around the edges between the front and side panel.

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Make sure that you detach the mid-frame from the inside too. Make sure that you detach the mid-frame from the inside too.
  • Make sure that you detach the mid-frame from the inside too.

Unhook the ribbon cable clip with the plastic opening tool and remove the audio jack. Unhook the ribbon cable clip with the plastic opening tool and remove the audio jack.
  • Unhook the ribbon cable clip with the plastic opening tool and remove the audio jack.

Use the plastic opening tool to unhook the ribbon cable clip. Use the plastic opening tool to unhook the ribbon cable clip.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to unhook the ribbon cable clip.

Gently pull on the connector with the tweezers until the speaker comes off. Gently pull on the connector with the tweezers until the speaker comes off.
  • Gently pull on the connector with the tweezers until the speaker comes off.

Unhook the other ribbon cable clip to the screen with the blue plastic opening tool Unhook the other ribbon cable clip to the screen with the blue plastic opening tool
  • Unhook the other ribbon cable clip to the screen with the blue plastic opening tool

Unhook the ribbon cable clip to the front camera. Lift the motherboard up and out of the device. Lift the motherboard up and out of the device.
  • Unhook the ribbon cable clip to the front camera.

  • Lift the motherboard up and out of the device.

Remove the motherboard and unhook the ribbon cable clip to the back camera Remove the motherboard and unhook the ribbon cable clip to the back camera
  • Remove the motherboard and unhook the ribbon cable clip to the back camera

Using a soldering iron to solder off the charging port. Be careful soldering iron gets extremely hot. Be careful soldering iron gets extremely hot.
  • Using a soldering iron to solder off the charging port.

  • Be careful soldering iron gets extremely hot.

Is there any special type of soldering tool I need like a heat gun or can we just use the one shown in the picture?

Osaac orti - Reply

I dont't understand what you are supposed to do after removing the USB port. Where do you get a new one to replace it with?

Ed Langer - Reply

Conclusion

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

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