Introduction

Use this guide to replace the motherboard in your Samsung Galaxy Nexus

You must open the back of the phone to access the battery. To do this use the plastic opening tools or your fingernail and insert it into the divot.
  • You must open the back of the phone to access the battery. To do this use the plastic opening tools or your fingernail and insert it into the divot.

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Remove the back cover of the phone by moving the prying tool or your fingernail away from the phone while it is still in the divot. Remove the back cover of the phone by moving the prying tool or your fingernail away from the phone while it is still in the divot. Remove the back cover of the phone by moving the prying tool or your fingernail away from the phone while it is still in the divot.
  • Remove the back cover of the phone by moving the prying tool or your fingernail away from the phone while it is still in the divot.

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Insert your finger into the divot of the  battery and pull the battery towards yourself to remove. This is when a new battery will be inserted. This is when a new battery will be inserted.
  • Insert your finger into the divot of the battery and pull the battery towards yourself to remove.

  • This is when a new battery will be inserted.

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Remove 4.4 mm screws using a PH # 000 as indicated on the picture. Remove 4.4 mm screws using a PH # 000 as indicated on the picture. Remove 4.4 mm screws using a PH # 000 as indicated on the picture.
  • Remove 4.4 mm screws using a PH # 000 as indicated on the picture.

The screws need to be labeled with the head type and the length.

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Confusing heading.

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This is something that cannot be fixed. Due to it being a prerequisite guide it comes up with the title of the guide itself as it is inserted as a prerequisite guide.

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After removing the screws be sure to turn the phone right side up. Insert your plastic opening tool between the screen and the outer case. Move the opening tool around the phone without removing it from in between the screen and the shell of the phone. Pop the screen out of the outer shell. Be cautious not to damage the control board or the screen.
  • After removing the screws be sure to turn the phone right side up.

  • Insert your plastic opening tool between the screen and the outer case. Move the opening tool around the phone without removing it from in between the screen and the shell of the phone.

  • Pop the screen out of the outer shell. Be cautious not to damage the control board or the screen.

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Unscrew 4.4mm with a PH #000 marked screw. Unscrew 4.4mm with a PH #000 marked screw.
  • Unscrew 4.4mm with a PH #000 marked screw.

Add head type for screw.

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With the flat head screw driver pull up the blue connector. With the flat head screw driver pull up the blue connector.
  • With the flat head screw driver pull up the blue connector.

flat-head? flat head?

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Great pictures!

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Don't omit articles.

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With you finger or prying tool pull back bottom module. With you finger or prying tool pull back bottom module. With you finger or prying tool pull back bottom module.
  • With you finger or prying tool pull back bottom module.

You should add a step to pry off the connection on the side of the board also.

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Change "pulled back" to "pull back."

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Remove the internal battery using tweezers or your flat head screw driver. There is glue at the bottom keeping battery and chassis stuck together. There is glue at the bottom keeping battery and chassis stuck together.
  • Remove the internal battery using tweezers or your flat head screw driver.

  • There is glue at the bottom keeping battery and chassis stuck together.

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Peel the display connector strip off the main circuit board using the tweezers. Peel the USB connector strip off the main circuit board using the tweezers.
  • Peel the display connector strip off the main circuit board using the tweezers.

  • Peel the USB connector strip off the main circuit board using the tweezers.

There are 2 tabs that need to be disconnected, not just one.

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Remove the antenna using either your fingers or tweezers. Remove the antenna using either your fingers or tweezers. Remove the antenna using either your fingers or tweezers.
  • Remove the antenna using either your fingers or tweezers.

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Using tweezers, pull the top circuit board off. Depending on your model, there may be ribbon cable connectors attached to the underside of the board. Be careful not to rip them out of the sockets when removing the board. Depending on your model, there may be ribbon cable connectors attached to the underside of the board. Be careful not to rip them out of the sockets when removing the board.
  • Using tweezers, pull the top circuit board off.

  • Depending on your model, there may be ribbon cable connectors attached to the underside of the board. Be careful not to rip them out of the sockets when removing the board.

Last photo is blurry.

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Conclusion

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

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I believe the blue tool needs to be called the "plastic opening tool."

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were i can find mother board i need the mother board

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