Introduction

Use this guide to remove or replace your motherboard.

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  • Grasp the cap of the stylus and remove it from its slot in the midframe.

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  • Pry with a plastic opening tool, or your fingernail, in the divot to the right of the rear-facing camera, near the volume rocker.

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  • Lift and remove the rear case from the phone.

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Image 1/2: Press the battery toward the rear facing camera while pulling outward. Image 2/2: Press the battery toward the rear facing camera while pulling outward.
  • Insert your finger in the notch of the battery compartment.

  • Press the battery toward the rear facing camera while pulling outward.

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Image 1/3: After the click, release the card and it will pop out of its slot. Image 2/3: For reassembly, push the microSD card into the slot until it clicks in place. Image 3/3: For reassembly, push the microSD card into the slot until it clicks in place.
  • Use the flat end of a spudger, or your fingernail, to press the microSD card slightly deeper into its slot until you hear a click.

  • After the click, release the card and it will pop out of its slot.

  • For reassembly, push the microSD card into the slot until it clicks in place.

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  • Remove the microSD card from its slot in the midframe.

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  • Use a plastic opening tool, or your fingernail, to push the SIM card out of its compartment.

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  • Slide the SIM card out the rest of the way with your thumb and remove it from the device.

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  • Remove the nine 3.4 mm Phillips #00 screws securing the midframe to the display assembly.

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  • Insert your plastic opening tool to the left of the power button between the midframe and the front panel assembly and pry.

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  • Slide the plastic opening tool down the seam.

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Image 1/3: Slide the opening tool along the top edge of the phone. Image 2/3: Continue to run the plastic opening tool around the perimeter of the phone until the midframe is separated. Image 3/3: Continue to run the plastic opening tool around the perimeter of the phone until the midframe is separated.
  • Insert your plastic opening tool to the left of the headphone jack between the midframe and the display assembly.

  • Slide the opening tool along the top edge of the phone.

  • Continue to run the plastic opening tool around the perimeter of the phone until the midframe is separated.

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  • Remove the midframe from the display assembly.

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  • Use the flat end of a spudger to carefully disconnect the display cable connector.

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Image 1/3: Disconnect the headphone jack/earpiece speaker assembly cable connector. Image 2/3: Disconnect the digitizer cable connector. Image 3/3: Disconnect the digitizer cable connector.
  • Use a spudger to disconnect the front-facing camera assembly cable connector.

  • Disconnect the headphone jack/earpiece speaker assembly cable connector.

  • Disconnect the digitizer cable connector.

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Image 1/3: Use a spudger to disconnect the USB board cable connector. Image 2/3: Disconnect the antenna cable connector. Image 3/3: Disconnect the antenna cable connector.
  • Disconnect the soft button cable connector with the flat end of a spudger.

  • Use a spudger to disconnect the USB board cable connector.

  • Disconnect the antenna cable connector.

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  • Remove the two 3.4 mm Phillips #00 screws securing the motherboard to the display assembly.

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  • Remove the motherboard assembly from the display assembly.

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Image 1/2: Only pry on the tab, not the connector itself. Image 2/2: Only pry on the tab, not the connector itself.
  • Use a plastic opening tool to flip the release tab on the rear-facing camera cable ZIF connector.

  • Only pry on the tab, not the connector itself.

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  • Slide the tip of a spudger under the rear-facing camera cable to slide it out of the ZIF connector and free it from the light adhesive.

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  • Remove the rear-facing camera.

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Conclusion

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

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