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Introduction

Prereq to remove the motherboard from the interior midframe.

Parts

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  1. Carefully wedge the tip of a spudger underneath the antenna cable connector. Delicately lift the spudger directly upwards to disconnect the antenna connector off its socket on the motherboard.
    • Carefully wedge the tip of a spudger underneath the antenna cable connector.

    • Delicately lift the spudger directly upwards to disconnect the antenna connector off its socket on the motherboard.

    • Some models have two antenna cables (blue and grey/white). Remove both of the cables.

  2. Remove the single 3.0 mm Phillips #000 screw securing the motherboard to the midframe.
    • Remove the single 3.0 mm Phillips #000 screw securing the motherboard to the midframe.

  3. Pull, but do not remove, the camera end of the motherboard up from the midframe to allow access to the connectors on the rear. Do not attempt to fully remove the motherboard as it is still attached to the interior midframe by the Micro-USB port daughterboard connector.
    • Pull, but do not remove, the camera end of the motherboard up from the midframe to allow access to the connectors on the rear.

    • Do not attempt to fully remove the motherboard as it is still attached to the interior midframe by the Micro-USB port daughterboard connector.

  4. Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the daughterboard connector straight up off its socket on the motherboard. Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the daughterboard connector straight up off its socket on the motherboard.
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to pry the daughterboard connector straight up off its socket on the motherboard.

Conclusion

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

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