Introduction

The motherboard controls a majority of the functions on your phone. Go ahead and dive into this guide for detailed steps on how to remove the motherboard on your device.

Image 1/3: Locate battery door and slide open. Image 2/3: Remove battery. Image 3/3: Remove battery.
  • Place phone face down. Ensure the side with the display screen is not facing you.

  • Locate battery door and slide open.

  • Remove battery.

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  • Remove the 7 Phillips 3.93 mm labeled screws by using the Phillips #00 Precision Screwdriver.

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Image 1/1: Insert the tool into the SD card slot and pry around the entire phone.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to pry open the back cover.

  • Insert the tool into the SD card slot and pry around the entire phone.

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  • Remove one Phillips 3.93 mm screw from bottom center of the phone.

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  • Carefully disconnect 3 ribbons at the shown location. To remove, place tool under the ribbon and pull slowly to avoid tearing.

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Image 1/2: Place your tool under the labeled area and pull gently to detach the ribbon cable from the motherboard. Image 2/2: At this point the motherboard should be completely detached from the rest of the phone.
  • Pull the motherboard back and out to the left. Make sure the motherboard is faced straight up, as shown in the photo.

  • Place your tool under the labeled area and pull gently to detach the ribbon cable from the motherboard.

  • At this point the motherboard should be completely detached from the rest of the phone.

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Conclusion

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

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