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.

Place phone face down. Ensure the side with the display screen is not facing you. Locate battery door and slide open. 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.

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

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Use the plastic opening tool to pry open the back cover.
  • 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.

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

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

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.
  • 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.

Conclusion

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

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