Introduction

It is easier to replace the entire phone's motherboard than replacing one component of a complicated circuit such as a USB port, back camera or Sim Card slot.

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  • Pry the back cover off with a plastic opening tool, or your fingernail, in the indentation on the bottom of the device.

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  • Lift the back cover away from the main body of the phone.

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Image 1/1: Press the battery toward the audio jack while lifting upward and away from the phone.
  • Insert your finger in the groove below the battery.

  • Press the battery toward the audio jack while lifting upward and away from the phone.

  • Remember to place the battery back with the copper contacts on the battery lined up with those on the phone.

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Image 1/3: Slide the SIM card out enough to grab it firmly. Image 2/3: Remove the SIM card away from the phone. Image 3/3: Follow the visual on the bottom of the SIM card slot to put the SIM card back in the correct orientation.
  • Using your finger, push the SIM Card down and slide out of the slot.

    • Slide the SIM card out enough to grab it firmly.

  • Remove the SIM card away from the phone.

  • Follow the visual on the bottom of the SIM card slot to put the SIM card back in the correct orientation.

    • When sliding the SIM Card back in the slot, make sure the card goes all the way in the slot until it hits the stopper.

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Image 1/3: The removal of the battery is not required for this operation; therefore, step 3 can be skipped if just replacing the microSD card. Image 2/3: After the click, release the microSD card to allow it to pop out. Image 3/3: Remove the microSD card from its slot
  • Using your fingernail, push the microSD card slightly deeper into the slot, until you hear a click.

  • The removal of the battery is not required for this operation; therefore, step 3 can be skipped if just replacing the microSD card.

  • After the click, release the microSD card to allow it to pop out.

  • Remove the microSD card from its slot

  • When placing the microSD card back in the phone, make sure the card clicks in place.

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  • Remove the six 3 mm #00 Phillips screws in the plastic back frame.

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Image 1/3: Use a Jimmy to  separate a small segment of the plastic back frame from rest of the phone. Image 2/3: Starting at the bottom of the keyboard is recommended. Image 3/3: Slide an opening pick around the rest of the seam, starting at the gap just created with the Jimmy.
  • Slide the keyboard out.

  • Use a Jimmy to separate a small segment of the plastic back frame from rest of the phone.

    • Starting at the bottom of the keyboard is recommended.

  • Slide an opening pick around the rest of the seam, starting at the gap just created with the Jimmy.

    • You will have to slide the keyboard back in to separate the back frame from the top have of the keyboard slider.

  • Lift the plastic back frame away.

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Image 1/1: Do not try to pull the motherboad out just yet. The display data cable needs to be disconnected from the motherboad first.
  • Remove the two 3 mm Phillips #00 screws securing the motherboard to the front panel.

  • Do not try to pull the motherboad out just yet. The display data cable needs to be disconnected from the motherboad first.

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  • Use your finger nail to disconnect the display data cable from the motherboard.

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  • Carefully lift the main motherboard assembly away from the front panel.

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Conclusion

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

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