Introduction

How to remove & replace the phone's circuit board.

Parts

No parts required.

Image 1/1: Using your thumb, slide the back panel away from the camera to expose the battery.
  • Orient the phone with the screen facing down.

  • Using your thumb, slide the back panel away from the camera to expose the battery.

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Image 1/2: Pry the battery up. It will pivot at the end with the white arrow. The battery will now be free. Image 2/2: Pry the battery up. It will pivot at the end with the white arrow. The battery will now be free.
  • Grip the battery on its sides, opposite the direction of the white arrow.

  • Pry the battery up. It will pivot at the end with the white arrow. The battery will now be free.

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Image 1/1: The screws should be 3.5 mm in length.
  • Remove the 6 outer screws.

    • The screws should be 3.5 mm in length.

  • Put the screws in a safe place as they are very small and easy to lose.

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Image 1/1: It may help to slide the touchscreen upwards when removing the back panel.
  • Snap off back the cover by gently prying around the top and bottom edges with a flat head screwdriver.

    • It may help to slide the touchscreen upwards when removing the back panel.

  • The side buttons will become loose and are prone to fall out, so put these in a safe place.

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Image 1/1: The speaker will still be attached to the circuit board by a wire and a small piece of  clear plastic.
  • Remove the back speaker by carefully lifting it up.

  • The speaker will still be attached to the circuit board by a wire and a small piece of clear plastic.

  • Disconnect the speaker by lifting the clear plastic piece at the end of the wire.

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Image 1/1: You can remove the wire by gently prying up the gold terminator that is attached to the green circuit board. A gentle tug is all it will take.
  • To free the circuit board, remove the black wire that is holding it down.

    • You can remove the wire by gently prying up the gold terminator that is attached to the green circuit board. A gentle tug is all it will take.

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Image 1/2: Image 2/2:
  • The circuit board will still be held on by a blue and black ribbon that is removed by gently pulling it upwards.

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Conclusion

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

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