Introduction

This guide shows all the steps leading up to, and including, the removal of the motherboard.

Image 1/1: Lift the back cover off the phone.
  • Apply pressure to the back cover and slide it forward towards the camera.

  • Lift the back cover off the phone.

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  • Holding the phone firmly, use the notches to grip and lift up the battery.

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  • Remove the four 4.45mm screws at the corners of the phone.

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Image 1/2: Do not worry about the inner components of the phone, they are not connected to this case. Image 2/2: Do not worry about the inner components of the phone, they are not connected to this case.
  • Use the plastic opening tool to unhinge the locks around the edges of the phone.

  • Do not worry about the inner components of the phone, they are not connected to this case.

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  • Lift the casing off of the phone.

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  • With the screws removed, locate the antenna.

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  • Using a phillips-head screwdriver, remove the 4.50mm screw holding the antenna in place.

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  • Using the plastic opener tool, squeeze gently on the antenna cable connector and lift to remove the connector from its position.

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  • Gently lift up on the antenna and remove it from the back of the device.

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  • Remove the two 3.50mm screws connecting the motherboard to the case.

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  • Use the plastic opener tool to detach the three ribbons on the motherboard.

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  • Lift out the top right ribbon from its slot on the motherboard.

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  • Use the plastic opener tool to unhinge the the locks on the side of the motherboard connecting it to the front casing.

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  • Lift the motherboard away from the front casing.

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  • After removing lifting up on the motherboard, the front casing and center frame should be separated as shown.

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Image 1/3: There are three strips total: one on the right, left, and top of the phone. Image 2/3: There are three strips total: one on the right, left, and top of the phone. Image 3/3: There are three strips total: one on the right, left, and top of the phone.
  • Using the plastic opener tool, gently pry away the side strip control buttons from the metal center frame.

  • There are three strips total: one on the right, left, and top of the phone.

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  • Using the plastic opener tool, pry the speaker connector away from the back of the motherboard.

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Image 1/1: Pry where the wire enters the speaker.
  • Using the plastic opener tool, remove the speaker from its setting.

  • Pry where the wire enters the speaker.

  • The speaker has adhesive on the bottom, thus removing it will require a bit of wiggling.

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  • Gently lift the motherboard from the center frame.

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Conclusion

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

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