Introduction

Use this repair guide to replace the Motherboard.

  1. Slide the battery cover downwards with pressure focused on the center of the cover.
    • Slide the battery cover downwards with pressure focused on the center of the cover.

    • Lift the cover off of the phone.

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  2. Grasp the bottom left and right corners of the battery and lift it from its housing.
    • Grasp the bottom left and right corners of the battery and lift it from its housing.

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    • Remove the four black 7.30 mm screws surrounding the battery housing using a Phillips #00 Screwdriver.

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    • The rear case is firmly attached to the phone with clips. Do not be afraid to use a little extra force.

    • Insert the Plastic Opening Tool in between the front and rear cases.

    • Pry with the Plastic Opening Tool around all edges of the phone until you free all the clips.

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    • Lift the rear case off of the phone.

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    • Remove the two black 7.30 mm screws on the top right and left corners of the Motherboard using a Phillips #00 Screwdriver.

    • Remove the silver 4.50 mm screw located below the speaker using a Phillips #00 Screwdriver.

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    • Use the spudger to detach the speaker ribbon cable.

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    • Lift the speaker out of its compartment.

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    • Remove the power and volume buttons on the right side of the Motherboard.

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    • Use a spudger to detach the camera ribbon cable.

    • Lift the camera off of the Motherboard.

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    • Use a spudger to disconnect the white antenna wire on the bottom right corner of the Motherboard.

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    • Use a Plastic Opening Tool to lift the flaps of the ZIF connectors to release the ribbon cables near the bottom of the Motherboard.

    • Use a spudger to carefully pull the ribbon cables away from the ZIF connectors.

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    • There is a ribbon cable under the Motherboard connecting it to the LCD. Do not pull off the Motherboard just yet.

    • Insert the Plastic Opening Tool under the upper left corner of the Motherboard to help reveal the ribbon cable.

    • Use a spudger to disconnect the Motherboard ribbon cable.

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    • Lift the Motherboard off of the phone.

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Conclusion

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

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