Introduction

The motherboard is the main electronic "heart" of the phone. Only proceed with this replacement if you have tried all other options to no avail.

Remove the back panel by pressing up on switch, located at the top on the back of the phone.
  • Remove the back panel by pressing up on switch, located at the top on the back of the phone.

  • You may want to use a plastic opening tool to help pry the back panel off.

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Unscrew the four 4.5mm screws located on the back plate.
  • Unscrew the four 4.5mm screws located on the back plate.

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Remove the rubber screw cover using your fingernail.
  • Remove the rubber screw cover using your fingernail.

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Unscrew the 4.5mm screw located underneath the rubber cover.
  • Unscrew the 4.5mm screw located underneath the rubber cover.

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Wedge the end of a plastic opening tool into the crack between the back panel and the phone.
  • Wedge the end of a plastic opening tool into the crack between the back panel and the phone.

  • The panel should come off without much effort.

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With the back panel removed, the motherboard should be fully exposed.
  • With the back panel removed, the motherboard should be fully exposed.

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Remove the camera and volume buttons and place them in a safe spot until reassembly. Remove the camera and volume buttons and place them in a safe spot until reassembly.
  • Remove the camera and volume buttons and place them in a safe spot until reassembly.

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Using a plastic opening tool, unplug the ribbon cable connecting the front LCDs to the motherboard. Using a plastic opening tool, unplug the ribbon cable connecting the front LCDs to the motherboard.
  • Using a plastic opening tool, unplug the ribbon cable connecting the front LCDs to the motherboard.

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Detach the motherboard by grabbing the edges of it and lifting it straight out of the phone. Detach the motherboard by grabbing the edges of it and lifting it straight out of the phone.
  • Detach the motherboard by grabbing the edges of it and lifting it straight out of the phone.

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Conclusion

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

Chris Dimler

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