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.

Image 1/1: You may want to use a plastic opening tool to help pry the back panel off.
  • 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.

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  • Remove the rubber screw cover using your fingernail.

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

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Image 1/1: The panel should come off without much effort.
  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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