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The motherboard is the central hub of communication between all of the components in the device. If one or more components are failing in your device, you should consider replacing the motherboard. Use this guide to replace the motherboard in your device.

  1. Power off and remove SIM card tray. Power off and remove SIM card tray.
    • Power off and remove SIM card tray.

  2. Heat up the back cover to soften the adhesive. Place the suction cup to open a gap from top side, then insert guitar picks and slide it to cut the adhesive underneath. Remove back cover.
    • Heat up the back cover to soften the adhesive.

    • Place the suction cup to open a gap from top side, then insert guitar picks and slide it to cut the adhesive underneath.

    • Remove back cover.

  3. Remove all 10 Phillips screws. Disconnect NFC clip and flashlight clip.
    • Remove all 10 Phillips screws.

    • Disconnect NFC clip and flashlight clip.

  4. Remove the plastic bracket. Pry up and remove back frame. Pry up and remove back frame.
    • Remove the plastic bracket.

    • Pry up and remove back frame.

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  6. Remove front camera. Remove front camera. Remove front camera.
    • Remove front camera.

  7. Remove rear camera. Remove rear camera. Remove rear camera.
    • Remove rear camera.

  8. Remove loudspeaker. Remove loudspeaker. Remove loudspeaker.
    • Remove loudspeaker.

  9. Release charging port connector. Remove plastic protective bar. Pry up motherboard assembly from this side. There are three flex connectors connecting the motherboard underneath. So pry up the motherboard assembly gently.
    • Release charging port connector.

    • Remove plastic protective bar.

    • Pry up motherboard assembly from this side. There are three flex connectors connecting the motherboard underneath. So pry up the motherboard assembly gently.

  10. Remove charging port flex.
    • Remove charging port flex.

  11. Remove the motherboard/battery assembly. Using a spudger, release the battery connector from the motherboard.
    • Remove the motherboard/battery assembly.

    • Using a spudger, release the battery connector from the motherboard.

  12. Slowly pull out the two battery tapes located on the right side of the battery. Remove the battery from the motherboard.
    • Slowly pull out the two battery tapes located on the right side of the battery.

    • Remove the battery from the motherboard.

  13. Place two pieces of binding tape on the center of the motherboard. Reattach the battery to the motherboard.
    • Place two pieces of binding tape on the center of the motherboard.

    • Reattach the battery to the motherboard.

Conclusion

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

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