Introduction

Use this guide when you need to remove the motherboard in order to figure out internal problems within your device or replace it with another motherboard.

Remove the four Torx T5 screws from the back panel.
  • Remove the four Torx T5 screws from the back panel.

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Wedge a spudger in between the front and back panel.
  • Wedge a spudger in between the front and back panel.

  • Apply leverage downwards to the spudger in order to remove the back panel.

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  • Slide the battery out from under the brown wire-tape.

    • Be careful of the wires still connected to the other end of the battery. Do not pull or damage may occur.

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  • Slowly pull the white plug from its receptor. Grasp its sides firmly with a pair of tweezers and gently wiggle from side to side.

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  • Unscrew the 2 Philips #00 screws on each end of the motherboard.

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  • Pull off the black memory card slot piece with tweezers.

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  • Unscrew the 2 Philips #00 screws on each side of the charging port.

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  • Disconnect 2 brown wire-tape ends from each end of the motherboard. Gently pull straight out with tweezers.

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  • Pull the motherboard and screen component diagonally up and left away from the auxiliary port entrance to remove.

  • Glue connecting the auxiliary port to the casing may make it difficult to remove. Gently apply force as needed.

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  • Disconnect the 2 brown wire-tape ends from the left side of the battery slot on the motherboard using tweezers.

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  • Disconnect the large brown wire-tape from the motherboard.

    • Peel the black tape back from the wire-tape using tweezers.

    • Lift the black, hinged, plastic lock with tweezers to release the wire-tape.

    • The screen and motherboard components can now be separated from each other.

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Conclusion

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

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