Introduction

This guide walks you through the steps to replacing the XV6700 motherboard.

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  • To power off the phone, press the on/off button on top.

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  • Slide the battery cover down to remove.

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Image 1/3: If the battery removal tab is missing, place a spudger on the opposite side of the highlighted connector and pry the battery up. Image 2/3: If the battery removal tab is missing, place a spudger on the opposite side of the highlighted connector and pry the battery up. Image 3/3: If the battery removal tab is missing, place a spudger on the opposite side of the highlighted connector and pry the battery up.
  • Pull the battery removal tab and lift out the battery.

  • If the battery removal tab is missing, place a spudger on the opposite side of the highlighted connector and pry the battery up.

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  • Remove the two 4.0-mm #000 Phillips screws at the top of the battery compartment. Tweezers may be useful to remove the screws.

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  • Use firm pressure to carefully pry off the cover with your fingers.

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  • Remove the 4.0-mm #00 Phillips screw securing the camera flash circuit board. The board is still connected by a connector on the bottom of the board.

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  • Gently pry off the camera flash circuit board with the spudger.

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  • Gently pry off the camera with the spudger.

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  • Remove the four 5.0-mm Torx T6 screws from the corners of the black cover.

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  • Remove the 4.0-mm #00 Phillips screw that holds the antenna in place. The antenna does not need to be removed.

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Image 1/3: Carefully pry the black portion of the case away from the silver portion. Image 2/3: Do not try to remove the case completely.  The speaker wire is still connected to the motherboard. Image 3/3: Do not try to remove the case completely.  The speaker wire is still connected to the motherboard.
  • Use the spudger or plastic opening tools to apply firm but gentle pressure equally around the outside of the case.

  • Carefully pry the black portion of the case away from the silver portion.

  • Do not try to remove the case completely. The speaker wire is still connected to the motherboard.

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  • Using tweezers, pull with gentle pressure in the direction of the wire to unplug from the motherboard connector.

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  • Remove the 4.0-mm #00 Phillips screw holding the motherboard in place. The screw is in the middle of the motherboard, near the outside edge.

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  • With your fingers, disconnect the keyboard cable from the motherboard. The cable is orange with the letters T/B printed on the connector.

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  • Carefully lift up on the motherboard with the spudger until you can see the display cable connected to the underside of the motherboard. The display cable connector will be taped over.

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  • Use the spudger to peel away the tape from the connector.

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  • Using the spudger, pry away the display cable connector from the motherboard. The motherboard is now completely disconnected.

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Conclusion

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

Jesse Walker

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