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[* black] Removing the battery gives us an immediate view of the motherboard.
[* black] But more importantly, affords quick access to the SIM and microSD slots.
[* black] While this construction means a couple extra steps to eject the cards, it also means fewer moving parts, and an eject mechanism that can never fail.
[* black] [http://www.gutenberg.org/files/209/209-h/209-h.htm|The turn of a screw|new_window=true], and pry of an opening tool and the ~~motherlode~~ motherboard is fully revealed.
[* black] Not a lick of adhesive in sight—just a loudspeaker with pressure contacts [http://i.imgur.com/7q3Fw.jpg|nestled snugly|new_window=true] into the midframe.
[* blackred] The midframemidframe, manufactured by [http://www.kuangfa.com.tw/English/Main.htm|Kuang Fa Plating Co|new_window=true], also houses a few integrated antennas, likewise connected via handy, cable-free spring contacts.
[* blackred] The midframemidframe, manufactured by [http://www.kuangfa.com.tw/English/Main.htm|Kuang Fa Plating Co|new_window=true], also houses a few integrated antennas, likewise connected via handy, cable-free spring contacts.

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