Motorola i450 Boost Mobile Teardown

Teardown

Teardown

Teardowns provide a look inside a device and should not be used as disassembly instructions.

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To gain access to any replaceable part, at least some of the disassembly outlined in this guide is required.

Edit Step 1 Antenna  ¶ 

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Edit Step 1 Antenna  ¶ 

  • Place the phone on a flat surface with the front facing down and the antenna fully extended.

  • Use a spudger to remove the circular rubber cover from the base of the antenna.

  • Remove the 3.2 mm Torx T5 screw located under the rubber cover.

Edit Step 2  ¶ 

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Edit Step 2  ¶ 

  • Remove the antenna by grasping from the white plastic piece just below the antenna and pulling away from the phone.

  • Do not grasp the black antenna piece to pull it out. Doing so may damage it.

Edit Step 3 Back Cover  ¶ 

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Edit Step 3 Back Cover  ¶ 

  • Place the phone on a flat surface with the front facing down.

  • Insert your finger under the gray plastic cover at the bottom end of the phone.

  • Lift the cover off the phone.

Edit Step 4 Battery  ¶ 

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Edit Step 4 Battery  ¶ 

  • Place your thumb in the notch in the lower left corner of the battery compartment.

  • Lift the battery up and away from the phone.

  • Remove the battery.

Edit Step 5 SIM Card  ¶ 

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Edit Step 5 SIM Card  ¶ 

  • Locate the metal slider that holds the SIM card in place.

  • Push the slider away from the metal flap which contains the SIM card. The flap will pop up.

Edit Step 6  ¶ 

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Edit Step 6  ¶ 

  • Lift the metal flap to gain access to the bottom of the SIM card.

  • Remove the SIM card by sliding it out parallel to the bottom of the flap.

Edit Step 7 Circuit Board  ¶ 

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Edit Step 7 Circuit Board  ¶ 

  • Extend the antenna.

Edit Step 8  ¶ 

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Edit Step 8  ¶ 

  • Remove the four 4.8 mm Torx T6 screws from the corners of the back of the phone.

  • If the antenna is not fully extended, the top left screw will not be accessible.

Edit Step 9  ¶ 

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Edit Step 9  ¶ 

  • Gently lift off the back half of the phone and set to the side.

  • Permanent circuit connections prevent the cover from completely separating from the phone. Do not attempt to disconnect these circuits.

Edit Step 10 Keypad  ¶ 

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Edit Step 10 Keypad  ¶ 

  • Gently lift the end of the circuit board farthest from the phone hinge.

  • The circuit board is permanently connected to the phone casing at the end nearest to the hinge.

  • Grasp the keypad at the bottom of the phone, raise it, and pull it away.

Edit Step 11 Motorola i450 Boost Mobile Teardown  ¶ 

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Edit Step 11 Motorola i450 Boost Mobile Teardown  ¶ 

  • Exploded view of all phone components.

Required Tools

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T5 Torx Screwdriver

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