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Introdução

Use this guide to replace just the RF Cable on your Fairphone.

  1. There is a small indentation in the side of the phone near the bottom of the back cover. With the indentation as leverage, use your fingernail to pry the bottom portion of the back cover from the phone. With the indentation as leverage, use your fingernail to pry the bottom portion of the back cover from the phone.
    • There is a small indentation in the side of the phone near the bottom of the back cover.

    • With the indentation as leverage, use your fingernail to pry the bottom portion of the back cover from the phone.

  2. Slide the back cover down and remove it from the phone. Slide the back cover down and remove it from the phone. Slide the back cover down and remove it from the phone.
    • Slide the back cover down and remove it from the phone.

  3. There is a small indentation in the back of the phone just below the battery. Use a fingernail in this indentation to push the battery toward the top of the phone Pull the battery out away from the phone.
    • There is a small indentation in the back of the phone just below the battery.

    • Use a fingernail in this indentation to push the battery toward the top of the phone

    • Pull the battery out away from the phone.

  4. Remove the battery from your Fairphone.
    • Remove the battery from your Fairphone.

  5. Use your finger to slide the SIM card straight down out of its tray. Remove the SIM card from your Fairphone. Repeat this procedure if you have a second SIM card.
    • Use your finger to slide the SIM card straight down out of its tray.

    • Remove the SIM card from your Fairphone.

    • Repeat this procedure if you have a second SIM card.

    • Be sure to remove all SIM cards before servicing your phone.

  6. If you have a microSD card, use your finger to slide it straight out of its slot. Remove the microSD card from your phone.
    • If you have a microSD card, use your finger to slide it straight out of its slot.

    • Remove the microSD card from your phone.

  7. Remove the five 3.9 mm Phillips #000 screws securing the midframe to the display assembly.
    • Remove the five 3.9 mm Phillips #000 screws securing the midframe to the display assembly.

  8. The midframe is secured to the display assembly by several small plastic clips. Use an opening pick to carefully pry the midframe away from the display assembly. Start just below the volume rocker and work your way down toward the bottom of the phone, freeing the plastic clips along the side.
    • The midframe is secured to the display assembly by several small plastic clips.

    • Use an opening pick to carefully pry the midframe away from the display assembly.

    • Start just below the volume rocker and work your way down toward the bottom of the phone, freeing the plastic clips along the side.

  9. Carefully round the corner, separating the midframe from the display assembly. Carefully round the corner, separating the midframe from the display assembly.
    • Carefully round the corner, separating the midframe from the display assembly.

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  11. After rounding the next corner, the midframe should be free along the bottom and the sides.
    • After rounding the next corner, the midframe should be free along the bottom and the sides.

  12. Run the opening pick and pry along the top seam. To avoid bending or damaging the opening picks, do not pry near to the power switch, USB port, or headphone jack. To avoid bending or damaging the opening picks, do not pry near to the power switch, USB port, or headphone jack.
    • Run the opening pick and pry along the top seam.

    • To avoid bending or damaging the opening picks, do not pry near to the power switch, USB port, or headphone jack.

  13. Separate any remaining clips and remove the midframe from the phone.
    • Separate any remaining clips and remove the midframe from the phone.

  14. Use tweezers to remove the volume rocker and power buttons from the display assembly. During reassembly make sure the orientation of the buttons is correct. The rubber backings must fit into the channels in the assembly. During reassembly make sure the orientation of the buttons is correct. The rubber backings must fit into the channels in the assembly.
    • Use tweezers to remove the volume rocker and power buttons from the display assembly.

    • During reassembly make sure the orientation of the buttons is correct. The rubber backings must fit into the channels in the assembly.

  15. Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the antenna cable connector.
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the antenna cable connector.

    • Make sure to only disconnect the connector from its socket, and not the entire socket from the board.

  16. Use tweezers to remove the adhesive foam tape from the top of the digitizer cable ZIF socket. Use tweezers to remove the adhesive foam tape from the top of the digitizer cable ZIF socket.
    • Use tweezers to remove the adhesive foam tape from the top of the digitizer cable ZIF socket.

  17. Use the tip of a spudger to flip open the tab on the digitizer ZIF connector. Use tweezers to pull the digitizer cable away from its socket on the motherboard. Use tweezers to pull the digitizer cable away from its socket on the motherboard.
    • Use the tip of a spudger to flip open the tab on the digitizer ZIF connector.

    • Use tweezers to pull the digitizer cable away from its socket on the motherboard.

  18. Remove the three 2.5 mm Phillips #000 screws securing the motherboard to the display assembly.
    • Remove the three 2.5 mm Phillips #000 screws securing the motherboard to the display assembly.

  19. Do not try to remove the motherboard just yet, as it is still connected to the display assembly by the display data cable. Gently lift the top end of the motherboard up  to expose the display data cable.
    • Do not try to remove the motherboard just yet, as it is still connected to the display assembly by the display data cable.

    • Gently lift the top end of the motherboard up to expose the display data cable.

    • The rear-facing camera may be adhered to the display assembly. Try to pry it and the motherboard up together.

  20. Use the tip of a spudger to disconnect the display data cable from the back of the motherboard. Use the tip of a spudger to disconnect the display data cable from the back of the motherboard.
    • Use the tip of a spudger to disconnect the display data cable from the back of the motherboard.

  21. Remove the motherboard from the display assembly.
    • Remove the motherboard from the display assembly.

  22. Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the antenna cable connector.
    • Use the flat end of a spudger to disconnect the antenna cable connector.

    • Be careful to pry on the connector, not the socket.

  23. Use the tip of a spudger to flip open the tab on the daughterboard data cable ZIF connector. Use tweezers to pull the daughterboard data cable away from its socket. Use tweezers to pull the daughterboard data cable away from its socket.
    • Use the tip of a spudger to flip open the tab on the daughterboard data cable ZIF connector.

    • Use tweezers to pull the daughterboard data cable away from its socket.

  24. Remove the following screws securing the Wi-Fi daughterboard to the display assembly:
    • Remove the following screws securing the Wi-Fi daughterboard to the display assembly:

    • Two 2.5 mm Phillips #000 screws

    • One 1.6 mm Phillips #000 screw

  25. The Wi-Fi antenna daughterboard is held to the front assembly by mild adhesive. Use tweezers to gently pry the board up and remove it from the phone.
    • The Wi-Fi antenna daughterboard is held to the front assembly by mild adhesive.

    • Use tweezers to gently pry the board up and remove it from the phone.

  26. The earpiece speaker is held to the back of the display assembly with some mild adhesive. Use the tip of a spudger to gently pry the speaker up from the display assembly. Remove the speaker.
    • The earpiece speaker is held to the back of the display assembly with some mild adhesive.

    • Use the tip of a spudger to gently pry the speaker up from the display assembly.

    • Remove the speaker.

  27. Remove the antenna interconnect cable from the display assembly. The three sections of the cable with exposed metal fit into the grounding clips on the side of the display assembly. The three sections of the cable with exposed metal fit into the grounding clips on the side of the display assembly.
    • Remove the antenna interconnect cable from the display assembly.

    • The three sections of the cable with exposed metal fit into the grounding clips on the side of the display assembly.

Conclusão

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

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