Introdução

Use this guide to replace the motherboard. Be prepared to handle small screws and delicate electronic connections.

  1. Turn the phone off before starting the replacement process.
    • Turn the phone off before starting the replacement process.

    • Place the phone face down.

    • Press your finger down on the indentation and slide the back plate off.

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  2. Using your index finger lift and remove the battery from the phone.
    • Using your index finger lift and remove the battery from the phone.

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    • Use the pointed end of the spudger to pull out the plastic inserts that are located on the left and right-hand corners.

    • If needed, use the tip of a push pin instead of the spudger to remove the plastic inserts.

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    • Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the six 3mm long screws found along the edges of the phone.

    • If needed, use tweezers to remove loose screws from the recessed holes.

    • Screws are small, therefore, they should be placed in a secure location to prevent misplacement.

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    • Pull the rear case up using the spudger.

    • The rear case is connected to the right side of the phone via red and blue cables, be careful not to pull these cables out.

    • The volume control buttons on the side might fall out of their sockets. Carefully replace them with a pair of tweezers before you reassemble the rear case.

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    • Use tweezers to pull the clear end of the red and blue speaker cables away from motherboard.

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    • Carefully remove the rear case from the phone.

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    • Use tweezers to remove the music button found on the side of the phone.

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    • Use tweezers to remove the volume control buttons on the opposite side of the phone.

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    • Use the flat end of the spudger to lift the orange display data cable.

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    • Carefully insert the plastic opening tool between the motherboard and the back of the phone.

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    • Use your thumb and index finger to carefully lift and separate the motherboard from the back of the phone.

    • Be cautious of the orange display data cable, it may stick to the motherboard.

    • To avoid this, lift the data cable away from the motherboard before removal.

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Conclusão

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

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