Introdução

Replacement of the motherboard requires removal of a few other components first. See the prerequisite guides before attempting just the motherboard.

Heat the iOpeners in a microwave for 1-2 minutes.
  • Heat the iOpeners in a microwave for 1-2 minutes.

  • The iOpeners will be hot. Use caution and hold the tabs on the ends.

  • Place heated iOpeners on screen edges to heat the adhesive.

  • For more detailed instructions on how to use the iOpeners, please refer to the iOpener Instructions.

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Separate the screen assembly from the back by wedging the picks between the two components.
  • Separate the screen assembly from the back by wedging the picks between the two components.

  • Slide the picks along the edge and leave them holding the device open all around the edges.

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  • Place suctioning device near the corner of the screen and gently lift up to create a gap between the front panel assembly and the back.

  • Insert the picks to hold the two components apart once a gap is created.

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  • Once all edges have been disconnected, carefully lift the screen off by pulling one side up.

  • Be careful not to cut yourself. Any broken glass from the screen will be sharp.

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  • Using the tweezers, gently peel up on the silver tape covering the connector.

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  • Use the plastic opening tool to get under the connector piece. This will allow you to remove the front panel assembly from the rest of the device.

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  • Detach the connecter from the inside of the device.

  • Lift the screen to separate the front panel assembly from the rest of the device.

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  • Remove the 17 silver 3.0 mm Phillips head screws located around the edge of the device using the screwdriver.

  • For additional information on how to remove screws, please refer to Screwdriver Best Practices.

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  • Remove the 2 centrally-located black 3.0 mm Phillips head screws using the screwdriver.

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  • Use the plastic opening tools to gently separate the middle panel from the rest of the device.

  • Move the tool around under the edges until you can remove the panel by hand.

  • Popping/cracking noises are completely normal. These are the sounds of the panel separating from the rest of the device.

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  • Lift up the central panel starting from one corner to separate it from the rest of the device.

  • Pull towards the top of the device as you lift out to ensure that the charging port connection is not damaged.

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  • Using the screwdriver, remove the 4 black 3.0 mm Phillips head screws located on the upper and lower motherboard.

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  • Using the plastic opening tools unlock the 11 connectors that must be undone before the motherboard can be removed.

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  • Using the plastic opening tool, continue disconnecting cables on upper motherboard.

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  • Continue disconnecting along the left side of the device.

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  • Continue removing cables on the lower motherboard.

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  • Using tweezers, remove the green plastic film to reach the last cable.

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  • Carefully lift the orange flap using the black spudger. Then disconnect the cable from the motherboard.

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  • Using the tweezers, gently pull the cable off of the motherboard.

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  • Carefully lift the top portion of the motherboard off of the back panel with your hands.

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  • Using the tweezers, wiggle under the lower motherboard to remove adhesive.

  • Carefully grab the adhesives with the tweezers and lift up.

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  • Gently lift up the lower motherboard.

  • Keep the two portions of the motherboard together. If the connecting cable is damaged, it could further ruin the condition of the board.

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  • Remove both pieces of the motherboard carefully from the back panel.

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Conclusão

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

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