Introduction

This guide will show you how to:

  • Remove the battery
  • Remove the front panel
  • Remove the LCD screen
  • Replace the motherboard
Hold the phone with the back facing you.
  • Hold the phone with the back facing you.

  • Press the silver tab down and remove the cover.

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Pull up on the top edge of the battery to remove it.
  • Pull up on the top edge of the battery to remove it.

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  • Use a plastic opening tool to gently pry the bottom cover loose.

  • Do not use excessive force at risk of damaging the antenna, which is under this casing.

  • Pull the cover from the front of the phone after the back is loose.

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  • Remove the two top screws with a T5 Torx screwdriver.

  • The screws are 8mm long.

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  • Gently pry off the top of the side casings.

  • The side casings cannot be fully removed yet because they are screwed on at the bottom.

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  • Use a plastic opening tool to detach the securing clips holding the the front panel in place.

  • There are six securing clips total.

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  • Remove the front panel.

  • You may need to apply some force because the front panel is attached to the rest of the device with adhesive.

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  • Use a T6 Torx screwdriver to remove the four screws located on the corners of the keyboard frame.

  • The screws are 6mm long.

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  • After the bottom two screws have been removed the side casings can be removed.

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  • When all four screws are removed, the keyboard frame, screen housing, screen, and back casing can be separated.

  • The screen frame hooks on to the top of the motherboard with a small tab on the motherboard.

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  • Place the motherboard on a flat surface with the LCD screen face up.

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  • Using a plastic opening tool, gently pull the connector directly up from the motherboard.

  • Remove the LCD screen from the motherboard.

  • The screen is attached to the motherboard with adhesive.

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  • This is your motherboard. If you have a problem with it you should get a replacement from your phone provider.

  • Many motherboard related issues may be solved by simply cleaning the motherboard contacts with a cotton swab and highly concentrated rubbing alcohol.

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Conclusion

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

Yegor Pomortsev

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