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Use this guide to replace the motherboard in your Samsung Galaxy Nexus

  1. Samsung Galaxy Nexus Motherboard Replacement, Back of Phone: step 1, image 1 of 1
    • You must open the back of the phone to access the battery. To do this use the plastic opening tools or your fingernail and insert it into the divot.

  2. Samsung Galaxy Nexus Motherboard Replacement, Removal of Back Cover: step 2, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Nexus Motherboard Replacement, Removal of Back Cover: step 2, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Nexus Motherboard Replacement, Removal of Back Cover: step 2, image 3 of 3
    • Remove the back cover of the phone by moving the prying tool or your fingernail away from the phone while it is still in the divot.

  3. Samsung Galaxy Nexus Motherboard Replacement, Removal of Battery: step 3, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Nexus Motherboard Replacement, Removal of Battery: step 3, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Nexus Motherboard Replacement, Removal of Battery: step 3, image 3 of 3
    • Insert your finger into the divot of the battery and pull the battery towards yourself to remove.

    • This is when a new battery will be inserted.

  4. Samsung Galaxy Nexus Motherboard Replacement, Motherboard: step 4, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Nexus Motherboard Replacement, Motherboard: step 4, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Nexus Motherboard Replacement, Motherboard: step 4, image 3 of 3
    • Remove 4.4 mm screws using a PH # 000 as indicated on the picture.

  5. Samsung Galaxy Nexus Motherboard Replacement: step 5, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Nexus Motherboard Replacement: step 5, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Nexus Motherboard Replacement: step 5, image 3 of 3
    • After removing the screws be sure to turn the phone right side up.

    • Insert your plastic opening tool between the screen and the outer case. Move the opening tool around the phone without removing it from in between the screen and the shell of the phone.

    • Pop the screen out of the outer shell. Be cautious not to damage the control board or the screen.

  6. Samsung Galaxy Nexus Motherboard Replacement, Removing Control Board: step 6, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy Nexus Motherboard Replacement, Removing Control Board: step 6, image 2 of 2
    • Unscrew 4.4mm with a PH #000 marked screw.

  7. Samsung Galaxy Nexus Motherboard Replacement: step 7, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy Nexus Motherboard Replacement: step 7, image 2 of 2
    • With the flat head screw driver pull up the blue connector.

  8. Samsung Galaxy Nexus Motherboard Replacement: step 8, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Nexus Motherboard Replacement: step 8, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Nexus Motherboard Replacement: step 8, image 3 of 3
    • With you finger or prying tool pull back bottom module.

  9. Samsung Galaxy Nexus Motherboard Replacement: step 9, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Nexus Motherboard Replacement: step 9, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Nexus Motherboard Replacement: step 9, image 3 of 3
    • Remove the internal battery using tweezers or your flat head screw driver.

    • There is glue at the bottom keeping battery and chassis stuck together.

  10. Samsung Galaxy Nexus Motherboard Replacement: step 10, image 1 of 2 Samsung Galaxy Nexus Motherboard Replacement: step 10, image 2 of 2
    • Peel the display connector strip off the main circuit board using the tweezers.

    • Peel the USB connector strip off the main circuit board using the tweezers.

  11. Samsung Galaxy Nexus Motherboard Replacement: step 11, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Nexus Motherboard Replacement: step 11, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Nexus Motherboard Replacement: step 11, image 3 of 3
    • Remove the antenna using either your fingers or tweezers.

  12. Samsung Galaxy Nexus Motherboard Replacement: step 12, image 1 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Nexus Motherboard Replacement: step 12, image 2 of 3 Samsung Galaxy Nexus Motherboard Replacement: step 12, image 3 of 3
    • Using tweezers, pull the top circuit board off.

    • Depending on your model, there may be ribbon cable connectors attached to the underside of the board. Be careful not to rip them out of the sockets when removing the board.

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

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