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Prereq to remove the motherboard.

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  1. Use a spudger to disconnect the vibrator/power button assembly cable connector. Disconnect the antenna cable connector. Disconnect the display cable connector.
    • Use a spudger to disconnect the vibrator/power button assembly cable connector.

    • Disconnect the antenna cable connector.

    • Disconnect the display cable connector.

  2. Disconnect the front-facing camera cable connector. Disconnect the headphone jack cable connector. Disconnect the digitizer cable connector.
    • Disconnect the front-facing camera cable connector.

    • Disconnect the headphone jack cable connector.

    • Disconnect the digitizer cable connector.

  3. Use the spudger to disconnect the antenna cable connector from the motherboard. Disconnect the soft button cable connector. Disconnect the USB board cable connector.
    • Use the spudger to disconnect the antenna cable connector from the motherboard.

    • Disconnect the soft button cable connector.

    • Disconnect the USB board cable connector.

  4. Remove the 3 mm Phillips #00 screw securing the motherboard to the display assembly.
    • Remove the 3 mm Phillips #00 screw securing the motherboard to the display assembly.

  5. Gently remove the motherboard. Hold the motherboard by its edges to prevent ESD damage. Be careful not to snag it on any cables as you extract it from the display assembly.
    • Gently remove the motherboard.

    • Hold the motherboard by its edges to prevent ESD damage. Be careful not to snag it on any cables as you extract it from the display assembly.

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

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