Introduzione

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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.
    • 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.

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

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

  6. 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.
    • 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.

  7. Detach the connecter from the inside of the device.
    • Detach the connecter from the inside of the device.

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

  8. 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.
    • 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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  10. Remove the 2 centrally-located black 3.0 mm Phillips head screws using the screwdriver. Remove the 2 centrally-located black 3.0 mm Phillips head screws using the screwdriver.
    • Remove the 2 centrally-located black 3.0 mm Phillips head screws using the screwdriver.

  11. 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.
    • 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.

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

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

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

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

  16. Continue disconnecting along the  left side of the device. Continue disconnecting along the  left side of the device. Continue disconnecting along the  left side of the device.
    • Continue disconnecting along the left side of the device.

  17. Continue removing cables on the lower motherboard. Continue removing cables on the lower motherboard. Continue removing cables on the lower motherboard.
    • Continue removing cables on the lower motherboard.

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

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

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

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

  22. Using the tweezers, wiggle under the lower motherboard to remove adhesive. Carefully grab the adhesives with the tweezers and lift up. Carefully grab the adhesives with the tweezers and lift up.
    • Using the tweezers, wiggle under the lower motherboard to remove adhesive.

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

  23. 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.
    • 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.

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

Conclusione

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

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