SHIFT6m - Replace the SIM and SD card slots

Your SIM or SD cards are no longer recognized.

  • SHIFT6m
  • 12 Steps
  • Easy
  • 30 min.
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Introduction

If your SHIFT6m does not recognize any SIM cards or SD cards anymore, you can replace the respective component yourself with our guide.

The SHIFT6m is designed to be especially repair-friendly and can therefore be easily repaired by yourself!

Make a backup before the repair, use a clean work surface and take enough time. If you are stuck at any point, simply contact our live chat or write a comment on the corresponding step.


Required tools

  • Heat gun

    Heat gun

    You can use a heat gun to heat parts that are glued on so they’re easier to remove. In most cases, you can also use a hairdryer.

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  • Plastic prying tool

    Plastic prying tool

    You need a flat plastic prying tool to disconnect the various plugs and connectors.

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  • Steel Laboratory Spatula

    Steel Laboratory Spatula

    You need a flat and sturdy prying tool to disconnect glued parts.

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  • Torx T3 screwdriver

    Torx T3 screwdriver

    You need the right screwdriver for removing Torx T3 screws.

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Getting started

If you get stuck or have questions, you can post a comment for each step. We’d be happy to help.

12 steps
  1. Switch off the device

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    1. Turn off your device by holding down the power button until the “Power off” option appears.
    2. Use your finger to confirm that you want to shut down your SHIFT6m and wait until the screen goes blank.
  2. Remove the back cover

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    The backcover of the SHIFT6m is not glued or screwed and can be removed without tools.

    However, you can also use a plectrum to loosen the clips along the entire edge.

    1. Use a plectrum or a fingernail to slide it into the small recess in the bottom left corner and pull up the backcover.
    2. Then gradually loosen all clips all around. The back cover is hooked again around the fingerprint sensor. There you have to pull a little harder to loosen the backcover.
  3. Remove the battery

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    SHIFT6m - Remove the battery 02

    You can easily remove the battery by lifting it by the notch in the lower right corner and removing it from the device.

  4. Remove the display

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    • 16 × 4,0 mm Torx T3
    • 2 × 4,0 mm Torx T3
    • Display connector

    The display is attached to the entire frame with many screws of the same length. On two screws there can be a small white sticker.

    1. Loosen all screws with a Torx T3 screwdriver.
    2. Then turn the SHIFT6m over and slide a plectrum or your fingernail between the plastic frame and the display.
    3. Slide around the entire display once to gradually release it.

    The display is connected to the motherboard with a long flex cable.

    1. Carefully fold the display down and place it on the frame.
    2. Loosen the two screws on the cover plate above the display contact.
    3. Then you can carefully loosen the plug of the display with a plastic spudger and finally put the display aside.
  5. Remove the mainboard

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    • 2 × 4,0 mm Torx T3
    • Connector
    • Standby/Volume Connector

    All other components such as cameras, SIM card slot, antennas and charging socket are connected to the motherboard.

    To remove the board you must first disconnect all contacts.

    1. Loosen the contact of the black antenna by turning the tweezers. Do not lever off the contact with the spudger as this could damage the socket on the board.
    2. Carefully separate the contact of the ribbon cable running across the device with a spudger.
    3. Loosen both screws.
    4. Lever the main board on the left side slightly upwards and then carefully fold it over to the other side.

    This releases the plug contact for the fingerprint sensor, which is located in the middle of the motherboard.

    Attention, on the back side the control buttons are still connected with a short flex cable.

    1. Loosen the connector carefully with the Spudger and remove the motherboard from the device.
  6. Remove the SIM and SD card slots

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    • Connector
    1. Hold the motherboard with one hand and disconnect the connector of the SIM and SD card slot.
    2. The component is glued to the motherboard over a large area.
    3. Heat the area with hot air to loosen the adhesive more easily.
    4. Then slide a steel spatula under the three card slots and gradually loosen all the adhesive.

    Take care not to damage the thin flex cable between the SIM card slots.

  7. Install the SIM and SD card slots

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    • Connector

    You can try taking the glue from the old component. Alternatively, the new component can be fixed with thin, double-sided adhesive tape.

    1. Place the component on the main board and position the individual card slots correctly. The left SIM card slot is held in place by two bumps on the silver cover.
    2. Finally reconnect the connector.
  8. Install the mainboard

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    • Standby/Volume Connector
    • 2 × 4,0 mm Torx T3
    • Connector
    1. Place the motherboard on the right side upside down.
    2. Connect the control button contact.
    3. Then flip the motherboard over and press lightly until it sits properly in the device and the fingerprint sensor contact clicks into place.

    Be careful not to pinch any cables under the circuit board.

    1. Attach the two screws to secure the motherboard.
    2. Then connect the ribbon cable by positioning the plug exactly over the contact on the motherboard and then pressing.
    3. To make it easier to connect the black antenna cable you can position it with a pair of tweezers and press it down with the Spudger.
  9. Install the display

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    • Display connector
    • 2 × 4,0 mm Torx T3
    • 16 × 4,0 mm Torx T3
    1. Place the display on the frame and position the display connector over its contact on the motherboard.
    2. Carefully push the connector down.

    The connector should engage directly with a slight click. If this does not work immediately, do not try to push the connector down with force. Reposition the connector and try again.

    1. Put on the silver cover and screw it in place.
    2. Flip the display over and press it all around until it sits correctly in the frame.
    3. Then reinstall all screws.
  10. Insert the battery

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    SHIFT6m - Insert the battery 02

    Put the battery back in its place.

  11. Attach the back cover

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    Put the back cover back on.

    1. The back cover has clips on the edge and around the opening of the fingerprint sensor.
    2. Press the backcover everywhere until it fits properly.
  12. Test the device

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    SHIFT6m - Test the device 02
    SHIFT6m - Test the device 03
    1. Turn on your device and test the display brightness by sliding the brightness slider to minimum and maximum.
    2. Then rag any app across the screento test the touch function. Pull the app around the entire edge and then zigzag it across the screen. The app should always follow your finger.
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