iHome iH27B Left Control Button Replacement
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Use this guide to replace the left control button on the top of the iHome.
- Author: John Kraemer
- Time required: 40 minutes
- Difficulty: Difficult
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Using your fingers, press down firmly on the plastic slide and push in the direction of the arrows shown above the word "Open" on the plastic.
Remove the plastic slide from its location and set it aside.
These plastic slides are not interchangeable, so make sure each goes back to its original location in reassembly.
Remove all 4 AA batteries by placing your fingernail at one end of the battery and applying force upwards until the battery is freed from its holder.
Set the batteries aside, careful to not get them wet.
Insert your fingernail or a prying tool under the notch of the plastic slide that is protecting the watch battery.
Apply force in the direction of the arrow shown above the word "Open" on the plastic. The plastic piece covering the watch battery should come loose.
Set this plastic covering aside as well.
Remember that the device is still upside down, so the left control button will be on your right hand side. Then rotate the device 180 degrees. You should see the device as it looks in the picture.
Carefully lift the iHome about an inch from your surface to verify you are going to the correct spot, because the iHome looks symmetrical at this point.
Carefully lift the main motherboard out of the way of the button control circuit board.
Remove the following screws:
Four 6 mm Phillips #2
Carefully lift the button control motherboard out of the way.
Place your fingers on each of the four notches. Apply pressure towards the center, and push downwards until the plastic piece is dislodged from its casing.
If your fingers aren't working, use a flathead screwdriver or plastic prying tool to give you extra leverage.
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