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  • Insert a plastic opening tool into a gap near the charging port at the top of the device. Slide the tool in either direction along the device.

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Image 1/3: If needed, place the first tool in the gap created to hold this gap open and use a second tool to pry the remaining portion of the rear cover off. Image 2/3: If needed, place the first tool in the gap created to hold this gap open and use a second tool to pry the remaining portion of the rear cover off. Image 3/3: If needed, place the first tool in the gap created to hold this gap open and use a second tool to pry the remaining portion of the rear cover off.
  • Slide the tool along until you have completely separated the rear cover.

    • If needed, place the first tool in the gap created to hold this gap open and use a second tool to pry the remaining portion of the rear cover off.

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  • Once all the sides have been separated, you should be able to simply lift the cover off of the device.

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  • Peel back plastic tape covering the battery connector

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  • Use plastic opening tool to lift battery off of the back panel. The adhesive used is strong so apply force during removal.

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  • Lift battery off of panel gently. This will disconnect the battery connector from the motherboard.

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Image 1/3: Tug gently on microphone to remove from slot. Image 2/3: Tug gently on microphone to remove from slot. Image 3/3: Tug gently on microphone to remove from slot.
  • Pry the speaker away from the device using the plastic opening tool. This may require a little force due to the adhesive that is on the device.(Battery is not shown in this picture for image

    • Tug gently on microphone to remove from slot.

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Image 1/2: To remove microphone, follow same steps. Image 2/2: To remove microphone, follow same steps.
  • Unwind the wire from the running channel.

  • To remove microphone, follow same steps.

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Image 1/2: Follow same procedure to remove microphone. Image 2/2: Unplug the microphone in a similar fashion as with the speaker.
  • Unplug connector from motherboard.

  • Follow same procedure to remove microphone.

  • Unplug the microphone in a similar fashion as with the speaker.

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  • Remove the yellow tape covering both ribbons in the two photos shown

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Image 1/2: Remove the orange ribbon from the lock using tweezers Image 2/2: Remove the orange ribbon from the lock using tweezers
  • Use tweezers to lift the small black locking tab off of the orange ribbon

    • Remove the orange ribbon from the lock using tweezers

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Image 1/3: Use the tweezers to pull plastic tabs on each side of the black ribbon Image 2/3: Use the tweezers to pull plastic tabs on each side of the black ribbon Image 3/3: Use the tweezers to pull plastic tabs on each side of the black ribbon
  • Use tweezers to remove rubber black wrap surrounding lock.

    • Use the tweezers to pull plastic tabs on each side of the black ribbon

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  • Use tweezers to gently remove black ribbon from locking mechanism.

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Image 1/3: Lift the motherboard from the front panel of the device. Image 2/3: Lift the motherboard from the front panel of the device. Image 3/3: Lift the motherboard from the front panel of the device.
  • Remove the 5 screws shown in the photograph

    • Lift the motherboard from the front panel of the device.

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Conclusion

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

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