Introduction

This will show how to take apart the outer case of the device so repairs can be made.

Image 1/1: CAUTION:  This part is very fragile, so it is recommended that a blow dryer is used on the covering to heat it up. Simply blow dry the covering while slowly peeling it away, and the covering will not tear.
  • First start by peeling off the outer rubbery covering on the bottom of the device.

  • CAUTION: This part is very fragile, so it is recommended that a blow dryer is used on the covering to heat it up. Simply blow dry the covering while slowly peeling it away, and the covering will not tear.

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  • After removing the rubber covering, unscrew the five 4.9mm Phillips screws in the holes of the plastic casing.

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  • After unscrewing all five screws, remove the plastic casing. The back should now look like the picture shown.

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Image 1/3: It should make a click when it comes apart. Image 2/3: It should make a click when it comes apart. Image 3/3: It should make a click when it comes apart.
  • The inner metal casing is latched inside the outer white plastic shell, so insert a pry tool underneath the metal casing and pry it apart from the shell.

  • It should make a click when it comes apart.

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Image 1/1: The exposed logic board should look like this.
  • Remove the outer casing.

  • The exposed logic board should look like this.

Remove the 3 connectors from the logic board to the antennas before removing the logic board from the metal surround.

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Conclusion

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

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This guide also applies to model A1408.

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