Introduction

Use when the USB port needs to be removed. (Soldering Required)

Grip the dial tightly and pull straight off the device. Repeat for the second dial
  • Grip the dial tightly and pull straight off the device.

  • Repeat for the second dial

Using tweezers, remove the spacer nuts and washers from each dial post. Using tweezers, remove the spacer nuts and washers from each dial post.
  • Using tweezers, remove the spacer nuts and washers from each dial post.

Before opening your device, ensure the device is not on or connected to the charging cable. Insert a plastic opening tool into the seam between the rubber foot and plastic casing.
  • Before opening your device, ensure the device is not on or connected to the charging cable.

  • Insert a plastic opening tool into the seam between the rubber foot and plastic casing.

  • Pull the rubber foot free of the plastic casing.

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Use a  screwdriver to remove the screw from the rear casing.
  • Use a screwdriver to remove the screw from the rear casing.

Gently lift the rear casing from the device.
  • Gently lift the rear casing from the device.

Remove the four screws that hold the motherboard in place. Only touch the edges of the motherboard. Touching the surface can damage the motherboard. Only touch the edges of the motherboard. Touching the surface can damage the motherboard.
  • Remove the four screws that hold the motherboard in place.

  • Only touch the edges of the motherboard. Touching the surface can damage the motherboard.

Gently pull the motherboard from the front cover.
  • Gently pull the motherboard from the front cover.

Press the tip of a hot soldering iron to the USB connection to melt the solder. Use a nylon spudger to lift the USB from the solder. Repeat for each of the four USB connections.
  • Press the tip of a hot soldering iron to the USB connection to melt the solder.

  • Use a nylon spudger to lift the USB from the solder.

  • Repeat for each of the four USB connections.

  • For more help on soldering, refer to this guide: How To Solder and Desolder Connections

Conclusion

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

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