Introduction

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

Image 1/2: Repeat for the second dial Image 2/2: Repeat for the second dial
  • Grip the dial tightly and pull straight off the device.

  • Repeat for the second dial

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

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Image 1/2: Insert a plastic opening tool into the seam between the rubber foot and plastic casing. Image 2/2: Pull the rubber foot free of the 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.

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  • Gently lift the rear casing from the device.

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Image 1/3: Only touch the edges of the motherboard. Touching the surface can damage the motherboard. Image 2/3: Only touch the edges of the motherboard. Touching the surface can damage the motherboard. Image 3/3: 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.

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  • Gently pull the motherboard from the front cover.

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Image 1/3: Use a nylon spudger to lift the USB from the solder. Image 2/3: Repeat for each of the four USB connections. Image 3/3: For more help on soldering, refer to this guide: https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/How+To+Solder+and+Desolder+Connections/750
  • 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

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Conclusion

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

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