1. Insert a plastic opening tool into the seam between the rear case and the screen.
    • Insert a plastic opening tool into the seam between the rear case and the screen.

    • Work the plastic opening tool around the perimeter of the device to completely remove the rear case.

  2. Use the flat end of the nylon spudger to flip up the retaining flap of the Zero Insertion  Force (ZIF) connector holding the orange motherboard ribbon cable in place.
    • Use the flat end of the nylon spudger to flip up the retaining flap of the Zero Insertion Force (ZIF) connector holding the orange motherboard ribbon cable in place.

    • Use the flat end of the nylon spudger to flip up the retaining flap of the ZIF connector holding the black motherboard ribbon cable in place.

    • Use the pointed end of the nylon spudger to pop up the battery connector.

    • When reconnecting the battery cable after replacing the battery, press the battery connector with your finger until it clicks into place.

    • Use the flat end of the nylon spudger to pry up the battery.

      • The battery is secured with adhesive. Some force is required to detach battery from the device.

      • If removing motherboard is necessary, it may be easier complete this step with the motherboard simultaneously later.

    • Use the pointed end of a spudger to disconnect the speaker cable.

    • Gently pull the speaker cable out of its channel along the left side of the device.

    • Remove the four 3 mm Phillips #000 screws securing the speaker assembly.

    • Remove the speaker assembly from the device.

Conclusion

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

Geoff Wacker

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