Image 1/2: Work the plastic opening tool around the perimeter of the device to completely remove the rear case. Image 2/2: Work the plastic opening tool around the perimeter of the device to completely remove the rear case.
  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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Image 1/2: When reconnecting the battery cable after replacing the battery, press the battery connector  with your finger until it clicks into place. Image 2/2: When reconnecting the battery cable after replacing the battery, press the battery connector  with your finger until it clicks into 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.

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Image 1/2: The battery is secured with adhesive. Some force is required to detach battery from  the device. Image 2/2: If removing motherboard is necessary, it may be easier complete this step with the motherboard simultaneously later.
  • 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.

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Image 1/3: Gently pull the speaker cable out of its channel along the left side of the device. Image 2/3: Gently pull the speaker cable out of its channel along the left side of the device. Image 3/3: Gently pull the speaker cable out of its channel along the left side of the device.
  • 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.

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

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  • Remove the speaker assembly from the device.

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Conclusion

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

Geoff Wacker

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