Introduction

Before starting this guide you may need some experience with soldering/ desoldering. If you do not know how, you can learn by clicking the link we put on step 8 (when you have to desolder the backlight).

Before disassembling your Atari Lynx, be sure the device is powered off.
  • Before disassembling your Atari Lynx, be sure the device is powered off.

  • Remove any game in the console by opening the right latch and sliding the game to the right.

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Remove the four 35 mm Phillips #1 screws at each corner of the backside on the Atari Lynx.
  • Remove the four 35 mm Phillips #1 screws at each corner of the backside on the Atari Lynx.

  • Pinch the rear panel with your fingers and lift away from the Atari.

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Remove the battery panel by pinching the sides with your fingers and lifting it away from the Atari.
  • Remove the battery panel by pinching the sides with your fingers and lifting it away from the Atari.

  • Be sure not to tear any wires attached to battery panel.

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Remove the control panel by pinching the sides with your fingers and lifting  it away from the Atari.
  • Remove the control panel by pinching the sides with your fingers and lifting it away from the Atari.

  • Be sure not to tear the speaker wire while removing the control panel.

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Pull out the logic-board.
  • Pull out the logic-board.

  • Pull to the sides the four rubber tabs holding in the screen

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Unscrew the two 10 mm screws as shown with a Phillips #0 screwdriver in order to remove the shield behind the backlight.
  • Unscrew the two 10 mm screws as shown with a Phillips #0 screwdriver in order to remove the shield behind the backlight.

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Flip over the motherboard and remove the shield behind the backlight.
  • Flip over the motherboard and remove the shield behind the backlight.

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Flip the motherboard back over and desolder the two components that are holding the backlight in place. If you need help with basic desoldering, click here.
  • Flip the motherboard back over and desolder the two components that are holding the backlight in place.

  • If you need help with basic desoldering, click here.

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Conclusion

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

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