Introduction

The battery in the A701 is located adjacent to the motherboard (the blue L-shaped piece) and has soldered wires. Before continuing, be sure you have all the necessary tools and safety equipment.

A guide to soldering can be found here.

  1. Remove the two 2cm screws on the bottom using the PH0 Phillips head screw driver.
    • Remove the two 2cm screws on the bottom using the PH0 Phillips head screw driver.

  2. Pry open back piece with plastic spudger. Remove the back piece of the device.
    • Pry open back piece with plastic spudger.

    • Remove the back piece of the device.

    • The back panel may be difficult to pry off, use gentle force.

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  4. Disconnect speaker (which is attached by black and red wires) from back piece using plastic spudger.
    • Disconnect speaker (which is attached by black and red wires) from back piece using plastic spudger.

  5. Gently pry the battery off of the device with the plastic spudger.
    • Gently pry the battery off of the device with the plastic spudger.

    • There is a large amount of glue holding the battery to the device.

    • Do not puncture the battery with the plastic spudger.

  6. Remove red and black wires leading from the battery to the motherboard by heating up a soldering iron and applying to area and gently removing wires.
    • Remove red and black wires leading from the battery to the motherboard by heating up a soldering iron and applying to area and gently removing wires.

    • For more information on soldering, please refer to iFixit's guide here.

  7. Insert new battery by soldering red and black wires onto the motherboard.
    • Insert new battery by soldering red and black wires onto the motherboard.

    • Make sure to solder the wires back on in the correct configuration (as pictured).

Conclusion

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

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