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Introduction

This guide requires you to use a soldering iron that can be dangerous if you do not know how to use it. I suggest looking at iFixit's Soldering Guide.

Parts

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  1. Hold the remote control with the backside facing you and, using the Phillips #00 screwdriver, unscrew the six 6.5 mm screws on the back of the controller that hold it together.
    • Hold the remote control with the backside facing you and, using the Phillips #00 screwdriver, unscrew the six 6.5 mm screws on the back of the controller that hold it together.

  2. Open the remote control.
    • Open the remote control.

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  4. Lift the motherboard to separate it from the remote control.
    • Lift the motherboard to separate it from the remote control.

  5. To remove the light, use a soldering iron to heat the solder to a liquid and loosen the leads.
    • To remove the light, use a soldering iron to heat the solder to a liquid and loosen the leads.

    • While the solder is liquid, lightly pull on the LED to remove it from the motherboard.

    • The soldering iron will get very hot while it's in use. Be sure to place it on top of a heat protected surface and be careful not to touch the operational end.

Conclusion

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

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