Introduction

This guide will provide the steps to access the internal components including the motherboard where the copper button plates are located.

Image 1/2: A Torx bit is the piece that is inserted into a bit driver, also known as a screw driver. Image 2/2: A Torx bit is the piece that is inserted into a bit driver, also known as a screw driver.
  • On the back of the device, remove the four 3/8" Torx head screws using the T-6 Torx bit.

  • A Torx bit is the piece that is inserted into a bit driver, also known as a screw driver.

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Image 1/3: Turn the device so you are looking at it from the top down. Image 2/3: Using your thumbs on each wall of the stylus housing, open the frame of the device by gently pulling the two sides apart. Image 3/3: Using your thumbs on each wall of the stylus housing, open the frame of the device by gently pulling the two sides apart.
  • Remove the stylus if it is in the housing at the top of the device.

  • Turn the device so you are looking at it from the top down.

  • Using your thumbs on each wall of the stylus housing, open the frame of the device by gently pulling the two sides apart.

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Image 1/3: Remove the front face plate by pulling it straight up. Image 2/3: The unlock switch on the device's side might come off while undoing the internal snaps or removing the face plate. This is perfectly normal. Image 3/3: The unlock switch on the device's side might come off while undoing the internal snaps or removing the face plate. This is perfectly normal.
  • Insert a spudger into the seam between the front and back plates of the frame. Unsnap the snaps around the entire frame of the device.

  • Remove the front face plate by pulling it straight up.

  • The unlock switch on the device's side might come off while undoing the internal snaps or removing the face plate. This is perfectly normal.

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  • Use a spudger (or gently bend the back plate of the device) to unsnap the snaps holding the screen in place.

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  • With a spudger, press against the lip of the connector closest to the wires to remove the battery connector from the motherboard.

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Image 1/2: Remove the battery hidden behind the motherboard. Image 2/2: Remove the battery hidden behind the motherboard.
  • Gently lift the motherboard with a spudger or small object by inserting it in the seam between the back frame and the motherboard.

  • Remove the battery hidden behind the motherboard.

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  • Using tweezers gently go around the edges of the copper plate to remove the adhesive.

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  • Use tweezers to grip the outer edge of the copper plate and lift the button straight off.

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Conclusion

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

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