Flip the device over to the back side.
  • Flip the device over to the back side.

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Slide the small switch on the back to "MAIN".
  • Slide the small switch on the back to "MAIN".

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Slide the battery cover downwards.
  • Slide the battery cover downwards.

  • Pull off the battery cover.

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Pull the black tab to remove the battery.
  • Pull the black tab to remove the battery.

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Using the Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the two screws near the top of the device.
  • Using the Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the two screws near the top of the device.

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Using the Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the two screws located inside the battery compartment.
  • Using the Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the two screws located inside the battery compartment.

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Partially separate the two halves of the case by inserting the tip of a small flat head screw driver into the space between the halves.
  • Partially separate the two halves of the case by inserting the tip of a small flat head screw driver into the space between the halves.

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Pry the two halves of the case apart with the small flat head screwdriver.
  • Pry the two halves of the case apart with the small flat head screwdriver.

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Caution: be careful not to pull out the wires connecting the two halves of the outer case. These wires are necessary for the device to be able to function.
  • Caution: be careful not to pull out the wires connecting the two halves of the outer case. These wires are necessary for the device to be able to function.

  • Lay the two halves of the outer case next to the central components as shown.

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Using the #00 Phillips screwdriver, remove the screws from the corners of the screen. There are 3 screws total.
  • Using the #00 Phillips screwdriver, remove the screws from the corners of the screen. There are 3 screws total.

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Lift the tab on the motherboard and pull out the ribbon cable. After the ribbon cable is detached from the motherboard, the touch screen is completely separated from the device.
  • Lift the tab on the motherboard and pull out the ribbon cable.

  • After the ribbon cable is detached from the motherboard, the touch screen is completely separated from the device.

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Locate the small grey ribbon cable towards the bottom of the device. It should be located above the battery slot. Pinch both sides of the ribbon cable and pull it out.
  • Locate the small grey ribbon cable towards the bottom of the device. It should be located above the battery slot. Pinch both sides of the ribbon cable and pull it out.

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Locate the multicolored wire on the motherboard near the battery compartment. Pull on the wire by the base and lift to remove.
  • Locate the multicolored wire on the motherboard near the battery compartment. Pull on the wire by the base and lift to remove.

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Use the Phillips #00 Screwdriver to remove the two screws from the green circuit board on the back case.
  • Use the Phillips #00 Screwdriver to remove the two screws from the green circuit board on the back case.

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Remove the the three screws on the motherboard that are shown using the Phillips #00 Screwdriver.
  • Remove the the three screws on the motherboard that are shown using the Phillips #00 Screwdriver.

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Caution: do not break ribbon cables from the motherboard because this may cause damage to your device.
  • Caution: do not break ribbon cables from the motherboard because this may cause damage to your device.

  • Flip the motherboard towards the front cover to expose the ribbon cables underneath.

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Locate the two ribbon cables on the motherboard. Select one to remove first and then pinch either side of it and pull out to remove the ribbon cable. Do the same for the second. Locate the two ribbon cables on the motherboard. Select one to remove first and then pinch either side of it and pull out to remove the ribbon cable. Do the same for the second.
  • Locate the two ribbon cables on the motherboard. Select one to remove first and then pinch either side of it and pull out to remove the ribbon cable. Do the same for the second.

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Conclusion

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

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