Introduction

Use this guide to replace the power supply board of the device. This includes detaching the power cables connected to the logic board, which requires desoldering.

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  • Lay the device on its back, and rotate so the base is facing away from you.

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  • Grip the frame with your fingers under the edge of the frame, and thumbs pushing down on the front of the device.

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  • Lift up the frame with your fingers and push down the rest of the device with your thumbs.

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  • Remove the frame and matte from the device.

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  • Remove the four 7mm Torx T6 screws.

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Image 1/2: Remove the frame from the device. Image 2/2: Remove the frame from the device.
  • Using the plastic opening tool or your fingers, lift up the frame from any edge.

  • Remove the frame from the device.

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Image 1/3: Alternate applying pressure to the left and right side of the connector to ensure that it does not break. Image 2/3: Alternate applying pressure to the left and right side of the connector to ensure that it does not break. Image 3/3: Alternate applying pressure to the left and right side of the connector to ensure that it does not break.
  • Unplug the cable connecting the display to the power supply using the flat end of the spudger to pry the connector away from the circuit board.

  • Alternate applying pressure to the left and right side of the connector to ensure that it does not break.

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  • Remove the four 7mm Torx T6 screws.

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Image 1/2: Do not lift the display too quickly, as the display is still connected to the main circuit board on the right. Image 2/2: Do not lift the display too quickly, as the display is still connected to the main circuit board on the right.
  • Lift up the display from the left edge and flip display over.

  • Do not lift the display too quickly, as the display is still connected to the main circuit board on the right.

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Image 1/3: Once both pins are released, the ribbon cable should slide easily out. Image 2/3: It may be easier if someone else holds the display so the cable does not get ripped out. Image 3/3: It may be easier if someone else holds the display so the cable does not get ripped out.
  • Use the spudger to disconnect the ribbon cable from the display by the black pins away from the connector. There is a pin on either side of the connector.

  • Once both pins are released, the ribbon cable should slide easily out.

  • It may be easier if someone else holds the display so the cable does not get ripped out.

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  • Remove the display assembly from the device.

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  • Remove the four 7mm Torx T6 screws.

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Image 1/2: Remove the power supply board from the device. Image 2/2: The wires shown were not actually desoldered, but the board will now be separated from the rest of the device.
  • Desolder the 3 wires attached to the board.

  • Remove the power supply board from the device.

  • The wires shown were not actually desoldered, but the board will now be separated from the rest of the device.

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Conclusion

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

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