Introduction

Having suspicion that your handset is not charging well due to bad contact? You've come to the right guide!

Turn the base over. You will see four 11mm Phillips #0 screws, one in each corner.
  • Turn the base over. You will see four 11mm Phillips #0 screws, one in each corner.

  • Use a screwdriver to remove all four 11mm Phillips #0 screws.

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Locate an easy seam for entry and insert the metal spudger to separate the plastic. Use the spudger in multiple places if necessary. Opening the base may require exerting significant force as it is bound together tightly. This step can be dangerous.
  • Locate an easy seam for entry and insert the metal spudger to separate the plastic. Use the spudger in multiple places if necessary.

  • Opening the base may require exerting significant force as it is bound together tightly. This step can be dangerous.

  • The spudger is designed to make this step easier.

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Locate the charging component towards the bottom of the grey, plastic, phone-shaped extrusion. It is composed of two metal pieces; each is fastened by a 5mm Phillips #0 screw. Remove both 5mm Phillips #0 screws to release the metal pieces.
  • Locate the charging component towards the bottom of the grey, plastic, phone-shaped extrusion. It is composed of two metal pieces; each is fastened by a 5mm Phillips #0 screw.

  • Remove both 5mm Phillips #0 screws to release the metal pieces.

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Cut the black and red wires to finish removal, and then solder your new replacement component.
  • Cut the black and red wires to finish removal, and then solder your new replacement component.

  • For more help on soldering, please refer to the iFixit Solder and Desolder Guide.

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Conclusion

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

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