Introduction

Using basic tools and a Soldering Station, you will be removing the motherboard for the Chromo Inc. T2.

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  • Place your Plastic Opening Tool between the screen and the case. Slowly move it around the casing while prying in a downward motion to undo the hinges holding the two together and separate the two parts.

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  • After separating the case and screen, turn your screen face down so you can see the internal parts!

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Image 1/2: Using your plastic opening tool, gently push back the gray connector to free the flex cables and then pull them out. Image 2/2: Using your plastic opening tool, gently push back the gray connector to free the flex cables and then pull them out.
  • Peel back the tape holding the big flex cable in place.

  • Using your plastic opening tool, gently push back the gray connector to free the flex cables and then pull them out.

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Image 1/2: Using a pair of tweezers, gently grasp the flex cable and disconnect it from the connector. Image 2/2: Using a pair of tweezers, gently grasp the flex cable and disconnect it from the connector.
  • Using the small plastic opening tool, gently push the gray connector back to unlock the flex cable.

  • Using a pair of tweezers, gently grasp the flex cable and disconnect it from the connector.

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  • Using a Phillips #00 Precision Screwdriver, remove the three 3mm screws holding the motherboard.

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Image 1/3: Note: Remember where these wires go as re-connecting them incorrectly can lead to damaging the device! Image 2/3: Soldering Iron gets very hot, take care to not touch anywhere on the soldering iron except for the handle! Image 3/3: Soldering Iron gets very hot, take care to not touch anywhere on the soldering iron except for the handle!
  • Using your soldering iron, desolder the six wires on the side of the logic board.

  • Note: Remember where these wires go as re-connecting them incorrectly can lead to damaging the device!

  • Soldering Iron gets very hot, take care to not touch anywhere on the soldering iron except for the handle!

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Image 1/2: Soldering Iron gets very hot, take care to not touch anywhere on the soldering iron except for the handle! Image 2/2: Soldering Iron gets very hot, take care to not touch anywhere on the soldering iron except for the handle!
  • Using your soldering Iron, desolder the grounding cable on the motherboard.

  • Soldering Iron gets very hot, take care to not touch anywhere on the soldering iron except for the handle!

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  • Your motherboard is now ready for replacement!

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Conclusion

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

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