Introduction

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

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. 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. 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.
  • 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.

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

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.
  • 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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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.
  • 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.

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

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!
  • 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!

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!
  • 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!

Your motherboard is now ready for replacement!
  • Your motherboard is now ready for replacement!

Conclusion

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

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