Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the four 1.1mm long screws from the top side.
  • Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the four 1.1mm long screws from the top side.

Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the four 1.1mm long screws from the bottom side.
  • Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the four 1.1mm long screws from the bottom side.

  • Remove the warranty sticker across the bottom.

Gently lift off the back and front casing. The outer shell should easily come apart.
  • Gently lift off the back and front casing.

  • The outer shell should easily come apart.

Make sure the device screen is face down.
  • Make sure the device screen is face down.

Using the plastic opening tool, wedge the tool underneath the bottom left edge of the hard drive. Raise the bottom edge of the hard drive 15 degrees up from the device. Raise the bottom edge of the hard drive 15 degrees up from the device.
  • Using the plastic opening tool, wedge the tool underneath the bottom left edge of the hard drive.

  • Raise the bottom edge of the hard drive 15 degrees up from the device.

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Place fingers on the IDE connectors and  gently slide the hard drive out from the   IDE module. Place fingers on the IDE connectors and  gently slide the hard drive out from the   IDE module. Place fingers on the IDE connectors and  gently slide the hard drive out from the   IDE module.
  • Place fingers on the IDE connectors and gently slide the hard drive out from the IDE module.

Using the Phillips #00 screwdriver, unscrew the two 1.5mm long screws holding the IDE connector to the motherboard. Using the Phillips #00 screwdriver, unscrew the two 1.5mm long screws holding the IDE connector to the motherboard.
  • Using the Phillips #00 screwdriver, unscrew the two 1.5mm long screws holding the IDE connector to the motherboard.

Using the Phillips #00 screwdriver, unscrew the three 1.5mm long screws on the metal bracket.
  • Using the Phillips #00 screwdriver, unscrew the three 1.5mm long screws on the metal bracket.

Using the plastic opening tool, completely lift the metal bracket off of the motherboard. Using the plastic opening tool, completely lift the rubber insulator off of the motherboard.
  • Using the plastic opening tool, completely lift the metal bracket off of the motherboard.

  • Using the plastic opening tool, completely lift the rubber insulator off of the motherboard.

Using the plastic opening tool, completely lift the ribbon off of the motherboard.
  • Using the plastic opening tool, completely lift the ribbon off of the motherboard.

Completely remove the IDE connector from the device. The audio jack is attached to the IDE connector.  Pull at a 45 degree angle from the audio jack.
  • Completely remove the IDE connector from the device.

  • The audio jack is attached to the IDE connector. Pull at a 45 degree angle from the audio jack.

Using the plastic opening tool, wedge the tool underneath the top edge of the motherboard. Completely remove the motherboard.
  • Using the plastic opening tool, wedge the tool underneath the top edge of the motherboard.

  • Completely remove the motherboard.

  • The motherboard should slide out easily.

Locate the plastic screen protector on the front cover.
  • Locate the plastic screen protector on the front cover.

Grasping the sides of the cover, gently press on screen protector from the inside of the front cover to pop out the screen protector.
  • Grasping the sides of the cover, gently press on screen protector from the inside of the front cover to pop out the screen protector.

Conclusion

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

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