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

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Image 1/1: Remove the warranty sticker across the bottom.
  • Using a Phillips #00 screwdriver, remove the four 1.1mm long screws from the bottom side.

  • Remove the warranty sticker across the bottom.

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Image 1/2: The outer shell should easily come apart. Image 2/2: The outer shell should easily come apart.
  • Gently lift off the back and front casing.

  • The outer shell should easily come apart.

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  • Make sure the device screen is face down.

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Image 1/3: Raise the bottom edge of the hard drive 15 degrees up from the device. Image 2/3: Raise the bottom edge of the hard drive 15 degrees up from the device. Image 3/3: 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.

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

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

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Image 1/2: Using the plastic opening tool, completely lift the rubber insulator off of the motherboard. Image 2/2: 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.

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

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Image 1/2: The audio jack is attached to the IDE connector.  Pull at a 45 degree angle from the audio jack. Image 2/2: 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.

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Image 1/2: Completely remove the motherboard. Image 2/2: The motherboard should slide out easily.
  • 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.

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  • Locate the plastic screen protector on the front cover.

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

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Conclusion

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

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