Introduction

The side lock button on your device is an essential part to turn it on or unlock the device after you have locked it. This guide walks you through step by step instructions on how to replace this piece.

Begin by removing back panel using the large opening tool.
  • Begin by removing back panel using the large opening tool.

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Remove the connection of all of the ribbon cables connected to the motherboard of the device using the Plastic Spudger. Remove the connection of all of the ribbon cables connected to the motherboard of the device using the Plastic Spudger. Remove the connection of all of the ribbon cables connected to the motherboard of the device using the Plastic Spudger.
  • Remove the connection of all of the ribbon cables connected to the motherboard of the device using the Plastic Spudger.

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Use plastic Spudger to remove the battery off of the panels and and leave it unconnected until the device is being put back together.
  • Use plastic Spudger to remove the battery off of the panels and and leave it unconnected until the device is being put back together.

  • Review Battery Replacement for details on how to remove battery.

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Using the philips head screw driver size PH0, unscrew the screws holding the mother board to the device. Using the philips head screw driver size PH0, unscrew the screws holding the mother board to the device.
  • Using the philips head screw driver size PH0, unscrew the screws holding the mother board to the device.

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Using the plastic Spudger, pop the mother board out of place to expose the broken button piece.
  • Using the plastic Spudger, pop the mother board out of place to expose the broken button piece.

  • Be sure to not pull the mother board out to much, some of the soldered wired connections may break.

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Use the plastic Spudger to remove broken power button, and then pop in new power button after removal.
  • Use the plastic Spudger to remove broken power button, and then pop in new power button after removal.

  • Reverse steps 1-5 to reassemble.

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Conclusion

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

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