Introduction

If your device has received water damage or experienced a similarly devastating event, the motherboard may have become damaged or even destroyed.

This guide will take you through the necessary steps to access and replace the motherboard.

Image 1/3: Press the button and pull down on the battery at the same time. The battery will come free. Image 2/3: Press the button and pull down on the battery at the same time. The battery will come free. Image 3/3: Press the button and pull down on the battery at the same time. The battery will come free.
  • Look for the release button on the back of the radio.

  • Press the button and pull down on the battery at the same time. The battery will come free.

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  • Twist the antenna counter-clockwise to unscrew it from the antenna jack.

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  • Pull up on the dials to remove them from the underlying pegs.

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Image 1/3: Using a plastic opening tool, pry the internal case from the external case. Image 2/3: Using a plastic opening tool, pry the internal case from the external case. Image 3/3: Using a plastic opening tool, pry the internal case from the external case.
  • Using a T15 Torx screwdriver, unscrew the two screws.

  • Using a plastic opening tool, pry the internal case from the external case.

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  • Using the plastic opening tool, pry the case apart.

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Image 1/2: Pull ribbon with tweezers to detach from back panel. Image 2/2: Pull ribbon with tweezers to detach from back panel.
  • The keypad chip is attached to the motherboard by a ribbon.

  • Pull ribbon with tweezers to detach from back panel.

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Image 1/3: Pull screen up and away from motherboard to detach. Image 2/3: Pull screen up and away from motherboard to detach. Image 3/3: Pull screen up and away from motherboard to detach.
  • Screen will be attached by a ribbon.

  • Pull screen up and away from motherboard to detach.

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Image 1/3: Once the rubber O-rings have been removed, use small needle nose pliers to unscrew the nuts on the antenna jack, volume switch, and channel switch. Image 2/3: There are washers underneath the nuts on the antenna jack, volume switch, and channel switch. Set these washers aside. Image 3/3: There are washers underneath the nuts on the antenna jack, volume switch, and channel switch. Set these washers aside.
  • Remove the rubber O-rings from the antenna jack, volume switch, and channel switch.

  • Once the rubber O-rings have been removed, use small needle nose pliers to unscrew the nuts on the antenna jack, volume switch, and channel switch.

  • There are washers underneath the nuts on the antenna jack, volume switch, and channel switch. Set these washers aside.

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  • Using a T15 Torx screwdriver, unscrew the 3.8mm screw from the case.

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Image 1/3: The antenna jack, volume dial, and channel dial are attached to the motherboard. Be sure to pull the motherboard downward so they clear their respective slots in the case. Image 2/3: Lift the motherboard completely free of the case. Image 3/3: Lift the motherboard completely free of the case.
  • Using any convenient hand-placement, pull the motherboard away from the case.

  • The antenna jack, volume dial, and channel dial are attached to the motherboard. Be sure to pull the motherboard downward so they clear their respective slots in the case.

  • Lift the motherboard completely free of the case.

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Conclusion

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

Tim Moreau

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